This was just another week in my life.
On Monday, I ran some errands. I had to pick up plastic rolls of table cloth and napkins for our church's Golden Anniversary. When I dropped them off at church, I had a brief interview with the paper for the article they were doing on the event. You can read about it here: Shepherding the Flock for 50 Years. I have a small blip in there.
I am really enjoying my Tuesday morning Bible Study with the ladies! In the afternoon, I had an appointment with our local gastroenterologist. He wants me off of the pain pills and we are going to try a medication that blocks the neurotransmitters. I'm not quite sure how it works, but if it helps, hey!
Wednesday was a busy day for my husband and me. I decided that before my cousin visits, I am going to get this house fairly cleaned. I cleaned the bedroom GOOD and removed the five layers of protective dust. My husband put on his knee pads and refinished all our vinyl flooring in the kitchen, dining room, and halls.
Thursday morning I volunteered at the senior center. It wasn't as busy as it has been lately. Okay with me! In the afternoon I met my brother Stan and his wife at his urologist appointment. I wanted to know what exactly is wrong with him. He has lost so much weight; he is skin and bones. He had no appetite, can't sleep, and was also experiencing urological symptoms. Apparently, his last bout with cancer and radiation damaged his bladder and created a lot of scar tissue too. The bladder has shrunk and cannot be stretched as the tissue has hardened from the radiation. He has to get up all the time to void and had little to pass. My brother also wasn't drinking enough liquids as the doctor had advised him to. The physician explained it like this: A car needs oil to run properly. Water is our oil. If my brother would drink more liquids (anything decaffeinated), he would not be so constipated, would have more energy, a better appetite, and when he goes to pee, he will have something to pee! After the first day of drinking more fluids, Stan said at least when he went to the bathroom, he had something to go. The doctor said this will take weeks and also prescribed him a different medication for it.
On Friday we went to one of our last remaining aunt's funeral. When we left home it was sunny and comfortable outside, but when we got to the country, it had dropped about ten degrees and was so windy. (Auntie Em, Auntie Em!) My aunt had one daughter and one son, both married, both without children. It was a small funeral, and other than my cousin's son who is in his 40's, I was the baby of the bunch!
The country church is over 100 years old and is small but oh so ornate and beautiful! I took a couple of pictures for ideas for our church.
We stopped where my mom is buried for a brief time. It was still quite windy. We then went to the funeral luncheon at a nearby supper club. It was nice visiting with our cousins, but a heck of a way to have a family reunion!
Today, Saturday, I have to go to church to help set up for anniversary dinner. It is also Apple Fest in Two Rivers. I would like to go briefly, but we'll see. I wanted Jim to go with me, but he has a hard route this weekend at work.
....and that's all that's new!