Friday, August 17, 2012


Hello my have not heard from me in quite awhile now....this horrible summer of intense heat sucked the life right out of me!!!  Its been almost 3 months now that I am virtually a prisoner in my home with the AC full blast!!!  And praise God I have that comfort!!!

I have been fighting this Type II diabetes all year to avoid taking insuline but alas, I think I have failed.....we'll see next week..........then I was diagnosed with Lupus, which I don't think I have, but all the tests have proved positive.....and what do they know???  I can't do a thing without breaking into a major sweat, most days I am drenched and am busy taking numerous showers and changing clothes........I have had it......and earlier this week I just lost it, came home from shopping completely drenched, took more than an hour to cool down with cold cloths etc.......had a panic attack and broke out in hives on my chest and tummy, now that was a sight!!!  Enough of summer for me......go away!!!   I have accomplished nothing outside of the 2 garage sales I held......I lie around like a wilted lily with no interest in anything.......keeping my legs elevated to alleviate the swelling in my feet, ankles and wait, I no longer have ankles......

Enough, thanks for listening, hope to feel better I the only one to be affected like this???

Managed to take a few pics of my cherry hutch today with the last of the summer decor in it, and I didn't even dust it, been like this all summer!!!

Then I made the first move to early Autumn in the foyer by changing out the floral on the wall.....

Hope you are all well, I have enjoyed visiting all your wonderful blogs and sometimes leaving comments, no need to answer me back, I just like to visit........and I am jealous that you all seem to have so much energy and I am always such a wet noodle.............come on Fall!!!!


Sharing Shadymont said...

Hope you feel better really soon. Love the fall arrangement. Have a good weekend.

Gina said...

Awww Cleo, I hope you are feeling better soon. This summer really has been awful, heat-wise! I don't do well in the extreme heat & humidity either, so I can understand what you've been going through. Hopefully fall is on the way soon.

Your summer hutch looks so pretty! It's nice to see that you're starting your fall decorating. Wishful thinking, right? ;D

I always want to reply to the comments that you leave on my blog, but you have a no-reply address, so please don't think I'm ignoring you. I appreciate all the sweet & kind things you say!

Shirley said...

Hi Cleo, I was wondering about you and where you had been now I know. My husband has been insulin dependent for many years. It is truly not that bad, but I don't know about Lupus. I hope you are feeling a little better. It is hard to do anything when we don't feel good that is for sure. I liked your pictures. Have a great day if possible. Hugs from Your Missouri Friend.

Denise said...

I love your Welsh dresser; it looks great with your so pretty dishes on display. I really like the flowered transferware and the cloche.

I'm so sorry to hear about your illness; I hope you'll soon be in better health. Thank you so much for the kind comment you left on my post about my parents' porch. I really appreciate every visit and comment!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and feel better soon.

Denise at Forest Manor

Shelia said...

There you are! Oh, I'm so sorry to hear you've not been well this summer. I'm sorry about your diabetes but if you need the meds - take them and that will get it under control.
The heat does this to me too. When I get too hot I do like you - I'm spent but I get 'mean' too!
Love your pretty hutch and all your pretties.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Dianne said...

So sorry you are not feeling well. I am a dietitian and diabetes educator at Vanderbilt and I would be happy to answer any diabetes questions you might have. I love your summer hutch and all your beautiful dishes.

ornamentsbypink said...

Hi Cleo, I can't do anything either when its real hot out. I make ornaments and the heads have been sitting here on my table waiting for their bodies to appear! Now the last few days the temp came down to the high 70's down to the 50's at night. I have to have windows open with air coming in to work on my stuff. I hate being sealed up in the house.
Take those meds if you need them and get better soon! I used to have 24 hour a day panic attacks for a number of years.

Shelia said...

Hi Cleo. I'm hoping you're feeling better! Oh, how I wish we could sleep with the windows open. It's so humid here we'd wake up all wet! :)Thanks for popping in to see my mantel.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)