Tuesday, October 27, 2009

My Big Weekends

Most of you are getting ready for Halloween. I can't stand the day, so I try to ignore it. Since my grandchildren live in other states--I can do that. But I am looking forward to this weekend and nest weekend. In a big way!

It's the PBR Finals!!!!
These riders are the top 3 riders in the world going into the 7 days of finals. But anything can happen and it usually does.

My poor family is kicked off the TV when the Finals are on and since it's once a year, they usually don't complain!

If you need to call me--don't do it when the finals are on TV. I will be busy crocheting and doing commentary from my recliner!

You can watch too. It's on VERSUS Network.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Swine Flu

Well, most of you know I have been sick since Oct 1st. This is an update on my adventures with the Swine Flu.

I have actually been feeling better! I was so happy to feel good on Friday that I over did it. Just 3 small jobs around the house used every bit of energy I had! So I am taking things slower. More turtle-like.

Some have asked about this, so here is a short version.

Sept 30 is when I started to feel like I was getting sick. The next morning - it was full blown!!! Mostly it was in my head and throat. My ears felt like I had gone up in an airplane without being able to "pop" them. So uncomfortable and painful!

After 2 weeks, my head began to clear a little and it went into my lungs. Then the coughing began!!!! Me & my bladder HATE coughing!!!!!

Now the cough is still there, but not so bad.What did I do/take for it? I did everything I knew about -- all of my Mom's things, some over the counter things, Emergne-C, reflexology (thumbs and sinus on hands), any herbs I had that dealt with sinus, V-8 juice, SunBreeze, Vicks, and LOTS OF REST!!

No, I didn't go to a doctor--no insurance. But I did everything he would have told me to do, and saved the $70-$90 to buy what I needed.

Overall, I have had a reasonably easy bout of this piggy flu! And somehow, Hubby & Dear Daughter have not gotten it. That is the biggest blessing of all! I worked on not spreading it!

Have on hand:
Kleenex - I have used 4 boxes so far.
Over-the-counter medications you prefer.
Vitamin C
Emergen-C (or Airborne)
V-8 juice (ask if you want to know why this & not fruit juice)
Vicks & Sunbreeze
Cough Drops
Masks (to avoid spreading it)
Lysol (to avoid spreading it)
Purell type hand sanitizer (to avoid spreading it)

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Death Warmed Over

What is it about the common cold that can turn you into a whiney little baby? So this post will be mostly that whiney part. . .

On Thursday night, Oct 1, I began to feel like I was getting sick. Then on Friday, it hit full force! The headache, fever, stuffy nose then drippy nose, watery eyes, sneezing, achy, and a throat that hurts so much I don’t want to even breathe through it!!

I put all the medicines, thermometer, tissues, etc. in a crocheted bowl that I carry from my bed to my computer and back to bed. Dear Daughter didn't even realize I was sick until just a few days ago. Don't ask me how it went un-noticed. Maybe she was just relieved to have me not after her to do the things she is suppose to do.

Now it’s Oct 10! I am still sick. It did change a bit and went into my lungs, so I have been coughing up a storm-and then some.

Have I been to the Dr?, you ask. No, I don’t have insurance and there isn’t enough money for that. The Dr would tell me that I have the flu and should rest, drink plenty of fluids, take a pain reliever if I need one. So I have been following the non-doctor prescription. I will admit that this is the worst flu I’ve ever had!!!!

If T gets this, he will end up in the hospital! Diabetes makes him more susceptible to things and this one is a doosy!

Some have asked me if it is swine flu. Well . . . since I haven’t seen a doctor, and no tests have been run, it is impossible to say if it is that particular strain of flu. But I can say it’s nasty stuff! It's so bad that I haven't had a crochet hook in my hand for 10 days!!!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Are you searching??

When Jesus Christ was on earth, He formed His church with living apostles. When He was not on earth, He had living prophets to guide it. These men were commissioned to testify of Christ, receive revelation for the people at the time they were living and to prophecy of things to come.

I believe that Christ’s church today would have the same thing; Prophets and Apostles commissioned to testify of Him, receive revelation for our time and to prophecy of things to come. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has a living prophet and living apostles who are given those duties.

If you would like to hear a
Living Prophet of God

and Living Apostles of God,

you have that opportunity this weekend.

October 3-4, Saturday and Sunday 10am & 2pm MST

Watch on BYUTV, or listen at http://www.lds.org/broadcast/gc/0,5161,8870,00.html (you can chose what language you would like)

These are 4 different meetings that will be broadcast to the world. There are more than 13 million people worldwide that will try to find a way to listen to these meetings.

I strongly invite you to take the opportunity to see who is leading The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and what counsel is given to the people of the world.

A Prophet that has been called by God is not only a prophet for His church, but is in reality a Prophet to the world.

For more information about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints go to “About the Church” at http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=5a7f3c7ff44f2010VgnVCM1000001f5e340aRCRD&locale=0