Sunday, September 12, 2010

Sunday Dinner, September 12, 2010

I feel like a fraud still calling this my Sunday Dinner post when I'm so rarely cooking these days, but here goes.

Once again, I'm not cooking this week and I don't know where I'll be eating. If you'd like to share your Sunday Dinner plans this week, feel free to do so in the comments.

Thank you for all your comments, messages, emails and cards. I've read and appreciate each one, and I'm touched by your love and concern for me.

My earlier medical tests were all inconclusive, and I had another CT scan this past Tuesday on my neck. I go back to my doctor this coming Tuesday to find out the results and we'll go from there.

Overall I'm feeling much better health wise and emotionally. I was prescribed an antidepressant that made me much worse, so I stopped taking it after 4 days and am in a much better frame of mind now.

Also, Lamar and I have decided to try again with our relationship and our marriage. We can always separate and divorce later if this doesn't work out, but we want to make this work if we can at all. On October 25th we'll have been married for 25 years, and that's a long time to walk away from.

I'm sorry to leave everyone hanging but I've needed this time away to gather my thoughts and get myself back together emotionally. The last couple of months have been some of the hardest times I've ever been through and though it's better now in many ways, Lamar and I still have a lot to work through.

Hopefully I'll continue to improve emotionally and can keep up my Sunday Dinner posts from now on.

And now I'll wish everyone one a blessed Lord's Day, and my prayer for everyone is that God will bless you with all you need and enough to share.

32 comments:

Kelli said...

Loving you here in Oregon without words. But here.

Lyndy said...

Diane, Somehow I had missed the post about you and Lamar. I am so sorry you are going through this but please know I will be praying for you both as you work on your marriage and walk this road. Having been divorced, I know how hard it is but it is also hard to live in a home where things are “right”.

Love you my sweet friend. Praying for you and your family.

Lyndy

Gigi said...

As always, sending you my love and prayers...and a BIG (((hug))) or two for good measure!!!

Karen H. said...

Sorry to hear about you and Lamar Diane. I know all too well that couples have their trials and troubles, but you both have to make up your mind that you want it to work and both work at it. I will be praying for you and Lamar and pray things work out for the both of you. Sure hope they find out what is wrong with you also. Hope you have a good week my friend.
Love and hugs and prayers,

Karen Horton

Lib said...

Hope you get good results from your test!
Take it easy!
Hope you have a good wk.
My Love, Prayers and thought are with you Sweet Friend!
Love&Blessins',Lib

Jess said...

You know I love you

Love, Jessica

Linda said...

I must have been on vacation when you wrote about you and Lamar. I'm so glad you're going to try to work things out Diane.
Praying for both of you - and for your health as well.

Just Terrific said...

I am so glad to hear from you! I was hoping that you had learned more about your health issues. Not knowing can really do a number on you. Of course, the added stress of your marital problems makes it even tougher.

I hope that you will do what is best for yourself. If that means working things out.....great! But, don't let anything cost you your health. We had our 30th anniversary in June and yet, I don't give marital advice. I hope you are going to be all right.

Love,
Terri from Ohio

Dawn said...

I am happy to hear that you guys are going to try to make it to 25 and beyond! That is a very long time to walk away from. I can only imagine how the health and the other situation have ascerbated each other.

kkryno said...

So great to hear from you! I'm glad to know that you are doing better, but hope you find out what's going on. I've been worried about you, friend.

As for you and Lamar's situation, I just hope the best for you both.

You are in my thoughts and heart!

Love, Vikki.

tam said...

We all love you and are here for you if you need anything.

Bev said...

I am so sorry to hear of all you've been going through, and to have it all happening at once has to be so tough. I will certainly pray for your health and your marriage. Xox

Rachel said...

Hi Diane! I'm glad to hear you are feeling better. I have thought about you many times and wondered how you were. I hope all goes well and things work out..with your health and with Lamar. Still keeping you all in my prayers!

Love and hugs,
Rachel

Lucy Stern said...

Diane, I have been so worried about you... I am glad that you are feeling somewhat better and hope the doctors come up with something...

I am sure you and Lamar have gone through ups and downs, most marriages do... It would be such a shame to call it quits now... You are both going into your senior years and probably need each other more than you know... I am glad that you are working on it and I am sure that your Heavenly Father is glad too... I think Satan works hard to take marriages down.... I have you on my prayer list... I'm praying for you health and marriage...

We had the kids over today to celebrate TF's 60th birthday... I tease him and tell him that I have a little old man running around my house now...lol. He teases back, since I am seven months older than him..

A friend once told me, "The Lord votes for you, Satan votes against you, and you decide the winning vote." Hang in there my friend...

amelia said...

I'm happy you are trying again with Lamar because I love happy endings but if it's not to be then it won't be. I hope you're happy whatever the outcome.

It's hard to believe you are still waiting for tests!!!! I thought you would have known by now!! The waiting must be awful for you!!!

Pearl said...

Praying for you my friend. I wish you all the best.
Take good care.
Hugs,

MightyMom said...

Still praying for you. Wish I could send you a casserole......cuz you know that's what we DO.

