Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Ok whoever left the knife in my throat.....

I don't quite know WHY but I just want it out ok???? Really, it's hurting like heck!!!

So last night I went to bed and cracked my window open a bit....I always do that!!! Somehow though, it got really hot in the bedroom with the Heater running and then the freezing air coming in from the outside was enough to make me stay up all night, tossing and turning, feeling like someone stuck a knife in my throat and then walked away.

It's only the left side of my throat, but good grief, is there anything worse than a sore throat??? I think it's just one of those pains that really irks me, it's not unbearable just the nagging kind.

Anyway, school restarted this morning and Jasmine was MORE than ready to go back, I have to say, I was too. I see from the comments you ladies left me, that the whole sibling rivalry lasts for a lot longer....great, makes me feel peachy!!! LOL

So I'm in the process of getting my Green Card, it is such a lengthy and frustrating process, and what makes it worse is when you get told to resend paperwork that you've already sent in. That's where we're at right now, it's on hold until I resend some stuff, but if it was just a matter of sending it in, but no, the thing is that I have to get photocopies of everything, then have it notarized and not to mention the documents which are in Portuguese, and need to be translated first. UGH......I can't wait to put this all behind me.

We have a trip planned to Africa in July. Can't even begin to tell you how excited we all are, especially the kids, they've never been on an airplane so it's all new to them. Here's the thing though, it's a VERY long flight. Just the flight from the States to South Africa is 12 hours......hmmmm did someone say BENADRYL for the kids????
I just can't imagine 12 long boring hours with an 8 year old and 4 year old.

I'm almost back to normal, I think with school back on it will make it easier. It's so quiet in this house, no kids fighting over the tv and who gets to watch what, who's turn it is to get on the computer, who that toy belongs to, who gets to take their bath first and here's the best.......apparently you can NOT eat the same kinds of things because that is considered being a copy cat. BWHAHAHAHAH
My kids, I love them, but they crack me up!!!

I don't know if I'll make it over to your blogs today, I'm going to go lay down for a bit, watch my General Hospital and try to get a nap in. I'm thankful that my hubby is off this week, he's picking up Jasmine from school so I can get some rest.

Remember I told you I was starting that book by Donna Morley?? I have only read the first few pages, but I'm really enjoying it, I think it's going to be a good read.

She talks about Spiritual Lukewarmness, and that struck a chord with me, that's exactly how I've been feeling, and it's funny because when I go back and think of a few months ago, I was so in sync with God, I was reading and praying daily and pretty much devouring His word every chance I got. What did I get in return???? Peace!!!!

I had a sense of peace that no one and nothing could touch. Problems arose as they always do, but it didn't shake my faith and did not leave me in a bundle of nerves, a hump of fear lying in the corner.

" I can't attract others to Christ if I am not glorifying the Lord in all I say and do. "

How true is that?!?!?!? So yeah, this book is going to help me and I need it right now, I can't do it alone, I have let my worries completely take over. Sometimes it's like a Tug of War, that is how I imagine it in my mind. God and His Love on one side, and the sadness of being away from Christ on the just sitting there in the middle, not going either way, feeling each one pull me but not really taking that step to God's side. It's a sad and empty way to I'm determined to change that this year.

Anyway, I need to get going, my head is starting to throb. I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday. I will be back tomorrow morning with Slow Cooking Thursday, I actually picked up 2 new books with TONS of great Slow Cooking Recipes, can't wait to share them with you all.

God Bless,


  1. So sorry about the sore throat - that is NOT fun!! You've had your share too! I am dying to read that book - you've inspired me!!

  2. Gargle with warm salty water, as hot as you can stand it. I promise, it will help, unless you have strep. But I doubt that since you said it's only on one side.

    Africa! For heaven's sake, that's exciting. And what fun we're all going to have as you tell us all about the preparations for the trip, surviving the 12 hour flight, the visit itself. Oh, I can't wait.

    I'm living vicariously through you. You do know that, right?


  3. My mom's doctor told her that if you hurt on one side, then it's allergies. So, yeah, keep your windows closed! LOL. I hate sore throats, but I hate gargling with salt water even more, so I usually just suffer!!

  4. The salt water does work, at least for me. Africa, how exciting news is that, and you just plopped it in there like it was going downtown! I'm feeling so excited for you getting to see your family! When we were kids and went to Hungary, a long, long trip too, My mom prepared us well ahead of time repeatedly telling us what to expect on the long plane ride and what behavior she expected of us. I think it helped. That and a lot of books, and small games. Now of course they have t.v. or movies the kids can watch.

  5. Gargling salt water is a good idea. It really does help. I'm so sorry you're sick again. This has been a tough winter for you and I'm really sorry.

    How wonderful to have your trip to look forward to!!

  6. I can't stand flying, much less those loooooong boring overseas flights! LOL Hope your throat is feeling better and looking forward to your recipe tomorrow!

  7. Hope you feel better soon and that all your Green card stuff gets sorted out. Hugs.

  8. Sandra, hope you feel better and I too use the salt water.

    My Sister-in-law from Singapore had a dickens of a time getting her green card and Thank God, she kept good records cause it was a nightmare. She ended up contacting the Senator who took sympathy on her or I don't know if she would have ever gotten through all that red tape. Now my brother is trying to attain a Fiance Visa for Maricel, they want to get married and he is going through the same thing, it is going to end up taking over 10 months,and he is a Lawyer!!! Hang in there! :)

  9. I do hope you get to feeling better. I hate having a sour throat! Salt water is an excellent idea.
    Africa!!!! I would love to go to Africa! Actually, I want to travel the whole world someday. I love planes, and hope to someday get my pilots liscence.
    They certainly make it hard for people that come here legally, don't they? I'll be praying that you get your Green Card quickly.

  10. The trip will be so long but so worth it once you get the net for some ideas to keep the kiddos busy...there are tons of them out there.....

  11. You are so lucky to get to go to Africa and take your kids there for a visit. I would love to go to Africa. I love to travel. Too bad my pocketbook doesn't.

    Hope you feel better soon.

    I have got to get this book. I sometimes feel lukewarm too.


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