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It's been a while....and I've been a bum...

Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Sorry about being so lazy and not posting for a while. I've been trying to figure out some clever excuse, but, the bottom line is that I've just been feeling lazy, lazy, lazy! I don't know if this laziness is something I should worry about, or just "chalk it up" to being a 52 year old overweight, out-of-shape woman with Pulmonary Hypertension and Addison's Disease. As a PH person, tiredness is pretty much the norm. But when you throw in the Addison's sometimes the tiredness can mean that my body is under some kind of stress and I need to take more steroids since my body doesn't naturally make any steroids. But, if I take extra steroids and I don't really need them, then I can put on weight and/or have some of the PH symptoms and/or Flolan side effects masked, which isn't a good thing. As a person who has loved living with a black and white personality, living in the "gray zone" is not very comfortable.

So, now that I've gotten that whine out of the way, I can say "hello!" I hope you all had a nice Easter weekend! Chris came home and brought his dog, Deeoje with him. Asa LOVED having Deeoje around! They played and played and played and there was no blood flying! Haver did a bit better with Deeoje than he did last time, but, he still had several "time-outs" in the laundry room.

Chris playing with the dogs. Asa is in the blue collar and Haver is in the background.

Easter was always Rod's Mom's holiday. When Nick and Chris were about 2 and 4, we decided to combine families and do one larger celebration and take turns at different homes. Rod and I always did Christmas (so the boys could be home for Santa), Rod's brother and his wife always did Thanksgiving and Rod's Mom and Dad always did Easter! Bud and Hetty Jane would hide lots of great Easter eggs and Hetty Jane would always make a delicious dinner. The first Easter after Hetty Jane passed away, Bud still had Easter at his house. He worked so hard and put on such a "brave face" for all of us. The second year he was sick with cancer and eating was low on the priority list, so we just did a smaller celebration at our home. Then, the next Easter Rod, Nick, Chris Jim L. and I went to Jamaica! We had no idea when we scheduled the trip that is was Easter weekend. We had a marvelous holiday and enjoyed an Easter celebration at a Jamaican Catholic Church!

This year, Rod decided he needed to "take over" Easter in honor of his Mom. So, we had everyone here for ham, green beans and all of the traditional goodies. My sister and her daughters Katie and Maggie drove up from Lincoln (about a 45 minute drive).


(Kathleen is going to hate me for posting this picture. But, she doesn't usually have time to read my blog, so I think I'm safe.)

Maggie (Isn't she adorable?)

Chris and Katie (Also adorable!)

Rod's brother, his wife and their three kids came (they just live a few blocks away).

Doug's wife and his two daughters.

Doug and his son.

Nick and Rod.

Nick's fiance', Kara was also able to stop by after her family celebrated.

Nick and Kara.
Throw three rather large dogs into the mix and you have quite a nice group!

Deeoje

Well, I think that's about it for today. I appreciate you checking in.
And, as always, thanks for reading.
Annette

3 comments to It's been a while....and I've been a bum...:

Di said...

That Easter extravaganza you guys had would make anyone exhausted!! Looked like so much fun. Always good to be surrounded by family.
hugs, di

Donna said...

Good to hear from you and glad to hear you had such a nice Easter family celebration.
Take care this week! Spring is here!
Love, Donna

Jen said...

Glad you updated us..I was getting ready to send out the troops...LOL

Sounds like you all had such a nice Easter:)) Thx for sharing all the beautiful pics..even though you, Miss Cutie..were not in any...

Take care and hope this fatigue goes away some for you..Hang in there:))
Hugs:))
Jen