September 20th - and I've only posted twice? This must be remedied! It's been a bit of a hectic month and blogging has been far from my mind.
When I am stressed, I find myself blocking things out only focusing on matters that aren't really important. Anything to keep the "real" thoughts from invading my mind. Those thoughts that will make me sad, force me to be an adult (yucky!!), bring the cruelity of reality to my doorstep. If I don't think about it, it isn't there - right?? Can't I just bury my head and it go away for good?? Wrong and, umm, no. All I end up doing is postponing the inevitable. Don't get me wrong. I think that you shouldn't worry and dwell on the negative. However, I do think it is unhealthy to not process what is happening in your life. I do believe what I'm missing are... coping skills. :) Oh, I'm working on them - believe me. And I probably am better than I give myself credit for. It's just so much easier to go numb. But, that's not how God wants me to live my life. And it isn't how I want to live my life.
So, tell me - how do you cope? What is your release? How do you process things that are going on in your life? Do you talk to your honey? Do you write? Or do you simply pray? I'm actually really curious - so, please, leave some comments!
Something Donnie has a tendency to do... a lot... is state the obvious. :)
One day after stating the oh-so-incredible obvious, I replied "Why THANK you Captain Obvious! Without you I would have NEVER known!!" To this my quick-witted husband replied in his best super-hero voice, "You're welcome Sidekick Sarcasm!"
Creating? Team Duh. And we are here to SAVE the day!
It has been quite the week. Let me start at the beginning...
The Luau last Thursday went beautifully! Not a single complaint was heard. One thing I didn't realize though, was that my mother wasn't feeling well that night.
Saturday OU beat Miami. :)
Brad and Kerri's shower was Sunday night, and it was great. Very pretty and lots of cool stuff. :)
On Monday I called my mother and she was still sick. She had violent chills that would swing to sweats and was running a temperature. I took her to the doctor that afternoon and he suggested we go to the ER. The reasoning was to get some fluids in her (she was dehydrated) and to get a chest x-ray to rule out pneumonia. While they could give her an IV in the office, they wouldn't be able to run the x-ray so we went there to "save time." When she sat down in the bed at the ER, her heart started to race. Her pulse was jumping back and forth from 180 to 220. And it was beating in an irregular rhythm. This had the doctors and nurses very worried. They got her started on an IV and did some x-rays. Due to the medication they started her on, she had to be moved to the ICU. Her heart rate came down to the 130-150 range, but was still irregular.
Tuesday was much of the same until about 3pm. Pastor and Chad came by and prayed with her. After they left my father was sitting with her and noticed that her heart rate dropped to 82 and stayed. Solid. And was regular. It's called sinus rhythm. Look it up - it's an interesting read. This was right after they got the call telling them they got a house they were praying for.
Wednesday she was moved to a regular room and they ran a stress test on her. There was something on the stress test that had the doctors worried, so they ordered an angiogram for Thursday morning. Needless to say, we were all pretty worried at this point.
Thursday morning they ran the angiogram - NO BLOCKAGE!! After having to lay still for three hours, she was able to get up and move around. At seven-ish they released her!
For those who are wondering about the possibility of pneumonia - they had been giving her antibiotics for it and it is gone. The concern now is her blood thinness so she won't have a clot in the future.
God is so good. And He truly answers prayers. Sometimes it's so easy to forget all that He's done. But then He does it again. Oh, what an awesome God we serve!
Oh, what a slacker I am! It was brought to my attention that I hadn't blogged in over a week. For shame! :)
Things are going fairly well in the Gandee household. Labor Day weekend was so relaxing! We left the apartment once to run to the bank and QT. And that was it! The apartment is very clean as a result. It was nice to just stay home and get things done!
Tonight is the Luau for the ladies at the church. I am nervous! I want things to be so perfect. We are praying for a fun, relaxing night for the ladies.
College Football season is upon us! I'm excited, but it's definitely going to be interesting this year. I want to support my husband. Too bad we support opposing teams!!! Sorry honey! ;) Saturday was the first game - 79-10 against UNT. Poor Leah... of course, I don't think she's really there for the football anyway...