Thursday, June 28, 2012

End of the Intermission!

Wow... How LONG has it been??? So much has happened in the last several months, I don't know where to begin! Our lives are so different since I started this blog over 3 years ago.

We celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary this past month. We didn't do too much, just a nice dinner out and a small cake at home. DH has talked about what he wants to get me to commemorate our annivesary, but hasn't had time to go shopping. He works tons of overtime right now... it's just not that easy.

In the last year, DH lost his job. We managed just fine as he looked for work and went for the job he really wanted. He went to work for a major chocolate company as a mechanic and loves what he does. The money is very good and he started out at a higher rate than his former job paid. The upside is that he only drives 6 miles to work, and he does not have any long nights in front of the computer doing paperwork and research for parts and equipment, which was required but never paid for. The down side... ummm, there really isn't one!!!

I'm still working... passed up an opportunity to go for promotion. But I still get to do special projects and training for my entire division, which I love and so does everyone else. I get to write and design special trainings on corporate culture... it's fun and I love doing it.

Health issues continue to play a factor in what I am doing. I have a few things going on that act up and put me in the hospital from time to time. My COPD has had me down, along with an electrolight imbalance that had everyone running, thinking it was my heart. I spent 4 days in the hospital this past week trying to get back to a normal rate. While I had no magnesium and virtually no potassium, my heart cath did show an increase in the thickening of my aortic heart valve (which is now at 40%) and my aortic anuyerism is now at 4.4. It's always fun around here... and not being able to get up the stairs without being out of breath and in pain is tough.  My blood sugar has been running high as well. I think my issues started when DH started working long hours and I wasn't eating very well or not at all.

We've taken it easy around here on the gardening and flowers. It's just too hard for me, and too much work for DH right now. I miss the mass of color, but I have to be realistic. It's the same with getting another dog, we both miss Nolli and want another dog, but it's not fair to anyone if I can't do my part.

That's all I have for now... I promise that it won't be so long in between posts. I am going back to work tomorrow, even though I don't feel up to it yet. DH will be working all weekend as well. Take care and be blessed!


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