Thursday, August 26, 2010

Crazy week!


What a week!!  I'm telling you, I was so exhausted, I wasn't sure I was going to be able just to get through the entire week without fainting!

It all started with taking my mother-in-law to the doctor.  This is always a difficult thing to do and this visit was no exception.  Afterward, I thought it would be nice to take her to Wal-Mart because she is always wanting to go.  I had to do some shopping anyway because I was making a meal for a friend who had surgery, later on in the week.  So off to Wal-Mart we go - my mother-in-law, my hubby and I.  When we get there, we go down the list of things she wants to get.  We go to the grooming area to pick up a few things for her and then we start off for the cosmetics area and look up and she's disappeared.  Mind you, I'm riding one of the motorized carts so rushing after her is not an easy thing for me.  My hubby goes to look for her and she's 2 aisles over looking at who knows what. *sigh*  She puts a couple more things in the cart and then says, "Let's go."  Ummm, yeah.  I still had my shopping to do.  I tell her this, again, and so we start off to get the groceries I need.  She keeps saying, "Let's go", so finally I ask my hubby to go and sit with her on the bench, but I know this isn't going to pacify her for long, and so I end up not getting all my groceries because I don't want my husband to have to keep hearing, "let's go".  Now lest you think I'm being totally unfair to this poor, little, old lady, let me assure you that she has always been this way.  I stopped going shopping with her years and years ago because once she got what she wanted, she wanted to go.  I, of course, had forgotten this.  After this, she wants to have a "small cheeseburger" (I've been hearing this term my entire married life and it doesn't get any less irritating as the years go by, let me tell ya) and a chocolate malt.  This is her standard fare.  We go to Burger King and she get's her "small cheeseburger" and an iced tea.  I know at some point she's going to want that chocolate malt so I tell her I'm going to get her one.  She says, "No, I'm full." Five minutes later, guess what?  Yep, wants that chocolate malt.  LOL  You have to laugh or you'll cry.   After this we took her home where she went straight to bed.   Come to find out, while she was sitting on the bench with my husband, she admitted that she was in a lot of pain from her hip.  Now mind you, we had just been to the doctor before this, but did she tell him her hip hurt?  Of course not.  She told him she was perfectly fine, thank you very much. In fact, she was down-right beligerant with the doctor and at one point gave him a look that would have killed a snake.  He turned to us and said, "You have your hands full, don't you?" It just wasn't a good start to my week.  

The next day was a shot day because I got shots in both knees in the morning (didn't you just love that pun?).  I have to basically sit for that day with ice packs on my knees.  I did work on my Bible study and things like that, but not much else.

The next day I had to finish the grocery shopping that I needed to get done the day before.  I also had a doctor's appointment that day.  After getting home with all the groceries, I made macaroni salad, potato salad, and baked beans.  I also made two pans of cinnamon rolls.  One for my friend and one for my family.  


The next morning, I had prayer meeting, but I woke up feeling so horribly exhausted and headachy, I just couldn't go.  My husband told me to go back to bed and get some rest, which I did.  After getting up, I fried two, whole chickens - one for my friend and one for our family. I then got everything packed and delivered it to my friend and her family.  She lives quite a ways from me and so I decided to get some other things done while I was out that way.  I came home and just collapsed.  

Friday, I work at the church office in the afternoon, and I was so glad it wasn't the morning as I was just beat.  The time at the office was spent making a million phone calls (at least it felt that way), making copies, putting badges together for the Bible study ladies, answering the phone, and who knows what else at this point?  It was all a blur!  I do love doing things at the office, though, so it was all fun for me.  

Saturday night we went to church and Jamie Slocum was there playing with our worship band.  I got a picture of me and Jamie and bought his latest CD, which he autographed.  I just love his music.  

Sunday, we relaxed, and I really needed that day of relaxation!

This week has been rather crazy, too, but that post is for another day.  

God bless you - Julie

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