Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Hello Spring! Goodbye Winter that never really was. I guess most people experienced a very mild winter this year...We had a couple of little snowfalls that pretty much melted the next day. I never really got the one big snow up to the mailboxes that I wanted. The weather has been amazing for March...yesterday and today it hit 80! It's hot! And now that I'm in Spring mode and everything is blooming a whole month early, I sure hope it doesnt get cold again...but who knows, with OH.

Well, I've just been a busy little crafter lately...using ideas of things I've found on Pinterest. I've made three scarves, a cute pillowcase dress, painted a picture frame and added just a scrapbook 12x12 paper to make an easy, cute picture to hang. I've also made some DIY cleaners, one of which made my sinks, tubs and toilets very sparkly. I tried a liquid laundry detergent, but think I like my regular homemade powdered better. Ive tried some good recipes as well. I love pinterest and all the ideas I've found! My next project is to make a mini resurrection garden for Easter. I wonder sometimes how I would've managed to teach school and raise kids if I would've had Facebook, Pinterest and blog reading then...you'd definitely have to discipline yourself as to time spent on it!

I'm feeling ok, just get nauseous sometimes from my antibiotics that I'm on, but they are helping.

And that's it...here's to Spring!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

A bump

I've hit just a little bump in the road again...started feeling extremely tired last Wed. afternoon and joints hurt, chest was starting to feel achy. I called my dr. Fri morning and they put me on two oral antibiotics and made an appointment for me to come in on Monday. So I went in yesterday. My lung function had only dropped a couple of points and Dr. M decided to add a prednisone burst for 5 days and stay on the two antibiotics for a month. And increase airway clearance. So that's the plan, unless I get worse...then we will go to IVs. WHICH I haven't had to do since Sept!! So I get tired of piccs and get a port put in in Oct. and haven't even had to use it yet...pretty impressive, don't you think? I'm still trying to bond with it...I probably won't really love it until I need IVs again! They flushed it yesterday. I've been going to the hospital to get it flushed each month. Last month's flush wasn't particularly enjoyable, I had to be stabbed three times! (wincing)
My plan is to feel better very soon, like this week...it's just a little bump. I'll be back.