Monday, April 26, 2021

Happy Homemaker Monday for April 26th, 2021

I am linking up with Sandra from Diary of a Stay at Home Mom for Happy Homemaker Monday

On My Breakfast Plate: It was actually a bowl of chicken noodle soup! 

The weather in my neck of the woods.....  Today is in the mid 50s - tomorrow the mid 80s!  I am hopeful there will be some sunshine so I can enjoy my new bench on my balcony and get some Vitamin D.

Right now I am....


Right now I am recovering from COVID-19.  Back on Easter Sunday my girls and I went to my dad's to cook dinner.  Once we were already there, my dad mentioned he wasn't feeling quite right.  Soon after he and my sister found out they were positive.  A couple of days after that my daughters both tested positive.  Then me.  Then my other sister.  

Dad was hospitalized for a few days at the beginning.  His oxygen dipped down into the 80s.  I am so thankful to God that he was released shortly after.  NO pneumonia!  No blood clots.  No heart damage!  He is still VERY WEAK, but is doing as great as a 77-year-old can be with COVID! 

My sisters and daughters are all pretty much at the end stage of COVID.  Three are out of quarantine and the fourth has only had very mild symptoms overall.  

As for me .....  (you can scroll past - I am typing all of this out for documentation purposes!) 

*Started with weakness, body aches, and shortness of breath. 

*Saw my doctor and was started on Azithromycin (antibiotics) a Medrol Dosepak (steroids) and Ivermectin (a more experimental drug that is supposed to attack the SARS 2 Virus) 

*Steroids gave me about 3 days of thinking I was getting through it!  Lots of energy (cleaned my bedroom, reorganized the kitchen and the linen closet!) 

*Lost taste and smell.  Started having gastrointestinal issues.  

*THEN THE FEVERS.  Two nights ago the fevers started. That's where I am now.  Last night 102, oxygen levels low but not SUPER low.  Enough to be out of breath easily and a noisy mouth breather! 

*I've been off work for a week so far and I am supposed to go back to work on Thursday. I hope that I am well enough to do so! 

Thinking about....

On the blog last week..... I haven't blogged in awhile due to the COVID issues with my family and my sweet Jeff had his hip replaced and he is now looking at getting the other one done soon. 

On my reading pile....  I finished reading (finally!!!!!) The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah 

I gave it 4.5 stars.  It was really good, as are all of her novels.  Well researched, great characterizations and story-line. 

Book I am just starting this week: 

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab

On my TV.....

  • Grey's Anatomy
  • Sisyphus (Korean Drama) 
  • Days of Our Lives 
  • YouTube 

On the menu for this week.... 

Monday -  Steak, baked potato, broccoli
Tuesday - Homemade pinto beans and rice 
Wednesday -  Big Mac in a Bowl 
Thursday - Chicken & chickpea tikka masala 
Friday -  Sausage, potatoes, & onions 
Saturday - Chili with oyster crackers
Sunday - Chicken and dumplings 

New recipe I want to try......  Instant Pot Pad Thai 

On my to do list....




Bible Study for the week....

  • Very slowly working through the Elijah Study by Priscilla Shirer.  It's very good, but I am not following the schedule!  
  • The Bible Study by Zach Windahl.  Jeff and I are currently in the book of 1 Samuel.  I'm also doing side studies on the same book through YouVersion for extra content. 
  • YouVersion daily story (I LOVE these!  Check them out) 
  • YouVersion study on self-esteem and body image as well as one on finding God's will for your life.