Wednesday, March 21, 2007

miscellaneous stuff

Hey everyone!I'm updating a bit. After spending several frustrating minutes relearning how to update my profile photo, i feel like i'm approaching the end of my sitting at the computer time limit!!! BAH!!! I'm into my second week off work. I don't like it much - yet it is restful and certainly less stressful! My job now is trying to avoid anything that makes things worse for me, to attend my physio sessions and to do my tiny, piddly exercises. Hey! New development in the investigation front -- my distant, summer MRI has already taken place! I was called last Wed. at supper to come in for the next morning early -- EEK!! *hard for a non-morning person* I got there, spent my 20 minutes in 'the tube'. . . which was strangely astronautish and noisy!!! Now to await the results -- drumroll. . . . . . . . it'll be a few more days. My therapist keeps saying its 'disc-ey'. Makes sense with the persisting pins& needles nonsense. I really know its time to stop when i get those voodoo doll pin jabs in my neck, which is happening now, so I'm signing off. I'll try one more para - i hate giving in!

My grandkids are cute as ever. . . James is in a deep Elvis phase - not the bloated, sweating, jumpsuited Elvis but the lean, mean dancing machine of the 50s . When we show him the 70s concerts, he asks us to turn them off! He also hates ballads. . so its been a steady diet of Lawdy Miss Clawdy, King Creole, Jailhouse Rock and That's All Right Momma around here when Jimmy comes to visit! He says he wants to be an "Elvis actor" when he grows up! Erica is in a Beauty and the Beast obsession right now. We all have to role play being the Beast (she gets to be Belle, natch!). I kept books, figurines and B.A.T.B. barbies from Lindsay and KK -- so its so cool to see these appreciated now by my granddaughter!!! Eri is so much about the make up. . the high heels, the bling bling on anything!!! My daughters are beautiful and busy! Linds at work, KK at school. This empty nest thing, well we're adjusting, but its never truly empty - visits from one or both of our girls happen frequently enough to keep us from pining away. Its the normal state of things - kids grow up and move out *and i think they're quite happy to!*
Rob is always busy at work. He's enjoying the Canadian male's obsession -- hockey season! He brought home a spring bouquet of flowers the other day, just because!!! He's sweet.

Okay, gotta go. . I hope you're having a good week? I am reading up on your blogs and enjoying them!

much love from me,

12 comments:

emma said...

Welcome back! Good work on sticking it out for another para... though don't push yourself too hard!!

Kathryn said...

hi hon!!! thanx for the encouragement.

J9 said...

That's so great that you got in so soon for an MRI! Talk about answer to prayer!

Are you seeing a light at the end of the tunnel?....

ally said...

kat i miss the regularity of your blog posts................hope all is well with the MRI results. Grace and Peace my friend

ally

Kathryn said...

j9 -- Yeah, that was a huge answer to prayer! light at the end of the tunnel? well, i don't know if i see it yet? . . .blah. . . once those results come in, that will certainly shed some light, eh? How are you doing, hon?! xo

Ally -- ah, thanx Mr. about-to-be-married!!!! So excited for you two! Thanks for sending that grace and peace. . i send it back to you with a big HUG! I miss writing little things here. . i hope to soon be over this nonsense!

lindsay said...

Oh, you forgot Hound Dog! Now he says he wants to be a scientist and an Elvis impersonator on the side.

Kathryn said...

ah, how could i forget Hound Dog?! Especially after he sang it Maggie!! He told me about being a Scientist just the other day! An Elvis-impersonator Scientist?! LOL.

Tee said...

Thanks for the update - let us know about the results. MRI machines are freakish, aren't they?

That's strange that you have a pins and needles type sensation. I had something similar - it was pretty painful. It happened a couple weeks ago after I shoveled snow but luckily it's almost 100% better all on it's own. I wish healing for you as well.

Your empty nest gets visited quite a bit, huh? LOL. You've got to show us some pics of James doing some Elvis moves! LOL. I can only imagine how precious!

My husband brought me a spontaenous boquet the other day, too. Those are the best, aren't they? :)

{HUGS} Keep in touch.

faith said...

I'm just popin by to say hi, since It's been FOREVER since I have...that is quite the de-lish profile pic. there...WOW

Kathryn said...

Tee! So nice to hear from you, hon. Thank you for those healing wishes. MRIs are very strange but cool. My only fear was that i wouldn't be able to remain perfectly still for 20 minutes. And of course i had an itchy nose and couldn't scratch!!! I can see how someone claustrophobic would have a heard time in that thing! I will certainly give an update when i find out on Monday. That is so sweet that Carlos also bought you a spontaneous bouquet!!!! We are lucky girls! I will try to get a picture of James doing his Elvis 'thing'! It's hilarious!!

Faith! How ARE you, hon? How's the lenten season going for you? I wanted to visit your Xanga. . but for some reason i had some 'active x control' message that would not stop and it was preventing my access to your site! Anyway, its so nice to hear from you, Faith!!! xo k

Sherri Lavender said...

We must get together soon, since it appears you have some free time on your hands...

Kathryn said...

that would be great, Sherri! Next week is wide open. . .