It has been a really long time since I have posted and so much has happened here in our family. Samantha was laid off from her job, she got another job paying minimum wage with in week or so, bought her own car, passed her drivers test, and then just recently she got a another job, making much more, and passed her CNA with a 100. She is now living on her own with Lilly and is doing just fine.
Buke finally asked Taylor to marry him so we will officially have another family member to add to Marksville within the next year. Dennise is doing well in school, her singing is coming along well, and she just picked out her High School Ring. Time just flies by, when you have kids.
Deanna has a fantastic teacher this year and is really blossoming into a young lady. She played Soccer in the fall, and just got done with Basketball, which she really did well with this year. A few of the coaches noticed how much better she got, and several of them have asked for her to be on their team next year. She is also doing swimming after school twice a week which she really enjoys. Since Samantha moved out Deanna has just moved into her old room, and has been busy fixing it up.
Dorothy is Kindergarten and has a wonderful teacher as well. She enjoys school and still loves to snuggle with Mommy at night for her snuggles and stories. She is just getting use to having a room all to herself which is a bit scary for her since she went from sleeping in our bed to sleeping in a room with her sister and now she is by herself, so I am sure we will have a few nights where she ventures into our room.
The girls and I have been watching Little House on the Prairie and they both really enjoy it. We have a few more Seasons to go and we will be done. I hope to get Walton's Mountain Next to view with them.
Back in February Dennis fell on ice at work and had to have reconstructive surgery on his knee and has been in a brace since then. He is off until at least May 1st. It is slow going for the healing but he is right on track the Dr. said so that is good news. Since we are living off of Work Mans comp. we have had to be a bit more careful with our money. When it first happened we had just gotten our income tax so things were a bit easier but now that money is gone and we are just living from check to check.
Around the same time that Dennis fell I finally went to the Dr.'s for all of the pain I have had over the last 6 years and he did a few tests and pretty much thought it was Fibromyalgia, but had to wait for a few tests to come back before he could say without a doubt. I do have Fibromyalgia and I am currently being treated for it. We have seen a lot of improvement although today I am very sore from things I did yesterday.
Holding your Granddaughter while she is sleeping while typing on the computer just should not cause this much pain. The only other thing I did was pick up crayons and colored pencils off of the ground. Those are the only things I did out of the ordinary yesterday. Even though I am in pain today I have had much less pain then I have had in the past and have been able to much more around the house, which is a blessing in of itself. There are things I have been able to get to that have been waiting literally years for me to actually get done, and this is just the start. I have high hopes for the medication and treatment plan that my Dr. has for me which means better days ahead for everyone.
If you go over to my Pam's Fight to Lose Weight page you cans see what I have been up to with my weight loss. I guess that is about it for getting you all up to date with our lives at the moment so off I go to get the dishes done, and pick up the crayon trail that Lilly has made for me again today. Have a great day everyone.