Published Fri, Jan 27 2012 7:28 AM

Good morning, Jesus. I'm homesick. I miss my house, my neighbors, and just being able to relax in my own surroundings. Thank you for the blessings of yesterday, dear Jesus. You are so awesome! AmenI

I want to go home! But I have some obligations here in Arizona that I must see complete first. First and formost the QCA/RWYS Luncheon next month. I am so looking forward to that. And Sheri is coming to town and I'm looking forward to getting together with her. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to go to the Expo with Maggie due to this respiratory infection I've had for the past week. I'm slowly recovering...still have a sore throat. Saw the vascular doctor the other day. I have neuropathy in my toes which is due to the nerve damage from the accident. The swelling in my feet and legs is from the lymphodema...also from the damage caused by the accident. My feet turning blue is another ball game altogether and most likely hereditary. I have to go for testing on Monday and Wednesday and will get the results on Wednesday after that test. The doctor has given two possibilities and either way I will not be happy. Depending which diagnosis she gives may determine whether I have to go home immediately or not. One of the diagnosis is serious. Please keep me in your prayers.

My caregiver and the doctor has said that I need an adjustable bed when I go home. So I've been looking online at adjustable beds....YIKES!!! Do you know how much they cost? Between $1,000 and $3,000!!!!!! Medicare will pay for a simple crank style with foam mattress. I am unable to do a crank style and foam mattresses release gases after a while. So that is not an option for me. I was not going to get any Medicare benefits on this. Yesterday morning I was talking with my neighbor and she said to look no farther. They had a practically new adjustable bed in their upstairs bedroom that I could have. It has all the bells and whistles likes remote control, wave action, vibrate, adjustable head/legs, and it's twin size like I wanted. I just have to find 3 strong guys to move it. It just so happens my other neighbors are guys who for a home cooked meal will probably help out. What a blessing I have received! Our God is an awesome God!

Another blessing I received yesterday....more photos of my little Indy. I can't wait to get home so I can bring him home. I haven't even held him yet and I love him so much!! My vet says he's adorable and a sweet little guy. I had her go over and check him out. She said he will make a great little service dog. Here's the newest photos of Indy...Isn't he a cutie??

I've started my block for the Round Robin. I almost forgot about it and it has to be done by Feb. 1. I will make the deadline. Last night I made the main part of the block. Now I want to add a border on it and embroider a Bible verse on it. The finished quilt top will go to my daughter-in-law, who has been a light of faith and helped me thru a bad summer last year. We have cried on each other's shoulders...long distance. She's in California and I'm in Ohio, but we're there for each other. We haven't been able to Skype since I've been in Arizona. I'm sure Joshua and Mila have grown since I last saw them.

Thank you for all the birthday fabrics. I joined 2 birthday clubs and I don't remember who is from which club. So after my birthday I will post a photo of all the fabrics together. So far most of them have been 30/40s...Yipee!! Perhaps I'll finally be able to make the Eleanor Burns sampler quilit from the "Egg Money" book. I like all the blocks and all the quilts in the book. So the easiest thing to do is make the sampler quilt. I've been collecting some 30/40's fabrics too, so I should be close to having enough.

Need to eat breakfast at least that's what my tummy is telling me. By then the alarm on my cell phone will go off the remind me to take my meds. Finally came up with a way to keep me on my toes about taking my meds. Believe me that alarm gets my attention!

Have a great day everyone! Hugs.


# safrmaz said on Friday, January 27, 2012 8:23 AM

Linda, Indy is so cute!  I can understand how eager you are to get him.  As much as I love to travel, I'm always ready to get back to my dogs.

So sorry you weren't able to go to the Expo.  What a disappointment!  Know that you are in my prayers.  I hope you'll still be there when I get there.  I'm looking forward to meeting you, Maggie, and Marlene if she's able to make it.



# Nana said on Friday, January 27, 2012 10:43 AM


Indy is a real sweetie.  He has a schnuazer type face.   He will be alot of company for you.  Hope you feel better soon.

# Kathy M. Boice said on Friday, January 27, 2012 1:06 PM

I can tell by Indy's eyes he is a keeper!!! I cannot imagine you being at all disappointed in your new baby! I expect to hear all about everthing he does when you get to be with him. I am sorry ofr the health issues. Life is tough sometimes and when our health is not good, it can be difficult to not worry. I am praying and I know others are, too. You have such a full life and you are blessed. I was thrilled to hear about the bed made available to you. Another thing God has worked out in your life.

My blood sugars were 289 all day yesterday despite my insulin. I managed to sew for 4 1/2 hours and rechecked it and it was down to 159 last night. Seems as though sewing is helpful!! More so than the insulin!! LOL Then I woke up to a stressfull day today. It seems my Mother failed to pay for her supplimental drug coverage and has lost her insurance. She is on 16 medications daily!! I did all I could do to get her reinstated, but I couldn't. She has no drug coverage until the Oct-Dec enrollment period. When I asked her, she got upset with me and says she just won't take her meds and wants to die. Everytime she gets backed in a corner, this is what happens. I have a brother and sister who should be helping me in this area with Mom but one takes her money and the other is clueless. So...appreciate your prayers on this behalf.

Love and hugs to you my dear freind!!

# Kathy M. Boice said on Friday, January 27, 2012 1:06 PM

Forgot to say, Indy is adorable!!!!