Thursday, July 23, 2009

A day off and going home!

When I went home Tuesday night, I'd planned on sitting in the hot tub, but the drive home was in a spectacular lightning storm with heavy rain, then hail that started covering the road. I was going the back way on a twisty, dark road because the interstate has had some construction that slows things down. The clouds were wispy and swirly ON THE ROAD and driving through them felt like a scene from a horror movie, but it was beautiful at the same time. There were only a couple of times where they were high enough to hit the windshield, so it wasn't like a fog, just swirls of cloud crossing the road in front of me. I LOVE Colorado! ;-D But I missed my hot tub soaking. lol

Yesterday was awesome. I "slept in" until 8:45 - heaven! Then called my nail salon as soon as they opened at 10 and got right in for a pedicure and nail fill. The massage during the pedicure felt so good on my calves that are still kind of sore from doing the 10 flights of stairs. Then in the afternoon I went to my chiropractor for an adjustment. That felt good, too! My daughter and I got to spend some quality time together. I hadn't seen her since last week because of her trip to Baltimore. A couple of weeks ago she had mentioned that she didn't know how to find her jean size, so I took her measurements and went to JCPenney's website to check out their sizes. I ordered her 3 pairs of 4 petite! and they came in last week. She said one of her old pairs of jeans were a size TEN! She wasn't used to having jeans that actually fit her, but she's very happy with them. :-) And she looks very cute in them! She's 5'6" which is practically a midget in my family of Amazon women. She has tiny feet, too. :-) She had a job interview yesterday for a 911 dispatcher with the city. She'd done VERY well on the assessment test and I know she makes a great impression in person, so we're praying that she'll get this one. It pays TWICE what her other job did, so this may be the window the Lord is opening for her!

Anyway, we came up to the hospital last night so I could take over for my hubby and this morning they are preparing the discharge orders. Hooray! We'll be doing 3 IV antibiotics at home and I'll be chauffeuring Kendall around until he regains strength in his arm and his leg. And he'll need to continue physical therapy on the arm for a bit, too. One of the regular CF nurses was giving me his med list for going home and I said "This was a scary one." She said, "This WAS a scary one." It kind of freaks me out when the medical personnel will actually admit that! Most of the time you have to point-blank ask them how bad it is.

The scale wasn't too unkind to me yesterday. I'm still in the 70's. Up from the "false low" after the Day of Diarrhea, but that's no big shocker. ;-) I'm trying to decide if I want to go for a walk now or just work out when I get home. I may wait, since it's getting hot outside. Last night when we drove up, the temperature was 15 degrees higher in Denver than at home in just 50 miles. We'd had a thunderstorm with hail move through, so that provided quite the drop in temp.

Oooh, just got an email from Skechers that my shoes are due to be delivered on the 27th. The tracking on my pedometer says it will be delivered on the 29th, but since it left Kentucky on Tuesday, I'm not sure why it would take THAT long unless they are sending it on the Pony Express!!! LOL

Ugh, this discharge process can take forever. I think I'll go do the stairs one more time before leaving. I've got most of my stuff packed, but can take a quick shower when I get done. Thanks to all of you for your thoughts and prayers. I truly do appreciate you!

Oh, have I mentioned I'm reading Atlas Shrugged? Holy cow! Now I know why so many people have recommended it lately and are rereading it. Soooooo applicable to the things that are being said by the current administration. It's like they read this book and are quoting VERBATIM the BAD guys in the book. What the heck????? Will America really let this come to pass? I know there are many, many patriots standing up and fighting for our beloved country and I will be one of them.


Hanlie said...

I'm glad he's going home!

Ro said...

So happy to hear Baby Bear is going home. I am sure he will rest much better there!
and you so make me want to get a pedi TODAY!

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KK @ Running Through Life said...

Yay for a day off and a chance to sleep in. Yay for pampering yourself too!

KK @ Running Through Life said...

Oh, and YAY!!!! for K feeling better and getting to come home!!

Diane, Fit to the Finish said...

I'm glad he's going home, and that you had some time to spend with your daughter.

I hadn't heard of that book - I will have to check it out!

smilinggreenmom said...

Great that you are taking care of yourself :) I definitely have to say, that as a busy mom myself (and not much money) a good cream to try for tired or achy feet is the topricin foot cream...aaaahh! I love it, it is natural and great for when i can't get a professional pedi at the spa. Just thought you might want to know for those busy days! smilinggreenmom *tweet me!

Anonymous said...

I hope Kendall is better, and good luck for your daughter in getting the job!