The good news is that I have been relatively "healthy." Other than a few ostomy blow-outs (ostomy leak) and a couple of migraines, I'm good.
Last Thursday I volunteered at the senior center as I do every month. Saturday night my husband took me and our son out. We went to Firehouse Subs. It is really good, and our son had not been there before. It was our second choice, as our favorite burger place, Basils II, was having a birthday party and there was no place to sit! Anyway, we enjoyed our subs and will go back.
We then went to the casino, which we hadn't done in a long time. I went in with $20 and went through that rather quickly. My husband and son were both on winning streaks, so they gave me money to play some more. Won some, lost some, but had fun, and they both still came out ahead.
We were home by 9:30.
I had a massive headache on Sunday (probably from all the cigarette smoke).
I have been trying my hand at Bible Journaling. I belong to a couple of Facebook groups on the subject.
It is difficult to draw or color in a Bible for me, but this isn't my study Bible. In fact the font is too small for me to read comfortably.
Nevertheless, I am continually with you;
you hold my right hand.
You guide me with your counsel,
and afterward you will receive me to glory.
Whom have I in heaven but you?
And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you.
My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
For behold, those who are far from you shall perish;
you put an end to everyone who is unfaithful to you.
But for me it is good to be near God;
I have made the Lord GOD my refuge,
that I may tell of all your works.
This verse has jumped out at me as I have felt so helpless in my friend's struggle with cancer.
She has been quiet. She feels so empty. She doesn't feel like writing, reading visiting or anything.
Well, yesterday we had a visit and it was good. She knows she can be herself with me and share her fears and whatever else is on her mind. I brought her some pineapple and some yellow tulips. I am hoping it warms up soon, that the snow would melt on her deck and she can sit outside and feel the sun on her!
I had Red Hat last night. I updated our group on bff's condition. It wasn't easy and when I sat back down, I cried. Everyone was busy gabbing so the only one who noticed, was the lady on the right of me. People just don't, and never will realize how difficult it is to be the bearer of bad news, especially when it is about someone who is like a sister to you!
We had an Irish theme for our dinner at an Italian restaurant. I had seafood linguini with garlic and oil. Poor choice as it went right through me, and suffice it to say, I did not make it to the bathroom in time. (note to self: never box yourself in at a restaurant again!) I won the Trivia contest, and for the most part, had a good time.