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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sunday Musings

Can you tell I'm bored? Well, I am. I've been perusing the blogs this afternoon since I can't go to church because of this:

Maybe these won't keep me out of church, but a sinus attack can. First it was food poisoning, then the braces, then the foot/heel surgery and today I'm coming down with a sinus attack. Can you believe this?! I haven't been out of the house for 4 days and I'm in desperate need of a shower and shampoo. Hubby announced this afternoon that he wants to try and give me a shower tomorrow. I said there was no way I could stand on one leg in the shower. He suggested a tub bath. I said once I got down there is no way I'd be able to get back up on one leg. We've compromised on a sponge bath tomorrow. ;-) I'm simply feeling too vulnerable to trust someone to do anything when I only have one good leg/foot to support me. Scary thought.

I never thought braces hurt so bad. Maybe it's just that kids don't complain much or are afraid of what their parents will do, but I'm not a kid, and these dang things hurt my tongue and inner mouth. If anyone has had this experience as an adult, I'd love to hear from you and how it gets better.... pleeeeeease, tell me it does.

Reading some blogs today and came across some rants, which is fine, but I came across several that are in just plain bad taste. One blogger describes in detail her dating experiences. (Okay, I went there innocently and will never go again.) But bad taste is still bad taste. For Pete's sake, why glorify your tasteless adventures?

Then I came across some religious ones and some are rather beautiful and some not so much. I'm a religious person but I don't do a lot of spiritual blogging. Why? I'm really not sure, but I am a praying woman and thank God daily for our blessings and to seek His help with my life. Sunday is a day of rest for us. We don't shop or eat out unless we happen to be traveling.

But one caught my eye as sheer poetry how she describes her Sundays and her attention to her loved ones and home on that day. She just brings comfort to my mind when she so lovingly posts.

And this is the best I can do without being able to stand and photograph things for ya, chicks. I think I'll go read and feel sorry for myself. :-)


  1. Hi Connie,
    So sorry to hear you have had a time of it lately. I do know the braces will feel better in time. I never had them, but friends that did, said it gets better. So sorry to hear you had food poisoning and now foot surgery. It seems when it rains it pours. Sinus infections are no fun at all, so I hope you feel better soon with that as well.
    I can so relate as I was in the hospital early March and then had lots of tests since then. Have a condition in my esophagus that will take time to heal. Still trying to get back to normal. Today was a better day.

    Prayers for you and better days ahead.
    Hugs from Texas, Celestina Marie

  2. I do hope the sponge bath works for you! I am an expert in giving sponge baths as I gave mom them before passed away. It works well if you are sitting on a chair. I used some disposable wash cloths. I heated them for a few seconds, whatever the package said, and then used one cloth per section of body. Mom enjoyed them. We would giggle as she got a bath. I sure miss giving her the baths. Of course, I miss her a lot in general. I hope your mouth feels better and your foot. I hope tomorrow is a good day for you!

  3. Bless your sweet heart! Hope you get your sponge bath tomorrow! Make it fun! :0) Now...was that tasteless or what?!? Bet it made you laugh!

    Love you,
    Angelic Accents

  4. Oh, you poor dear, you are in a lot of misery! Wish I could make you a nice cup of tea and make it better somehow!

    I wore braces as an adult, got them removed on my 50th birthday! Never regretted having to go through all that pain. A few things I would do - take Advil BEFORE I went to get the wires tightened. I kept wax handy to place little globs on top of the wires. I also bought myself a little wire cutter and would snip those tiny stray wires off when needed! A banana in a milkshake was my favorite!

    I can also empathize with all the pain you've been going through - six weeks ago I had a kidney stone, the most pain I've ever had in my life. I had complications and and was in the hospital seven days, four of those days in ICU!

    I pray things are better for you soon!


  5. Poor you Connie, you sound so fed up. It must be hard, anchored to the house and with your mouth feeling so painful.
    I so hope things will get easier for you.

  6. Connie, when I had a cast on my broken left ankle, I would put a plastic bag around it and then shower. At first, when the injury was still new, I did the sponge bath thing. Then I graduated to baths with the leg in the cast propped up on the side of the tub. Then eventually, I moved on to the shower.

