I am having a good morning and though I would share!
I have been busy with making christmas presents and orders. I love it! It makes me feel like I have direction.
It is saving us hundreds of dollars too not to have to buy gifts for our 17 nieces and nephews! I always get them something. This year its a homemade plushie.
I never get a complaint when I gift them.
Well my ride is coming soon for Physical Therapy, which is going good too.
Have a good Day!
I have been cheating a bit with my blog a week commitment. LOL I post a picture and think it is blogging. Shame on me. LOL
I also have been thinking about cheating in other ways. I am asked to make a cake for my Father-in-laws birthday and thought about using a cake mix. Yeah big whoop but they think I am making it from scratch. I won’t cheat but I am so temped since this week is going to be a busy one.
Tomorrow I am going to a parent teacher confence for my oldest son. I am thinking about that and know we are just going to get told about how undisciplined he is with is school work. I don’t like to cop out but I am at a point where I think he is old enough to suffer some consquences outside our parental controls. If they set him back a year I think it is going to be benifical for him and us. Is that just cheating parenting by letting the school discipline him instead of us? I am tired of punishing him and it doesn’t work if he doesn’t care. If the only way to learn is by falling on your face for the world to see, so be it. The thing is I was the same way he was at that age. I didn’t see how my life was going to smack me in the face with reality until i grew up and was on my own. I am telling him he has to do well and get a job to support himself after high school if he is not going to college. I don’t see college for this kid. He is not very acedemic and is more a visual arts kind of guy. But as we know art don’t pay the bills in this economy.
I am finding this out with my small online shop. I have had a few small sales but in general not a big success. I know it might take a few years of building up but it is pretty hard to see the big picture. I am plugging away at it since it is something I feel I can do when I am still waiting for social security to give me my stuff I need.
Oh yeah that debacle of my life. SIGH* I called and they said I need to give more time for SS to give me my paper work since it was push back due to the sequester and furloughs. :( I get panic attacks thinking about “what ifs.” I am so worried if anything should happen to my husband. I am on anti-anxiety meds but they don’t always work when my mind goes running off with my bad imaginations. I would be lost without my husband in so many ways. It is stupid how dependant I am on him. I hate it.
This week is going tot be a busy one with the hoilday and a visit to see my inlaws. We got a free turkey from the supermarket and since we are going to the inlaws for thanksgiving, I thought it would be good to keep it in the freezer a few weeks. My youngest son, who was sent by his father to take it to the freezer in the basement, placed it on the floor outside the freezer not inside. ARGH! It defrosted and now I got to cook this huge turkey just to freeze it again.
I am going to go take a chill pill and ice my bad leg. Oh yeah that is coming along nicely with Physical Therapy and can walk more than every before without pain. I am glad for that and that it is now one of the least of the troubles in my life.
SO for Happy thankful week. My happy thanks is just that my leg is much better.
Chat with you all later.
Sent these Porcupines (kaks) out to my cousin for her to give to her siblings for Christmas. I thought they looked so cute all in a row.
I want to take a picture like this with my sisters and our dancing shawls.
Aaron has a tendency towards drama. He stayed home today because he said he was sick and had a really convincing plan. He stayed in the bathroom until he missed the bus. I am at my wits end with this kiddo. In one hand if he goes to school feeling bad the school nurse calls me all worried. Being he has type 1 diabetic, they are extra precautions. But not being a dummy, my son plays into that who game so that I have sent him to school honestly sick. He is hard to gauge.
So today I had to cancel my therapy and reschedule. Not a happy camper. If i had a license i would have drove him in myself. He is fine BTW!
I am making the best of it though and working him like a dog. Yes he is going to wish he went to school.
I am so worried about everything right now. There are too many things to even to mention on one blog. I could write a whole laundry list but I won’t bore you with my petty concerns. I just am going to have to deal with this one day at a time. I feel I have less time in a day with all my concerns. HA!
It is a wonder I take time to just mind numb myself in Korean drama stories on the internet. I have to read them subtitles so I cannot think while watching. Hard to explain but it makes me focus so much it drives out al the negative thoughts and I get so enraptured by the story. ESCAPE!
I need to go do some calls so I need to go, so much for a quick vent.
I have a silly little rescue cat Eevee, that is starting to play with me every evening. Eevee cat wouldn’t play with me or let me touch her willingly for months after we got her from the SPCA. But now loves to play with me only under the covers or if I have a sock on my hand. I think it is a great step forwards for her since she still doesn’t like to be held still, She has human trust issues I believe. She is learning to trust me in play. She was a rescue cat especially since she had been returned previous to the shelter after being adopted once before we got her. And since the former adoptee parents returned her back to the shelter, I felt a great need to love her and give her a home. She is a special sweet kitty that has given me so much joy.
Ok nothing really awful but I felt so sad I cried. I cried that the manager of the craft show cancelled the show. I was going to be a vender in a few weeks and was working hard at displays and other things. I guess the lady did not have enough venders to make the show worthwhile. WAH!
Anywho I am doing Ok with my little site. No sales on things I made but lots of special orders.
Today we are all sick and it might have something to do with the fact I cried. I was a bit feverish. I am feeling better now but my husband drove home and went straight to bed sick. He texted me to bring him medicine. I kind of was perturbed. I am sick too! He acts like such a big baby when sick. I had to do a million things this morning to get ready for the delivery guy to bring me my new old-fashioned washer. (I say “New old-fashioned” because it is a top loader with no frills and stupid sensors! HA!)
