Tuesday, November 3, 2009

" Willy Nilly "

My thought process is somewhat scrambled this morning thanks to the time change. I woke at 4:15 a.m. unable to fall back to sleep.
I wonder how long this will last ?

Thankfully though I don't have to be anywhere today, at least not that I can remember ! I am waiting to see if Katie gets
up for school this morning.
She was feeling better and then started to lose her voice a little. She is sort of up and down. I had to visit with our doctor yesterday and they seemed to think that it wasn't the flu. Which Dr. Mom had also suspected.

The doctor put her on some antibiotics which is also what Dr. Mom thought she needed . Since Katie was a little one, she has always been horrible at sharing. I believe one of the reasons is
that we lived out in the the middle of nowhere and I knew no one with children her age. My other two children were in high school and weren't too much into
" Barney " ! I tried taking her to classes that inv
olved other toddlers.
That didn't work either.

She got a little better at it once I was able to enroll her in preschool.
This was before we had found our church, if we had been going then, I think that it would have helped.

But things have changed now , yes she has decided to share her bug with her Mommy . But not to worry , I am still able to take care of everyone and everything. Why I even managed to snea
k a nap in yesterday,
measure and cut several squares for Katie's qui
lt, and cook a pot roast with twice baked potatoes!

I had one bad day but it didn't last long as I do believe that God watches over us mom's. He doesn't let us stay down for long ! There's too much to do.

That was all of the willy that happened yesterday.
Now I will get to the nilly.

I went to Jake's doctor appointment with him yesterday as I always do.
The news was all good. He will finish out his I.V. antibiotics,
the last dose being Thursday night. The infection looks so much better .
The doctor is giving him an extra week off of work
after that to make sure that it doesn't come back.

Jake drives for 10 to 12 hours a day with his leg down. So we must make sure that the pain doesn't come back as he cannot take pain medication at all while he is in his truck. Driving or not driving. So he will start using Ibuprofen in hopes that it will do the trick.

The doctor also told my husband that he can start doing more things.
He needs to start working on getting his strength back.
He can do the dishes! And walk the dogs! And cook dinner!
I am ticked pink! Although I am sure that I will have to remind him of this fact, believe me I will remind him!

I felt such relief after the doctors visit yesterday. My husband felt happy.
He is still somewhat worried about the shingles pain that he is still having in his hand. It's the hand that he drives with. But I just keep hoping and praying that it fades more before he has to go back to work.

So the mood in the house was much lighter yesterday. I am waiting to see if Katie is feeling well enough to go back to school today as my servants have all quit. They just couldn't handle all of the work.

It's so hard to find good help these days !


Gail said...


You are such a wond4rful Mom and wife. YOur family is so well cared for by you. ANnd your sense of humor about it all is delightful and inspiring. Please take time each day for you, to rest, or whatever, drink, carouse, day dream. :-) I am thrilled about Jake's recovery, thrilled.

Love to you

Being Pramoda... said...

hi diana,

she will be fine and everything will be fine..dont worryy..>:)

these days am hearing many siknesses frm u ..plz take care of urselves...take good food and have enough sleep ..:)

Diana said...

Hi Gail!
I am in much better spirits today. I must admit however that I am waiting for a day alone!
Love Di

Diana said...

Hi Prams,
We are all trying hard to get healthy. But time is the best healer!
Love Di

Lisa said...

Glad you're stint with the bug was a light one, Di, but especially relieved that your dear hubby is recovering! Woohoo! Hope all is back to normal soon!

Eileen said...

Third try really is the charm! I've been trying to access your blog with no luck until now!

Anyway, you really ARE Superwoman! Super Mom! Super Wife! Super Nurse! Super House Cleaner!
How do you do it?
Usually when I am sick I am down and out for the count!
You really amaze me, Di!

And you have me hysterical laughing with your wit all the time!

I'm glad this black cloud that has been hanging over your household is beginning to lift! 'Hope the winds of (ALL GOOD) change blow hard!

All my best wishes for good health to you all!
Lots of love and prayers sent your way too, my Friend!
Love you!, E

Donna's Book Nook said...

Diana--I feel like I've been out of the loop--no computer for several days. SO glad to hear that your hubby is better. I trust all of you will be back to good health soon.

Love your humor! Have you thought about doing stand-up comedy?! Donna

Barb said...

Hi Di,
So glad Jake got good news! Yippee! Now if only Katie can go to school and you don't feel worse, the Siebels Family will be back on track! For some things, sharing is not the best idea!

Bernie said...

