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Thursday, February 21, 2013

It's Been A Year!

Good Morning my friends! How are you? I hope you are happy and healthy. I have prayed for you my friends today. =)

Well, this week went from craptastic to fantastic. I haven't had a serious episode of gastritis for 9 years now. I was born a worrier. WRONG to worry, I know! Kinda hard to get it out of the old system. Well that can be rough on the stomach after so many years. Little flare ups once in a great while, just pop tums for a day or two. Not this time around. I took A LOT of ibuprofen when my pain increased recently. Then you add in the citric things I shouldn't be drinking or eating and you get profuse vomitting! Ugh! I have NEVER vomitted that much in my life. Nauseous and vomiting for 14 hours. Doctor gave me acid blockers to use for two weeks. He is fine with me relying on ibuprofen instead of the percocet. I will just need to take an acid blocker during those periods he says. My tum tum is still burning right now. It will take a few days.

Now, hey! Onto fantastic!!
 Yes! That's right!! Our boy got accepted into Marquette University Nursing School. We are so happy for him. And just a wee bit proud too! For those of you not in Wisconsin, Marquette is kind of a big deal. It's like the Ivy League College of Wisconsin or something. There were 1,100 applicants to the Nursing School this year. They are accepting 125. The letter states: "In addition to your academic achievement, your commitment to community service is impressive." Our children have been delivering clothes with my FIL, from my FIL's parish thrift shop to the homeless shelter in downtown Milwaukee for years now.

Then there is also this.
Yes, he was accepted at his second choice, Concordia University also. We already found out the financial aid available for him there would be fantastic. We will wait to hear from Marquette if it is great also. As long as he gets good scholarships and aid, he will choose Marquette. They are only one of two colleges in the state that offer a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree specializing in pediatrics. That is his plan thus far. If he chose Concordia, it would have to be a general degree for him, as they do not specialize in pediatrics there.

Did I mention he can live at home while attending either college?! At least to start. tee hee This mama is ♥happy♥!

So yes, I have been blogging exactly one year today. =) I am so thankful to have "met" all of you. I am sorry to say I did not finish one of the gifts on time. I will work on it today. I will have a "ONE YEAR GIVEAWAY" very soon then. ;)

Oh yes, a Mabel update. Thank you for your well wishes and prayers on her behalf, we are thankful.♥ She continues on the medications, but tapering off now. She definitely took longer to "come out of it" this time. Concerning, yes. I believe she is pulling out of it and clear. A few more days will tell. She is her happy self though. =)

I am still stitching on the scissor fobs. Yes, fobs. I decided that the bargello will be "too much" to place on the back of my "V" I stitched up for the front. So that means I need to make one more front and one more back. ;) But first I will work on the giveaway piece. Really!

Thank you for allowing me to share Jacob's University adventures with you at this time. =)

Have a great day in the Lord!

Stitching and praying,
Vickie

21 comments:

Maggee said...

Congratulations to your son on being accepted to the TOP school and his second choice too!! Decisions to be made over the next little while... And I am so glad Mabel is getting better! Hope that you begin feeling better real soon! Hugs!

Peggy Lee said...

Oh Vickie I am just thrilled for Jacob, and YOU! I know how your heart swells with pride and I am just about doing the big happy dance right along with you!
I am sorry to hear of your burning tummy though. So glad you went to the doctor. Please feel better soon.
Praying for you...
:o)

cucki said...

Congratulations to your son on being accepted to the TOP school .....
and i am so glad Mabel is getting better,,,,,Hope you feeling better soon too..
Hugs xx

Shirley said...

Good Morning Vickie, I am so happy for your son. It is quite an accomplishment. I know the pride we had with my niece getting accepted to medical school. She has started her residency. I hope you get to feeling better. I know about the stomach issues, Lots of stress and nerves, up chuck here it comes with me. Enjoy your day. I am watching it snow. Have a wonderful day. Hugs and Prayers from your Missouri Friend.

Simply Victoria said...

Congrats to your son! My dh went to Marquette. You are blessed to have him close with either school he chooses. My oldest ones went to VA and TX. They were really missed. Praying that you are feeling better soon!

Giovanna said...

Congrats to your wonderful boy! And I hope you'll be feeling better very soon. Happy stitching!

butterfly said...

So sorry you are not feeling to well, hope you will soon feel much better.
Congratulations to your son, you must all be so happy hugs.

marly said...

Wonderful news and congrats to your son! Good news on Mabel's recovery and your episode coming to an end. And congratulations to you for your anniversary.

Lumiruusu said...

Hello Vicky and Thank you for visting my blog.
You really have get good news and wish all the beat to your son ,I am sure he will enjoy his studies at the Medical School.

It was so sad to hear about your health issues,Very good you have get medication for your stomach.

The Scossor Fobs You are stitching will be very pretty ,i am sure :)

Be Blessed,You and your family ,on The Holy name of our Savior Jesus Christ ! :)

Greetings from Finland ,Maija

Sweet Sue said...

Yay for your son and kudos to you for the support you've given him as he begins his academic journey. Congrats on your 1 yr, has been very sweet following along:)

Margaret said...

Huge congratulations to your Jacob! That is so exciting! I hope he gets good scholarships to Marquette and can go there. It's so great that his second choice is there if he needs it. And lucky you to have him living at home too!

Sorry about your stomach -- oh that sounds awful! I'm glad that Mabel seems to be doing better.

Trace4J said...

How wonderful for Jacob.
How proud you and your husband must be.
Sorry to hear how poorly you have been feeling friend.
So glad Mabel is getting better too.
Love hugs and prayers
Trace

Catherine said...

How exciting for your son!! I can just tell how proud and excited you are! So glad Mabel is in the mend too ~ she looks like such a sweetie. Hoping that you are continuing to mend as well. Tummy troubles are not fun! Hugs!

Lynn said...

Congratulations to your son! I can just imagine how thrilled you are!

I'm glad to hear that Mabel is on the mend. I certainly hope that your stomach woes are over now. I can sympathize. I spent an evening in the ER recently with chest pain that was due to gastric problems. Not fun!

Nicola said...

I am sooooooo happy for Jacob and the family. Well done Jacob.

Happy blogaversary Vickie. You have given me much enjoyment and friendship throughout the year

Annette-California said...

Oh Vickie I'm so happy for Jacob. Congratulation's!!! And he still gets to live at home:) Also Congratulations its your 1 year Blog-Anniversary. I'm blessed to have met you my friend. YOU are in my prayers...Please get better.
love Annette

gracie said...

Congratulations to your son...glad that Mabel is mending....hope you will be feeling much better soon.

Carol said...

What exciting news for Jacob, Vickie--congratulations to him--and to you his mother who obviously guided him to make great choices in life so far... I do hope the financial package at Marquette is a good one--it sounds like a perfect fit for him with his interest in pediatric nursing.

I do hope you begin to feel better now that you have one less thing to worry about. I am a born worrier as well (my husband always says if I didn't have something to worry about I would find it!).

Glad to hear Mabel is coming around to her old self, too. Try to RELAX and enjoy this weekend now :)

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Congratulations to your son! How fantastic to have a choice of two places against such stiff competition.

Paediatricians are in short supply here so I'm sure you need more of them too!!

Have a great weekend and hope the tummy is better soon. At least you don't have to worry about his college future now!!

Sally said...

Hope you are feeling much better soon dear Vickie.

Congratulations to your son. That is fantastic news!

Anne said...

Big congrats to your son! How exciting for all of you. So sorry to hear of your pain dear :( but I am glad Mabel is pulling through. Lots of prayers for you both!