Thursday, July 19, 2018

teeth drama but on the mend...

The very next day after I posted my last post, Josh woke up and his jaw was swollen really bad.  My sister-in-law works where he had his wisdom teeth out and so I texted her and let her know what was going on.  She had us come up that day.  Josh ended up having the start of a dry socket in his right lower jaw and a small infection, so they sedated him again and cleaned out the socket and packed it.  They also ran antibiotics and fluids while they were doing the procedure.  We went back a few days later and they changed the packing and Monday we went and had that packing taken out and he has been cleared.  He looks so much better now and is finally eating.  The swelling is gone.
Josh also had an appointment with his regular doctor last Friday about his depression and anxiety.  The doctor increased his medicine, but did not want him to start the increase until he was done with his anti-biotics.  The anti-biotics for his teeth made him sick, he had to take anti-nausea medicine.  He is done with those now though and he started his increased dose yesterday.  He seemed to do ok with it, but that is just one day.  I will of course continue to watch him close.
Karl finished the yard work!  Our new window is being installed August 1st, so once that is done I will show you what we have done.
I think we are finished with doctors now.  Tomorrow I am going to see Gerry Brooks with some of my co-workers.  He is funny...a Principal of a school, but tells jokes about how things are in education.  He as a facebook page and we all just love him.  We are going out to eat, to see him and then come home.  I am excited to get out and do something fun.
I go next week to have my hair cut and colored.
The weather is getting really hot again.  Tomorrow 100º with 105º heat index.  Stay cool everyone!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

getting caught up...last two weeks

It has been a little busy the past couple of weeks, but I did go back for a follow up visit with my doctor and she was happy with the blood pressure readings I had taken at home, so no medicine for that which is good.  I have to go have blood work done in August, but I do not need to see the doctor.  I guess I will have my blood tested every so often now with the hypothyroidism.  I felt better the first couple of weeks and now I feel the same as I did before, so hopefully that changes.  It makes me feel frustrated. I am so tired.
I also went to the gynecologist, I hadn't been in years and yes I know that is scary.  My tests all came back fine or normal, so I can breathe a sigh of relief.  I have a doctor now, so that is good, he said I only have to do that every 5 years.  My mammogram is in August.
Karl has been working on the yard.  We got a dumpster, but the shed he tore down filled it up.  I did not get to clean up some other things I wanted to.
Karl spent the 4th of July tearing down that shed and it is all nice and clean.  We also have some things coming from Lowe's for our yard, another little shed for the mower and lawn things, some yard furniture and a lawn gazebo...not a pretty wooden one, but one with mosquito netting on the sides...just something so we can spend some time in our yard.  The mosquitoes are awful.  I wish we could have a patio.  I will show you all once everything is done.
Last Friday Josh had his wisdom teeth out and I have been taking care of him.  He did really good.  The first day was hard of course, but the swelling is starting to go down now and he is eating better.  We also went to the dentist last week for the last time this summer, I had my cavities fixed and Josh had his last visit to fix cavities.
I think I have you all caught up.  Wednesday our stuff from Lowe's gets dropped off, Thursday I take my mom to the eye doctor and Friday I take Josh back for his follow up visit to the doctor on his depression and anxiety.  He is still doing much better with that on his medicine.  He still has struggles, but much better...he is on the right track.  I will try to visit blogs tomorrow.  I hope you are all doing great!

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Happy 4th of July!

Have a very happy and safe 4th of July!  I will be making a post soon.  Have a great holiday!

