5 August, 2008 (Tuesday), Ivalo, Finland~
Terve! Miita kuuluu? Kiitos hyvaa!
This is Annike J. Terggen writing; hope this finds you well. I just got home from seeing my fibro doctor; he says I'm doing fairly good. Must be; the medication he's given me has seemed to have helped the pain somewhat. I'm able to function better than I was before I started taking the medication.
The only thing is that the drugs make me stupid-headed. I sometimes feel as though I'm esconced in fog; however, it's better than hurting all over, not being able to function because the pain is so bad!
The weather here is thundery, rainy. Very miserable. Not fit for man or beast; it's a good day for soup or hot tea! Or playing on the Internet all day or writing letters. :) We don't get thunderstorms that often here in Finland, but when we do they can be quite frightening. I don't like thunder or lightning; never have, never will.
I wrote to a lady in America (Tennessee) who's a friend to Sari. Sari has met her several times; she's the one who told me about her. Anyway, the woman is a nurse, and she and her husband have taken in a whole bunch of children, most of them disabled, into their home to raise as their own. I hope she writes me back; I can always use new friends!
I don't have children, but I love children. If I could, I'd adopt a child in need of a home or a family, but I don't think my body could handle the demands of raising a child. So I remain childless, single. I am not looking for a significant other, but it would be nice to have a male friend, even if only for companionship, instead of my buddies, most of whom are sick or have chronic health problems, just as I do.
I have been reading a good book by Tim LaHaye, called "Left Behind". It's very riveting; I can't put it down, it's that good. I will have to check out the other books in that series; I am a regular bookworm!
I guess I inherited my love for books from Mother; she was a children's librarian before she retired. She worked in the library for over 30 years; the kids just loved her. I can see why; Mother has such a soft, easygoing personality that makes her a regular magnet for children.
Maybe today sometime I'll hear from Elke or Racheal, my sisters. I wish I could see them more than just on holidays; we are extremely close. And it helps having them here whenever Mother or Papa take ill!
I love it when my sisters come because they bring their kids, and they're like my own children. I love spoiling them! LOL (Racheal has two daughters--Zara, 15, and Ericka--13; meanwhile Elke has three sons: Peiter--17, Reiker--14, and the youngest, 10-year-old Ollaf.) The children are always sending me things they've made in the mail or videos of them singing; they are extremely talented. I am very proud of them.
Well, KittenKat, my kitty, is meowing again, so I'd best go, see what's up with the little furry beast. I will write in here again soon; take care, and until later, Nakemiin!
~Love, your Finnish friend, Annike Josephine Terggen. :D