Saturday, October 6, 2007


I am so glad it is saturday. This past week has been very tiring. I have been going to bed before 10pm. Some nights by 9:30, and that just isn't me. I am never in bed before midnight. But my body is tired and it needed sleep. All week long I have been on the go. Running errands, babysitting, cleaning, cooking, back and forth to school with Rebecca. I've had no time for myself at all. The menopause symptoms have been kicking my butt all week with major hot flashes, night sweats. There was moments I just wanted to run away. It was where's this, when's that, do this do that, I wanted to scream and hide. Yesterday while at the pharmacy I checked my blood pressure. 190/110, so back on the meds I went. I also took a Stress Tab too. I feel very calm today.

Jim did alot of cleaning today. He cleaned up the kitchen, did the dishes and mopped the floor. He also cleaned all the fans, took out the trash and later he is going to the laundry mat. Tomorrow we are picking up Marissa and Daniel and taking them to a playground that looks like a castle and has a huge sand box and letting them play. Then we're taking them to lunch. I'll take lots of pictures to share with you all.

My son in law went to the doctor's. He was really hurting and feeling very run down. The doctor said Dan has every symptom of LYME Disease, and ordered blood work. He finds out the results this up coming week. He gave Dan pain killers and antibiotics to take until then. Dan thinks a tick bit him on the ankle when he was in New Jersey at a BBQ.

We are now up to 307 murders in the city of Philadelphia. Sickening isn't it? City of brotherly love. Yea right, so why they killing each other. A 4yr old child was shot and killed just 3 blocks from my house by a drive by shooting. How sad, we can't even let our children play outdoors without fear of them being kidnapped or killed.

Well, that's about it. I am being rushed. I have to go to the store for dinner fixings. And I really don't feel like it. Hope everyone is having a great weekend.

Love to all............................



  1. Love the pics!!!!
    Have a good weekend.

  2. Your pictures were great. Looks like the little one sleeps a lot. That is so bad and sad when a drive by shooting takes a child's life. I would be afraid to go outside living there. But that is going on in a lot of places now. Just downright evilness. Helen

  3. Love the baby pictures, she's getting big already !!!
    hope you get some rest. Take Care of yourself.

  4. Enjoyed your pictures!! The kids are just tooooo cute! Sounds like you've been busy. I was thinking about you and wondering how you had been doing. Guess we are both having a stressful week.
    Get rest and take care of yourself. And wish Dan my best. I hope he's not sick for long.
    Love ya,

  5. Awww the pics are so lovely. Rebecca looks realy smart in the outfit.Well the baby is coming on beautiful .She is a little dolly.I hope you can rest more soon and get back to feeling a little better.Good on Jim to help so much.I hope your SIL gets good blood results back and soon feels himself and much better too.Take Care God Bless ,try have a restful weeek/end.Kath

  6. They are such gorgeous children. I can hardly believe their sizes. Wee adrianna look so grown !!  Please please Cindy TRY to get some real rest. You have been through so much these last few weeks both physically and mentally it is time for you to "stop and smell the roses"  much Love  Sybil xx

  7. Awwwwwww Cindy, love the pictures, hope you are feeling a little better today, Love Ya Lisa XO

  8. Great photos...loved the shoes...I used to have those for my daughter when she was growing up, many moons ago!  Wow, can't get over how the baby has grown in such a short time.  You look so nice with her...
    Hope your son-in-law is okay...let us know what they find out.
    Crime is all around...there is no hiding from it, sadly.
    Have a great weekend...hugs and love,

  9. Wow, doesnt Dan work FT?  If so and it is Lyme disease i feel so bad for him..i feel bad either way but i had a friend who worked nights with me who got it and couldnt miss work and i thought the dude was going to die....i hope thats not what Dan has.
    I heard about your murders there....they have some serious problems there.
    I am sorry you have been so rushed and tired...WATCH THAT BP, my friend!

