Thursday, May 20, 2010

This month has been so incredibly difficult for me.  For us.  I don't think I have ever experienced this much stress before.  I am having a hard time dealing with it.  I am still walking, which helps slightly.  Work has been a welcome diversion.  I dread the weekends and the time I am at home because that is when the worry gets the best of me.

Joe has been making an effort to reduce my stress as much as he can.  He drives me to work and picks me up.  He takes me to my appointments.  He does all of the cooking, and cleaning and laundry.  He even brings me breakfast or lunch in bed when the thought of getting up is too much for me.

He has even taken me to Disneyland a couple of times, hoping to cheer me up.  Yesterday we only stayed for 2 hours.  We rode the monorail, and the train and went on Buzz Lightyear.  We sat on a bench in the sun and people watched and then we came home.

The first time we went was a couple of weeks ago, before I was hospitalized.  We spent the majority of our time at CA Adventure.  We went on Tower of Terror and rode CA Screamin' three times.  It's one of our favorite rides there.

It was much less crowded a couple weeks ago than it was yesterday.  With school getting out, it will continue to become more crowded and we will probably not go back until the Fall.  Our passes are blocked out for  most of the summer anyway.

These are totally out of order because Blogger was not cooperating and I have zero patience to fix them right now.
Empty Main Street a couple of weeks ago

Listening to the party  line in one of the shops

Love this Rasta Mickey hat
We rode the train around the park. It was nice to just sit and enjoy the views of the park.

First attempt at a self protrait
Joe trying to ruin my self portrait.  Mission accomplished :)
Ahhhhhh.....that's better
Matterhorn as viewed from the Monorail, which we rode into the park from
Dowtown Disney(we park there for the free parking.  Shhhhhh..........don't tell!)
I love the goats at the petting zoo.  I went around to each one and found out their names(they are stamped onto their leather collars) and spent a few minutes with each one.  They are so sweet.

Give me an "A"
Getting ready to be blast out of the starting gate on CA screamin'
Going upside down
It's Indiana Joe

We did some window shopping. I loved these mugs

Again, with the pictures out of order.  From a couple of weeks ago.  Mickey was right out in front of Main street so no need to go wait in line at his house in Toontown. And there was no line either.  Love that.

It was good to get out of the house a couple of days and forget about some of the stress for a short while. 


Kelli said...

Happy to hear you are finding ways to get away from the stress. I LOVE Disney! How fun and who better then the big mouse to help you destress?!?

Kayce said...

:) A perfect way to forget the stress!! You've been in my constant prayers my friend. HUGSSSSSS!

DeAnn said...

It "is" the happiest place on earth ya know..haha.. love these pics!~ Love working with you admist all the crap.. the office just wouldnt be the same if we did'nt have each other to IM to.. hehe love ya girl!

Sherri said...

What a great way to forget about all that stress!! I will keep you in my prayers...have a great weekend!

Journeywoman said...

I've been thinking about you and praying for good things for you. Hope things are better and get better soon.

Cora said...

So sorry to hear you have had a rough time lately. I love the Disney pictures, what a great place to try and cheer up.

Lisa and Tate said...

So sorry there is such stress in your life! Huge Hugs and Prayers.

XUE said...

I am sorry to hear that you are going through tough times. Hope the days will get better. Greetings from Tokyo!