Hi Diana, so happy that everyone is on the mend, hope you are doing okay.
Blogger is not letting me post, can't open some blogs and only let's me comment sometimes, phew..I am missing my friends.
I love your sense of humor, no matter how bad things get you manage to uplift us all...Luv ya

Anvilcloud said...

The bad news is that you must remain sleep-deprived until the clocks change again. ;)

Tranquility Speaks said...

Glad to be back and see things getting better in your world :-)

Hang in there dear Diana. All will be well again and the sun sure will shine :)

Diana said...

Hi Lisa,
I like to hope that our lives get back to as ABNORMAL as usual! I would be happy with that! Things never seem "Normal" here but it keeps things interesting for sure!
Love Di

Diana said...

Hi Eileen,
You and Bernie both are having blogger troubles today. Are we bloggers surprised?

I don't know how I do it either Eileen. I am just afraid of what will happen if I let someone else take charge. That is if there were anyone else!

Thanks for the prayers Eileen, I think we still need them!
Love Di

Diana said...

Hi Donna,
I hope while you were away you didn't let the computer withdrawal symptoms put a damper on your alone time with your hubby.

I don't know if I could handle that! Oh I bet I could!
Love Di

Diana said...

Hi Barb,
Katie is home again today. We're going to shoot again for tomorrow.
I'm not as sick as she is and hope that it stays that way or we'll all be in trouble!
Love Di

Diana said...

Hi Bernie,
Jake says that I have a constant party going on in my head! I had never thought of it that way but I suppose most of the time that could be true! Love Di

Diana said...

Hi AC,
You made me laugh because I know you are right!
Love Di

Diana said...

Hi Tranquility,
I am hanging in here. I have nowhere else to go!
Love Di

Jerelene said...

Hello Diana!
It sounds like you've had your hands full...with lots of sickness too...My father-in-law and mom have both had cellulitis...bad stuff! I'll be keeping you guys in my prayers....don't work too hard!
Love you...Jerelene

Diana said...

Hi Jerelene,
Things are finally looking up here except that right now I am feeling like crap! I hope you are doing better I will stop over and see.
Love Di

Wanda said...

Like you, I was up before the alarm went off too Diana...even taking pictures of that full moon this morning.
It's good to know Jake is on the mend...and has doctor's orders to build up his strength...you have it made, a whole week for him to help with housework! Together time!

Luv and Smiles,

Teacher's Pet said...

Diana...This is short and sweet...to the point.
I just think you are a wonderful person... God put an angel in your house...Her name is Diana.
I do hope that you aren't sick.
Please...don't be sick...sigh.
You are very special to me.
I look forward to your blog....it's hysterical...(and how can that be when you have so much going on...and you deal with it like a saint!...and keep others smiling.)
And last (since I'm keeping this short)....I LOVE the pictures you find to put with your blog.
You are the EXPERT at that.
I love you much, Di.
I truly do.

Dr.John said...

Glad that super Mom has everything under control, even bacteria run from her.
I certainly have been praying for your family.

All Dolled Up Doll Clothes said...

Well Di, it sounds as though all are on their way to recovery. I am so glad for you. You seem to be in much better spirits too but still, please take it easy and let the recovery happen. Don't rush it! Yes, I know, telling you to take it easy is like...well, I don't have a clever analogy here but you know what I mean!

Loves to you

Diana said...

Hi Wanda,
I don't like the time change! we've been having dinner an hour later, so everyone is hungry, it's like having a bunch of kids.I'm hungry, I'm hungry!
Jake has already been helping, he'll be able to do more when the pic line comes out Thursday night! He promised to start cooking tomorrow!
Love Di

Diana said...

Hi Jackie,
I'm doing alright. I've got a little something but not enough to keep me down, yet!
I enjoy hunting for the pictures. For some reason uploading from my camera has been a pain lately. But this computer has seen better days for sure!
I hope you are enjoying your trip Jackie and I always look forward to your beautiful photos!
Love Di

Diana said...

Thank you Dr. John for your prayers.
Better days are yet to come!
Love Di

Diana said...

Hi Terrie,
I have slowed down a bit the past couple of days. I managed to get some quilt squares cut out today. I have run out of denim so I will have to go hit the thrift stores!
My DIL and I are going for coffee tomorrow, I am looking forward to getting out of here for awhile!
Love Di

Maria said...

Diana, you have a way of keeping your joy! I love your spirit! The willy and the nilly of it all~~~
I'm glad you're getting out for some coffee tomorrow... even an hour away from it all can be really refreshing ~~~ God Bless You ~~~