Jan 27, 2015

Migraine Brain strikes again

David kindly took me home from Science Olympiad an hour early because the perfume smell was way too much. As soon as I got home I took my meds and got dinner started.
When David got home he asked me to pour him a cup of tea. Understand that my hubby only really drinks 1 type of tea. So I have no clue why I asked him if he wanted "French ONION" tea. He drinks "French Vanilla"

Bigelow French Vanilla Tea, 20-Count Boxes (Pack of 6)
Option 2
Onion dip
Option 1

Cuppa French What?

Migraine brain at its finest. We got a good laugh out of it.

Usually when I mangle words in sentences I don't realize what I said, and when they ask me "Do you mean xyz" I'll tell them "That's what I said".
This time I realized what I was saying and I said it wrong anyway.

Tatted lace collar  and cuff set, made by my maternal grandpa.

Closer view

Jan 26, 2015

Life update. Please pray for us.

I've had a bad migraine since last Thursday when 2 of the girls at the homeschool co-op, (for lack of a better term for the school)  were so drenched in perfume I could smell them from 10 feet away. 
Would you please pray that it gets better. 

My husband is out of work so we have no insurance and very little income. 

I cannot take triptans at all.   The only thing that really reduces the pain is Percocet and I don't have any.  I'm on preventives that don't seem to be working.  The only one that ever worked is Topamax and that cause kidney stones and I've had 5 surgeries to remove stones in the past 11 years.

Jan 20, 2015

Job Update

Over the course of the past week, David has had 3 different interviews. The one today was particularly encouraging. Thanks to everyone of you who have prayed for us, given gifts, and let me cry on your shoulders.

Sarah holding April.  April really likes Sarah and Sarah tries to bring her a treat when she visits.

Jan 16, 2015

Slipper Idea, Not mine but wanted to share

I just found the most wonderful slipper pattern. They will be very warm and colorful. They might be a bit expensive since I need one whole skein for each slipper. But what price is too much for warm feet?
I will gladly make a pair for anyone who likes them for the low, low price of $50. Are you interested? Would you like a photo first?

Jan 15, 2015

I saw this on Facebook and really like how it expresses geting older and all the things that can happen as we age.

My dear girl, the day you see I'm getting old, I ask you to please be patient, but most of all, try to understand what I'm going through. If when we talk, I rep...eat the same thing a thousand times, don't interrupt to say: "You said the same thing a minute ago"... Just listen, please. Try to remember the times when you were little and I would read the same story night after night until you would fall asleep.
When I don't want to take a bath, don't be mad and don't embarrass me. Remember when I had to run after you making excuses and trying to get you to take a shower when you were just a girl?
When you see how ignorant I am when it comes to new technology, give me the time to learn and don't look at me that way ... remember, honey, I patiently taught you how to do many things like eating appropriately, getting dressed, combing your hair and dealing with life's issues every day... the day you see I'm getting old, I ask you to please be patient, but most of all, try to understand what I'm going through.
If I occasionally lose track of what we're talking about, give me the time to remember, and if I can't, don't be nervous, impatient or arrogant. Just know in your heart that the most important thing for me is to be with you.
And when my old, tired legs don't let me move as quickly as before, give me your hand the same way that I offered mine to you when you first walked. When those days come, don't feel sad... just be with me, and understand me while I get to the end of my life with love. I'll cherish and thank you for the gift of time and joy we shared. With a big smile and the huge love I've always had for you, I just want to say, I love you ... my darling daughter.
Original text in Spanish and photo by Guillermo Peña.
Translation to English by Sergio Cadena

Jan 12, 2015

Jodies precious puppies

We got to love on 2 precious doggies today. They were so excited and Momo was very vocal in talking to Daniel. Kykyo is smaller than Momo by at least 10 pounds but she held her own in a massive tug-of-war with her younger but larger sister. There was a casualty that I must report. One raccoon dog toy gave its "life" to entertain these 2. Kykyo did try to take the pieces of the toy to her "cave" and succeeded with 2 of the 3 pieces. I see a package arriving in their name in the near future.

Momo, on the left.  Kykyo on the right.

Jan 11, 2015

Migraine update such as it is...

I think I'm probably having rebound headaches on top of the migraines. since the Friday before Thanksgiving I have had only very brief respite from the pain. right now the nausea is not bad which I am very thankful for.
Since I think I'm in rebound I'm not taking anything. So far it's been about 24 hours with no meds whatsoever. Please pray that this will soon end. We are currently without insurance and no hope in sight for a job.
Afghan my Grandpa K made.  Oscar chewed on it as a puppy and I was able to repair the hole yesterday.  Since it's so old and delicate and very special I won't be using it as a blanket.

David's afghan that was many years in the making.