"Wake every day with a WINGED HEART and give thanks for another day of LOVING." (Khalil Gibran)

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

More Victorian Mother's Day

Good evening all. Wow did I have a scare today! As always, Patti takes me to the bank and out to do some running around on payday (my Social Security check comes on the 3rd). To thank her, I always treat us to lunch and/or dinner depending on how long we are out. Well, the day went like this:

First we went to the credit union, which went perfectly fine. We went through the drive-up window and it made me feel so good that the clerk recognized me and didn't even ask my name or account number, even though I'm in the passenger's seat and leaning across the car so she can see me! It is a wonderful feeling to have a place of business remember who you are in this day and age of such apathy and rudeness. All the tellers are so sweet and kind, calling you by name and always with a smile. It's a great place to do my banking. Feeling on a high, we went to lunch at Sukho, the Thai restaurant I talked about on my birthday. Well, here starts the problem...it's not open until 4 PM on Monday and Tuesday and we were there at about 11 o'clock. Now, I KNEW this but, obviously, forgot. SHAME on me!! We talked about what we should do and since there is a Chinese buffet next door, we went there. Oh my, was that a mistake. We were seated and picked out our food, most of which looked okay and there was a huge selection. I took my pills, we said grace, and then started to eat. Bite after bite, it tasted worse and worse. The restaurant was full and no one else seemed to have issues but neither one of us liked the food at all. On top of not tasting good, it was cold! Soooooo we decided to leave and figured after we did a bit of shopping, we'd go to one of our favorite hangouts for fried green tomatoes and fresh Strawberry Shortcake.

We then went to a card and party shop and I was only able to walk around a very short time, which was okay because neither one of us found a thing we wanted to buy. After that we went to the Dollar Tree. As before, I only could walk around a few aisles so I took Pat's keys to go to the car while she finished shopping and checked out our stuff. (What would I ever do without this woman?!?) I was feeling shaky, sweaty, flushed and VERY weak. By the time I got out of the store and to the car, I knew something was seriously wrong. For the life of me, I couldn't figure out how to unlock the car. I was so very confused! Thank God there are still nice people in this world because a young woman came and asked me if I was okay. I told her, "no" and she took the keys from me and opened the door and helped me get in. As this was was far beyond my normal reaction to walking and standing, I did figure out that I should check my blood sugar. It was quite a shock to find out it was 41!!!! For those of you who don't know, that is truly dangerously low. This wonderful person took out a peanut butter cup and a bag of Werther's caramels from her bag and had me chomp away. She and the group she was with were all nursing students...how ironic! She stayed with me until they had to go and I convinced her I was going to be okay. Pat has been a diabetic for over fifty years and I knew I would be in good hands when she came out. And I was right. She went to Wendy's next door and purchased a regular soda for me. As I drank it and all the sugar kicked in, I started to feel a bit better but definitely needed to eat. We proceded to the restaurant and had wonderful fried green tomatoes and strawberry shortcake.

This incident taught me an important lesson...make sure you like the food well enough to eat it BEFORE you take your diabetes medication!!! As always happens when your blood sugar bottoms out and you have to raise it fast with sugar, I was totally exhausted. Patti got me home, helped me upstairs and made me promise not to go to bed until I knew that my sugar didn't rebound too high, which can sometimes be a problem. When I knew I was going to be okay, I went to bed until I woke up with all of you on my mind and decided to get up and give you the next links for my Mother's Day kit.

For being so patient and reading my LONG story above, I'm rewarding you with TWO downloads today! Mwah! So, without further ado, here you go:

The first download contains framed elements featuring vintage images of mothers and children, and even a grandmother! Here's the preview:



The second download is full of wonderful butterflies. Here's the preview:



DOWNLOAD HAS BEEN REMOVED. PLEASE CHECK OUT THE JUNE 14th POST TO DOWNLOAD THE COMPLETE KIT.

Hope you enjoy! Don't forget to keep checking back for more parts to this kit. Also, watch for an special announcement regarding Father's Day!

Blessings, as always,
Sally

10 comments:

PrincessLynn said...

What a day my dear! I'm glad it all turned out well.

~L

Maria said...

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Anonymous said...

Please continue to take care of yourself! Thanks for the goodies.

craftythisandthat said...

Thanks so much for the wonderful vintage images!! I love your website.

Sharon aka Scrapcat4914 said...

Boy you sure did have a horriable day BUT I'm so thankful that the student nurse's were there & helped you!!!!!!!!
TY so very much for both of these MARVELOUS additions!!!!!!!!!!!!!
HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nani said...

Sally, I'm glad you're okay now! When I was reading at first, I thought you were having an allergic reaction to MSG from the Chinese buffet, but then the disoriented part sounded like low blood sugar.

I had a good friend, one of my big brothers call me a few years ago from a parking lot when I was in New York! He said he needed a ride because he’d lost his car in the parking lot. It didn't take long to figure out what was happening and I called my other big brother to find him and bring a juice to give him right away. That disorientation that goes with tanking blood sugar is scary, for everyone! I am, or at least was, hypoglycemic, but as long as I have a decent breakfast within 2 hours of waking up, I seldom have a problem with it anymore. But I can tell you without question an hour after I mistakenly have something with MSG in it! It starts the same way, except without feeling disoriented - you just black out! Neither is a good thing!

Anyway, I'm glad all is okay now and good advice to wait to take the meds when you try someplace new! :)

Thanks for the wonderful gifts!

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Elizabeth said...

So glad things worked out okay, it does sound as though God had you in his sights, and sent the right people your way! thank you for the lovely goodies, rest well!

Chris Allport said...

Thank you, Sally, so much for this wonderful part of Victorian Mother's day.

Hope you are fully recovered from your day out.

Lots of luv and {{{hugs}}}

Chris

Sharron said...

This is a beautiful set! Thanks so much for sharing!