Friday, February 25, 2011

Finally, a Better Week!

One evening when Jeremy's family was here, W and Kayden were in the sitting room for awhile and then Kayden came out with this hat on! They had been taping paper together and making paper hats, boats and planes. He was so into soon a boat was sailing on our floor and planes were flying. Perrin was not at all interested in any of it, but Kayden had a blast.

Last Saturday morning (Feb. 19), I went to a dad's. This was pretty much my first "social" event other than doctor appointments since Jan. 2. It was a small wedding... kids, grandkids and great grandkids. Sue was always one of my mom's very best friends and they were first cousins. Her husband died nine years ago. She and Dad both love music and play different instruments...guitar, mandolin, harmonica, bass fiddle...they both have been playing in a group that gets together every so often. So...welcome to our crazy/wild/but fun family, Sue!!

This was the cake, it was so pretty! And if you're from around here, it's a Litty's cake, so it tasted wonderful too! We all ate at The Smokehouse and the food was good, especially the prime rib we had...I've been obsessing over it ALL week (I know, it's the prednisone).

Kayden was trying to act shy here...and the other one is hiding down farther.

All of the grandchildren had a rose to give to Sue. Well, Kayden asked for one to give to me too, it was cute.

The tables at the restaurant were decorated so beautifully. That's Perrin beyond the centerpiece.

This is the table that dad and Sue were sitting at and I forgot to take a picture of it from the front, especially the candle/flower centerpiece. Shoot, I should've. Duh, and of them sitting there.

This last week also brought some more snow, a storm on Monday, where we got 6-8 inches and then another one early Friday morning, starting with sleet, then several more inches of snow. Schools were closed Tuesday and Friday.

My little potting shed.

I feel like this past week, I have started emerging into a functional person again. And I didn't have to make one trip to Akron for an appointment! The prednisone has helped give me some energy again. Of course, the higher dose has definately caused a lot of sleepless nights, I'm hungry and feel very "intense". But I guess it's a trade off, I'm sooooo ready to feel good again! I'm still not at my "normal", but lots better! I'm also still doing weekly blood draws to keep check on my creatinine level. The last one showed that while it is still too high, it did drop a smidgen. I did another draw that I will probably hear the results from tomorrow. Hoping it keeps dropping! I do have an appointment scheduled with a kidney specialist in a few weeks. I have also been scheduled with an immunologist at the Cleveland Clinic in April. All in was a pretty good week. It's nice to feel like doing some things around the house again! I'm actually excited to just do simple things like getting groceries again, and babysitting my little boys sometimes. And it was great to go to Sunday School and church today too! I'm tapering on the prednisone and just hope I don't crash again when I go off. And now, I'm going to go see what I can find to EAT! It's a sickness...If only I had some of that prime rib.....


Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I'm so glad to see that you had a good week. Loved the photos from the wedding too. Congratulations to your dad and Sue!
Kayden is adorable!!

Stacey said...

Yay! So glad you have started turning the corner! Enjoy!

Keetha Broyles said...

We had your 6 - 8 inch snow on Saturday. What's up with all the SOUTHERN bloggers showing flowers and bare footed kids. It's only FEBRUARY for goodness sakes! We're still "the tundra" 'round here!

I'm SO glad to see that you had a better week. I was just thinking about you and wondering in the wee hours of the night while I was supposed to be sleeping.

Keetha Broyles said...

Hey - - - I saw your "The Good the Bad and the Ugly" movie was ON TV this weekend! I was RIGHT - - - it was a Clint Eastwood flick!

The Starr Family said...

So happy for your dad... he's really a special guy (to put up with all those sisters!) and I love his sweet spirit!

You posted about the snow, but now are you flooded??

J said...

So, so GLAD to hear you are feeling better. Just keep it up!
Congrats to your Dad and Sue--they do make a wonderful looking (happy)couple! The decorations and all look so pretty in red...thanks for sharing pics. Kayden appears to have had a fun time!