Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I Am Still A Dizzy Broad!


Tuesday January 25th 2011

Outside my window...

It is a beautiful day.  It was a beautiful day yesterday. Right now I am looking at the lattice sitting in front of my mail box, it is still decorated with the Christmas stuff.....  I forgot to take it down.  I think I am just going to take the bows off and leave it....... Maybe.

I am thinking...

that this is day 11 for me and this inner ear thing. Today is the last day of the antibiotics. I am much better but still very light headed and have to be so careful bending over or reaching up. I will topple like a double dip of ice-cream stacked off center on a warm summer day.

I am thankful for...
My husband. He has been such a help to me the past 11 days and hoovered over me like a hen over her chicks. I am thankful for information. I am an avid reader and I Google everything. I have learned much about inner ear disorders and then I have learned much about natural cure and natural things to take to help build immune against it. Information is a blessing!   Take your life in your hands and read..  Listen to your Dr. but be PRO ACTIVE!   Our bodies are amazing! It will heal itself if we know what to feed it. 

From the learning rooms..
My husband called me from work yesterday with a bible question. Job 1:7 (and again in Job 2:2) And the LORD said unto Satan, From whence comest thou? And Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.  

Rev. 12:10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. I have read that many times over the years but I guess I have never studied it. 

Our enemy has access to the throne of God and he is the accuser of  the brethren. Has been since he was thrown out of heaven eons ago. However he is still allowed to come and go and have conversation with the Father God. UNTIL in Revelations 12:10 where he, our accuser is thrown out for good. he sees the end of his days coming and in that time he will raise unholy hell on earth. The tribulation.

Now I said all that to say this. Jesus is our intercessor. When the enemy comes and gets in the face of God accusing me, Jesus intercedes for me. HE is my defender. HE reminds the Father that I am in Christ and my sin is forgiven and the blood has washed me clean. HE intercedes. What a thought for this beautiful morning.

From the kitchen...

Not much going on here. I am fixing to make my juice for the day. I have discovered that I can make it in the morning and put it in pint glass jars with lids and it will stay just fine all day. That is a good thing. I have been trying to juice when I am hungry and sometimes it is easier to get a piece of bread with lunch meat than to juice. So, I think this will work for me. Today is honey dew, 4 carrots, two oranges, one pear, two apples an hand full of organic spinach. (The spinach does not go into the juicer, I put it in the blender after the juice is made to mix it all together.)  Oh yes and a very SMALL piece of ginger. I learned yesterday how potent ginger is and it make my juice rather "sharp".

I am wearing...

Black stove pipe sweats with white sweater. My favorite colors are black and white together. Strange I know, then I have big pink fuzzy socks. Just washed my hair and it is wild and all over my head (I think that is a good thing)

I am creating...

Still with the dolls, I have two on the counter and 4 in the drawer and they are in various stages of construction. I am going to work out there all day today..  I can sit in my desk chair and work and not tire out. I also have three stitcheries in my computer that I am anxious to make and a design for a really pretty sweat shirt.  I am the crafty dizzy gal.

I am going...
Nowhere!  I tried going out Sunday to an art show that my brother was competing in but that was a nightmare. I could not enjoy it at all and most of the hour that I was there I sat. They were all going out to eat afterward but I had to come home. That was at 4 pm and I slept the rest of the day in my chair. Wore me out!  My sweet brother has called me every evening since then, bless his heart, he loves me.

I am reading...
Still reading the Visitation by Frank Peretti and The Spiritual Man by Watchman Nee. I have the study of Paul by Beth Moore on the table and a study of the book of Ruth right under it. My dizzy brain will not let me concentrate on ALL of them so I am staying the the Visitation until the head clears. The Spiritual Man is so deep that it gives me a headache so that one is waiting for me to recover.I am hoping...

I am hearing...

That furnace running, mercy our electric bill has been so high. AND still the drip of the kitchen faucet. I have a brand new one sitting in the utility room waiting to be installed. "Sigh"

Around the house...
 My love bird Moses is wreaking havoc on my books. Lovebirds are paper shredders. My gosh, He can shred a magazine in no time and then there is all these little pieces of paper EVERYWHERE!   I try to keep him a magazine on the kitchen table for him to chew. BUT he has discovered my recipe books on the bakers rack in the kitchen and if I am not careful he will get up there and make a terrible mess and destroy my books before I know it!   So, I have learned that he is VERY smart and the word NO gets his attention. However the fly swap really gets his attention !  hahahahhahha   All I have to do is holler no and shake the fly swat at him and here he comes!  Have you every heard a lovebird "bark" Well he will attack that fly swat like it is a predator and bark and puff up and fight that thing for all he is worth.  Now I do not let that go on too long, just a few seconds. It works well and I think he is learning to stay off of my bakers rack. The only BAD thing about this method is the 18 lb Schnauzer if afraid of the fly swat!  He will be traumatized the rest of the day if he sees it in my hand! He runs for cover and shakes the rest of the day. NOW, NO, I have never used the fly swat on him ever! That dog is spoiled rotten and has never heard a cross word. Go figure!
One of my favorite things...

