Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Hertzler Doings~Sept. 26-Oct.2, 2016

Mon.-Did a lot of catching up in the house. Worked in old house and cleaned entryway bathroom. Went over to Happy Valley and read for an hour or two. Watched some mystery movies with Phil and Susan in eve.

Tues.-Today was Judy's day. Her mama's funeral was at New Life and after her burial she had a meal at her place for family and friends. It was a significant day. My heart is full. Pearlie's life was full of love but also was her death. I came home and slept 3 hours.

Wed.-Alli and Nathan came over for lunch and stayed for awhile. We drove over to Happy Valley on the Polaris and Nathan helped me check the lights in the new house and the toilet in the old house. Took Phil to Susan's work for supper and it was delicious. We drove right into a wild storm afterwards. Caught up with Naomi on the phone. Made plans for a trip to FL in April. Hopefully.

Thurs.-Went for a massage and then to Walmart and Salvation Army. Got Phil 4 pairs of jeans. Alli and Nathan stopped in on their way home from doctor. His rash all over is probably due to heat.

Fri.-Quite a lot of rain from the southeast. Thunder and rain. Vacuumed and washed floors. Made potatoes and squash. Susan working double shift.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Hertzler Doings~Sept. 19-25, 2016

Mon.-Drove Susan out to her classes through storms and torrential rain. I met Phil at Starbucks. It is his 60th birthday and Michael's 25th. Did a little shopping and reading. After class, we went to the Immediate Care Clinic and the doctor was surprised that Susan was doing so well and wanted 6 lottery numbers from her. "You're the luckiest person I know," he said, and promised to split the money if he wins. In good conscience, due to the accident's severity, he said we needed to go to ER. ER doctor confirmed that she was good to go and that her bruising and stiffness and pain were to be expected. We were so glad she didn't need more tests. Every day is a constant reminder that she is a walking miracle. The doctors both said that she has a virus and the first one said that she has an ear infection but that it is viral. She is having a hard time swallowing even water.

Tues.-Susan drove herself to school in Appomattox and came home, watched movies, and rested. I am exhausted and am resting with her. Got to talk to Lindsay for awhile. That was nice.
Susan's temp was up to 100. Pharyngitis and ear infection bothering her more than accident aches and pains.  Went to Michael and Jessica's in eve so Michael could help Susan send her homework to professor.

Wed.-Mickey took me to the dentist and I slept well afterwards.

Thurs.-Went to Farmville and ran errands. Susan went to school and to work afterwards.

Fri.-Cleaned house, made chocolate cake with peanut butter icing, sloppy jo, and lemon bars. Phil, Michael, and Freeman went to men's encounter. Jessica, Susan, and Alli had a movie night. She tried to get Nathan to sleep earlier but he just knows something is going to happen and won't settle down. Susan is feeling so much better. We cancelled her doctor apt for today. She can eat and drink now. Dr. T. said that she was experiencing spasms which made it difficult to swallow and breathe. She was going to go see him today and also the doctor but she was almost herself today. I'm so thankful.

Sat.-Had a great day with Alli, Nathan, and Jessica. Went to Lavender Farms and each of us bought a print of beautiful old hands. Went to Chinese for lunch and then to the flea market. I bought book ends of a little boy and girl reading. Also got someone an early Christmas gift since I had her name. Went to Kroger and Walmart and came home, tidied up, and said good bye to Susan as she left for work. Watched a movie, caught up on my blog and reading, called Rosalee-Annika is in labor, and talked with Naomi. Phil's at Encounter. It's nice to have an evening at home alone.

Sun.-Great service. Wonderful to hear the testimonies from Men's Encounter. Susan and I made the cauliflower sweet and sour vegan dish for lunch which we ate around 3 and watched a movie called 'Genius.' Pretty good. Annika had Ariel Joy last evening/

Monday, September 12, 2016

Hertzler Doings~Sept. 12-18, 2016

Mon.-Working on following my cleaning schedule. Took trash to dump. Made some black beans and rice and bean soup. Worked in old house. Washing blankets. Hoping to read an hour this afternoon so I get used to putting time aside to study Life Coaching. Going to Gathering Table tonight with Alli and Jessica. Susan has a long day of school and work. I read her what I read in my mother's journal about enjoying the moment you are in and not wishing you were anywhere else or doing something different. She was glad for the reminder. "I needed that."
Had a nice time at the Gathering Table with Alli and Jessica. Took a smoking gun picture and Susan loved it so much she said she was going to send it to her friends. She wanted me to make it my profile picture so I did. Got to bed really late. Am enjoying the book, "And they said it couldn't be done." Written by a nutritionist. Karen Hurd. I think I have the title right. So informative and potentially life changing.
The book club on facebook started reading "Emotionally Healthy Spirituality," by Peter Scazzero. It's so good. Am also reading "The Elephant in the Boardroom." '

Tues.-Today I was able to follow my schedule for the morning and then run errands in town. I picked up some chicken salad sandwiches at Millers and had lunch with Judy. I stopped in and visited Jessica and looked at marble games at Amish Originals. Picked up something for Phil at Hill and Davis and went to the bank and Walmart. Came home and froze the blueberries I picked up at Millers, made the sourdough bread that's been fermenting all day, put a roast in the crockpot that had kept my cooler cool all day, cleaned the guest bathroom, did some wash, visited with Susan and Philip separately, and hope to watch a movie with Susan soon.

Wed.-Had a wonderful bonding day with Nathan. We went to the river and played in the sand. In the house, he painted with water colors very happily and played with playdough, tractors, and superballs. He even snuggled while we watched a movie. Greg H. called me to talk to me about Life Coaching. Very helpful conversation. I was also able to keep on track with my cleaning and daily life schedule. Seems to give me a lot of energy to have simplified and organized this part of my life.

Thurs.-Jessica came over in the morning. I went to see Heidi and got a massage and then did some shopping in Appomattox. Found a queen sized comforter for Susan at Salvation Army for 20 dollars and some shirts for Michael. Also some yellow boots with white polka dots for Susan. She likes them. Am doing my housework this evening. Am also posting in ChickLits about the book 'Emotionally Healthy Spirituality" by Peter Scazzero. It's so good and has generated some interest. I'm hoping all of them buy the book and get involved.

Fri.-Went to Farmville with Janelle. Had Sushi at ShoGun and then took in the movie, "Sully." I highly recommend it. Then we headed to Miller's, then home. It was a nice day. Had Nathan overnight.

Sat.-Call early this morning from Susan. She got in a car accident after she left Claire's. Deer ran out in front of her. She swerved, overcorrected, hit a bank, and according to state police, flipped 6 times before her car came to rest against a tree. She crawled out of her broken window, called Claire, and after getting there, called Phil. He went to get her and helped her with the police and tow truck. They came home and she rested and gratefully saw the family as they came to see her. Julie came over later and Phil and I went to Whitney Fisher's wedding.

Sun.-Phil and I went to church. Susan rested. Had family here in evening for September birthday's.