Friday, March 28, 2008
Yesterday was my parents 37th wedding anniversary. Holy cow! I never thought they'd make it this far ;-) Instead of going out last night to celebrate they decided to wait until tonight when my sister & her family & I can go with them. Awww! We do really like each other all a bit too much.
Another super random thought...hospitals have lots of those convex mirrors (or as I like to call them, bubble mirrors). They let you see around blind corners. When I first started making lots of deliveries those crazy things really confused me. I would look up there & think, "Wow, that girl in the blue shirt is walking really fast right by me!" and then I would realize that I was the girl in the blue shirt. Makes you feel a little stupid. And I have to admit they still kinda mess me up. The same goes for faucets that have the one lever to operate. What part of the lever is the pointer? The far end or the end closest to the base of the faucet? My mom says I overthink these things but that doesn't comfort me when I stand at the sink for several minutes waiting to see if I just need the hot water to heat up or if I have the stupid lever pointing the wrong way.
When I decided to buy this house I forgot to check the faucets. Oh no.
Saturday, March 22, 2008
This last week I decided that I wanted to get my g-ma a little flower because she has been so sick & in the hospital, etc. I pass a greenhouse on my way to work (I actually worked there a couple of summers during college) & they had pansies advertised for sale on their big sign so Wednesday afternoon I went to pick one up for her. I also thought that I should get one for my Aunt Margaret because she had suffered through a stoke the previous weekend. I went in & found a multitude of colors to choose from - just like this picture. So beautiful! I found a deep purple one & decided that I had to get it for my mom because purple is her most favorite color. That's three pansies that I needed to get. If you bought 4 you got a price break - fabulous! My sister was sick this week with a really bad cold & sore throat - she should have a pansy, too! I hauled my 4 pots up to the cashier & she told me that if you bought 4, you got one free. Yippee! So I went & picked out another one. Not sure yet what I will do with it; hopefully no one else will get sick. I also got an additional discount because my dad is a landscaper & he has an account with this greenhouse. Fun! I love shopping trips that work out like that!
Anyone else scored any fun deals lately?
What prayers has the Lord answered for you lately? Has He surprised you with any unexpected blessings?
Friday, March 21, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
I have so many things I need to update on. Today is the last day of a 12 day straight streak with no day off. That can wear a girl out, let me tell you! With work, training, trying to buy this house, & the medical emergencies we've had in the family it's been a long 12 days!
I'm going to start with my g-ma. Some of you know she went into the hospital last week because she had some stomach flu-like symptoms. This was her third episode of such sickness since the beginnning of the year & her doctor felt like it should be investigated further. We're so glad he did because he found a hernia of her small intestine. They were able to do surgery laprascopically to repair the hernia & get her all operational again. While in the hospital they decided she needed a pacemaker so that was done toward the end of the week. She came home Saturday & has been feeling very tired & achy. She had an appointment with the pacemaker doctor today & he was pleased with her progress. Long story short, we're so grateful the Lord allowed her to have the least complicated surgical procedure & that she has been able to be home. Her recovery seems to be slow, but she is making progress.
Now here's an update on my Mini Marathon training. I was restricted from running until March 1st. The last week of February I had a roaring case of the respitory flu. I haven't suffered with that since my senior year of college. Needless to say, it set me back quite a bit. I didn't really get to attempt running until last week. I love it, love it, love it & I have really missed that high. So it has been great to run but my lungs are still achy & a little wheezy. I've run 4 miles twice this week. My feet are sore but it's mostly just the heel spur; I'm not having the stiffness of plantar fascitis, thank God! I checked my little ticker this morning & about panicked when I realized that the race is just over a month away. I had grand illusions of running the entire Mini this year & really improving my time. This foot situation & the residual effects of the flu are probably going to steamroll that, but I'm still glad I get to participate. It's not like I could win the race anyway ;-) Tomorrow is an 11 mile day with the training group & I'm looking forward to being on the road instead of the treadmill. My plan is to really mix up the running & walking since it's such a long distance. I want to keep my feet where they are & not make anything worse.
Now for the house news! I signed a purchase agreement last week. I had an appointment with a mortgage guy last Friday. To spare you all the boring details, I was frustrated with him because he didn't return my calls & then during our appointment I heard all about his Hawaii vacations & heart conditions. He was really nice but difficult to keep on track. Their bank couldn't offer me all the things I was looking for in the loan anyway. So yesterday I got in touch with a lady at another bank & within a 30 minute phone call we had everything just about settled. I need to take her some documents this afternoon & sign some papers & the whole mortgage thing will be settled! My mom has the day off from work & she is planning on going with me. I'm glad because she's pretty saavy. I'll be more relaxed with her there (I feel like I'm signing my life away!). I also talked to an inspector type guy (who came highly recommended by a co-worker)this morning & got him scheduled for next week. The only other thing I need to do is get the home owner's insurance policy figured out. Whew! I never knew there could be so many details! The family that is selling the house has gotten their repairs completed so that is also out of the way. It looks as if the April 18th closing date just might happen. It's been very fun for me to see all these things come together. The Lord has truly been involved in making these things happen for me. It's exciting!
I hope you all have a blessed Easter weekend. The Lord is truly so good & I praise Him for providing us with a Savior.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
I'll keep you posted on what happens next! If anybody wants to help clean/paint/move my junk, let me know!!!