    I hope you feel better soon!


  7. Hello my lovely friend,

    I wish I had some inside info about braces, yet, alas, my teeth are still a wee bit messed up and I have never had braces. Kudos to you however for doing all you can to keep those lovely choppers of yours.

    I had absolutely no idea about all that was going on with your foot/heal.
    Darling Connie, I will be keeping you in my prayers daily, I pray you will have a speedy recovery.

    I wish I could do something for you, but prayer is all I can do from this great distance.

    Try to have a good day.

    Love & Prayers,

  8. Oh my gosh Connie. I stay away a few days and you fall apart. I am so sorry to hear of your problems. My SIL had braces when she was in her 60's and it was a long suffering process. However, she did adjust and got through it just fine. Your poor foot. A sponge bath is better than no bath. Smile! Just think, years ago that was about all they did. Yuck.

    I have been out of town for 5 days doing an antique show with my sisters. Come over and feast your eyes. I didn't post too many closeups but click and enlarge the pic. I have closeups for another day. We had fun.

    Take care of yourself and I am praying for a speedy recovery.
    Love ya, Jeanne

  9. Hi Connie

    So sorry you had to have this surgery.

    I know from pass surgery's the less you move around , well that helps with the pain.

    I feel your pain and hope for a quick recovery.

    You have a beautiful family and that great grandaughter well she is special

    I know your husband will be a great help

  10. Bless your heart, Connie. When *it rains, it pours* and sounds like you have about had it..
    So sorry. These kind of times just drive me nuts, too. Maybe you could put a small stool or chair in the shower and sit.? I have a metal step stool that we've used at different times.
    Praying all things get much better for you.
    xoxo bj

  11. This too shall pass.... I think I can... I think I can... LOL. Feel better? Your braces actually look cute; I've always thought people with braces look cute, so enjoy your painful cuteness. :o)

  12. Dear Sweet Connie, you certainly are having a bad time right now and I wish also that I could make you some tea and help you out to make you more comfortable. I have been there and the bathe thing is a killer. When I had my heart attack in the hospital, they didn't bathe me and I was miserable and mad. Luckily my doctor said I could go home after 4 short days. I know we don't really get dirty while laying in a bed, but there are limits, if you get my drift. I had this huge tournequet, so I couldn't bathe myself, nor move. I do hope things change for you. I don't envy people with sinus problems. I am lucky to not suffer from that. Love, hugs, and many prayers that you get back on your feet.

  13. Hi Connie Sweetie...
    Sorry to hear about all the things going on right now with you sweet one. First of all, invest in a shower chair. They are wonderful, I invested in one when I broke my foot and was in a cast. I could hang the cast out of the shower, and it has a piece that slides from outside the tub inside, you can slide over on it. No weight bearing at all. I loved it, and was able to do everything myself. Took a little while, but I got there. Check into it sweetie. We kept ours as getting older, we never know when we may need it again.

    Now I had braces when I was 35, top and bottom. They make a product called Orabase by Colgate. Can never be without it. It helps with all the sores on your cheeks and lips from thr braces, and your tongue, as it makes like canker sores in your mouth. It is the best stuff ever, and yes believe it or not, it will get better I promise. I lost weight with mine.

    Now that darn sinus infection, will be gone soon, as soon as everything has came into its full bloom. Time sweet friend. You may have to stay locked up inside for awhile, but it is going to get better.

    I will be saying some prayers for you. Please take care of yourself and hang in there a little longer. Read any good books lately? We have to find something to keep you busy. Keep me posted sweetie. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

  14. Poor poor Connieness! I'm so sorry you've had to go through all of this. Your poor leg and foot and your tiny mouth! My daughter had braces when she started college and she would cry because of her little mouth hurting so much. But it did get better. She had the invisible braces on top and bottom and they told her not to eat mustard, mainly because it would stain them. When she got her braces off, first thing she did was ask me to make her a hamburger and she wanted triple mustard!! :)
    Oh, I knew you had a fancy dancy camera! Well, I've just used the automatic setting on my camera and the without the flash. And yes, I don't use the flash if I can help it. I think the flash kinda washing all the natural shadows away.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)


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