Well, let's catch up on what's been happening around here a bit.
Friday April 29th was my darling hubby's 46th birthday. Sooooo, I took him for the weekend to our fav little spot at the beach. Yet, again, we had a wonderful time. Walks on the beach, looking for what shell's and other various treasures the sea would leave for us on the shore. Sunrises...sunsets, relaxing sounds of the ocean crashing against the shore, sea gulls and much more.
My poor hubby did get burned however. Poor thing resembled a "cooked" lobster. But, all is well now. He has turned a lovely shade of light golden tan. Me...I know better than to allow any part of me to be burned. I am fair skinned and do not like the lobstery look any way.
Bob and I are a bit different from most others we usually see on the beach. We are not the bathing suit sort.
He is usually in a t shirt and large swim trunks, me...I am usually in one of my light weight jean skirts and a t shirt or one of Bob's really big t shirts and a pair of shorts. We just do not believe in showing our flesh as it pertains to bathing suit's. This is also why Bob and I adore the early mornings on the beach and the late afternoon and evenings.....all the scantily clad are usually not on the beach at those times. We seem to be out on the beach at the same times as the locals...usually elderly...LOL...who are out there for the exercise walking. So...it is perfect for us.
I am not meaning to be critical of others who do wear bathing suits, I'm just saying WE do not and we do not believe in showing that much flesh. And believe it or not...even in a jean skirt and t shirt....I am cool and comfortable. I get LOTS of funny looks from others, but I do not care. This is how the Lord has dealt with me, and I shall do as he directs and leads me. End of subject.
However...even fully clothed, bad sun burns will occur if your not careful....poor Bob.
So...birthday weekend came to an end, much to our disappointment, and we made our way back home to make things ready for another week of work. Insert huge POUT HERE...lol.
Last week of work for Bob and I both went well for the most part. Yet I have been struggling terribly with my chronic fatigue and my R.A. Honesty forces me to finally admit, my last R.A. infusion has not worked at all. My pain and other symptoms have been nearly unbearable. Forcing me to the point of turning to my Dr. prescribed pain meds, which I usually avoid. My fear of becoming addicted to them is far greater than my pain. I have met so many in the past 8 years who gave in to the pain...took the strong pain meds....now...they are incapable of functioning without the pain meds, and their life is great diminished because all they do is sleep and take more meds. This is not the case for everyone with RA, but my fear of becoming like those others....is strong, so I resist at all cost if possible. I only take them rarely. I am terribly afraid of giving in to all of that. So I fight with every thing in me to push on through the pain, try to ignore it and just force myself to keep going and struggle through. Yet, the past 5 weeks has been my worst struggle and dealing with pain to date. I am fully aware that my RA is getting much worse, but I am determined NOT to let this disease run my life...I run the disease! So as a result...I walk slower now. I am short, overweight and in pain so I wobble a bit when I walk because of the pain, LOL, BUT I keep going. Forget over the counter junk like Tylenol, Advil, Aleve....they do nothing no matter how much I take, except possibly help to damage my liver and kidneys a bit faster, so I do not take much of those either. Oh Well.... I will get through it with the help of my Lord. I know that it is only the Lord and my sweet husband who help me daily. Yet, I am also fully aware of how much worse it could be. So I grin, smile, try to stay "Peachy Keen", try to not let the pain show, and I just go, do, move, work, clean, cook...whatever is needed of me at the time.
This past weekend my sweet hubby and I put in a new flower bed on one end of our home. It has been something of a barren area since we moved in, and Bob decided that for mothers day this is what we were gonna do. I have wanted so to put in a simple and pretty flower bed there for a long time. Well, happy mothers day to me. We worked on that flower bed for simply hours, BUT, what a great turn out. It is simple, lovely, easy maintenance, and another chunk of grass now no longer needing to be mowed....YIPPEE!
I will have to post the before and after picture's tomorrow just as soon as I can get them downloaded from my camera.
Yesterday at work, we all got some news concerning our boss. It must be kept fairly quiet for now, YET, I must beg and plead for those who will, to please pray for my boss. I will not give his full name, as I never do give full names on my blog for safety's sake, yet the Lord will know of whom you are praying for. Please pray for J. Wendell..........
He is in need of the Lord's healing touch, and for the Lord to lead and guide the doctor's right now. He is supposed to be going over sea's at the end of the week on another missionary trip, and his hearts desire is to NOT miss this trip. His conviction, desire, and will is to spread the Gospel no matter, is a strong one. Please pray for his him and for the Lord to heal and help in all area's.
Well 7:37 am is now the time here, and I must go get ready for work.
Have A Peachy Keen Day!
I will hopefully be back tomorrow, and write, share, and pour out of myself a bit more. Been a very long week and half since my last post. Gee I really gotta get in here some more. This writing and pouring out of myself and just sharing about....everything...what a release, ease, openness, lightness...so on and so on. Weird to you....yes maybe. But to me...wonderful.
As they say when texting on cell phones now...TTYL!
Love & Prayers,