Hello my friends! It's still hot and dry here in Washington state and the 10-day forecast is still well into the 90's and 100's every day, so it doesn't look like it will change much. Flooding down south drought up north. It would be nice if we could share a bit with each other don't you think?
The miscommunication I mentioned in the title was about the 60th anniversary party we attended last weekend. I guess I didn't say it was for friends of ours, NOT for Dennis and I. Several people sent me emails congratulating us, and although we have been married 37 WoNdErFuL years come September 1, in the interest of full disclosure, since I'm a mere 55 years young, it would be a miracle to have been celebrating 60 years together. I hope we can make it to 60 though. I would consider myself to be truly blessed to have lived with my loving husband for that long. I thank you all for the well wishes though. :-)
I've been working on my "quilt as you go" squares this past week as they are much easier to work on in this heat than holding yarn in my lap. Please do not look at my icky hand stitching. I am not a quilter, but I'm trying to use up all of my little scraps of cotton.
The news flash is that during my test at the hospital yesterday they finally, (I hope), discovered the problem with my heart. As I was told later, I passed out ten minutes into it and then my heart stopped beating for 31 seconds. Now that doesn't sound very long, but I'm told it is quite a long time. The nurse said she has people pass out quite often, but their heart doesn't stop. The full story of what is actually happening is a long one involving my blood pressure, but the end result is that they are putting in a pacemaker next Wednesday, July 8, barring an emergency between now and then, when it would be done sooner.
I would appreciate prayers from you, my friends. I feel fine today. Yesterday...not so much. According to the cardiologist, I have probably been having "little" heart attacks for awhile. My heart would stop in my sleep and I wasn't aware of it. Which would explain why I'm tired so often. I expect to be a brand new woman, chock full of energy next week! Look out world! Betsy is on her way!
And now, I'm off to bed. It's been a long day and I have a dentist appointment tomorrow. Then it's lake time until the 4th of July. I'll have to come home then because I'm not allowed to stay at the lake by myself until after the surgery. I'm not supposed to sleep alone right now in case I have an "episode". I think that's strange. Is Dennis supposed to just sit up all night and watch me sleep? He has to go to work. Craziness. I'm just going to try to follow orders and let God do the rest.
This was my Mom's favorite verse and I think it's very applicable for me tonight.
"I lift my eyes up to the mountains, where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth." Psalm 121:1-2