  10. You sound like me with the blood pressure. My has gotten higher. My meds were out and had to wait to reorder.
    Hope you find time to rest. You're gonna have to take a break for yourself while Rebecca is at school. Do she sleep better now that she's in school? That was the only thing that helped my daughter. They wore her out all day and then sent her home.
    Glad Jim helped out a lot around the house. I'll be glad when you all are somewhere you can have a washer and dryer. I hated always packing my clothes everywhere. I have a washer, but no dryer. So if there are things I have to dry I send them over to KTs. John promises to get me a new washer and dryer before this is all over with.
    Sorry about Dan. I sure hope it comes back something else.
    That's awful with all those murders. You guys need to move badly. I wouldn't be able to live there. That's one of the reasons I'm torn between going back to my hometown. There's so many different people there now and it's not the same. They have a lot of gangs and honestly I don't want my grandson raised that way. I am thankful that my kids want to move where ever I go, but I don't want to move to a bad place.
    Take care, Chrissie

  11. those supermarket blood pressure machines are known to be messed up and way to high.  when you can, try to invest in your own. you will get far more accurate readings.  
    however, it sounds as though you know by how you are feeling when it is high.  that is good.
    Okay, you took a sress that a precription tab or is there a brand available OTC? I need one!!!! lol

    take care, sweetie!


  12. Even if that blood pressure might be a little off, you should take a day and relax!!!  Yea, every time I turn on the news there are more murders, it's depressing!


    LOVE YA,

  14. I'm worried about you now and I want you to be careful and take care of yourself.  Your family needs you and so do we.  The murder rate is very alarming to me.  We are so close to Atlanta, one of the highest crime rates in the country.  GANGS are everywhere.  I've had such a very busy week and I'm completely exhausted.  My entire body hurts.  Come Monday I can rest.
    Hugs GF!

  15. Cindy, I'm glad that you are taking the time to go to bed and sleep when your body is telling you that it's tired.  Don't fight it.  You are just run down and stressed out, and that alone with do it to you.
    As for menopause.  I went through an early one (I was 42), and couldn't take any HRT meds because of the Cancer that I had.  I had to suffer through all those hot flashes and mood swings.  Fortunately for me, they weren't that bad.  I didn't like the hot flashes or night sweats, but I could tolerate them.  I don't think my moodiness was all that bad, but then, you might have to ask my kids about that one! lol

    Feel better..  take care of youself!  

    Rebecca looks darling in her school outfit, and the baby is precious!  In all your kids are gorgeous!  Congrats again, mommom!  :)


  16. Cindy....I'm very worried about you! Please get some much needed rest! Ok?

  17. enjoy your sunday:)


  18. Thinking of you, Cindy... hang in there... sending prayers...

    be well,

  19. you need to take some serious time out for yourself and relax.....
    the pics are great-----the grandbabies are looking adorable.....and I love the maryjane shoes...I remember them well!!!!  lol
    take care

  20. ((Cindy))
    I'm glad you checked your B/P. Try and get some rest and alittle relaxation in there. I know that is easier said than done.
    Love all of those pics :)


  21. I was just had my yearly physical, and the doctor told me to come back when my family couldn't stand me no more, lol.  He thinks I'm early stage menopause.  I do have hot flashes, but not often.  I find I have them moreso when I eat red meat for some reason.  I'm thinking of going online and trying to find a book on it - because I really do not want to take meds (HRTs) and would rather go the natural route.  Hang in there!  Hope you are feeling more rested!  Baby girl looks so cute!  Love the shoes, lol.  She is spiffy!  

  22. I will keep Dan in my thoughts, and you stay on that HP med sis. Wow, I wish you lived here, I hate to hear all that about Philly, all kids should be able to play free of worry.
    Love you

  23. Hope you have a relaxing Sunday.

  24. You have to take care of yourself in order to take care of others...
    It's nice that Jim helps you with stuff around the house..
    Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers..

  25. Hi Cindy!  Thanks for visiting my journal.  Your children are beautiful!  I will enjoy having you for a friend!  Linda

  26. Aw.......Adrianna is so cute.  I love #13 & #18 pics.  LOL  She sure sleeps alot.  ANd in the one pic, she is holding her hand up saying no more pics.  LOL  Do you think you can send Jim my way?  These two men here don't do anything except cook, wash the dishes and vacuum.  They never mop or clean the fans.  My floors haven't been mopped for 2.5 weeks and it's driving me crazy!  LOL

  27. Wonderful pictures Cindy.  Love the little shoes. she is looking so grown up and wise and Daniel and Adriana are looking really sweet.  Thats terrible about the little one being shot, so tragic.  It must be very frightening to live there.  We had a shooting in this area about 3 years ago but it is a very unusual event to happen and that was the only one I have heard about in the 20 or so years I have been here.  Blood pressure up means Cindy must rest more .... Take care sweetie.  Hugs, Tells x