Monday, June 9, 2014

One Knee Surgery, Allergies, End of School and a Day-cation

Wow...I didn't know it's been so long since I last posted.  Sorry about that.
We have been busy around here.

My father in law had knee surgery about three weeks ago.  Everything was going great, he was home doing rehab. Then one day he started noticing his knee was feeling hot and the pain was getting worse.  So off back to the doctor and he came down with a staff infection called MRSA.  It was bad, they had to go back in and clean the infection out.  He is home now and still having to take strong antibiotics and keep an eye on his knee.  Fingers crossed he is on the road to a full recovery now.  My husband and Father in Law are very much alike....they don't like to stay down long. Always on the go so I know he is ready to be back to normal.

We normally have allergies when Spring rolls around but this Spring/Summer has been the worst at our house.  Hubby and I had it for about a week but our Daughter had it FOREVER.  And it seemed like nothing she took for it helped.  I even called the doctor and made an appointment  thinking she had a sinus infection.  But a few days before she had to go she got well.  No sneezing, running nose or watery eyes.  So far, she hasn't had anymore problems.

This is my daughters last week of school.  I can't believe she will be a High School Senior when school starts back.  Time really does fly by.  She had one exam last week and three this week.  I can tell she is burnt out of school...haha.  She is a great student and does really good with homework and studying.  But she just doesn't care to study for exams this time around.  I can understand, they push so much on students today.  It's easy to get overwhelmed.  Although I encourage her to study she has all A's in her classes so if she fails her exams she still passes the class.  The one she took last week she has a 98 in her class and she made a 95 on the exam without studying so I guess she does know it.  On top of exams she has had a DECA club end of the year party, they went bowling and out to eat.  And then she is a Marshall at this years Graduation so she has practice.  Also she is going around filling out applications  for a job.  AND for the parents they have already come up for their Senior Trip for next year, and of course that means for us....amount due! Thank the Lord, they broke up the amount due into payments.  They don't waist no time asking for money. Ha!

So with all this going on, we decided to take a Day-cation.  We love the outdoors and I came across a State Park that we hadn't been to.  We packed up our lunch and lots of water/snacks and went hiking.   I will post about our day tomorrow ( there will be part one/part two because I love taking photos. Ha!)


  1. Hello Debra, thanks for popping in, always enjoy meeting new bloggers. I am now a follower of yours. Love your mason jars and blog, Blessings Francine.

  2. Nice to see you!
    And in Pa too.
    Happy end of school to you and your daughter.
    My Madison will be a senior too!
    Have a cozy summer day. : )

  3. Good luck to your father-in-law. I've heard MRSA can be bad. The state park picture reminds me of a place near-ish us called Starved Rock State Park. The bluffs and outcroppings are fun to see -- especially in flat Illinois!