Wednesday, February 1, 2012

My husband left me

Of course, I had to kick him out first.  He missed last year's ice fishing trip because something expensive came up and wanted to skip this year as well, but I cajoled him until he gave in.  So he's off on his way up north where I hope they have ice.  'Cause ice fishing wouldn't be the same without it.

My legs are really wobbly today after that hour long hike across town yesterday.  But I slept very well after I finally got the pain down to a 3.  I didn't stay asleep but that rarely happens anyway.  I've pretty much gotten used to it and as long as I sleep more than I wake up, I'm good.

I had a library run today where I took back the books that were due.  I had renewed them just in case I didn't make it but they are safely home where they belong.  I picked up A Clockwork Orange, the book, today.  According to the comments on IMDB.com the movie stayed true to the book, but I'd like to read it anyway.  But I'm still plugging away at Ronald Hutton's Triumph of the Moon.  It's not that it's hard to read.  It's that the print is microscopic.  I wonder if they were trying to save paper or something.  I've made it to chapter 5 finally.  That's further than I made it last time I had it out of the library.

Tonight I'm going to crawl into bed and work on my knitting until I fall asleep.  I'm making progress on the socks and the dvd case but now Zach has asked for a cover to put on his desk, which is a bit worn, like the altar cloth I knitted for myself.  It looks like a little rug but turned out very nice.  I'll get a picture of it maybe tomorrow. I picked up the yarn today which is okay since I haven't bought any yarn in a while.  I think it's been a few months.  I'd have to read back to see but since I can't be bothered, I'll just go with a few months.  If I've lied, my apologies.

Zach has a follow-up appointment with the dr tomorrow to talk about his labs, which I'm guessing he failed.  We haven't actually started our new plan yet because of the various catastrophes that keep popping up but while Tom is gone is as good a time as any to start.  That is, if our legs have healed up enough to actually do something tomorrow.

For now, off to write on my other blog and then to bed.

TTFN

94 comments:

Laura said...

Hi Kathy,

Sending thoughts and prayers for you and your family, for strength, and for your healing.

Lots of love xx

Just Kerry said...

Your Strength and Hope is inspiring!!! So much love and light to you and yours :) God bless you!!

wewon31 said...

Sending good thoughts and positive vibes your way. Stay strong and positive, you have a great attitude. My best to you and yours.

soonercourtneyanne said...

Hi Kathy! Just wanted to let you know that there are people out there...people you have never even met and people that you know...who LOVE you. Who love a perfect stranger because of the positive spin they have on life. So many prayers and blessing from my heart to yours, have a wonderful day.
<3 Courtney Anne

Emily Hornburg said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you Kathy!!!!

Christienne said...

You have a great attitude! I know it's hard to stay positive through so much pain, but it's better than being a negative nelly. :) And I love reading, too. Have you read "Room" yet? It is addictive, but also sort of scary, so be prepared!

Julie said...

Kathy,

Despite your challenges, you seem to have a great outlook and a very healthy view of what is important in life. May you be blessed beyond your wildest dreams!

Julie

Meagen Breanna said...

Phew, that title scared me!

I'm glad you pulled out your knitting things. Good job taking care of yourself.

Best of luck.

resqjohn said...

Hi Kathy,

I think that you would find it absolutely amazing if you knew how many people love and care about you and your life! Hopefully the joy and love that that you may experience from people will lift your spirits into another dimension.

Much love and joy to you and your family Kathy,

John

OhMyHeart said...

Kathy, much strength, rest and love to you and your family! Keep up the knitting and reading - I can tell you love it! Love, Emma

Sammy said...

Hi Kathy!

Happy thoughts to you and yours. It may seem like you're merely slogging through the day, but it's certainly an inspiration to others.

Truly.

Anonymous said...

Love and light to you and your family Kathy :) YOu have an amazing attitude, stay as strong and positive as you are able. Much love <3

Ladylinden said...

