Sunday, September 14, 2008


This last week has been very stressful at work.  The decision came down that we will be starting the new work schedule (10 hours a day/4 days a week) tomorrow.  Personally, I'm not that upset about the schedule.  I'm afraid of what it means for our future.  Our production schedule is very low, and has no prospect of rising before the end of the year.  Not good, not good at all!

The stress of it all has finally gotten to me.  My pressure has been way to high for several days.  I tried to ignore it hoping it would go back down (I KNOW, I KNOW).  But my head was hurting so bad yesterday that I finally broke down and went to the emergency room.  Luckily for me I have a great neighbor who took me.  I don't think there is any way I would have been able to drive myself.  I can't believe he waited for me the whole time I was there.  What a blessing he has always been to me.  (I've known his family my whole life.  They've lived next door since my parents bought this house the year I was born).

After a few hours in that cold cubby, on that freezing cold bed, dozing of and on, and getting poked every few minutes.  They released me with a new med to force my pressure down.  And instructions to see my regular doctor as soon as possible.  Which is exactly why I hate going to emergency for my blood pressure.  There is hardly ever anything they can really do for me.  Especially if there doesn't appear to be anything seriously wrong.

Enough about that.  It's going to be all good!

My little boy turned 5 months old on the 12th.  It's still amazing to me how much he has changed and grown.

This is Harley less than a week after I got him, about 8 weeks old.  He was soo little and tiny and cute!

And this is Harley on his 5 month birthday.  His face has filled out alot.  And he has almost tripled in sized.  The breeder's original weight estimation was way off.  He past that assumption over a month ago.

But he will always be my sweet little boy.  No matter how big he gets.

Happy Birthday Harley!!!

I've got less than a week before I turn 40.  And believe it or not, even with everything I've been dealing with, I'm still very excited!  I've had to change my birthday plans several times.  And now I'll be playing it by ear, because of the new work schedule.  But I am still hoping to make it to Chicago for a museum excursion.  I won't be able to plan anything definite until work is more stable.  Or at least until I know what my off days are going to be.

Don't forget to check out my photo blog, "365 Days Being 40".  I think it's going to be a fun project.  I can't wait to see what others think of it as it progresses.

Happy Knitting!


Amy said...

Lady! Glad you're okay. We missed you yesterday!

Larjmarj said...

Missed you yesterday! See you Tues!

Lil Knitter said...

Happy B'day to Harley! Hope things work out well for you at work.
I will be checking out that photo blog....I love me some photos. :P