:-)

Anonymous said...

I wish you well, my friend. Love and prayers from north Idaho. V.

Mother Mayhem said...

Praying for you and Lamar! :o)

Barb said...

I'm glad you're feeling at least a little better, Diane, and I'm especially glad that you and Lamar are going to give it another try. You're absolutely right, that you can end it later if you end up thinking you should, but if it comes to that, you'll feel better knowing you gave it your best before you let it go.

xoxo
Barb

Karen H. said...

Good Morning Diane. Thought I would drop by to see how you are doing? Hope all is well with you and Lamar. Still praying for the both of you and your Family. I have missed reading your Sunday Dinner posts and hope that you will be back to posting them soon. Looks like Fall has arrived in full force there this morning. I'm ready for it myself. Take care my friend and have a great Sunday and week. GOD Bless you and yours.

Love and hugs,
Karen H.

Just Terrific said...

Dearest Diane,

OK....so I'm commenting twice on this post but I'M WORRIED ABOUT YOU!!! My heart sunk when I got on here this morning and you weren't there. I do hope that you are getting good support for the hard times you have been having, both emotionally and physically. You don't need advice from a stranger but just know that I'm praying for you and think of you often. I wish that I could send some "strength and encouragement" in an envelope to you.

But, here's what is for dinner at my house today......not that it matters but thought you might enjoy reading about it.

I am cooking a few things this afternoon for the upcoming week. I teach school and have been driving 25 miles 3X a week for therapy on my new knee (which by the way is doing very well. Praise the Lord for His goodness and modern medicine!!) I'm having a hard time keeping up with everything! So,I am baking a whole chicken to make a couple of different dishes from. I'm making a meat loaf and baking it with new potatoes for supper this evening along with fresh green beans. I'm hoping that we can (as my grandma used to say) "eat off of the pile" a couple of evenings.

Oh, I want to share something cute my grandson said......he is 22 months old and cute as a button!! (I sound like a Grammy, don't I?) I bought him some new shoes and when his mommy put them on him, he looked down and said "Wow!"(His new word) I know that doesn't sound so spectacular but it thrilled my heart. Being a grandma is the best, isn't it?

Love and prayers to you, Dear Friend.

Terri

Belizegial said...

Diane, I'm in the same mode when it comes to Sunday Dinner. It's a hit and miss situation for me at the moment. Between the heat in the tropics and work overload, I come home most days enervated and drained.

So glad to know that you and hubby are trying at your relationship. As someone wise once said, 'motivation gets you going, but persistence keeps you coming back'. It's all about hanging in there my friend through the good times and the bad.

Take care and you're in my thoughts and prayers.

p.s. for an aerial view of my beautiful tropics, take a peek at my blog and let me know what you think.

MightyMom said...

missing you and praying for you.

Dick said...

I have been busy and not reading my blog list for awhile so much of this is catching me by surprise. I also hope you can get good answers to your health issues and that you two can work out your marriage problems.

My posting has been very slow and I see now that my blogroll is no longer posting on my site, so that makes it harder for me to go checking on those I care about. I will try to come back more often.

Milady de Languor said...

Just wanted to let you know that I'm thinking of you. xxoo

Just Terrific said...

Diane, please write a new post...just to let us know if you're ok. I've checked every weekend and am so concerned when you haven't updated.

Love and prayers,
Terri in Ohio

Anonymous said...

Yes. Diane. I am with Terri from Ohio on this....please post somewhere...I check every week, guess it's a habit after at least 3 years. The tests? What were the results? Are things working out in your marriage? Think of you often. Love from north Idaho...v.

PEA said...

I want to invite you to my Sock Hop birthday party on my blog...we're doing the Jitterbug! hehe xoxo

Putz said...

princess di, i mean diane, i really like lamar, did you know that???????/>>>i said so to jess a long long long long time ago on her bloggg when she was into bloggging a long long long long time ago>>>>>{have not heard from her in AGES AND AGES}I LIKE JASON ONCE AGAIN AND THINK HE IS PROBABLY THE SMARTEST GUY ALIVE>>>>>>i am exactly 3 times older than jess so it could never work oput but she has my heartamd emmy too all those generatios and there is me older than your generation diane>>>my sister diane just died at the age of 66 and broke my heart>>>a week ago and i am still grieving horriblly>>>wasn't this hard on me when my parents died>>>.my diane was never sick and always huugggged me and loved me and she is now gone so drats and suckey and thank god for kids and wife, even though me and my wife had way so many differances, and even a sil that wondered why my wife ever stayed with me, but she has so far with my deteriating health>>>>diabetis and a bad ticker>>>well i hope jess reads this since she has deserted me for jason

Tammy N said...

Hi Diane!

I said a prayer for you and yours today as I made a double batch of your Texas Hash...you see Son moved back in till the end of the month as he is going through a divorce.

Take care...wishing you many Autumn Blessings!♥

Milady de Languor said...

Thinking of you every day, dear friend. I hope that you're getting things sorted out and that you're feeling much better now. Miss you something awful, but don't take that as any kind of pressure. I'll still be here whenever you decide that the time is right to reappear. xxoo