Sunday, October 25, 2009

Are there ever enough hours in the day?

I know it has been forever since I last posted here goes:

I got a full time permanent job! I am glad that I got the job; but I am also wondering how in the heck I am going to be able to keep up with everything?
I got the job with a trucking company, and the best way I can describe it is this-they were about to go belly up and a 'restructuring company' came in and took over the finances and saved it from bankruptcy. The gal who is playing office manger needed help, so I was hired. As soon as all the finances are all straightened out, she will be leaving and I will be the office manager. She wants to be done in 3 months or so, and I am happy to not have all the responsibility of figuring out the financial messes they have.

I am still writing for HandMade News, although there doesn't seem to be anyone else writing in the Featured Artisan Dept. I was going to resign; but my resignation emails all bounced back to me(no longer valid emails)...and since I am still getting interviews back from people, I figure it must be a sign to keep going as long as I can.

The hubster's garden kept the neighborhood in tomatoes, squash, and zucchinis all summer. I have the last of the pepper harvest to pickle... of course I keep saying that, but the peppers just keep growing and going, even through the freezes we've had...unbelievable! Even last night, more freezing temps, but the peppers are still standing tall! And the carrots are still going strong, too.

As for the hubster's health-the cancer/organ donor meds the Dr. had him on (Cytoxan) began giving him brown spots (like birth marks) on his back and they grew bigger(like HUGE) and began spreading around to his tummy...also began to make his bladder burn and hurt. So he stopped taking the meds a few days ago. His breathing has been easier since, the brown spots are beginning to fade, and he no longer has pain in the bladder. Of course, the meds have killed his immune system so badly that he now had rhuematoid arthritus pretty bad. To which they recommend a RA specialist...what a racket, huh?

He has decided to start going back to our acupressurist (I call him 'House', because he can fix anything) and taking whole food supplements. This guy 'House' cured hubby of acid reflux/gerd simply by putting his body back in ph balance...huh, who would've thunk? So in a couple of weeks we have an appointment with an RA specialist( we are expecting RA Dr. to tell us that hubster has rhuematoid lung) and the next day we go to the acupressurist, House.

On a brighter note I won a blog contest that I entered awhile back and here is what I won from DZFantasy. She has the cutest fairies ever! They are all
soft sculpture and she has all different colors; some with specialty fabrics and all are absolutely gorgeous. I have been lusting after one of these for almost a year, and I had actually forgotten that I had entered her contest! DZFantasy has monthly drawings on her blog. Check out her Etsy shop
I think that pretty much brings you all up to date. Next post, I will show you a salsa bowl I made, and it is hot, I tell ya :D
Take care everyone, and until next time...


Christie Cottage said...

Girl, it wore me out just rading what all your are doing!

The fairy is adorable!

My prayers for your hasband and you!

Dori said...

I am so happy for you. The job sounds wonderful. Congratulations to you. I will continue praying for you both.
I have two forms of arthritis. As to the rheumatologist, I went to one and took methotrexate for over a year. I did feel a bit better but then I started having some side effects I didn't care for. I decided to get off the meds and I am controlling the pain with non addictive pain meds recommended by my regular doctor. Between that and acupuncture, I am doing ok. Whatever decision you two make, be sure to ask lots of questions about possible side effects. It may benefit him to take the meds. I don't know and am not trying to change your mind or influence you. I just wanted to let you know my opinion. For what its worth. :) God Bless you both.

Tim said...

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Sinclair said...

Congratulations on the job. I hope it goes very well for you, and that you get to stay for as long as you want to be there. Still keeping you both in my prayers, and sorry to hear that the meds caused such difficulty. Here's hoping House can fix him right up!