Around Here

August 10, 2015 — 19 Comments

A lot has been going on around here . . .

I mentioned in my post last Friday that Sarah and I were headed out to Campbell University for a campus tour.

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This morning Sarah and I are headed off on a road trip to tour Campbell University, the school she is considering transferring to when she graduates from the Community College in the spring. (It’s about 200 miles away.)  That basically means that the College Countdown has begun; one year from now, she will be moving out of our house.  Treasuring those moments . . .

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Steve has been in Charlotte for the past few days.  He attended a funeral of a church member’s mother on Saturday and this morning he is at the hospital with his mom as she is having a golf ball-sized (non-cancerous) growth removed from her larynx.

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Done.

July 30, 2015 — 18 Comments

It occurred to me this morning that Sarah has been put to sleep three times in a little over a year.  Her line up includes two colonoscopies and one oral surgery. And then of course, there was the horrendous experience of the breast biopsy, where she wishes she had been put to sleep!.

Here she is getting ready to leave for yet another sleepy-time experience.

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The Beautiful

I took a (sort of slow-ish) bike ride this morning. I’m not sure if it’s the infection or the medication, but I have been feeling ever-so-tired the past couple of days.

I stopped a few times and grabbed some shots with my iPhone. There are few things I love more than early morning placidity.

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If you saw the picture in yesterday’s post, you know what I looked like when I went in to my doctor’s appointment yesterday.

Well, after I came out, I looked like this.

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I mentioned a couple weeks ago that Sarah has to have a follow up colonoscopy after polyps were found last year. That is scheduled for this Thursday; we appreciate your prayers for that not-so-fun procedure and for good results.  Also, in the medical realm, I am headed out the door right now to Urgent Care.  I had a cold sore develop about two weeks ago and instead of getting better, I have started to have a rash and sores spreading all over my face. With a compromised immune system, I don’t want to give that a chance to get any more out of control that it already is.  So I’m having it checked out this morning to see what is causing this to spread so quickly.

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We got home at 8:30 last night.  Happy, happy, happy!

I didn’t mention it earlier, but Sarah spent four nights by herself; it’s the first time she has even been home alone at night without us and we are proud of her for reaching that big milestone. 

As I wrote before, she was joined the rest of the time by her friend, Hope and her mom and brother.  Hope’s family loves trips to the beach and since I didn’t love the thought of Sarah being alone for eight days, it was a match made in heaven for them to come here and hang out several days. Hope’s mom, Melody, even cleaned the whole house for me—on HER vacation!  They are the sweetest family.

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