Tuesday, August 4, 2015

In Spite Of.......

Good Evening and Welcome Friends,
Come on in and help yourself to a comfy chair, I'll bring in the coffee and the snacks. It is so good to have you here for a  visit.  This Nanny has had an interesting last few weeks. Im here with a smile on my face and ready to share with you all something Ive learned....In Spite Of.  To live is a grand adventure.  The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.  We ALL deal with hardships in our lives.. Period.  It is just part and parcel of this life.  I have a particularly rough time these last 7 months.  As most of you know I share my life with five Auto Immune Diseases. Lupus is the "big cheese" on my particular team.  Very debilitating, extremely painful, weak muscles, yada,yada.. the list goes on, but, I choose to live, laugh, love my life with Lupus.... In Spite Of. 
Let me start with my sweet hubs went on a week long fishing trip with his "high school crew" in Alaska. I will say I was somewhat nervous about being alone at the homestead while sweet hubs was gone.  I have  balance issues. But, I motored on... In Spite Of.   My sweet helper, daughter and  her little family moved to another town to a sweet little place. However, I was nervous without her being right across the way if I needed help. I kept moving forward though...In Spite Of.  I'm busily working on some simple changes to our prim home decor, when the  air condtioning decided to go into "Hibernation mode" , especially nice  when its 106 degrees out!  Because we rent an adorable little Bungalow in our little town, I called the Landlady.  Well, Lets just say... she was LESS than friendly.  She yelled and ranted and  was  terribly unpleasant, just because I asked to have our air  condtioning fixed.  She knows that I have Lupus and because of that I am extremely heat sensitive. Apparently, this mattered very little to her.  YIKES!! Really needed THAT!! But, I moved on.... In Spite Of. So, my sweet daughter comes all the way to my house and  picks me up with our two Boston Terrier kids.  I stay for four days at sweet daughters house, she hadnt even finished unpacking..poor little thing.  Keeping in mind she has two kitties and  an Irish Wolfhound.  We all played the "walk the doggie relay" .. YEEESSHHH! .... But, even with all of that my daughter made  me feel welcomed and treated me like a queen. And, I moved on... In Spite Of.  These particular last 7 months Ive learned a valuble lesson.  Ive been fighting with Adrenal Fatigue because of too many years on Prednisone  and countless other meds including chemo meds. All very hard on this old Nannys body.  Fast forward to my 2nd Endrocrinologist appointment.  They tell me there is no way my Adrenals are going to  "wake up". Ever.  So, all the physical  things that have been way worse since the Adrenal thing became an issue, Im going to have to learn to live with. So, the anxiety attacks, red rashes, bruising, even worse fatigue than what Ive already been living with from the Lupus.  So, I put my best foot forward, put on a smile.... In Spite Of.  My point of this post today is to say that Ive been through more in my life than I care tto mention.  And, yet, I found love. There are more things in this life that bring us joy than we ever realize, unless we go through the  hard times. There cant be  good without the bad.  Bad things happen to good people..Period.  The life choices we make are sometimes the  cause, other  times it just is something out of our control.  And, then, Sometimes life just gets in the way of, well....Living.  I have been blessed abundtly more than I could have ever imagined. I am so thankful for my family.  Feel love like I never knew because of three adorable loves of my life..my Grandlittles. My wonderful daughters who love and care for their mom, help me when I need it.  Im so grateful to have been afforded the healthcare I have to help with all the medical issues I have.  Life is an adventure, the Good, the Bad and  the Ugly.  So... I choose to love with the Good, live with the Bad, and laugh with the Ugly.  Im moving through this life with eyes looking upward, feet moving forward, and heart full of  love for those in my life and a smile for anyone who needs one.  I count you all among my blessings  dear friends.  Im so grateful that you stopped in and joined me for a visit.   My life is full.... In Spite Of.  :0)  Until next time,  ~ Nanny ~