The tides of change….



Like the cloud coming over the Grand…these are the tides of change…yes..cheesy…it’s like the old Days of our Lives opening…”like the sands through the hour glass…”…Geeezzzz…how in the world do I know that???

Well, so much going on since the last time I wrote!  As always, Jackson is incredible!  But, it seems the universe had much different plans for me/us this year!

During our drive out here…our house in Atlanta has SOLD!!  YAY!!  Here’s to downsizing and more travel!  Ummmm….dang…I need to pack and get the renovations going on the new house!  Oh crap…there is a lot to do…and very very hard to do from here.  Then, no biggie….close date is end of July…I can do that and manage some stuff from here, right?  WRONG!!  Our close date is now moved up to mid July…and the girls and I are headed home 2 weeks early.   I was devastated at first…but, then, my wonderful husband (as usual) reminded me to look at the big picture!  Big picture:  Less house, more travel, retire earlier, spend a bunch of time together!  Gotta love that man…and I do!

So, the other thing the universe threw at me….a pretty disturbing health scare…girls and I were biking, hiking and generally hanging out outside….no big deal, right?  Well, one day after a long bike ride, one wrist was hurting.  It was weird.  Got worse.  So, off to urgent care.  This was diagnosed as some tendonitis thing I had in the other wrist 12 YEARS AGO!!  But, no biggie…until….

By the afternoon, I hurt all over, I had cankles, and I don’t even have a word for what my arms and wrists looked like.  Just swollen and hurt like hell.  So, I go to bed..wake up about midnight and can barely move.  Elbows, hips, ankles, knees, wrists, fingers, toes and neck…AWFUL!!  No fever. (weird)…It takes me a bit to get out of bed.  (if there were a camera, looking back, I bet it was hysterical!). Finally make it to the bathroom..another interesting thing!  I somehow get sweatpants on and a sweatshirt…and decide to drive myself to the ER… myself…Allison can’t drive…and I wasn’t waking the girls up…they would have flipped.  Luckily, it’s a pretty straight shot to the ER.  And, being a town of just over 9000 people,  ER was not busy!!!

Long story short…they were stumped…completely fever, severe pain…yes, I almost punched the nurse when she tried to get my sweatshirt off…and I looked like the pillsbury doughboy…Gave me some fluids, some Tylenol and sent me on my way to follow up on Monday…ok…whatever..Sunday sucked.  As did Monday….until I was smart and called Dr. Jeff..I will not reveal his last name and I would very much like to keep him to myself!  He is the best ER doc in Atlanta…the kindest, smartest, caring person I have met.  And I am not just saying that because he has healed me on several occasions!  I explain everything and by golly, he fixed me!  yay!  After 2 days of medication..I could move again!!  woohoo!!

Now, that is good since Allison had a friend come in and so did I!  And, we packed as much in to a week as possible..well, until the rain stopped…

And, we left my favorite town today.    I am sad, but, I can’t complain.  We are blessed enough to spend 6 months out here starting January 2019….so, you will be inundated with blog posts often as it will be totally different!

Next post will be a lot pics!  Esp. now that I can move my wrists and actually type!

Happy Trails!



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