Thursday, June 12, 2008

Thanks to Blogland!

I am feeling so much better. Thanks for your prayers and I believe I am on the road back. I went back to the doctor yesterday and she put me on a different antibiotic thinking the first one was making more of an allergic reaction. She also gave me something to curtail the itching and help me sleep. I still burn, but I can deal with that. Enough of that. No one wants to hear about poison ivy 'gone wild' into a secondary infection.

This has brought me to a place to think about many things that I needed to be focusing on. What am I truly doing with my time? Not during work, I love my job and it is extremely rewarding. But what do I do with the hours I am not working and sleeping? Am I taking the time to do the things that I believe are needed for me? I know that God has a purpose for me and I, sometimes, run myself so ragged that I hurry through my quiet time with Him. I purchase things for convenience, and not necessarily because that is what I 'need'. Reading certain blogs that have been focusing on being more frugal have truly helped me.

I thank the people out in blogland that have never met me but bring joy to my day through their writings, pictures and music. This has been a God-given. Although I know I won't get to see all my blogland friends in person I want it to be known that they have given me so much.

I am returning to the doctor tomorrow and hopefully get back to work. This is a new day and I am blessed. There's much sadness in our country today. Deaths by weather, wars, rising fuel costs and drive-by shootings. God is still in control and for me...I think I needed to slow down and think about where I need to focus.


Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

Hi Nanatrish. I hope the new medication is the charm and does the trick. Thank you for visiting my blog and your kind words. They do make a difference! In reading your post today, I want you to know that although I do not have poison ivy, I do have an itch...yes, Lavinia has been bitten by fleas! Courtesy of a backyard that seems to have a lot of them jumping around....the stray cats that love my yard have left behind prezzies on my patio furniture which they love to sit on...and now I am scratch scratch scratch (or should I say, trying *not* to.).

It's disheartening...just one more thing to deal with in a week that somehow seems to have run amok, and gotten away from my control...completely.

Prayer helps, and leaning on Jesus helps, it really does. He is in control, not us.

I'm glad our blogs brought us together and I want to wish you encouragement and best wishes for your recovery, and for a peaceful frame of mind.


Judy said...

I've never had poison ivy...but it doesn't sound like fun! And I'm glad you are on the road to recovery.

It is such fun to meet so many wonderful women out in the bloggy world...thanks for your visit.

Dustye said...

Hey there Nanatrish thanks for coming to visit me in my kitchen! I was really excited to see where your from. I was in the south last summer with my cousin and we had a ball there. She's here in California and we went back East last summer and scouted around looking for a nice place for a single woman to retire. We just loved all the areas we saw and loved the people! She's putting her house up for sale (not really a good time for that here) but she's determined and wants to move as soon as she can. Who knows maybe another trip is in my future!!!

I'm sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well but with pray we'll have you on the mend soon. GOD is soooo good! I wish I was there I would cook you some chicken soup...

It was good to visit with you and stop by my kitchen anytime!


Knitting Mania said...

Awww Nana Trish....I'm so glad you found my blog. It's so nice to meet you and thank you for your nice comments. Bless your heart!!

And I see you found my good friend, Dustye, she is a sweatheart and I will miss her so much now that I'm in Montana. We are hoping her and her husband make a trip our way this summer, we are all very close.

Isn't her blog wonderful....I hope you two become wonderful blog buddies. Me too!!! Come back to see me and I'll be back to see you.

Hope your feeling better, poison ivy, not fun!! Hang in there and God's speedy recovery!!

Pat said...

Glad you are starting to feel a little better, Nanatrish! I hope you'll be able to go back to work soon.

Thanks for you very kind birthday wishes --I really appreciate them.

Yes, God is good!

Blessing to you--

Nicki said...

Poison Ivy!!! OUCH!!! Oh my friend....I'm so sorry you had to go through that!! But I rejoice that God is working through this with you!!! Have a good weekend!