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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

This and That Tuesday

Well blogger is still limiting how many postings I see- to one. ugh.... I hope they get it fixed soon. It just makes it so much easier for me to keep up with all of you.

Well yesterday morning- we woke up to a big line of rain and storms moving through the area. Thankful that the worst of it did not hit till a while after my husband left for work. I was so thankful for the rain- we badly need it, but not so happy with a bit of damage that it left in it's path.

Once the rain had cleared out of here- I noticed first of all that the lid to our chicken feed had gotten blown off. This is the first time it has ever done that. We had enough feed in that bucket for about 2 more weeks. So I was frustrated at the waste of money. Then I noticed that our corn patch had gotten some damage from the high winds. Most of the patch was leaning over by the time the storm was done. Oh and to tell you how very strong the winds were - this patch is right up against a wooden fence- and the wind was so strong that it still affected the corn like that.

For some reason yesterday was an emotional day for me. I tried to get a photo of  myself to share- but did not get any that looked decent- and that may have contributed to my mood as well. Probably need to be praying that God will help me like what I see in the mirror. It really does help. It helped me accept my bald head, the first time I saw it, easier than I thought I would. It's just that although, I am very thankful for the growth I have had- I was so hoping to be further along on this path back to having normal hair- the kind of hair I can wear out in public without thinking that everyone is looking at me. But it's just not going as fast as I would like it to go.

Yesterday I did get some of the projects in my sewing room done. I had a couple of pairs of pants that I wanted to make into shorts or capris for SweetPea. My son will have her for the month of July so I am trying to make sure we have enough clothes here for her. And I had found some pants that I really thought were cute but wanted to have them for this summer so I cut them off and hemmed them. And I had a couple of others that I wanted to make shorts out of. I sure hope that I did not get them too short. Did not have her here to try them on her once I was done. So I will have to wait and see.

Well it is hot and humid here today - it has been for a while. I went on a walk with my Mom and got very sweaty. Was so glad that I had a wash cloth in my purse to dry my head once I was done. My head gets very hot and sweaty under a hat.

For some reason I have been feeling a little more tired than usual this week. I am going to have to try to get to bed earlier and hope that - that will help me feel more rested. I do not like feeling this tired and drained. Have started taking vitamins hoping that will help too.

I hope you all have a good day. I have some errands to run - hoping to find some great stuff - to do with my granddaughter this summer. :O)


  1. It's so frustrating to feel more tired than you want to feel. When I've dealt with long seasons of fatigue, someone told me to just let myself rest as much as I needed to. Even though it was frustrating that really was the best advice I got. It takes the body time to rebuild, and for me, that ended up being good because I learned better how to take care of my health. You've come a long way already, and there is more strength yet to come!

  2. Oh I am so glad to know I am not the only one having the blogger problem!!! I thought it was just me, and I couldn't figure out how to fix the problem! I hope they get it fixed soon too!
    I am sorry you are having a hard time emotionally. This may not be encouraging, but I will tell you what my P.T. friend told me about recovering. When I had to be on bed rest from being pregnant with Alison and she was trying to come premature, I was on complete bed rest for around 2 1/2 months--solid. You wouldn't think that just laying down would effect your energy in such a bad way, but it did. When I was finally allowed up and walking around after she was born (still early, but not quite as early as she tried to come), my P.T. friend told me to expect that it would take my body a YEAR to fully recover from that time on bed rest. I was shocked--but she was right. It wasn't bad for that year, but it did take a long time before I felt like I had my normal energy level back. And I hadn't had chemo drugs working in my body--though I was on some other medication to try and keep her from coming so early. Anyway, I hope this is not discouraging to you to hear--just that it helped me to know that it was normal for my energy to take so long to recover. I am still praying for you!

  3. So sorry to hear about the damage from the storms.
    and I can sure relate to the depressed feelings about the hair...My head sweats so bad with anything at all on it...but there's not enough to go without yet either...I have the problem with clothing as well, because of my chest it is uncomfortable to wear any kind of prosthesis ...and it is hard to go out in public without something to look normal in this hot weather...I always wore a sweater or over shirt or scarf in the cooler months.
    My red blood count and platelets are pretty low yet, so I get very tired still...but at least it no longer feels like I'm dragging my legs through sand!
    Its gonna take a year is what they say...and even then I know I will never be the same again...not after all of this...but maybe I will be better than I was....God willing, that is what this was all about, to somehow make me stronger and a better christian.
    Blessings and love, my patient...we'll get there!

  4. I hope you get some good rest soon. You're in my prayers!


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