Sending positivity and love your way and amazed at your strength and bravery, you are aa shining example to all...

erika icon said...

I'm sorry that things have gotten worse for you, Kathy. It will get better. I chant (that's how we Buddhists pray), and will add you to my prayers. Stay strong. :)

Anonymous said...

Hello,
I can't really empathize with you, and I'm not going to pretend to be able to. However, I will wish you super tons of good luck and say that your toughness is inspiring and makes me think you can beat up this problem and make it wish it never bothered you.
Lots of love from Baltimore

Jace said...

Here is hoping there is lots of ice for your husband to fish under! And that you make it to the end of both the books! Sending love and prayers your way.

neverceasestoamusemyself said...

I love your spirit and your sense of humor!!! Putting out positive thoughts for you and your family. Wish we could all just get together and have a big group hug! Hang in there!

Anonymous said...

Keep strong, Kathy :)
Much love and blessings your way! xxx

Shannon said...

Stay strong - it's amazing! Head up. Keep Smiling - it makes a difference in your life and others!

Anonymous said...

Sending good thoughts your way, Kathy! With such a good outlook, all things are possible!

Cova said...

Kathy, I'm sending you and your family lots of love and good feelings. Keep up your good mood and continue being so positive. That's great! I also love knitting and reading, they do wonders! I will have you all in my prayers. Lots of hugs:)

Anonymous said...

Stay strong, you are loved by many.

Rachel said...

Lots of love and prayers coming your way! I'm praying that God will show you His strength, peace, and healing. Hope you have a wonderful week!

Katherine said...

Dear Kathy,
I love your positive spirit. I'm hoping that you will continue to have strength to share with your family (and they with you). Enjoy Clockwork Orange!

Olga said...

Sending smiles your way. You can do it girl! :)

mary said...

My every breath bring you comfort and peace. Hang in there, Kathy!

Ashley! said...

You're knitting a DVD cover?! That's amazing! :D
Keep that creative spark glowing and this positivity radiating!

notanillusion said...

Sending love and positive thoughts to you! Hope things get a little lighter soon.

patty said...

sending some good wishes your way for goods days and good knitting!! :)

The VIKING!!! said...

Hi Kathy,

My non-blood sister also has arthritis. It is certainly not a fun thing to have, but she is one of the most amazing person I know! As Becca told us you are know less amazing a person!

All the best and stay amazing!
Chris

Anonymous said...

Sending positive thoughts your way!

As You Wish photography said...

wishing you strength and comfort, Kathy,

(((hugs))) for you all,
Lori Luza

Anonymous said...

Dear Kathy,

Standing in solidarity with you during these tough times. May God carry you and bless you, and bring you peace and comfort. This too shall pass. May you have true rest. Thinking of you and praying for you today. God bless you and your family.

Much love,
Hilary

Anonymous said...

Sending you tons of positive energy! Love your positive attitude, it is fantastic!

frangepanni said...

Kathy, your positivity and upbeat attitude is inspiring even though you are suffering. Thank you for that inspiration and I wish you all the best for the future!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kathy!
Sending you lots of positive and healing energy. May you be blessed in many ways. Love and hugs!
Michele

Kate said...

Dear Kathy,
Know that you and your family are being prayed for this very night. Though I don't know you and don't know the complexity of your life, as it is - I care about you because of Jesus. May you smile as you read all these comments and posts by friends and strangers alike who sympathize with your situation!
Kate

Who did it? said...

Kathy,
You remind me of what my step-mom taught me in tough situation: PMA=Positive Mental Attitude. I would say that you fit it perfectly. I always feel like an old worn out Timex...I take a licking and keep on ticking! You & your family are in my prayers. Continue to stay positive & you will have it all. Just know that there are so many others out there that are thinking of you and are behind you 100%!!

Anonymous said...

As someone who suffers from both ME and anxiety attacks, I truly admire your strength and positivity. Your family is an absolute inspiration. All the best.

Kristen said...

