I had a very busy Wednesday. I started out with an 8:30 am doctor appointment. For the most part, I feel better daily but between the steroids and oral chemo I was on, both meds have messed with my blood sugar…and now I’m back to having uncontrolled diabetes. The thought is that once the meds are completely out of my system my blood sugar will go back to the normal range. In the meantime, they decided to add a medicine to regulate it while it’s acting up.
They are wondering if some of the lingering side effects might be more related to my blood sugar being out of whack so maybe, the meds will help with it all and I’ll finally get back to feeling like the old me.
The hope is that maybe I’ll only have to be on this medicine for a month or two. Fingers crossed!!
From there I went on errands…several of them.
I went to get my meds…then I went to the town of Postville and picked up tamales for Karl. You might remember that our family is in LOVE with Leslie’s Taco Truck that was in our area over the summer. With Winter as cold as Winter is here in Iowa, there really is no way for them to operate. BUT..they did decided to offer tamales. It was preorder only and Karl ordered some. I went and picked them up for him.
Then I taunted him with photos…I sent them to him while he was at work. I was so mean…HA!
They were REALLY good and we’ll for sure get them again if they offer them.
I can taste spicy Mexican food…in a way. I don’t taste the spiciness in the right way at all. My nose gets runny and eyes get watery. Something that is medium in spiciness tastes barely mild.
From there I went to the veterinarian and picked up a shot for Puppycat. Being Kelli is a nurse, she gives the shots to her own dog and saves the money of an office call.
From there it was to Kelli’s house.
I finally got to hold these three…
These are Kelli’s kids, Eli, Emmett and Georgia.
I stayed for a short bit and helped. Georgie got her quilt that I made her. She got to sleep with it for the very first time.
But first she had to be the horsie.
Here I am up in her bedroom reading her a book before naptime.
They had been having trouble with her sleeping since she got her big girl bed. She wakes and cries. Someone ends up needing to go in with her. I made a big production telling her if she wakes up to hug her quilt and that was a grandma hug hugging her back.
If you’re wondering the quilt is…
The quilt is in this book. You can find the book HERE on Amazon.
From there I had to stop and pick up a sweatshirt/T-shirt order for Kalissa. It was right on my way home.
Did you see that Kalissa got a new shirt in her shop? Here is Georgie modeling the kids sized one…
…and Kalissa with the adult sized one.
You can find them HERE in her Etsy Shop. I picked up sweatshirts that were XL and 2XL so if you were looking for them, they are here.
When I got home, I found this…
The shower walls are up and braced. It’s getting closer.
You might remember I told you I had to paint the bathroom after the wall got put up. Well…I didn’t paint enough of the walls. UGH.
When we were ordering it I had originally thought I would get the panels to the ceiling. Then we priced it out and if was $400 cheaper to not go to the ceiling. I decided that I was totally okay with it not going to the ceiling and paying the $400….but when it came time to paint, I completely forgot that we had decided that. UGH…Now I need to go back and paint that. It’s okay.
This is the shower caddy…
It will go in this hole.
So for the next 24 hours, we could only use the upstairs bathroom.
Karl brought me supper…chicken and ribs from the bar in town. It’s my favorite out to eat meal. I love it and Karl does too…but first he had to try a tamale.
It was a good day…a busy day filled with lots of nothing important…but all things of HIGH importance to me because it was all family and helping others. It’s my calling in life!! I love days when I can be the helper because that means, I don’t need the help. It’s a wonderful feeling.