Thursday, June 21, 2018

windows, shopping and teeth

This week has been a little quieter than my other weeks, but that is ok.  I haven't done any deep cleaning this week because we are planning to have a bee keeper come and remove a bee hive from our old shed, then Karl will tear that down and we are going to get a dumpster out here and we can throw away stuff then.  We still have fence stuff in our yard and I want to clean my closet.
Karl worked over the weekend on the front yard fence.  It is more of a black steel fence, then the rest is privacy fence.  It is done now and it looks nice...except we need to clean up our yard from him building it.  We will get there.
Tuesday we had Pella windows come out and we are going to get a new living room picture window.  It is the only window that is not double paned in our house.  We have replaced them all.  We have an old house.  I am hoping it will help in the winter keeping our house warm.  In the summer too, but I notice it the most in the winter.
Wednesday was the 1 year Anniversary of my dad passing away, so Josh and I took my mom shopping.  We went to DSW shoe store, Petco, Home Goods, Ulta, TJ Maxx, Dillards, Cato and we ate at Chick-fil-a.  I got the dogs some treats at Petco and I got two new t-shirts at Cato.  They are super soft t-shirts. 
Thursday I took Josh to the dentist to start with his cavity fillings.  This is 1 of 3 appointments.  He had 6 cavities.  He is going to fall off our dental insurance in August, so we want to get the dental stuff taken care of.
I have also been writing in a pen and paper journal this week.  I wanted to journal about last year and about our doctor appointments and how we are feeling.  I am caught up, so I am happy to have all of that written down.
Josh has good and bad days with his depression and anxiety.  He seemed at first to be doing so good with his new medicine, but the past two days, he has been down.  My medicine still seems to give me energy on most days...not all, I still have days where I am really tired, but I am doing better.  I also think my hair is not falling out as much.  That is good!  That is also a side effect of hypothyroidism.  There are so many symptoms and when I looked up symptoms of hypothyroidism, I have almost all of them.  I am hoping for improvement. It says to give it several weeks to start working.  I go back to the doctor next week.
I do not have anything planned until Monday, so I am blogging now.  Have a beautiful weekend!

Friday, June 15, 2018


This week started with me cleaning my kitchen drawers and bathroom closet.  I was able to throw some towels away and wash all of them, then organize them.  We have towels we seem to use over and over, yet we have all of these others to use also, so I put them where we could find them.  I have been using more things already, so that is good.  I was trying to do a project that I would not need to throw away a lot of trash.
Wednesday Josh and I went to the dentist and we have some cavities, so we will be getting those fixed soon.
Then when we got home from the dentist I called a surgeon to make an appointment to have a consultation on having Josh's wisdom teeth out.  We actually had that today and he gets them out on July 6th.
I also made an appointment on Wednesday for Josh to see a regular doctor.  They got him in the next day which was yesterday.  I have been worried that he is struggling with depression and anxiety.  That is what he was diagnosed with.  It was Moderate severe depression and Generalized Anxiety Disorder.  He is taking some medicine and today...second day on his medicine he already seems so much better.  I wasn't expecting results so fast.  He does have good days with his depression though, so I will see how the weekend goes and will keep you posted!  I am so relieved to have him on some medicine and I hope it will help him.  Josh is actually out with his Aunt and Uncle having dinner right now and he usually does not like to leave the house.  That is a good sign!  Keep him in your thoughts and prayers.
My medicine came for my thyroid.  I am on day 4 and I do seem to have a little more energy so far, but some of the other stuff I think will take some more time.  I have heard thyroid medicine can take weeks to work, so that is ok.  God wants me to be patient I guess.
I have made some plans with some friends at work, we are having a girls night out again in July.  I will post more about that later.  I need to have a little fun this summer and not just hang out with doctors...hahahahaha.  The pictures are of Josh taken in the fall with his friend Tara.  It was right before Halloween and they ran around town, but she has moved and she could really make him laugh and smile.  We miss her.  Have a great weekend!

Friday, June 8, 2018

Eye Exam

I decided I was going to go get my eyes checked.  I have been wearing reading glasses, but the past year or so I have been needing to use glasses to see far away too.  It has been a while since I have had them checked, so since I am doctoring this summer, I decided to have my eyes checked too.  Well, you guessed it, I am going to have to wear bi-focals.  I just hope I can get used to them.  They should be here sometime next week.
I did get my kitchen table cleaned off, but that is all this week along with the stuff I posted about Monday...dresser and bar.  I just do a little at a time.  Mostly because I do not have enough room for trash.
This morning I took my mom to get some blood work done and then went to the mall and picked up a few things at Bath and Body Works.  They are having their semi-annual sale.  Then we went and ate at Chick-fil-a.  I am home now, it was a quick morning.  My mom also brought me my Scentsy order, we have found a lady to buy Scentsy from, I just love it!  I cannot wait until fall/winter scents are out.
Next week we go to the dentist.  We always go to the dentist, but it is time to have our teeth cleaned.
I am still waiting on my medicine for my thyroid to be delivered.  I hate having to use a mail prescription service, but our insurance pays really good and will not pay if we use a local pharmacy.  Maybe it will come tomorrow.
I hope you all had a nice week.  It is hot again just in time for the weekend.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Echocardiogram and Chest X-Ray

