Thursday, December 2, 2010

Life Happens

My mom, who had a stroke earlier this year, got excellent news from the doctor yesterday. She had been having dizzy spells and was concerned. The doctor says the dizzy spells are from an inner ear issue. She will have to see another doctor; however, her recovery from the stroke is right on schedule. We are relieved.

My brother, who had recent back surgery, was released by his doctor to resume normal duties. He is still having some pain. The doctor says this will go away. We are relieved.

And, my dad goes to the hospital at 6 a.m. in the morning for surgery on a carotid artery. He is second on the surgeon's list. I would appreciate your prayers. It is an out patient procedure ... although he will spend a night (go figure). Being in Florida as all of this goes on in Mississippi is difficult. God put me here and I do not have to understand why. My job is to put one foot in front of the other in faith and know He is in control. Some days doing so is easier than others.

On a lighter note - I answered the phone at work this morning and got all tongue tied. I laughed and started over thinking my mouth working slower than brain must be an old age thing. Later it dawned on me - when younger my mouth frequently engaged before my brain kicked in. The result was I often said things I really shouldn't have, causing "problems." Now in old age I find the reverse to be true - my mouth cannot keep up with my brain. The result is I don't say things I should, causing "problems." I wonder if there was ever a time my mouth and brain worked together.  Ha!

Make sure you check out the Henry Glass Designers Holiday Project Parade. Today is day two and it is proving to be a wonderful blog hop - special (free) designer projects to make, inspiring pictures, great reading material and there will be prizes to a few lucky folk.  I have a page setup on my sidebar with links to the designers by days. Check it out! Good luck to all.



Cheryll said...

Thanks... I'll go check the sites out!
Merry Christmas.

QuiltSue said...

I'll be thinking of your Dad and I'm glad about

I had to laugh when I read your thoughts on mouth and brain synchronising - I have the same problem!your mother and brother.