Luminarias are old fashioned western/south Christmas decorations. A small candle inside a weighted small brown paper bag, placed along walks. You should googl this as some of the Albuquerque displays are breathtaking- and Old Town was always a place to see...
We got lucky in Vermont. If the storm had tracked north we would of been in it's path. Southern Vermont was hard hit by tropical storm Irene last year. I was lucky then too as the mountains protected the north from the brunt of the storm. I feel very bad for people in the hard hit areas.
Shake my head- we are having SO many storms- quakes- droughts-Fires- there's nowhere to go that something ISN'T happening. I feel for them- and anyone on the coasts, in the fires and tossing earth- I feel for them when they expect help from the govt and discover his help is to state and county offices and just never reaches the individuals...watched this happen so very often..
Might not have been the word I wanted, but the one I could remember. Thought about that dream- can't blame it on church- pure and simple comes from my life everyday and the changes that have accelerated in America. I am surrounded with more an more immigrants that own everything, and the people in my job are getting older and older and disappearing- and replaced by people who aren't here because it's America, but because they have a chance to overcome our way of life by simple sheer numbers while our children hide at home on the couch. Sorry, waiting now on the rest of the world to wake up this morning. I need another word to work from.
I wanted to go off the Texas one - my hubby is in Texas on a business trip. He spent the afternoon/evening in the ER due to food poisoning. They thought he had hemorrhaged his diaphragm. Luckily, he did not. He had the hickups for nearly 24 hours. He was given tranq's to relax his diaphragm and they finally went away after 2 doses. 2 IV bags as well. He is back at his hotel now, feeling a little better. Able to hold bananas down. Comes home tomorrow night. What a trip.
Umm, food can be rough on a body- in Ft Worth the safest foods would be mexican or BBQ meat/steaks. We have a problem with trukstop foods done by cooks that time meat, and chicken and fish are first to come off still uncooked. Grills are hard to cook fish with too if you want crunchy without rubbery fish. Bacon too needs the fat cooked longer than a hot grill can do without burning...Louisiana does fish and seafood. ESP lower Louisiana, droool, sigh. Neb/Ks it's steak. NY/NJ don't know anything but fast foods - but Chicago does pastas decent, pizzas devine, and polih sausages are unique. Seattle made some of the most drop dead for turkey/chicken pot pies, and Calif it's the 'salad' veggies and fruits that you crave. Ok now I am hungry...
They gave him Thorazine - didnt help. Now he is on Reglan(?). I know he is miserable. And you know after a while, they start to hurt...you know, like after 15 minutes...now...5 days :(
They dont really know what it is right now so cant say for sure what its from. But it started after he vomited Wednesday night. That is what WE are thinking though.
most of my candlewick is clear...have a few red ones...have paperweights too...a collector of lots of stuff...bowls and lamps another favorite...anything goes...was in the flea market business for years..plus did estate sales...old toys and lots of Christmas stuff...3 feather trees...love those...
We share a kindred spirit. It won't be long before I put up the aluminum tree I grew up with, complete with the colored rotating disk that amazingly still works but is a little squeaky. Sears and Roebuck ruled back in the day. I miss the big 'Wish Book'.
Hubby is back to the Dr right now. Endoscopy scheduled for Friday and CT is pending scheduling. STILL has the hiccups.
Im wondering if when he was vomiting last week, something went down the wrong way and lodged somewhere, not allowing his esophagus or diaphragm to close the way it should or operate the way it should. Who knows at this point - it is just driving everyone crazy. Ive been on the couch with ear plugs - because even out there, with the BR door closed, I can still hear it. We all need some sleep.
So many possibilities - unknown sucks - Dr. House would come in handy about now :) We are only an hour or so from the Mayo if needed. But hopefully they will figure something out soon without having to go that route. Valium, Thorazine, muscle relaxers, reflux meds, chiropractic...nothing helping so far.
Thanks all for your thoughts, prayers and hope.
no - not the last few nights :/
Another Dr appt today brought him another Rx - Thorazine from the hospital in Tx, Reglan from his Monday appt, Valium from the medicine cabinet and now baclofen
Peanut butter, pickle juice, chugging water, spoon full of sugar, ice, heat, muscle stim, chiropractic...nothing has helped.
Calgon...take me away. I need my garden time :( but the season is over and its way too cold. Gonna be a long winter Im afraid.
His new meds are giving him some relief it seems. There was actually *2 HOURS* he went without hiccuping tonight!! He was passed out from the meds, but he was also quiet. He woke up and they started again. He is presently passed out again...not hiccuping. Maybe I will get to sleep tonight??
I figured it out...195 hours with only a handful of 15-20 minute breaks, then tonight a 2 hour break, another flare up for a half hour while he was awake and now quiet...I think I will let HIM sleep on the couch tonight...I sure cant move him @ 6'2" & 215lbs