Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Knee Saga Continues.

Hello all, well it's been almost 3 weeks since I re-injured my knee.. LOL They finally took x-rays this past Monday. after almost 2 weeks. I suggested to the Dr. that we really needed to eliminate some basics, like a broken knee. (egad you are the Dr.)

X-rays were taken and as I suspected no breaks or cracks. YIPPEE. I finally got an appt. for an MRI this week. tomorrow as a matter of fact. at 11:15 pm.. LOL yep PM.. our facility is open 24 hrs. I'm just glad I get to go and get it done. finally. With all the pain I know I've done something. just not sure what.

In the meantime I had some surgery Ya, you heard me right surgery. menopause has not been easy on me. I had some trouble a couple of years ago too. This time I had a cyst along with more stuff that needed to be removed.. I'll spare you all the gory details. I got the biopsy report today. Cancer Free.
Praise the Lord. I am so thankful. I wasn't really worried about it. Actually I didn't even consider a different outcome. Some would call that Peace I felt denial. I choose to call it Faith. I knew it would all be OK.

I am still having some cramping and other twinges, but nothing this old girl can't take. actually the knee pain keeps the belly pain out off my mind unless my belly is really being sassy.

This knee thing has really put a cramp in my summer. I've missed some of my great nieces and nephews graduations, a cousin's wedding, several family picnics, a great nephew's reception, lake time, fishing, walking outside, helping work at the troop support group events, tractor shows, and gardening.

I've also managed to avoid all major cleaning projects. I just do the very minimum so we don't all die of some horrible disease. I've also managed to avoid a lot of cooking. I do very little. easy stuff that can be cooked in one pot with a minimum of standing. Husband has been good to run the vacuum, wash a dish on occasion, though he has offered to bring my office chair into the kitchen to ease my dish washing duties. I wash them. It just takes a while. I have to sit down a lot.. LOL Hubby has also swished a brush around in the toilet a few times. I don't look at the tub anymore. I just work on getting myself in and out in one piece.

Hubby has also taken over breakfast making duties. If you are all into oatmeal, cheerios, or toast, stop by. he'll whip you up some. :)

I have a Dr.'s appt. next week. hopefully the MRI will show us if there is anything that needs to be fixed. My knee dude left this area so I'll have to get a referal to another surgeon. I'm hoping we can just put the sassy thing in a brace for some healing time, or do more Physical Therapy.

I do have an exciting time lying in bed and watching TV. My set is old and we brought it home from Ky. I couldn't remember why until I had my first knee surgery in May. The delightful little thing occasionally decides to turn itself off. Yep about every two minutes. I think one of us has to go. I don't think it will be me. When I can manage sitting in the living room I do. The best seat in the house is my office chair in front of the computer. LOL how odd. No really it is the least painful position for my knee.

I am hoping for a pain free knee before Christmas. I'm really starting to wonder. If something doesn't happen soon, my summer will be gone, And I will have spent it sitting in the house. This thing better get better quick.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Music That Moves Me....

I love music.. It moves me.. It just does something to my Soul that nothing else can do..
I especially love the new contemporary Christian music.. I've always loved the Hymns.. We have a great and awesome God, and I've always loved singing about Him. The thing I love about Contp. Christian music is it not only says something about God.. but some of it I can sing to Him, and I like that....
I think that in Heaven we'll do a lot more singing to Him then about Him.. Just my opinion.. whoo what a Worship service that will be..

I thought I would share 3 of my favorites this week with you....
1. You can come as you are... by Pocket full of rocks.... (love the name) is so moving.. I just gushed tears the first time I heard it... God's not mad at you... what a great first line..

2. Forgiven: by Sanctus Real... In this life, I know what I’ve been, But here in your arms,
I know what I am, I'm Forgiven....

3. Better than a Hallelujah: Amy Grant... This song brought one thing to my attention.. that all my singing, praising, and sweet Christian talk in Church or around Church people doesn't mean a thing unless it's real.. It also reminded me that In the eyes of God, prayers of repentance, cries for help, and cries for healing, show our love and Trust in God.. they are a lovely song to His ears.. and They sometimes mean more to HIm then a Hallelujah..

Check them out on your local Christian radio station.. or you can go to http:// and find a station in your area..

I hope you find a song that moves you this week.. that speaks to your heart..

"You can come as you are"
by: pocket full of rocks..

He’s not mad at you
And He’s not disappointed
His grace is greater still
Than all of your wrong choices

He is full of mercy
And He is ever kind
Hear His invitation
His arms are open wide

You can come as you are
With all your broken pieces
And all your shameful scars
The pain you hold in your heart
Bring it all to Jesus
You can come as you are

Louder than the voice
That whispers you’re unworthy
Hear the sound of love
That tells a different story

Shattering your darkness
And pushing through the lies
How tenderly He calls you
His arms are open wide

by: Sanctus Real

Well the past is playing with my head
And failure knocks me down again
I’m reminded of the wrong
That I have said and done
And that devil just wont let me forget

In this life
I know what I’ve been
But here in your arms
I know what I am

I’m forgiven
I’m forgiven
And I don’t have to carry
The weight of who I’ve been
Cause I’m forgiven

My mistakes are running through my mind
And I’ll relive my days, in the middle of the night
When I wrestle with my pain, struggle with my pride
Sometimes I feel alone, and I cry

When I don't think and I don’t feel like I belong anywhere
When I don’t measure up to much in this life
Oh, I’m a treasure in the arms of Christ ‘cause

I’m forgiven
I’m forgiven
And I don’t have to carry
The weight of who I’ve been
Cause I’m forgiven

" Better Than a Hallelujah"
by: Amy Grant...

God loves a lullaby
In a mother's tears in the dead of night
Better than a Hallelujah sometimes.
God loves the drunkard's cry,
The soldiers plea not to let him die
Better than a Hallelujah sometimes.

We pour out our miseries
God just hears a melody
Beautiful the mess we are
The honest cries of breaking hearts
Are better than a Hallelujah.

The woman holding on for life,
The dying man giving up the fight
Are better than a Hallelujah sometimes
Tears of shame for what's been done,
The silence when the words won't come
Are better than a Hallelujah sometimes.

We pour out our miseries
God just hears a melody
Beautiful the mess we are
The honest cries of breaking hearts
Are better than a Hallelujah.

Better than a church bell ringing,
Better than a choir singing out, singing out.

We pour out our miseries
God just hears a melody
Beautiful the mess we are
The honest cries of breaking hearts
Are better than a Hallelujah.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th Of July...

Happy 4th of July to you !!! I love it.. I love the whole thing, picnics, parades, hot dogs, swimming, ice cream, grills, suntan lotion, and bug spray... I love the soppy wet kisses given by wet kids fresh out of the lake, the smell of charcoal, the smell of sunscreen.. LOL I love the Music, Patriotic and Loud.. I love the sounds of laughter, grandparents telling stories of their special 4th of July memories, and Fireworks.. the perfect end to a perfect Day..

But my favorite thing of all is to see the Flag.... Our Flag.. Flying.. proud, bold, unhindered...
Our Flag.. what Emotions it evokes in me... some of them I wrote here..

Today I hope you enjoy a picnic, grill smoke in your eyes, soppy wet kisses from a kid, ice cream, Patriotic Music, the sounds of laughter, and Fireworks..

Today I hope you see a Flag, Our Flag, Flying, Proud, Bold, and Unhindered....