A few plans for the rest of the week:
Just continue to rest and the plan is to work on the little house on Thursday and Friday. Dennis is taking off work to finish the shower and put up the tile and I am going to TRY to dye the carpet in the front bedroom. YES I said dye. I Googled it (remember I said I was a Googler) Well I found out that with a carpet shampooer and Rit dye you can dye light carpet dark. The carpet in the bedroom where mom and dad slept is pretty stained but the carpet is really nice. Just one spot over by the side where mom slept. She took cans of pop to bed with her and usually it was the strawberry pop. Need I say more. It is the size of about 2 ft square and it will not clean. I have tried. Sooooooooooo  I got to reading and found out that you can dye carpet. I have bought dark navy dye and Thursday if I am feeling up to it, I am going to dye the carpet. The nice thing about it is, if it does not work, we will just pull it up and replace it. It is only about 10x 12 room. Wish me luck!  We hope to rent out the little house by the first of March. It does not need to sit empty.

Here is picture for thought I am sharing..

He has an itch!

 Just the edges please.  If you will notice in the magazine at the top of the picture. Just the edges. When all the edges are gone he goes looking for more!  I am so busy keeping him in edges!

Look. all the pieces are almost the exact same length. He does that all day! Always the exact same length! He wants to build the perfect nest!

On to a new one.
Get that fly swat!

See how he is all puffed up!  Get that fly swat!   

 Ok.....  Now he is the keeper of the laptop!  Tired of the effort to get the books on the bakers rack (you can see it behind him to the left)

And as I bid a fond farewall to you,  he is on the table behind the laptop gettn' and goin'

Have a good day!  I have to go and clean up little shreds of paper now!

 If you would like to join us in the simple Women's Day Book go over to Peggy's and join us.



  1. Hi Denise, it was nice reading about your day..I like that Jesus is our intercessor. Praise God! Has the juicing helped you to lose weight. What I am doing is not working all that much. I don't have a juicer but did look at them when they were all on sale. I have had my hands in dirt today..don't get jealous! lol! Sounds like you are on your way to recovery..Stay well!

  2. I like all your updates about what your doing all day. Girl, I would hate to put down all I'm doing. HA!
    I would be something like...
    "Waiting on my kidney stone to pass".....
    "Looking at the roots of my hair that need retouched with highlights"
    "Thinking that since I'm on Weight Watchers..I shouldn't have had that second piece of pizza tonight..or any pizza AT ALL!"
    Just simple thoughts like that.
    Have fun in the warmth of your cozy home...even if the electric bill is high. It's gonna be high in the summer too...oh well.

  3. Joyce, you are funny! But I can relate!lol!

  4. Enjoyed this, Denise! You made me chuckle and I certainly needed that. I always enjoy hearing about Moses and thoroughly enjoyed the pictures. What a character.

    Thanks for lighting up my evening. Feel better with the dizziness!

  5. Thank you for mentioning Moses...I had been wondering about him..He's a Hoot!
    Reminds me of my Smokey, when I want to get him off a table, I just pick up the spray water bottle, don't even have to spray it..
    Even though you are suffering with vertigo, you sound so good..loving reading your daybook.
    Mama Bear

  6. Dang the whole ear thing!!! I'm sorry your still dealin' with it.

    I too agree, our bodies are amazin' and are made to heal themselves. Problem is we fill it full of junk and it just stressed the poor thing out. Good new is we can feed it good again!

    Enjoy your day sweetie and may it be richly blessed!!!

  7. Well...I am so sorry that your ears are still bothering you...I do hope the meds continue to work and you are all better soon.
    Loved hearing about your day and what is going on in your life. I have read the book by Peretti...pretty good. I have been devouring books by Stephen Lawhead. I am loving the study of Paul...we are on chapter 3...there are some really cool things to learn and I find my respect for this guy growing even more than it was before.
    Now to the flyswatter. :)
    We use this with Juliet. After the first few times of actually swatting her with it..now all we have to do is mention it. :) Love that your bird knows what it is and feels free to give his thoughts on it. LOL
    Sounds like you are doing better...enjoy ya'lls warm temps...we will be in the 50's Saturday and Sunday....a nice reprieve.

  8. lol, he is a cutie! My cat loves to bite up paper bags! I enjoyed your post. Praying you will be well soon.

  9. I'm surprised the doctor hasn't given you anything to take for the diziness itself. My doctor had put me on Antivert and it worked immediately. Even taking motion sickness pills that you can buy at the pharmacy would help you get through your days until your ears clear. Having gone through what you are going through, I know it's no fun at all:-(

    I so enjoyed reading your daybook and how funny that Moses tears the magazines up like that, such perfect strips! lol He's got quite the character that little bird:-)

    You still have Christmas decorations on your lattice outside...I still have my wreath hanging on my front door, had forgotten all about it! lol Always use the sidedoor so never thought about the front door when I was taking down my decorations.

    I had never heard that you can dye a carpet but it makes sense, I can't see why you wouldn't be able to since one can dye just about anything! Hopefully it will turn out for you.

    Take care of YOU my friend. xoxo

  10. You know, I forgot all about the daybook thing. I used to do this once a week way back when, and I really liked it. Kind of gave me direction on what to write! Thanks so much for doing this. LOVED your comments about the accuser. I have a tendency to listen too much to him at times instead of to the One who pleads my case for me. I love Watchman Nee, but as you said, he is very deep and takes some chewing to get through it all. And lest I forget, I getting to LOVE this bird!!!!!


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