I swept up the stairs and kicked up enough dust in the basement to cause an asthma attack. I am feeling really crappy after having to do 3 treatments. I am all hopped up on caffeine and albuterol. Probably why I am blogging! HAHA!
Anyway I made him tea and told him from now on take care of yourself. And if you need a doctor call 911. I can’t help you.
Ok Was I mean or am I just being fair to myself? Really now I have to take care of the kids and all too. They are sick and now that I am sick, I think it is only fair he cares for himself. ;P
We did celebrate his birthday yesterday and I made a shoofly pie and we went out for Pho.
He loves pho and I can’t make it so it was nice to have the night off from cooking.
The pie was an old recipe from my mother’s Mennonite cook book but I really didn’t like it. I am going to look for another recipe. I might even just experiment with it and tweak it a bit.
Ok I think I will go lay down my weary body. No way I am cooking today more than I did already. I did make bread.
Hope you all stay well!
I am excited that my husband got a small low interest loan to help us over the loss of pay he had all summer with the sequester and furloughs. It is through our community credit union bank that has been so helpful. They are setting him up with a budget to pay it back too. There is just enough to pay up the bills, fix my van, buy a new sewing machine’ and washer. YA-hoo! We have to be careful since I know it could all blow up in congress again in January! Yeah Congress is really full of idiots.
My washer is pretty new and only 2 years old, but works awful! We looked up getting a repair man but apparently, after reading all the online forums about machine repair, we bought a lemon. It is REALLY sad since we bought a MAYTAG Bravos. Yes a Maytag, that is completely worthless. And here I thought there was something to be said for a name brand. I read a review that read it would have been easier if I just took my clothes down to the river to beat it with a rock. LOL I about died laughing at that. I hate my machine and we are reading all the reviews and trying really hard to make a better choice. I wish now we would have kept my old washer and just fixed it. So if you have an old washing machine beware of the supposedly low water use machines. What good is less water when it doesn’t clean and you have to wash things twice??
Same with low flow toilets where you end up flushing 3 times. Dumb ideas to save water that cost more just to waste the same amount. I want an old but good old fashioned washer but you cannot find them for sale anymore since they ended making parts for them then start making high end parts to make money.
We had a similar problem with our vacuum. We bought one a few years back and when we took it to a repair man they said they do not make the parts anymore. BURN!
One thing I rather not get new is my Van. It is an oldie but a goodie. It is an old model but we had no really big issues with it and I am afraid to buy another car. My brakes went bad is all and that was easily repaired once we had some money to do it. I can’t drive it but at least if there is a zombie apocalypse I will have a van to haul my kids and I out of Delaware. LOL
I like new stuff but I miss old stuff that worked better. SIgh
We had a great day for trick or treat yesterday. I was thankful for my neighbors to walk with Aaron because I couldn’t. I still have a very sore knee. I was sitting outside my front door and was waiting for the T&Ters that were walking through the neighborhood. I was shocked when I got adults dressed up asking for candy! ADULTS with KIDS! I was shocked one lday was alone with no explanation, like I am doing this for my niece or nephew at home. Her child was out with a separate group of kids, he is 11, so it wasn’t like she was with a group. SO weird when she said trick or treat to me under her mask, I gave her a treat then I recognized her after she asked why I wasn’t walking around with my kiddo. I explained and she walked over to the next house begging. WHAT? She is my age!!! Crazy!
Anywho that was the only bad thing to happen that night and I was fine until this morning. I went to therapy and they did Electroshock therapy on my muscles above my knee. It was so strange but they said I was really brave, I was thinking that this is a piece of cake. I told them I have a high pain tolerance. The Physical therapist said he believed me since most people cannot stand what level I was doing the first time. I then said this is how I survive with a bad knee for so long without getting help. I just deal. It is my problem that I do not get help sooner because I am so pain tolerant. LOL
When you talk to people about an ongoing issue they get kind of Meh about it since it isn’t easily resolved. I am suffering every single day and when I tell people to their face they kind of look at me like I am a big complainer. Sorry my life sucks and my knee hasn’t healed. Not like I asked them for anything. My neighbor lady is pretty nice about it and has helped me out with Aaron but anyone else is kind of like “still?” Hey It sucks I know and I don’t get my exercise in, house perfectly cleaned, yard work done & etc because I have this injury. The Doctor said it will take a long long time to heal.
My therapist said my muscles are really strong and he was glad but he hopes we can get me better with this therapy. He was pushing the fluid around on my knee and kind of sighed and said at least we can get you ready to have surgery. !!!!!!!!! I am kind of sucking in air thinking about it. He thinks I might need to just get it done. He was really really nice and said he had the same injury years ago. He looks all of 21 so I cannot imagine how old he must have been. LOL (That is one nice thing about therapy. I get all these handsome young men messaging my knee and rubbing my leg. LOL The Osteopathic doctor is so handsome I got shy! HA! )
ANywho I got to go make dinner. Yes I still do my daily things in life just cannot walk long distances. We are planning to go to Philadelphia to go to a dim sum restaurant tomorrow. SIGH I am sorry for my family that has to walk so slowly with me. They get kind of annoyed I take so long to walk. They should be glad I am no wimp and am out and about in pain for their enjoyment and mine.