Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

It’s been a while since I fell off the face of the earth.  I haven’t felt like blogging or anything else for some time.  Work has been consuming my life for the past several months since the company I worked for changed hands.   I’m starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, and the good news is that so far, I still have a job.  That is always a concern when your company changes owners, something I’ve been through 4 times already with this company.

Had a bit of a scare a few months ago with DH, who ended up in the hospital for a few days with chest pains and shortness of breath.  After 2 urgent care visits, 2 ambulance rides, 2 emergency room visits, admittance to 2 hospitals, and many tests, it was determined that he had a 30% blockage in one artery.  The doctors were not concerned about the blockage.  The doctors felt that the chest pains were the result of a prolonged flu virus, and that his heart muscle had some stiffness due to sleep apnea.  I finally convinced him that if the flu can put him in that kind of tailspin, then perhaps it was time to start getting a flu shot (which he got).  Using his CPAP machine for the sleep apnea is another struggle he is trying to work through.

I did manage to get to some quilt shows over the last few weekends.  I’ve got pics, but they are still on my camera so I’ll get those unloaded for a later post.  But here’s a pic that always brings a smile to my face as it looks like my cat Lumpy, who lived with us for over 16 years until we had to put her down 5 years ago this month.

Easter cat

It has been a long winter, and spring is having a hard time settling in.  I am grateful that we’ve managed to avoid those tornadoes that seem to be popping up across the south and mid west.  I feel bad for those areas that have been hit hard over and over again with bad weather.  I did enjoy the beautiful, sunny day we had yesterday (finally!).   I’ve been missing my brother and his family as we have a quiet Easter at home today.

I’m saw this awesome performance the other night, which I thought was appropriate for this day.  She has such a powerful voice, and I love the guitar playing by Vince Gill.

And last, but not least, I saw this on Facebook today and had to share this with you.

All I need to know I learned from the Easter Bunny!

• Don't put all your eggs in one basket.

• Everyone needs a friend who is all ears.

• There's no such thing as too much candy.

• All work & no play can make you a basket case.

• A cute tail attracts a lot of attention.

• Everyone's entitled to a bad hare day.

• Let happy thoughts multiply like rabbits.

• Some body parts should be floppy.

• Happy Easter everyone!