Soul Medicine

October 24, 2014 — 17 Comments

I’m headed to the Norfolk/Virginia Beach area today for a couple of appointments but wanted to leave you with a little something to help ease your way into the weekend.

Even though last Tuesday’s line up of doctor visits was tiring and a little disheartening, the thing that rescued the whole day from utter unloveliness was the chance to stop and take some pictures along the way.

Absolutely medicine for the soul.

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Happy News

October 22, 2014 — 22 Comments

Thank you all for the words and prayers and hugs sent my way after my sort of gloomy post on Monday. I’m so thankful for each wonderful member of the Smthellaneous family.

I thought we could use some happy news today and it just so happens I have some to share!

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Take THAT, Lung Disease

October 20, 2014 — 56 Comments

I’ve been putting off writing this doctor report for almost a week now, but I guess the best thing to do is to just sit down and do it.

As I mentioned earlier, I had four medical appointments last Tuesday, plus five hours on the road. The first appointment was for my monthly IV infusion of Orencia and a steroid. From there I had a scant 10 minutes to scoot on over to the ENT doctor. My pulmonologist (having seen my history of Vocal Cord Dysfunction) wanted me to be checked  again since the vocal cords and the lungs have to work in cooperation to get all the air moved in and out efficiently. 

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The Tale of the Horn

October 18, 2014 — 36 Comments

Steve has been thoroughly enjoying his new(ish) car.  When I was in Florida, he took Sarah out for a date in it and they had a great time.

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The Cute One

October 16, 2014 — 10 Comments

I’m having a bit of a tough time recovering from my flights home Monday (12 hours of travel) and  my four doctor’s appointments on Tuesday which turned into another 12-hour day.  I’ll be back in touch with some results from those appointments after I’m feeling a little more like myself.

In the meantime here are a couple more photos of The Cute One.

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October 13, 2014 — 18 Comments

In just a few minutes, Sheri (AKA The Other Grandma) will be picking me to take me to the Orlando airport to fly back to Norfolk.    

I should be home by about 7:30 tonight and then will leave the house at 7 a.m. tomorrow for four doctor appointments in Greenville which should translate into a 12-hour day. Fortunately I will have the happy memories of this special weekend to sustain me.

Since I don’t have tons of time this morning, I’ll just post a few highlight photos and go into more detail in future posts.

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In a few minutes, I’ll be leaving for Oasis Christian Academy where a certain Mrs. Smith is a fourth grade teacher. The aforementioned younger Mrs. Smith has invited the aforementioned older Mrs. Smith to come and speak (as well as show some pictures) to her class since they are currently studying Roanoke Island and The Lost Colony.

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Here’s what Sarah looked like when she got ready yesterday morning

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