Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Lord's Prayer



The picture on the wall is one of my earliest cross stitch projects.
" The Lord's Prayer".


This was a stamped linen cross stitch kit.
I must have stitched this in the late 70's or early 80's.
We found the frame buried under ice one day
while in Idaho working on an out of state job sight.
I was able to bring it home with me and was happy to see
it worked perfectly with my stitchery.

I see this daily and I find myself saying the prayer.

Wishing you all a peaceful day!
 
~ Sandra ~



Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Doctor visit

I guess I am lucky to say I only need to take one medication.
But, it is this one medication that is causing me to not feel well.
I am required to take it for another year.

The doctor has suggested my taking two weeks off,
and she gave me some sleeping pill aids to try and see if I could get a good nights rest.

My dilemma...
the medication is for Cancer Preventative.
I had cancer in 2013.
It is a 50/50 chance...if I stop taking the medicine and the Cancer returns
I will feel like it was my fault.
Even if I take the medication for another year there is no great guaranty 
that the cancer will never return.

The medication is causing me my headaches,
sleepless nights, indigestion,
weight gain, higher blood pressure
and aches and pains.

The easy answer is to stop taking the medicine.
But, I am not so sure it is the right answer.

I am taking the two weeks off the medication and meeting with my doctor.
We will decide then what direction I will take.
Maybe I will continue on with the medication
if she can still provide me with sleep aids.

This has been a long road that I have traveled.
I have done all that they have prescribed or suggested.

Please say a prayer for me that I can make the right decision.

In the meantime I will try and get a good nights sleep,
I need to try and walk and keep active.
Eating healthy is good advice too.

So I am not sure how much craft time I will squeeze in each day.
If I finish something I will try and make a post now and then.

I do want to say a special Thank You 
to all who left me such nice messages 
on my previous post.
They were very much appreciated.

~ Sandra ~

Monday, February 27, 2017

Not Feeling Well

I am afraid that I will need to take a bit of a blogging break.

I have not been feeling my best.  I have a very difficult time to sleep at night.
I get by with a couple to a few hours each night.
This has been going on since November.
I also am suffering from headaches that sometimes lead to migraine's.

I do have some doctor appointments in mid March.
I also plan on seeing the eye doctor soon and update my prescription 
on my eye glasses.

I have tried a lot of different things.
Giving up caffeine completely.
Aromatherapy.
Less computer time as well as the tv.
Walking on my treadmill during the winter months
due to so much snow on the ground outside.

Nothing seems to work.
I am always tired.
It is an effort to get through each day.

Maybe Spring will help when I can get outside more.
Warmer temperatures will feel nice.
Seeing the sun shine more often.

Anyway, all I can think of now is to stop blogging for awhile
and see if I feel any better.
I will continue with my craft time;
maybe spend some time finishing up some of the hand quilting
that needs to be done on so many of my unfinished quilts.

I hope to return before too long.

Until then, I will sadly say Good Bye.

~ Sandra ~