Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Kari's Non-Commercialism Wishlist

  1. Yellow Labrador puppy

  2. Have a clean house

  3. More time to hike with my husband

  4. Successfully hike Opal Creek

  5. Be a better friend to my Oregon buddies

  6. Experiment with new meals

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

More News

We just got back from the doctor & my post-therapy appointment went pretty well. Everything seems to be going fine. As expected, I'm hyperthyroid again (exhausted, always hot, anxious), but I'm really excited about the next few months and the prospect of becoming a much healthier woman than I've ever been! Very soon! My heart rate is a bit high, but the doc increased one of my medicines to help with that. All of your prayers are greatly appreciated!

We're heading to Bend for a romantic weekend getaway. I am so excited to have free time away from the house to spend with Steve. He's been under a lot of stress with work, my health, and other commitments, and I think God has designed this weekend especially for Steve to be able to relax.

We are beginning the search for a curriculum for the college/career age Sunday school class that Steve started to teach the first of February. My guess is that there will usually be 3-4 people each week, half of which will be Steve and I. So, my instinct says that something that leans more toward group discussion would be perfect. Anybody have any recommendations?

Phil & Patty are planning to come in March!! Yay!

My mom & dad have talked about visiting in April.

Steve & I are planning, Lord willing, to drive to Michigan around the end of July for a family reunion.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Great Thought

He hath not dealt with us after our sins;
nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
For as the heaven is high above the earth,
so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.
Psalm 103:10,11

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Halfway Through February

Been a long time, old friend. A lot has happened since I last posted. We had a good flight back from Wisconsin. I became radioactive at a nuclear medicine plant. I will still be slightly radioactive until February 12th. We found out Phil & Patty are planning to visit Oregon in March, Lord willing! We're extremely excited about that! Steve has been insanely busy at work. I've been busy cleaning house, reading books, and trying to put together a house management binder. It sounds more intimidating than it really is. However, it is taking much longer than I anticipated. Most things do... I've picked up knitting a scarf I began approximately eight years ago on New Year's Eve with Naomi Siler (now Evers), Ray Siler (still Siler), and Lois Brinkmann (now Van Stratum). It's amazing how much things change in eight years!

My thyroid is recovering well, I assume, from the radioactive iodine. Steve and I are ready for it to wear off so we can finally get back to normal life - no separating dishes, no stowing my garbage in a blue bio-hazard bag, no kissing restrictions! It's ridiculous to think of how many things the human mouth/saliva touches in a day: pillow, toothbrush, cup, silverware, napkin, lip balm & lipstick, spouse, food (apple cores, sticks from popsicles and corndogs), bottles and pop cans, straws, fingers, lips, pages of a book, wrappers, stamps, envelopes, and the list goes on. It's really making me rethink my garbage output.

Well, that's it for now. Hopefully there will be more. Only God knows, but just in case: - just kidding!