Thursday, December 13, 2018

Thankful Thursday

This week I am joining Rebecca Jo at Knit By God's Hands for her Thankful Thursday!


Even though she is having struggles after surgery she is still hosting this week...way more of a trooper than I would be under those circumstances!! Please send her your prayers and blessings!!

This week I am thankful...

- That I am booked on a flight to Aruba in two days!!! I am so excited to escape this Pittsburgh weather!!! Ready to be in the steady 88 degrees that is One Happy Island!!!  Ahhhhhhhhhhh...

- That I have the world's best cat sitter and house sitter ever!!! This woman is amazing and she loves my babies as if they are her own! She was always so tolerant of my dumb requests to send pictures and videos (until I got the cameras) and she really loves them as much as I do! I have very skittish cats that don't even really come out for my family members and they crawl all over her and her husband!! It is great to know that my home and pets are well cared for - there is NOTHING like peace of mind when you are away!!!!

- That as of now I have a job. This next year I will be learning a new job function and I am really looking forward to it!!

- That my last "lady" doctors visit I told her about my hot flashes and she thinks she has something that will help. She has prescribed generic Prozac (Fluoxetine -Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitor) for me?? At first I was like....what?!?! Then she explained that this is what they are using in place of hormone replacement (since it has been shown to cause breast and ovarian cancer). I am not starting the new medicine until I return from my trip since I don't want to have any negative side effects while out of the country! HA! I will keep you posted on how it works. She also mentioned that is an appetite suppressant so it may help in the diet arena too. WIN WIN! HA HA!

- And, as always, for my family, friends (real and bloggy) and God! You will ALL always be on my gratitude list!

I hope everyone has an amazing rest of their day and I can not wait to go see what everyone else is thankful for!!!!!  Hugs!!!

Any one else dealt or dealing with hot flashes? What are you doing or taking to minimize them? Do you have someone watch your house when you are away? What do you do with your pets? What are you thankful for??

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  1. Great list. Aruba in two days?! I hope you blog a bit from there so I can live vicariously through you. New job function - great!
    I've had hot flashes for the past few years, ugh, but I've not needed HRT. I found a menopause multi-vitamin the seems to help along with progesterone cream once a day. BIG difference, but I'm not 100% flashless. Good luck!

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    1. Hi Abby! I will definitely be blogging...hopefully every night as I wind down in my room! I have a lot planned and I want to make sure to record it all as it happened,...otherwise those days off tend to blend together! HA! Thanks for the input on flashes!!! I tried a herbal vitamin and it was really expensive and it has not worked...hopefully this will and I am sure my co=pay on this one is really cheap! I will keep you posted! Aruba pics to follow!!!!

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  2. I hope you have a wonderful trip to Aruba! I love the snow and cold, so I don't mind that I'm not going anywhere warm this winter, but boy oh boy am I ever sick of wearing boots. LOL! They are such a pain, I wish I could wear flip-flops all year. Have a fantastic time!!

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    1. I agree Jill! They are clunky and I hate that the snow/salt gets tracked through my house! UGH UGH UGH!!! Thanks for the wishes for Aruba - I will hopefully be blogging the whole thing for you all! Have a great rest of your week!

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  3. Woo hoo! Aruba, here you come. How awesome! I am at the other end of PA from you, near Lancaster. Linking up from Little Things Thursday. I enjoyed your blog very much!

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    1. Oh wonderful! I have been there many times!! My sister lived there for a while and we love antique shopping there!!!! Follow along and I promise to, hopefully, make you feel like you are there with me in Aruba!!!! Have a great rest of your week!

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  4. OMG, enjoy Aruba!!! I forgot to say "Way to go!" and "Congratulations" on your last post about your 22 years of recovery. Congrats on the job too. You know back when I was going through menopause I was on a antidepressant at the time and I had very little effects from menopause. It wasn't prescribed for that at the time but I'm positive it helped me.

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    1. Thanks for the congrats! Your experience makes me feel better about all this Debby! I have tried every herbal remedy know to man and they are expensive and DO NOT Work for me! UGH! This is a simple co pay (probably $4) so it will definitely be the cheaper route! HA! Thanks for sharing your experience!!! Have a great rest of the week - HUGS!

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  5. ...enjoy your warm vacation!

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    1. Awww thank you Tom! I am definitely going to try too! Not that it will be hard! HA! Have a great rest of your week!

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  6. Oooh! Aruba!! That sounds wonderful this time of year. Enjoy.

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    1. It was great!! I love to escape before Christmas...It is oerfect weather all year there...steady 85 and breezy!!

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  7. I am long past hot flashes and since I had a hysterectomy, I really didn't have hot flashes. Praise God! We do indeed have a wonderful cat sitter for our three babies!! Blessed!!

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    1. Lucky you-no hot flashes!!! I am ready for them to be DONE! Isn't it great to have someone you truly trust watching your babies?!??! I LOVE my cat sitter!!

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  8. Did I miss you before your trip? Hope you have a great one!
    & so excited to see you already found a job!!!!! Cant wait to hear more about it!

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    1. The trip was awesome!!! It is actually just a new responsibility within the same company which means more changes are coming. Thanks!!!

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  9. Have fun in aruba! We are headed to Hawaii! I can't wait!

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    1. I hope Hawaii was amazing Kelleyn!!!! Cant wait to see the posts!!!

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