April 26, 2015
Good morning. Gosh, I've been up since 4 a.m. I found a way to keep the pain to a dull roar so that I can sleep, and I find myself nodding off easily now. After talking with my daughter Audrey, I do believe that I've been experiencing Pleurisy. That is a painful inflammation of the membrane that surrounds the lungs and lines the rib cage.
This would explain the severe pain every time I cough. And believe me, it is painful enough to bring tears to your eyes. Just ask me and I'll tell you. The treatment involves taking muscles relaxers. So that's what I've been doing. Much as I don't like to depend on pills, I'm happily taking these and relishing the decrease in the pain.
However, there is a slight downside to taking these pills. They make it difficult to crochet. What I mean is, I can crochet, but I can't guarantee that I won't have to rip out everything that I do and start over - repeatedly. On the other hand, it does keep my mind and hands busy. So I guess it is a win win.
I've been looking for another lounge chair for my living room, and I think I've found one that I like. It is very similar to the one that I have, but it is a little smaller. My chair was made for tall folks, (my hubby was very tall) and this new chair is made for folks under five feet ten. I haven't bought the chair yet, but at least now I know what I want.
While searching around on line, I also found an ice maker that I think would be a great addition to our kitchen. There's no room in the freezers for everyone to keep ice trays, so this item would come in handy especially during the warm weather.
I also came across a great buy for a pet stroller. Lots of times, I get asked where these can be purchased, and I usually tell folks that I ordered ours on E-bay. However, I found this one on Choxi.com for a much better price. As you can see, it comes in several different colors. This one retails for $135, but can be purchased from Choxi.com for just $53.
I did order a few things from Choxi.com, and when my order arrives I'll let you know how I feel about the service and products.
As I mentioned earlier, I got up rather early this morning, so the first thing I did was to cook up a pot of macaroni and make a macaroni salad. I've had a hankering for some macaroni salad lately, so once the salad is nice and cold, I'm going to enjoy a bowl of it.
I'm also trying to catch up on some laundry. One load is already washed and in the dryer, while a second load is in the washer. When I'm feeling better, my grandson Kevin will come over and give me a hand with the dusting and vacuuming. Yup, I know, I'm a very lucky grandma. (and grateful too!)
Yesterday, SIL Eddie came by to repair a portion of our kitchen floor. Due to water pipe leaks (in the past) water got under the floor and caused a bit of damage. Joe was here to help him, so in a matter of a few hours everything was all fixed. Great job, guys!
I'm starting to get "dozey" again, so I think I'll try to catch a few winks. So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.
Hugs, Edna B.