Congratulations Kathy on being such a positive person and being there for your family. Your strength is inspiring.

Tucson Mom of Three Boys said...

Well, today/tonight you are getting lots of Love and Light sent to you by everyone as well as myself. I understand serious life-deciding struggles, trust me. Health issues frustrate me, no vehicle, CPS keeps taking my incredible sons and now trying to keep them for forever, with no valid reasons, etc.

BUT, The Universe is Love, and you can get through and come stronger, if you believe, as I can as well.

Love and Light and Healing to you, Kathy
~Judi

Anonymous said...

You are a strong women. Keep your head up. Attitude is half the battle. Wishing you the best.

Shawna said...

You are quite an inspiration. I am truly in awe of your constant good spirits in spite of the hardships you are experiencing. Sending you and your family much love and prayers that things become easier soon.

Anonymous said...

That you maintain your sense of humor regardless of where you find yourself today is inspiring. Speaks to your strength of spirit. Sending positive energy your way.

Anonymous said...

Kathy, it is great to know that when life gets you down you get right back up again.
Keep fighting and we will keep cheering you on! :-)

Anonymous said...

Kathy, it is great to know that when life gets you down you get right back up again.

Keep fighting and we will keep cheering you on! :-)

Deb Chitwood said...

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers, Kathy. Wishing you blessings, joy, and healing.
Lots of love and hugs from Colorado Springs,
Deb

Kathy said...

Wow! I don't know where you all came from but I'm completely overwhelmed by your love and support. I don't think of myself as having a positive attitude. In fact, I think I'm a whiner. LOL But it sure cheered me up to read all your comments. Thanks for everything.

Robin | Farewell, Stranger said...

The title scared me too ;)

Glad to hear your attitude is pulling you through. Keep it up.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kathy,

You're being Love Bomb-ed :) and I'm here to add on to it as well!

Life is tough, sure, and the way you keep on keeping on is pretty amazing. I salute you!

May you be blessed richly in 2012; I pray that this will be a fresh start for you and your family :)

Gloria

Kathy Schneider said...

Sending lots of love your way!

Barbara said...

Hi Kathy -

Sending smiles from the south . . . the sun WILL come back out!!

I'm praying for you while I add some stitches to the preemie cap I'm knitting.

Barbara

Anonymous said...

Sending lots of love your way & lifting you up in prayer!

Jenn said...

Sending you and your family strength and good wishes!

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you. So sorry you are in pain. Keep up the positive attitude!

Maria Geno said...

Stay positive. Sending love and support your way.

Maureen said...

Thank you for being such an example of strength and positivity. I wish you peace.

Alex said...

I've heard great things about A Clockwork Orange! I hope you like it! Reading is the best way to visit another place without leaving home; it's pulled me through some very tough times.

Kathy said...

Again, I'm overwhelmed by all the wonderful comments and support. It really means a lot to me. Sorry for the blog post title. It's a joke between Tom and me. He comes in and tells me he's leaving me and I offer to pack his bags for him. This time I had to kick him out because he was willing to sacrifice, once again, one of the few pleasures he gets in life: spending buddy time with his brother and friends. Sorry for the scare though. I'm not used to people reading who haven't seen my bizarre sense of humor. :)

Kathy said...

I just saw the movie for the first time. And then saw it again. Loved it even better the second time so I have to read the book. And so far, Malcolm McDowell's voice is coming through as Narrator. Very cool.

Megan B. said...

Love Bomb! I hope and pray for your happiness and healing, and that tomorrow will be a bright and beautiful day for you.

Hope said...

I found your post so uplifting and encouraging to read. It's the people who keep plugging away when life is tough and try to stay upbeat that I admire the most. I pray that you are able to sleep peacefully again.

Anna said...

I just wanted to say that I'm sending you lots of love and hopes for relief from the never-ending pain. I understand what that's like as I have fibro and a number of other health problems too. And I know that sometime life can be miserable. But I hope that you coming days and weeks are filled with beauty and life, and a solid dose of love!

imamom said...

