I survived the first week of 2013, and I am hoping (and praying) that this week went the way it did because it started in 2012. No more weeks like this, ok? We're done with this 2012 business...moving on now. New year, new ways.
I mentioned in my post earlier this week that my mom spent some time in the hospital last week. Well, she apparently had so much fun that she decided she needed some more, so we spent Wednesday evening and a wee hour of the morning back in the ER. She had continued high blood pressure readings -- like off-the-charts high. It was, sadly, a pretty big waste of time and money as all they did was give her one extra dose of the medicine she is already on (I could have done that at home) and sent her on her way. We waited for three hours to see a physician, and were there for five hours in all -- for one pill. I just can't imagine how mad this is going to get in the year(s) to come. We are in a region where half the hospitals are Catholic and the Church has not yet decided what will happen to those hospitals due to the HHS mandate. If they close, Katy bar the door!
I told my mom that she needs 1) a dog, and 2) to learn how to knit. She says owning a dog will RAISE her blood pressure, so maybe just a knitting class and some more Maggie therapy.
Maybe all this blood pressure business is God's way of making sure I spend more time with my mom.
I'm going through all my "healthy" cookbooks to find low-sodium, low-fat recipes that I can cook for her, so she can come over for dinner more often (and have more Maggie therapy).
Faith enjoyed making a gingerbread house village yesterday, purchased half price from Joann's...all the fun of gingerbread houses with a fraction of the work. She had a great time and it kept her occupied for at least two hours, without my supervision (She actually told me, "Please don't tell me how to do it, mom." Moi?).
So I gladly worked on a pretty rosary which I am putting in my Etsy shop today. I am glad to have most of my Christmas projects behind me so I can make more rosaries (I have one pair of pajamas yet to make today and just a few Jesse Tree ornaments to finish).
And in good news, my doctor's office told me the ovarian cyst is gone. I am still feeling a little weird about it because the ultrasound tech definitely said it was still there, and I plan to talk about it when I see the doctor later this month, but for now I am going with it.
Because “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Mt 19:26
That's all for now, darlings. Have a glorious weekend...the Epiphany! Enjoy some crowned jewel cake, burn a perfumed candle, and bask in the glow of the light from God's perfect Son.