Showing posts from September, 2008

A Couple Of Thoughts

I guess I must really be getting a new housemate! I had my doubts for a couple days, and then tonight my mom said she didn't have Diane's number, and she hadn't heard from her either. But about a half an hour after that, my doorbell rang. It was about 8:30, and I was wondering who the heck it could be, since I had just talked to my mom. Well, it was Diane! She showed up with the rent check! It's official, I have a new housemate!!

Diane came in for a little bit, met Mittens and fell in love (did I mention she's a huge animal lover??), asked about my jewelry, asked a few questions, and then left after I gave her the keys. I think I'm going to like having her live here. She is really nice. And she has already offered to take care of Mittens whenever I'm out of town. Very cool! :)

I had rehab today, and it went ok. I'm a little sore in my arms. I think I used the arm cycle a bit too long! I'm liking the people there, but it's going to take me a bit t…

Busy Week

I sure did have a busy week, like I said I would. I think I said I would. I can't remember what I've posted lately. LOL!

Wednesday was a good day. I exercised, I babysat, but the highlight of the day was getting yet another package in the mail! One was small, and I was expecting it. It was Ellen's Medic Alert bracelet that she asked me to fix. The package was on top of a big box. I saw Honeycrisp Apples on it, and I knew it had to be from Ellen! She is the only one I could think of who would have sent me them! I've had 3 of them so far, and they are just fabulous!! They are huge apples, and I should probably cut them in half, but I just can't resist, and I eat the whole thing anyway!

Thursday was rehab, and when I was on my way out the door, I found the script from my PH doc in Cleveland. He wrote that he doesn't even want them to check my oxygen. That was huge issue on Tuesday when I started going. The RT was flipping out because every time I checked my o2 sat…

A Beautiful Gift

I went to check the mail today, and realized my screen door wasn't shut all the way. There had to be a package of some sort in between the screen and the main door! When I opened it, a big rectangular box fell into the house. Oooooh, what the heck did I order?? I looked at the box. There was my name, but I completely didn't recognize the company! I brought it into the apartment and as I was trying to open the box, I realized that someone had sent me flowers! Who???? I finally got everything opened, and read a wonderful message from a dear phriend.....Annette!! I was so shocked, it was so unexpected, that I got all teary-eyed! Annette sent me flowers because I've been living for 33 years, and because I've been so helpful to our phriends in finding out about them. I called Annette awhile after getting the gorgeous roses, and she was a delight to talk to! I need to call her more often!! It just was such an wonderful surprise from such a wonderful friend. Thank you agai…

Piling Up Thoughts!

I haven't really written too much since Wednesday. I've just been busy! So here are some recaps:

Thursday, Mandy called to ask if I would like to be her son's godmother. Awww!! I am honored that she's asked! I called the rectory today to ask for a letter from the priest, which is needed in the Catholic church in order to be a godparent. I am also Eve's son's godmother. I feel blessed to be godmother to these little ones. And I just realized that they are both to boys. Hmmmm, maybe that means I can whip them into shape if they are acting up!

Thursday was also laundry day, and a little bit of cleaning day, too. I got quite a bit done, and rewarded myself with a little nap in the afternoon. It felt good to wash all the stuff I needed to!

Friday was laundry day, round 2. I washed the bedding, and put it all back on the bed very slowly. I kinda did it in parts. A little here, the next round a bit later. After it was all done, I took a much needed nap! I needed the ener…

Bowling For My Birthday!!


33 Years

Today marked 33 years of living here on earth for me. 33 years of also living with pulmonary hypertension and congenital heart disease. 33 years that has had many ups and downs with my health. I still can't believe that I'm still around sometimes, and yet, I thank the Good Lord every day for every year He gives me.

While I was happy during the first half of the day, signing up for pulmonary rehab, and planning out a shopping trip to buy jeans in the later afternoon, the second half of my day ended in sadness. A phriend had been missing in action for several weeks, and many of us were trying to figure out if she was ok. As Keeper of the Contact Info, I had her phone number, and her address. I had been trying to call her, and did leave a message, but never heard anything. I tried emailing her again, thinking maybe she just had a computer problem, but in the back of my mind, I didn't really think that was the case. Her local support group leader hadn't heard from her in a…

Apartment NOT For Rent

Well, the church lady (ok, lady from church) came over this morning. Diane loved the apartment. I had been drying my hair while my mom was showing her around. When I was finished, I thought I'd go up and say hi. But they started coming down the stairs, so I just opened my door. Diane saw me, and she was so excited, she gave me a big hug! She asked if it was ok for her and her dog to live here, and I said of course! So, she is taking the place!! I can't tell you how relieved I am that I'm actually going to have someone I know, rather than a complete stranger! Diane is so nice, and she's also very busy. It makes me wonder when she'll actually have time to live here!! LOL! She teaches several college courses at one of the local colleges, and she is also working on her Masters. It has something to do with animals, since she is a HUGE animal lover. I am just happy the apartment tenant hunt is over, and I really hope we won't need anyone else for years! Diane said s…

Weekend's Gone Already

It's hard to believe that it's already Sunday night, and the weekend is almost over. My weekend was relaxing, for the most part. Today, I went to church with my mom, and then just hung out most of the afternoon in my bedroom with the laptop and the cat. It was so warm and humid here today. I don't usually complain, but the humidity was making me sleepy! And being in the frigid A/C at church made me even sleepier. So I just read stuff online, took a nap, read some of my book (I started The Kite Runner, it's so interesting!). I had dinner and watched a bit of tv, before deciding to go back into the bedroom to hang out before bed. I got in there, and the floor was soaked! I had left my windows wide open, and we started getting really strong winds here from Ike, and I didn't realize it was also raining. So I had to mop up the water with a roll of paper towels, and I got rather SOB! Grrrrr!!! I think I'll be going to bed a bit earlier tonight because of it!