Today I went to have my Echocardiogram and chest x-ray.  I was there for over an hour.  My doctor did call this afternoon and everything looks normal and I am so happy!  My doctor called last week about the thyroid and ordered some medicine for my thyroid and my vitamin D was low too, so a prescription for that.  Our prescription insurance does not pay unless it comes from this certain pharmacy in St. Louis, so I am still waiting on my medicine to get to me through the mail, but it should be here this week.  I hope it makes me feel less tired.  My blood pressure seems to be running good when I take it at home.  I feel a lot of anxiety when I am at the doctor, but I am not sure if that is why it runs high.
I kind of lost my momentum last week with my cleaning, but I did get my dresser cleaned today.  I have two more drawers to go through, but I decided to stop.  I got the top cleaned and organized.  I also got our bar cleaned off.  The bar is a catch-all at our house.  Those are the kinds of things I am wanting to clean.  My house is always "picked up", but the deep cleaning....that is what I am working on.  I might tackle the kitchen table tomorrow, but that will be all.  It is a catch-all too.
Karl has been working nights, so I have been getting a lot done when he is gone in the evening.  The privacy fence is looking really nice.  He is taking a break from that too.  The next section will be a bear for him, he will have to remove a tree and weeds/bushes and vines from the neighbor's property.  It is not a big area, so that is good.
I am loving my summer break.  I know it is full of doctoring and cleaning, but I feel so good that I am getting it taken care of.  I needed to go to the doctor years ago, but I have been taking care of my parents.  This summer is about me, getting me on track and cleaning house.  I am doing fun things too.
I hope you are all doing really good!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

cleaning, doctors and Phantom!

Hello friends!  I am still working on the house.  I have done a few things since I last wrote.  I got my bathrooms cleaned and all of the pictures on the wall dusted and I was able to go through my make-up and get rid of some of that.  We fill up our trash so fast with Karl working on the fence which is also coming along by the way, but I need to be able to throw things away.  I am a little stuck right now, so maybe I will work on my dresser in my bedroom this week, but that will probably be it.
Sunday we went to see The Phantom of the Opera.  It was so amazing!  Karl, Josh and I all went.  Josh has gotten to where he doesn't want to go very many places, but he went and he loved it.  I am glad we could share such an awesome musical with him.  I have been watching the broadway musicals that come through for one for us to see and none have caught my eye until Phantom.  It was a great night.  Afterwards we went and had Andy's Frozen Yogurt.  It was delicious.
I had to go to the doctor yesterday.  My blood pressure has been high for the past several years when I see my other doctor.  He told me in the winter I needed to start seeing an internal doctor.  My blood pressure was high when they took it, but they want me to check it at home..which I did and it seemed fine...112/80.  It was 128/90 in the doctor's office.  I will watch it over the next month and write down my blood pressure and go back then and share my results, she also ran bloodwork and urine tests and it looks like my thyroid might be off.  I saw the results online last night, but I will wait until I hear from her.  I really liked her.  She did order an EKG and chest X-ray just to be on the safe side because of my concern for my heart.  I do that on Monday the 4th.  I will keep you all posted.
I think that is it. more thing.  Mandy went to the vet and has a urinary tract infection...they get those a lot with DM, so she is on medicine and I found her some chews for after her antibiotics that are cranberry and D-Mannose.  I am going to see if those will help.
It is so hot here!  I hope you are all doing great!

Friday, May 25, 2018

School is out for summer!

Hello friends!  School is out for summer!  My last day was yesterday.  I am excited, but I will miss my friends and the kids.  The teachers do need a break though and so do the kids.
We had our preschool graduation a couple of weeks ago and it was super cute.  I was so afraid I was going to cry, but I did really well.  The kids all did a super job.  I will miss those going to Kindergarten.  They had to come right back to school for the last two weeks, but now we are all on break.
Now that school is out I am wanting to clean my house.  Karl has been working on putting up a privacy fence around our yard and I have decorated for summer with lots of flowers.  It has been so hot here already close to 90º.  The weathermen say it is July weather and I am not loving it.  I am glad I do not have to worry about recess duty anymore.  It was almost too hot to have the kids out.  It is really humid too.
So, yesterday when I got home I shampooed the carpets and cleaned the mirrors and toilets.  Today I took Josh to get a haircut, then dusted the furniture and started cleaning out shelves in our entertainment center and in Josh's bathroom.  My goal is to work through the house.  I have been so busy the past two years with my dad that I did not get a lot of deep cleaning done, so I am going to try to do that this year.
I still want to clean the sinks today and maybe go through my make-up.  We will see.
I do have a doctor's appointment on Tuesday.  My blood pressure has been high, so I am going to have that checked out.  I am sure they will look at everything.
I hope everyone is doing well!  Have a nice Memorial Day weekend.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Spring Break and Happy Easter!