After a long day filled with the kind of pain you might have...I have Fibro too...I giggled my way thru your blog. And THEN I re-read it again and laughed out loud! Thank you for that. And for being you. In the midst of your suffering, may you always know that there are people who are always loving you! And love has amazing powers. ;) Looking forward to seeing your desk cover.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kathy,

You sure are dealing with a lot of stress and problems all at once, but you still manage to be so strong and supportive to your family. I hope that you find the answers you are looking for for your son. It's scary not knowing what is causing the problems. I'll be praying for you and your family as you all work out the difficulties of your situation. Just remember that even though it may not seem like it, you have so many people around you who care about you and would love to help in anyway that they can. Don't feel like you have to go through life all on your own.

Lloyd and Bonnie from California said...

We are praying comfort, sleep, and healing for you and a safe trip for your husband. We love you and Jesus loves you.

petra said...

Hi Kathy! Just remember to think the happy thoughts! This really does changes ones life, little step by little step. Sending you lots of Love from Europe!
xoxo

Akshita said...

Stay strong and positive. You are an inspiration.

Julie said...

Hi Kathy,

I suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis, so I understand the pain you have. No fun - understatement of the year eh!!!
I wish you all the best in your life, and hope you keep your positive outlook :)))
Sending love and hugs from British Columbia, Canada.

Julie

Anonymous said...

Sending you lots of love and hopeful thoughts for health, healing, and happiness!

T. Thema Martin said...

Kathy,when I look how positive you are,I am dissappointed in myself about complainin about insignificant stuff. Stay positive.

Caroline said...

Sending some good vibes to you and your family! Hoping things improve for you, if not physically then at least that you would not feel the burden so much.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for being inspiring!

Hannah said...

Love and best wishes to you and your family x

warrioroflight said...

Dear Kathy,

sending you vats of love, light and hope from a very cold London. Keep smiling and lending strength to others...you are a beacon in many people's lives!

Daniel said...

Sending you my love and thoughts.

Lola said...

Stay positive, everything's going to be fine.

Jenn Wilson said...

Kathy-
I'm thinking of you and your family and keeping you all in my heart.

sending love from portland oregon

jenn

Anonymous said...

Optimism is one of the most beautiful and important things in life. I'm inspired by your strength and positive outlook on life through tough times. Sending nothing but peace and well wishes your way.

Hugs,
Jess

Susannah said...

Sending you love. Your strength and positivity is so rare and inspiring.

jkamleiter said...

Lots of love and prayers sent your way!!

Kathy said...

Once again, thanks for all your support and love. It means a lot to me. :)

Katie Colihan said...

Oh, Kathy. I know things are tough right now, but keep your head up, and keep fighting. I'm thinking of you.

Anonymous said...

You are amazing! Look at all these people that think so!!! You have so much charisma, and such a great outlook on life... So much light and love your way ;)

Mark W. Johnson said...

Kathy- The most important thing you can do is never, ever give up. I'm saying prayers for you and and you're family.

Mark

Anonymous said...

Kathy,

Sending you strength and hope. Stay positive. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

Irim said...

Much love and many thoughts and prayers for healing, wisdom and strength. May the right path illuminate itself soon and be wonderful beyond your wildest imaginings.

Ixx

Gail said...

Sending you good thoughts and prayers for health and well-being. Take care.

Anonymous said...

Hey there Kathy. Just sending some love :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Kathy ... just sending a little love and care your way. *Hugs*

Anonymous said...

I don't know you personally but I can sincerely say: Strangers care! Hang in there! <3

samantha jean moore said...

You are doing the right thing by trying to stay positive and just keep going. It really helps to stay productive! I sew, and I know how helpful the process can be. By making something with your hands, you help make the world a more beautiful place.

Anonymous said...

Your positivity is so inspiring! Keep on keeping on!!
Love and light to you and your family.
C.S.

Anonymous said...

God bless.
Twoey from Toronto