Remember 9/11/01

September 11, 2001

Awaken to a phone call
Turn on the television
See the Twin Towers in smoke
See the Pentagon in smoke
Hear about plane crash in PA
Complete shock and horror unfolds
Deep within our minds.

Longest day ever,
Eyes glued to tv screen
Tears streaming, flowing
Who could do this?
Who would do this?

Nation comes together
Out of terrible tragedy
Love for OUR country
Seen by vigils
Seen by candles burning bright
Seen by OUR flag, our country,
Comes together.

THEY did not bring us down
THEY only brought is together
Made US strong, made US proud
THEY will never break our love
For OUR country!

We will never remember those who did this
We will ALWAYS remember those who died
The innocent victims who have become
OUR heroes.
Please always remember 9/11/01. ~CMS

They Tried To Make Me Go To Rehab.....

.....and I said YES YES YES! hahaha!!! Well, definitely not Amy Whinehouse's version, but still a good one! I got approved for pulmonary rehab today! My local PH doc's office put the script in the mail, and I should get it either tomorrow or on Friday. So I'll call St. Mary's on Monday morning, and see what I need to do from there. I'm excited!! I'm a little nervous! It's something new, but I am hoping it will be a really good thing for me!!

Holy Crap! And Other Stuff

Sunday my mom and I went to church at the new time, 10:30am. They changed the time from 11am because the Religious Education kids will be getting out at 10:15, and instead of them having to wait until 11 to either go to mass or just be picked up by their parents, they changed the mass time to 10:30 in hopes the kids will just join their parents in the church. Religious education hasn't started yet, but by the amount of people in church on Sunday, it might as well have. Holy crap!!! I could not get over how many people were there. I haven't seen the church filled on a regular Sunday in forever. It actually brought some tears to my eyes. This is how it was going to church when I was a little girl, and even when I was in middle school/high school. But it was also a bit sad to know that several churches had to be closed and consolidated into one church (like we were) because of the dwindling population in Niagara Falls, and the shrinking participation in masses. I just hope that t…

A Count UP

I've been totally avoiding my original plans for today, which was making jewelry stuff. Instead, I've been playing around on my laptop, changing my blog background (in case you haven't noticed!), changing the backgrounds of my Myspace page, and Joanie's (she lets me change her page, since she knows I love it! hehe), and chatting with a few friends and my sistores. We actually had a little meeting, it was the first time all 4 of us have been online at the same time in forever!!

Anyway, I obviously have two countDOWNS for 2 events, but I was playing around on the website I use to make the countdowns, and I noticed they have countUPS. I thought I'd try something. I made a new countup, of how many days it's been since I was diagnosed with PH and atrioventricular canal defect (2 holes on my heart). I have posted the countup in my profile section. I have to admit that looking at the number of days I've had PH and AV canal has been so overwhelming for me that I i…

The Countdown Is Over!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I cannot even begin to explain how beyond thrilled that one of my best friends is finally coming back home to Western NY!!! She has been gone way too long, almost 7 years. It's just so hard to believe that I will be able to see her whenever I want, and not just during holidays, or trips she planned on for whatever reason to come back here. She called me yesterday afternoon, and right after she said "Hey Schnelly!", I said to her "Eve, you're coming home in 2 days!!!!!" She laughed, and we just both were saying we couldn't believe it! She will be here for every holiday, for my birthday, Erin's birthday, Eve's own birthday! I will be able to be there for all of her son's birthdays now, and she will be here for Erin's daughter's birthday. And heck, if I were to ever get married, she'd actually be able to BE in the wedding! Not that I'm holding my breath on that one! LOL! The f…


I woke up a little late this morning, and wondered what to do with my day again. I showered, got dressed, and had breakfast. Then, after I dried my hair, I decided to clean the bathroom. I turned on the music, and kinda grooved while scrubbing! After that, I put on my headphones, and sang off-key to a variety of songs while washing the dishes! I also cleaned the drains, in the kitchen, and the two in the bathroom. I am getting too many centipedes lately, GROSS!! lol Then, after that, I decided to clean under my bed, since it was rather yucky from all the cat fur wafting around under there. I Swiffered under the bed, around the bedroom floor, down the hall, into the living room and under the couch (another furry situation!), and the computer room. I also dusted all around the floorboards in the corners of my bedroom. Then, after doing all that, I decided to sweep the kitchen! I moved the chairs around, moved the microwave stand, moved the rug at the kitchen sink. Yay! After that, I w…