First of all, hey there KarenB! Nice to "meet" ya~ I was born in Kalamazoo, so I actually know where Galesburg is. Do you know where Lawton is? I went to school there from 4th-7th grade and loved that little town. We lived on a lil' lake.....ahhh, the memories....
Next, I have a raging headache. And I believe it's a "barometric pressure" headache. Anyone ever heard of this before?? Here's a site I found:
This seems to be exactly what I'm going through. I'm thinking of taping a piece of paper up inside one of my kitchen cabinets and making a "headache journal" to see if there's any correlation. Maybe, maybe not. We'll see....
I've got a good, reasonable, FLEXIBLE schedule for our home posted on our cork board. We are SLOWLY working our way into following it. We started our homeschooling up again yesterday, including lil' Talitha in preschool (she's so excited!). We are just doing phonics, copywork, & math this week, then we'll add on the other stuff after my surgery.
Oh wait, you didn't know about the surgery, huh? Yup, I'm gonna have this silly stone-filled gall bladder taken out next Thursday - HURRAY!! It appears that I have *many* stones and they have been trying to "escape" (i.e. they work their way into the duct, which is VERY painful and could cause other problems with my liver & pancreas). This has been those horrid painful episodes, one of which sent me to the emergency room.
My doc said once they start going into the ducts, they are just gonna keep on doing that. She also said the hormones from pregnancy can increase these problems, so we just need to get it out NOW! Praise the Lord that this is happening when I am NOT preggo, so we can get it taken care of. I do not get my cycles back until I am completely done nursing (at least, so has been the pattern thus far), even after the baby is sleeping through the night (which he is!). Once the baby is completely weaned, my cycle usually comes back the next month or so. Hopefully, this pattern will hold up and I can get this surgery done, my hand surgery done, and my ulcer healed before dealing with another pregnancy again.
Oh, and we are also dealing with a junk van! We were waiting for more money to get the struts and shocks redone, but two days ago our transmission freaked out on us - great.
Add to that the non-working electronic locks,
the completely busted driver-side back door (it has blue tape on it, you can't open it at all - or I think it would fall off!),
the non-working radio/cd player,
the messed up VHS player, the severly cracked windshield (it's not making it through another MI winter)
PLUS the extremely gross interior (think many happy meals worth of food and many spilled drinks) and
the hail-dented body work (we bought it like that though)......
and I'm thinking this vehicle is DYING a slow, agonizing death here!
Soooo....what to do? It is our only vehicle at this time. We are thinking of getting a used family vehicle, as cheaply as we can for one that runs well and can fit us all! Then we'll either try to use our vehicle as a "rough trade-in" (um, *very* rough) or keep it and have Dean use it as a "work" vehicle once we could afford a used-transmission (and a new windshield before winter!). I like that idea, since I would like a vehicle here with the kiddos while Dean is at work. It's kind of difficult when it comes to appointments and meetings and things at church, since Dean has to drive 30miles both ways just to come pick us all up. A lot of times, that's just not possible! So what a blessing 2 cars would be~
And that's about it, I guess. Now I really need to get off the computer and get some schooling done. Plus, it's Wednesday ~ so today I need to clean the master bedroom and organize the desk area. Gotta stick to the plan....;)
Have a GREAT day, my friends~