Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Aw, heck, let's have another drawing!

It was only two days ago that I was wandering around our property marveling at the new growth peeking up from the ground. Today - well, today is an entirely different story!

I took my hubby to work this morning (explanation later) and he diligently swept snow from our patio and off our van. That was about 5:30 this morning. Did ya catch that???? That's 5:30 in the morning!

Anyway, I came back home and did what any self respecting stay at home wife would do. I crawled back into bed and went back to sleep for an hour, piddled around the house for awhile, took a shower and headed back outside. I was not expecting to see this:

It had not only snowed more, it was still snowing. The windshield wipers were frozen in place and the wind was groaning, sounding like some large beast was dying.

Thing is, I have to have a TB test done (with negative results, of course) before I start my Remicade infusions next Thursday. (I think I've previously mentioned that I have rheumatoid arthritis. I currently give myself weekly injections of Enbrel, which isn't working for me as well as it used to, so I will now start a Remicade treatment. These are done by "infusions", which basically means that it is delivered into your body via your veins and is generally handled at a hospital. The infusions take about three hours.) I'll continue with my other RA meds, including Mobic, folic acid and Methetrexate.

I also had a package ready for OliveOyl64, who won last Friday's drawing. I had planned to mail it Monday but the transmission went out in hubby's truck and you can probably understand why, although I love being with him, I don't enjoy taking him to work. Not before the sun comes up.

Anyway, since I was already out in the 26° weather, I stopped at our local Kroger grocery store to pick up a few essentials. On the way out the door, I passed a familiar sight that I have really wanted to include in this blog but never had a camera with me to do so. BUT, for some reason that I can't recall, had it with me this morning:

I want to thank all of you once again for your prayers and good thoughts regarding my cardiac outcome. The cardiologist has scheduled several tests, including a nuclear medicine stress test, for this Friday. He's also sending me home with a Holter monitor, which will record my heart's activity for at least 24 hours. I continue to feel fine, just really tired a good part of the day.

This past drawing was a lot of fun for me. I've decided to have a similar drawing each month, with the same "rules" applying. The only difference will be that the monthly prizes won't be as elaborate as the one OliveOyl64 is about to receive. (I'll post a pic of what she received after I know she's received the package.)

The March contest starts NOW, with THIS post!

...PLUS...another one!!!...

PAY IT FORWARD -

Here's an idea I picked up from Deena: Someone will have a chance to get a surprise from me, on a surprise date, in the next 365 days.

Here are the rules:

1.~Leave a comment on my blog that says you want to play. First three folks to comment will get a gift from ME. (If I don't know it already, let me know how I can contact you, an e-mail is fine.)

2.~Do the same thing on your blog!The first three folks who leave a comment and commit to doing this on their blog, too, will get a surprise from YOU at a surprise time in the next 365 days!

If you've yet to meet her, treat yourself by visiting this extraordinary woman. Click here to read her story.

Thanks for stopping in. I appreciate your visits and love your comments!

5 comments:

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Hey, my name is Sher too. Just stopping by with some "love" for ya. I stumbled upon your blog from another. . . and well, here I am!!

Blessings,

Sher

Momilani510 said...

hey I wanna Play too! I found your blog from Kim at Daisy Cottage ( I sent her a heart too....) & started to read your blog, so I'm game if you're willing to have another player....just let me know! Bye for now-Tina

Sand Flat Farm said...

Sher, thanks for visiting - and your kind words for my break in. I will start checking with local antique stores as soon as I can shake this nasty cold/flu or whatever I've got. Hope all's well with you. Wow look at that snow! I'm SOOOOOOOOOO ready for spring! Vickie

SweetAnnee said...

Oh.you're a dear.. I love Pay It Forward!!
and I loved the BOOK and the MOVIE

hugs..Deena

Janet Fish said...

For a moment there I thought your next prize was going to be a snow covered car! Here I was all excited..... LOL :)

I will be thinking of you during your infusion and your cardiac tests. What a drag medical stuff can be. My prayers are with you Sher.

I cannot remember my password to log in. sigh.........

Love, Janet