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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Putting Things Into Perspective

Just checking in today, but I'll have more for Pink Saturday tomorrow. Is it spring yet?????? Trying to think positive about it.

I've been busy reevaluating things in my life recently: what's important, what's not and the in-between things. It just feels like something is missing. I think most of you will understand this since most of us experience this at one time or another. We sometimes don't even recognize it when there is something amiss. But I've figured out one thing I need: more challenges. I say this with my heart in my throat because I'm not sure what God will throw my way now. Sigh. But I've gotten a missionary call to help with genealogy. I won't have to travel to far away countries, which I don't want to do anymore, especially with the travel regulations such as they are now. I can do it right from my home computer with a headset (which I have), Skype (which I've been using for many years) and a telephone. Qualified!

I think this comes because I'm feeling useless in the scheme of things right now. But anyway, I'm going to do it.

The other thing is I got food poisoning Sunday night. After fasting for 24 hours, which we do once a month and then give the money we would have spent on 2 nice meals at a restaurant to our bishop to use for needy families in our ward. I broke the fast with a frozen cashew chicken (Sundays are easy meals for us since we try to keep "work" to a minimum) and within a couple of hours I started feeling very, very nauseous. At 9:30 pm I told hubs we need to go to bed. I lay there for over 4 hours trying to squelch the nausea but to no avail. At almost 2 am I awoke and rushed to the bathroom. So I spent the night on the toilet with a plastic lined trash can in my lap. Not fun! I didn't get out of the house until last night when hubs took me to Jack in the Box for a salad. I'm feeling 95% better but still tired.

But I went to the doctor today for a visit I've had for a month and I'm in fine shape. Blood pressure is 118/65. Not bad for an old lady. My doctor was impressed and so was I.

So I'll stop rambling now and have a better post for y'all tomorrow! :-)


  1. Hello Connie,
    Oh my goodness food poisoning how awful!!!!
    I hope you are feeling better today. And how great for you on your blood pressure!!!!
    Love all your pinkness!
    Suzann ~xoxo~

  2. Hi sweetie,
    I've had those days as well. Especially five months ago when my cornea was trying to detach itself and I wondered if this was all worth even going back to. I think breaks are nice and no one should be obligated to blog but if it's any consolation, I do know that your blogger friends care about you and will support your choices.

    I'm glad that you are feeling better after that infamous dinner!

    Have a great evening,
    Deanna :D

  3. Oh my dear sweet Connie, sorry to hear about your food poisoning. It is not spring here either even though the calander says so. I can not wait for warm weather as we all have cabin fever at my end.

    It has been a long while since I have been able to get to some blogs as life has been so busy for us. Recently my daddy suffered a heart attack and with him and momma having alzheimers I am having to take care of them both.

    Glad to hear your doc visit went well wonderful blood pressure. Mine is not so good that is why I take meds. Hope you and your loved ones are doing good and keep well. I see you have a new addition to your family she is just beautiful.

    Hugs to you my friend.

  4. Oh, I am so sorry! Food poisoning is so miserable.

  5. oh my!!! I am so glad you are feeling much better after food poisoning! Ugh, that had to be rough. Love the picture of the ballerina. I total understand when it feels like something is missing. I do hope the geneology is fun for you to do! I hope today is a good day for you!!

  6. Goodness Sweetie, I'm glad your feeling better. I haven't had a flu-like sickness in a while but I know food poisoning is problems like that multiplied.

    I bet you'll enjoy the genealogy work. It will keep you busy and feeling more fulfilled. I'm saying a pray lifting you up.

    Love and hugs...Tracy :)

  7. Oh dear Connie, food poisoning is an awful thing to get, but I'm glad you're better.
    Hope your missionary work goes well, have fun.
    Hugs to you-Wayna

  8. How nasty for you Connie. I hope you are feeling much better now.


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