Thursday, April 28, 2005


It looks like the surgery I had for sleep apnea is having a positive effect. Don says I am snoring less, and when I don't take my sleeping medication I sleep better then I used to without meds (though I still sleep better with medication - duh). There are several people in my congregation who are watching how this goes for me and if it is successful my doc may be getting some new patients. :-)

Sunday, April 24, 2005

Ok, now I didn't mean to hurt feelings...

People, my friends ARE a part of my life. And I value my relationships online and off. Let me give a few more details on recent events...

-- As I have indicated earlier in this blog, I have been up to my ears in getting ready for a writer's workshop next month. This has entailed a huge amount of reading - I have one more book to go after I finish the one I'm in (less than 100 pages to go in it!) and the last book has over 600 pages in it not to mention small print.

-- Our preacher's wife, who is also our church secretary, has been very ill. In fact, she has been in and out of the hospital this past couple of weeks and is back in scheduled to undergo some rather major surgery on Monday. That has meant somebody has had to step in and take over at least some of the office duties. My other name is apparently Somebody.

Please be understanding and patient with me right now. Swamped is a good description of how I feel some days, and it's not that I value any of you less. :-)

I will get back to normal - give me time.


Didn't realize how long it had been since an update. See what happens when you have a life?
Will do a better update later...gotta run.

Friday, April 15, 2005


Ok two days with some pain that hopefully will result in some gain.

Yesterday - minor surgery in my mouth to deal with sleep apnea. This required spraying something vile tasting in my mouth to start the numbing process, then THREE - count them - THREE shots into my soft palette. This was supposed to numb me completely, but I swear I felt the last two of the three posts they inserted go in - the poor nurse got her hand clutched very tightly.
Well the day after surgery I'm still a little sore but not as bad as yesterday. I can eat normally without pain which is a big plus.

Then today James and I went to get international immunizations (the whole family is going to Guyana on a medical mission trip in July). We had to go to a neighboring county because no one where I live did these shots. Because it was a county health department we had to wait a while.
Well, I wound up having to have three shots, which included a tetanus shot because I couldn't remember when my last one was.
So sore arm and sore mouth - don't mess with me :-)

Sunday, April 10, 2005

Yet ANOTHER personality test...

I was rated "Schindler's List..." You?


Got hit with a stomach virus I tried to ignore for 2 days. It won today. Stayed home from church, my total food intake consisting of Crystal Lite (food just doesn't sound good today). I feel like a blob, I don't want to do ANYTHING but lay around and vege.

Monday, April 04, 2005

What kind of writer are you?

Got this off my friend "The Merry Piper's" list. It says I'm a plot writer, but I have to think about that one a bit...

You're a Plot writer!

What kind of writer are you?
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I want my hour back!

I hate Daylight Savings in the Spring. They take away an hour without asking if I NEED that hour for sleep or something else.
It's so silly anyway. Do we really have to do this anymore? Or are we so bound to tradition that we do it when the reason for it has long passed?
Color me cranky this morning...