Thursday, September 27, 2007

Here is a picture of the mask worn with the CPAP machine. Cute huh???

If It Goes Bump In The Night

If it goes bump in the night and I am at your house, it may just well be me. I have had trouble all my life walking and talking in my sleep. I even started screaming and laughing. For a time I would jump and kick but thanks to acupuncture I stopped. (Don is most grateful). One night about 3:00 a.m. I woke Don up and asked him if he knew where Miami was. Of course he did. Then laughing I said huh, I didn't even know I had an ami. Traveling worried me a little so I have been ever so careful and slept very lightly. But I have had laughing episodes while traveling. Well at home I got so bad that Don asked me to get some help...he needed a good nights rest. Sooooo I went for a sleep study. I spent the night at a local hotel. It was a very nice hotel. I was hooked to all kinds of electrodes and they filmed me as I slept. I had a slight episode where I screamed so loud, I woke up other patrons. Overall the sleep study went well. I had 15 episodes per hour. Which is considered moderate. As it turns out my throat is so small that when I relax and go to sleep my throat closes. This doesn't make much sense to me but that is my diagnosis. The cure? I get to use a CPAP machine at night. Words can't express how thrilled I am. Maybe I can't find the words because I am not thrilled. But I will have an open mind as I try it. I get it on Monday and the new adventure will begin. Stay tuned as I am sure it will be an adventure to report on. All I can say is I love Don......otherwise I would never have taken it this far. My hope is that in a month I will be able to say how thrilled I am with the results. Stay tuned.....

Thursday, September 20, 2007

My Teacher My Friend

There are those of us who are fortunate enough to have someone enter our life and have a profound effect on us. I had that someone. My school years were not pleasant ones for me. I wasn't a genius child or even smart in fact, I struggled to be average. I didn't start out well. I had the same teacher in kindergarten and first grade. She was an elderly high strung woman. She didn't like me because I was left handed. She delighted in being mean and would regularly beat my hands with the ruler. She was determined to make me right handed......she succeeded. I share this because when I got to Jr High there was a teacher that had the reputation of being mean and tough. You did NOT mess with Mrs. Mickelson. She taught Freshman English. The summer before my freshman year, I realized I could get her for English. The very thought plagued me and would make me physically ill. All I could think of is my kindergarten and 1st grade experience. I was terrified I would have to relive that experience. I prayed harder than I had ever prayed in my life not to get her. You can only imagine my horror when I got my schedule and saw her name on my slip. As it turned out, she was the best teacher I had in all my school career. I couldn't wait to get to class. I had great love and respect for Mrs. Mickelson. To this day I can remember and relate things she taught. As luck would have it, several years later I went to church and who was there? Mrs. Mickelson. She had moved here to be near her daughter. Even better luck.... I was assigned to be her visiting teacher. In no time at all Mrs Mickelson became my friend Zora. We would talk on the phone and have lunch, I would take her to Dr appts, we belonged to DUP (daughters of the Utah pioneers) together. She would tell me stories of when she was young (they were very entertaining). We had a lot of fun. We even laughed together about how scared I was of her when I first met her. There are so many funny stories and experiences that I could tell about her. She was a wonderful teacher that turned into a wonderful friend. My friend Zora passed away last week. She is now gone but she taught me so much and had such a profound impact on my life that she will forever be in my heart. Thanks Mrs. Mickelson for taking me under your wing and teaching me so much and making each day in class a positive experience and thank you Zora for being such a sweet friend.....not to mention entertaining.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Flies and Tattoos

I am keeping a close eye on our goodies. Had trouble keeping folks out of our stuff. You can't believe how many try and steal your stuff.

Don scored big on an item...... Wooohooo

Don checking to make sure his stuff was still in the box.

Well my prince and I went on an ART (auction road trip) this past weekend. We attended two of Masters auctions. The boys did a great job. We didn't get a lot but we didn't come home empty handed either. I decided the weekend was all about flies and tattoos. I am not kidding. Every other person I saw had a tattoo. I thought for a minute I was at the wrong place. It looked like a tattoo convention and not an auction. Good thing there were auctioneers to keep me straight. And we couldn't go anywhere without a gazillion flies. Even at the restaurants. You could see dead flies in the window seal and more buzzing around them. Don said the ones buzzing around had come for the dead ones funeral. I guess I should have looked to see if the flies were tattooed as well. Jackpot was fun and I kept my record of receiving money from strangers to gamble with. Not sure how it works but it I like it.

I started the week off at the Dentist. I went in this morning to get started on my new crowns. Before the dentist got started he took out a really nice digital camera and took pictures of my teeth. When I got through, I looked all over the lobby for my 8x10 glossy but I just couldn't find it. Oh well, I didn't see a buffet line either. At least there were no flies.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Trip to the Dentist

Well believe it or not I have finally got set up to blog. (thanks Chanel :)) Not certain how often I will post as my life isn’t all the exciting but I am going to give it a whirl.

You know if it isn’t one thing it is another with me. I went to the Dentist for my routine 6 month check. My dentist has been watching some of my teeth. (No they aren’t entertainers or anything like that) One that wasn’t even on the eye watch list started to bother me a year ago and after x-rays and checks the dentist couldn’t find anything wrong. Well while at my recent check, he discovered that tooth had a big crack. Gads! And if that wasn’t enough the tooth behind it felt bad and decided to kick the filling loose. Now my bites bad so I am getting 2 new crowns. If ya’ll remember the last time I had 2 crowns. I was “blessed”. I was only supposed to have one but the dentist did the wrong tooth so I ended up with 2. It worked in my favor though and…….. I got a free massage out of it. Hope my new bite is a good one.

I am headed for an art trip the PC (prince charming) so stay tuned for pictures and an update.