The buildings are still just as colorful. I love all these colors!
Our friends BB & Bob are doing well and visit us daily. I love these birds.
I put out a water bowl for them. Hehe.
I've been eating pretty healthy still. My body feels better when I eat healthier food. With that said, I totally enjoy others eating delicious foods.
I made this for my hubby on an evening that my wrists weren't too bad.
Grilled cheese wrapped in bacon. He said it was amazing. This is about as fancy as it gets here.
My fun food of the week...breadsticks from Domino's. SO good! I allowed myself just a bit.
Me, waiting for a guest to arrive on Saturday.
I'm still getting bit on a daily basis. Like not even once or twice but multiple times throughout the day. These "no see-ums" are getting the best of me. We have 75 citronella votives on the way from Amazon. I will beat these little bugs.
I just figured out that there are charity auctions on Instagram! I won this print from @gracelaced and all the monies went to a family's adoption.
I made it my new memory verse. I have "We have this hope" memorized so far. I'm a really, really bad memorizer. I can memorize facts and contents but word-for-word memorization is super hard. I remember "we have" by thinking of a baby orange (a "wee" orange if you will) being halved. That helps me start out the verse.
Our Saturday yard sale finds include...
A Philips 42" flat screen TV for $80! It works great AND has two HDMI receptors. We sold all of our TVs back in PA so we didn't have to move them.
We went to a yard sale where everything was a dollar. It was the oddest yard sale pricing ever. We got a bowl mixer (think Kitchenaide but a much cheaper brand) for a dollar. It looks new. We got a gorgeous knife set from Macy's. A dollar. Here is the funny thing: she also had the plastic cheap plates that you get 4 for a $1 for a dollar EACH. Ha.
I found all this jewelry in a bag and I was picking through it and picked out all the jewelry above. Some of it is marked Mexican Sterling, some of it is vintage costume jewelry. She gave it to me ALL for a dollar. Not a dollar a piece like I originally thought. A dollar for everything! Look at the pretty clip that was in the bag.
A frame for our vintage Anna Maria Island map. We have been looking for weeks and we stopped at Michael's on the way home from the doctor's the other day. I loved a frame that was $100. It stayed at the store.
My hubby found this frame & mat for...yup...$1. It was a custom frame for a covered bridge photograph which he carefully removed. We got the map for free and so this entire thing cost just $1.
A walker! We gave mine away in PA since we really couldn't fit it along with my wheelchair and all of our stuff when we drove down. This one was just $5! Score! My wrists and hands usually hurt too much to use it but it is always nice to have around the house.
We also found a mid century modern wood dresser for $30 which is gorgeous. I forgot to take a photo of it and it is sitting in the garage along with the rest of our stuff.
And words without photos...
I need to make a decision about Ketamine for my RSD. I need for the RSD not to spread to my face or head. In the last year it has gone from just my knee to both ankles, both feet, my other knee, my back, my elbows, wrists, hands and fingers. At times it feels like my ankles will shatter.
Ketamine is very, very pricey. I currently have Blue Cross and Medicaid and neither will cover it. They would cover a device implanted on my spine that gives me narcotics automatically though. What? How is that possible? Anyway...
Ketamine has side effects which honestly scare me. But I have a lot of RSD friends that have given me great suggestions for hopefully helping with some of those.
Once I make the decision (and I'm almost there...almost), we need to figure out how to pay for it. God has been amazing to us through all of this and we are really trusting Him on this one.
Another update - our home has a closing date of July 17. The bank appraisal is tomorrow which should be the last hurdle. We are hoping the buyers can get a mortgage (they were pre-approved) and all the rain in PA doesn't make our home float away.
So that is what is happening here.