And So it began

"ONCE UPON A TIME"....there came along this little lump...insignificant really when you compare it to the entire world of lumps. That is, right up to the point that it wasn't...insignificant I mean............... and so began my journey.

A NEWER SHADE OF I more then SURVIVE...I am learning to THRIVE...

OF COURSE... we all know things are bound to get a little crazy with a surprise around most every corner...not to mention an assortment of bumps and bruises along the way...but I am ever thankful for them all...they have all made me who I am. So buckle up, hold on tight and enjoy the ride thru what I lovingly refer to as LIFE

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Well....where to begin?!?!?!?  It has been more than a few months since I touched base with anyone and sadly that means my blog family as well.  It has been a long and difficult 18 months for us and Random Wisdom.....but so worth every second as she and Spitt were able to finally get hitched the end of was 16 months after they filed the immigration papers. 

 As you can imagine...once we got those papers we went in to "max overdrive"  She and I were gone with in 3 wks and I wasn't back home until the middle of April then gone again the 1st of May for a "sisters get away" for a week (which can I just say was AMAZING!!!!)...we are so far apart in ages and live in multiple countries so this was the first time we did this....I sure REALLY hope it isn't the last.  So you can see by the time I got home in May....I was a total write off.  The change in stress on all of us is a beautiful more hurry up and wait for the coin to drop.  What is most important is that they are very happy and loving the life they are creating not a baby....just their life....seriously people!!! (and they missed all the tornados this season).  She has had to wrap her head around the fact that she has had 2 months of 100+* weather and summer has just barely started.

I have come to the conclusion that my nasty little friend "The Troll" is just turned into "the gift that keeps on giving"  Every time I turn around something else is wrong, or sore, or not working like before ...and don't even get me started on the nausea and taste buds issue.  In theory it should be all back to normal by now but then they remind me I am that .1% so there really is no answers or time frames they can give me on most stuff.  It is incredibly frustrating but I am getting used to just "living with it" is what it is and it can either ruin my life and run me or I can live my life and refuse to let it have control....I am proud to say 99% of the time I win.  I can’t say I have done very well where my left wrist is concerned.  It has been EXTREMELY sore to the point of not being able to use my left hand at all since NOV.  I have been to doctors, emergency room, specialists and no one can really figure it out.  I have one more specialist in July then ….I think I my just gnaw it off at the elbow!!!!  It feels like it’s broken in multiple places but at the last xray my bones looked perfect…I got nothing….I just know how bad it gets and I think I am a pretty tough old bird but let me tell you….one wrong move and the pain will drop me to my knees and open the tear flood gates.  Oh well….I guess time will tell….only 30 more sleeps til the specialist appointment….argg!!!!

I have gotten my self organized and gotten hooked on some new projects and the days just fly by.  I have been re-bitten by the Genealogy & Family History bug....BIG TIME!!!!  I have been starting to piece my family together from my 2nd Great-Grandpa down thru each of his children and their children so we can have a full and complete picture of our family tree.  So far in the last 6 wks I have found 58 family members and been able to put families back together.  It is SUCH fun work and so rewarding.  I also spend 1 day a week indexing….usually 150 records (reading old hand written records and typing them up so they are available to others who are searching for family) I have been doing that for a few years (census, military, probate & estate records, etc)  It has sure help me in being able to read old records with bad penmanship….there is a lot of that.  I also feel like I am able to give back to all those other indexers that have made records available for me to find. 
A little “Pay it forward”