That was super nice of you to write to me like you did. Thank you for praying for me. No worries about the rant. Remember, I don't mind that kind of thing. I woke up around 4pm. I'm finally feeling a bit better, I guess. My sleep is backwards and I'll have to get that turned around, which has never been easy for me to do. I'm still taking the pain pills, but 1/2 a pill, which is the proper dose. I'm still on those antibiotics, too. I have LOTS of them! =)
Yeah, the 323 was probably due to the ice cream and the mashed potatoes. Pain as well. I think even being miserable factors in. XD The insulin should have made the number lower. I've been running around 150, which is high, but when I'm sick like this, that's kind of normal for a while even with the insulin. It took a LOT of insulin to get that 323 down to a decent number, though!
I'm getting back to normal regarding food. I don't have to stick with the mush anymore. I am eating a lot of Greek yogurt. I add protein powder to it. I've had some frozen bananas, 1/2 of a banana at a time. It will be a while til I get totally back to real food, but it's a start. Drinking like a fish, too! I gained almost 10 lbs from eating ice cream and mashed potatoes. The last time I did this and had the same diet, but for three weeks because I was worse (but without the cold), I lost weight! I need to exercise until I can walk. My foot still hurts. It's much better, but the heel hurts. The receptionist said to give it more time and wait until I feel better from my extraction, but by then it'll be time to see the doc for my follow up.
It's really weird. When I wash my hands - and we've used the same bottled soap forever - my hands feel greasy from the soap. Since that weird sensation change would begin in my brain, who knows what's going on. Since I haven't really felt like reading, I am reading this kid's book, All-of-a-Kind Family by Sydney Taylor. It was originally written in 1951. It's an adorable book that I read probably when I was 8yo. When my mom and I went to a thrift store last week for a quick stop, I found it and a couple of other books like it that are in really good condition. We buy kids books like that for the nieces and nephews. This book is based on the author's life and is about five sisters living in NYC just before WWI. It's a Jewish family in a Jewish neighborhood. I think Abigail (she just turned 10) will like it because it's historical and she will get to learn about Jewish traditions, which is important in our family since we support Israel. My Grandma has gone there so many times, so it will give Abigail something to talk to Grandma about. Since they live next door now, Abigail has been popping in very often to talk to my Grandma. They are building an even closer relationship than before. It makes me jealous, but living two hours from them and having to go when it works for EVERYBODY, it is what it is. There are three other books in the series, but maybe she can read them from the library IF she likes the book well enough. It is extremely wholesome, so that will make my sister happy.
Jocelyn turns 8 at the end of May. She had been behind in reading. I think she still is, but I don't know where she is at right now. The last time we went and we gave her some chapter books that weren't too hard, I found out she's not into chapter books yet. She just got a bad start at the Christian school they went to until this year. They never did anything about her reading problems. We got Joce a joke book and chapter book from the movies Madagascar. The girls love those movies and Mary loves them, too. She especially likes King Julian. So, when I wrap those up for her birthday, I'm going to write, "For Jocelyn and Mommy". Mary will be just as happy to see the books as Joce will!
I've been doing lots of word puzzles, too. I like all kinds of word puzzles, so that's what I'm doing at night when I can't sleep. I don't do them much at any other time. Even though I love word puzzles, I have to be really bored and in the mood. Do you do anything like that? It sounds as if you have enough to keep you busy, though!
Your extended family is a trip! Your brother makes one comment like that and now the whole family thinks you guys are deprived educationally! Wow! That's sad. You are so intelligent and do so many other things in an extra-curricular way that it's crazy. I don't like it when people judge, especially when they are sooo far off base! Your mom is a teacher? That's an insult to her and your whole family. That is so hurtful. Just wait - you'll show them in the long run!!
I checked out the eagles today. The chicks are starting to get real feathers in, which means the gray fuzz will be going away. The feathers are very soft and white, but they are longer than the fuzz. Since I've been asleep during the day, I haven't been seeing them much. My Grandma said it looks like the new growth makes them itchy because the chicks are scratching all of the time. It will be nice to see all of the transitions they go through.
I guess I should go. I'm so tired, but i don't want to go to sleep, of course. I need to watch a movie or something, I guess. I will talk to you more later!