I totally forgot to come in here and blog this week.  I am going to try and do it tonight. 
I have been on Spring Break this week,  but it has been busy.  It began last Friday and I worked a half day and then my mom, Josh and I went shopping and out to eat.  We had fun.  Monday I went to the dentist and had a filling and a crown.  Tuesday I was home...that would have been a great day to blog!  Wednesday I had my hair cut and has blonde highlights for Spring/Summer and also went to walmart and did some laundry.  Thursday Josh and I went back to the dentist for more fillings.  Friday I did laundry and cleaned house.  I also have a pen pal from my stay at home mom days that I have started writing and so I wrote to my friend Candi.  Today we had night church (Easter services) and I will watch my Hallmark movie in a little while.  It has been busy, but it has been good and a lot has been accomplished.
Tomorrow for Easter we are planning to go to my mom's house for Easter dinner.  I think I will just stop for now so I have time to visit blogs!  I hope you all have a very Blessed Easter!

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I have enjoyed this winter so far.  We had some snow and some ice.  We missed a few days of school and I was able to relax some, but now we seem to be turning a corner and trying to head into Spring.  My flowers (crocus) have bloomed as of about a week ago.  We are getting some spring storms.  In fact, our house got hit by in our internet and it ruined our DSL box, 2 tvs and 2 DVD players.  Our deductible was too high, so we did not make a claim.  We just replaced our tvs.  We also started using Sling tv this year and got rid of satellite tv.  I did not like it at first, but now I do not miss it at all.  We are saving a lot of money each month...however, we did sign up for You Tube tv last weekend and I actually like it better,but here is the catch...You tube tv does not have the Hallmark channel, and I watch Hallmark all of the time.
Since I last posted, Mandy is still walking, but her back legs are much weaker.  I wish our animals could live forever.
Work is going great!  I just love it, however, we are getting close to the end of the year and we will be graduating some really wonderful kids to Kindergarten.  I am going to be a mess.  It has been a really great year.
Karl has been hard at work.  He got a promotion a few months ago, so he is a foreman now and he got a raise.  He deserves it, he works hard.
There is not a lot going on.  It is almost Spring Break, so I am hoping to be able to blog and visit blogs that week.  I hope you are all doing well.  Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Saturday, January 6, 2018

In the new year...

We had really nice holidays except my mom got sick at Thanksgiving and that seemed to hang on.  I had to take her to the doctor and then after she should have been better, she got really sick again and had to come stay with us for a few weeks.  The good news is she is better now.  We had Thanksgiving at my house and my mom was able to do Christmas at her house.  We got Josh a smart tv and it is pretty neat.  We got rid of our dish satellite tv and we are trying Sling.  We are really hoping it works out, because it is about half the price.  Anyway, Josh's tv does really well with the Sling and the apps that go with it.
It has been two months since I last posted and Mandy continues to be able to walk, but her right back leg is getting really weak.  It is just sad.  You will have to read my last post to know what is going on.  We had a really good Christmas for the dogs though, so if it was her last, it was nice.  This sounds so depressing, but it is very upsetting for me.
My job is still going just great!  I absolutely love the people I work with and the kids are amazing!  We started back to work on January 2nd and the kids came back on the 3rd.  We finally were able to take them out to play on Friday because the weather has been so cold.  They do really good having to stay in.  There are a lot of sick kids too.  I hope they can come back next week.
The pictures above are of the dogs getting their presents from Santa Paws and a picture of Mandy by herself.  Then a picture of Josh with his new gloves.  You can click on the images to make them bigger so you can see them better.  I am kind of glad Josh asked for boots, hat, scarf and gloves for Christmas.  It has been so cold.  Well, I will get off of here for now.  Hopefully something awesome happens I can come post about.  Maybe I will win the lottery?  Hahahahaha.  Happy New Year 2018!  I hope it is a good year.