Friday, October 31, 2014

Cross Guard Witch

Yes there are other jobs I do at the school as an Instructional Aide. Recess is nice because I get to stand up after sitting all morning. Cross guarding is probably my favorite. For one thing I get to dress up for Halloween! (the kids love it) Another reason is because I like greeting all the kids with a smile that walk or ride their bikes to school every day. Also, the families who drive their kids every day wave and smile which is a great way to start a day!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Finally an Awesome Movie

I don't get out to see movies like I used to.  I just don't trust them anymore because I get so uncomfortable with all the immodesty, violence and language.  Today I was not disappointed.  In fact I went to the same movie yesterday with my friend Pam and Julz.  Today I took GW because I knew he would really like it as well. My hubby and I didn't want to leave when it was over. We started talking about what other countries we would like to learn about inspiring people and their families. I'm so grateful when the media is used in such a positive way.

I'm looking forward to more great movies like this one.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Back at Custodian Work!

Jen started her new job yesterday. She will now be working for Timpview High as a custodian. She has now moved up from cleaning four years at a Middle School to a BIG High School. I didn't know this but Timpview High has thirty custodians.  Fifteen work Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 3:00 to 11:30 pm. The other fifteen work Thursday, Friday and Saturday the same 29 hour shift in the late afternoon to late evening. Jen, Jess and Jake have all worked eight hour shifts cleaning at schools in the summer time, but they all started early in the morning. I hope all works out for Jen and she doesn't get totally exhausted when school starts after Christmas. If it's too much for her I'm sure she'll find something else.  I'm just glad all the custodians come outside to their cars together when they get off work.

Just found out that Jen will be hired at Amelia Earhart Elementary after Christmas. Much more convenient! That way she can have more time to study and rest.  The neat part will be Jen and her sister Jess will be working as custodians together!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Kidney Stones

Last night I had a kidney stone attack. When I say attack, I literally mean my body was attacked. I haven't felt that kind of pain in a loooong time!  I remember the last time I experienced that kind of pain I was eight months pregnant with Julz. At the time I thought I was going through early labor so I was admitted to the hospital to have a baby.  The doctor came back from my test and told me my right kidney was dilated. No baby was birthed and I was given an awesome pain relief shot and sent home.

November 15, 2000 GW and I walked back into the hospital and checked myself into a maternity room to be induced. I had the same nurse from the month before so when it came time for my epidural she understood I had already gone through quite enough of discomfort so I was given relief early in the labor. The birthing experience was wonderful, and I enjoyed a year of nursing and watching Julz grow. Two months after Julz turned one I had another kidney attack! At that time I didn't know anything about kidney stones. When I was finally admitted to the hospital I was told that I had become too dehydrated while nursing and wasn't drinking enough fluids. The doctor inserted a stint in me for relief and two weeks later the kidney stones were blasted through a surgery procedure.

Later after the surgery I was informed by the Urologist that stones may return so I needed to be careful with my diet and always drink lemon water in the morning.  After thirteen years I thought I was in the clear since I hadn't had any more babies and I was feeling pretty good. That was until last night. The familiar pain was back again and I realized I hadn't been taking lemon water in the morning lately like I should and my restricted kidney diet was definitely questionable. I tried to be so strong and just take the pain but I knew I was in trouble so I called for Julz to get GW.

I'm grateful for the priesthood because the pain went away during the blessing that my husband gave me.  It was a true miracle how everything stopped during the middle of the blessing. I'm glad that I didn't have to go to the ER and I was blessed with just a mild ache through the night. I was able to get a little sleep so I could go to work today. All I've eaten is a can of pears and jello.  Yes, I've been drinking lemon juice and raw apple cider vinegar all day long. I'm feeling much better and hope I have a second chance in life to get my health back into focus. Now I need to work on passing the stone or dissolving it as soon as possible on my own. I don't want to burden my family with more hospital bills if I can help it, so I'm off to a new adventure again.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Cooler Weather

My favorite time of year has finally arrived but the sad part is my camera doesn't work any more. I found out when I took it to the airport to take pictures of Jenny coming home. Fortunately Jake had his new phone which took great photo's so that was nice.  The experience with our family greeting Jen at the airport was so wonderful. I started to think in my mind what it will be like when I die and pass over into the next life.  I look forward to crying and hugging my parents and grandparents. Oh, I can't forget my cousin Carla!

Having Jen home again has been great! She has grown so much in the gospel and turned into a beautiful young woman. Of course she's always been beautiful, she just seems more mature. Our family scripture time is way more interesting. Jen has also changed her diet to non gluten and non dairy foods. So cooking has become more challenging for me. If anything it seems more healthy, which will be good for both of us.

I'm back to walking outside again. I've gone three times this week and the cool air really makes it pleasant. I finally got my cholesterol down under the high risk category but I still need to keep going  so I can get it under 200.  For me what seems to work best is consistent exercise and spinach fruit smoothies.

I must not forget to mention the Provo West Stake Women's Retreat I was involved with right after Jenny came home. I packed my car and took four other fun ladies up to the Heber Camp grounds for a sleep over in the mountains. There was lots of good food, we had a good turn out from the other wards, and my favorite part was the guest speaker, Connie E. Sokul.  She was great and very inspiring.

So I'll be writing a lot until I get a new camera or Jenny gives me hers after she down loads all her mission photo's.