Here in Latrobe we are expecting a lovely June day with lots of sunshine and a high temperature of 74. Pretty sweet weather, actually, though the pool continues to sit unused.
Between having to build the deck and the crappy weather this month has had an abundance of...there has been no swimming. The deck, however, is nearly to the point of being ready. Tim just has to build steps to get up on it, which he will do this week while it's cool. Warm temps are coming this weekend (or at least we are told they are) so perhaps the stars will align and the pool will get used.
Railing on the deck may have to wait a while yet.
I am reading...
Forgiving What You Can't Forget by Lysa Terkeurst. Who doesn't have at least one thing in their past that haunts them? Letting go and moving on is healthy if one knows how.
I am watching...
episodes of the old Fantasy Island show on Tubi. I love the fun campiness of it. How fun to hear Mr. Roark order "Smiles, everyone, smiles" and hear Tattoo call out "The plane! The plane!"
had lunch at the parsonage with Pastor Kirt and his wife, Lynn. It was the first time we've been able to get together to sit down and talk. Having been through some very bad situations in previous churches, I am extremely cautious about finding the right church. I watch and listen and ask a ton of questions to see if the church teaches Biblical truth and if the leadership is on the right path.
I have been very pleased with all I've seen and heard in church and in the women's Bible study so I wanted to talk with Pastor and hear more about the church's doctrine and his own ministry and life.
The time with this lovely couple was so much fun. We got to know about where we were coming from and found we have a lot in common. I especially loved that we were able to joke and laugh together while talking of serious things. Humor and joy are two of my favorite things.
No red flags went up at all. I'm feeling pretty good about it and am 99% sure I have found my church home.
sort of frustrating me right now. They keep telling me to contact the sister of a client they gave me a couple of weeks ago...and I keep telling them I am leaving messages, but never hear back from her. Yesterday they said they would call her. I still haven't heard anything.
Then I got a text from a mom who asked if I was still planning to work with her son. Uh...work had told me I wasn't going to work with him after all and that they would tell her. I called work in a panic and asked what was going on? Now they say I can work with them...if I want to.
I told the mom I could, but that the day this week we had scheduled I couldn't do because when they said I wasn't going to work with them I scheduled something else. She said that was fine because she'd had to take off work because of a family crisis and that their schedule would likely be changing during the next few weeks as they deal with it. Okay. I told her to let me know if she needed me next week...and got no response.
The agency is beginning to seem rather unorganized and work is not happening. If it doesn't straighten out soon I am going to have to start looking at other jobs.
I really do like working with the one client I have, though. He is such a sweetie and his family is great.
In the kitchen...
I'm cooking as little as possible to avoid heating up the house any more than it already is. I did, however, make a peach cobbler yesterday since the temperature never made it out of the 60s.
Tim has reflux and has had an inflamed stomach in the past. I don't know if that's what's up right now, but his stomach is really bothering him again. The first time he had it we didn't know what was going on and he, of course, didn't see the doctor for quite a while. He was so sick over Christmas that year that we were all sort of afraid he was going to die.
He did see the doctor on Monday and was put on a new med for the reflux. He was also told he needed to be scoped again. Apparently, when he had it done a year or two ago, they saw scar tissue from the reflux and a growth. The doctor said he needs to get his behind in there to have it rechecked. We are waiting for the GU to call and set it up.
Also concerning, he skipped the meeting about setting up a sleep study. Now the doctor says we'll deal with the gastro stuff first and then worry about sleep apnea...even though she strongly suspects all his chronic aches and pains come from that.
Keep him in prayer, please? He is so bad about keeping appointments and following through on treatments...because it takes time away from work. Sigh.
is slowly going down. The combo of Ozempic and Adipex seems to be the thing. I really can't eat much or I will feel sick. I can live with that. I am currently down about 10 pounds.
On today's agenda...
this morning I am staying with Colton and Leah because Megan has an appointment with the allergy doctor. It is one of those 4-hour tests to see what foods she might be allergic to. They are trying to get a handle on her reflux and IBS issues.
Tonight I am working from 5-8:30.