Monday, May 03, 2010
This is shaping up to be a busy week (which isn't necessarily a bad thing). We volunteer at one grandson's class today and Wednesday, and at the other's tomorrow. Thursday morning is our usual visit to work at the animal shelter (especially fun for me - I get to play with kitties!) and I'm lobbying to be taken to lunch on Friday. I'm not particularly excited to go out to lunch ON Mom's Day - it's the busiest day of the year, and since we attend church, we can't get to a restaurant early; so, I generally opt for a meal out on another day. There are also a couple of little league games this week and weekend. As I said, busy.
Speaking of church, this year our church men are preparing breakfast for the ladies at church.
I found the prettiest buttons to go on Mom's capelet. Now I'm knitting the button and buttonhole bands, then after I sew the buttons on it'll be finished. I'm still trying to work to guage for the cotton top for myself. I expect I'll have to settle for nearly-guage and then adjusting the pattern. sigh. At least I've developed a 'talent' for being able to do that.
We had thunderstorms last night, and Darby, our dog, barked at the thunder until we were able to convince her it was 'ok'. 'Twas funny. Darby barks when the neighbors shut car doors in THEIR driveways. We've been working with her, saying "Enough" and I think she's getting the idea. Still need more work for certain sounds on the tv.....doorbells especially.
I'm working on not being discouraged about my weight. All my weight and measurement numbers went UP last week. I'm trying to convince myself that it's an abberation, and to not let it bother me unduly.
God is good all the time, and all the time God is good.
Saturday, May 01, 2010
We attended both little league games today. Both grandsons play just about every Sat. It was HOT, HOT, HOT today, but I used an umbrella for shade part of the time, which made it bareable. Enjoyed the games.
I'm 'chillin' tonight trying to work some more on the capelet for my Mom, and trying to find proper gauge for a cotton top for myself. I finished a second sundress for my granddau yesterday, and think that 2 this summer is enuf for this grandma.
Y'all have a great rest-of-the-weekend.
Friday, April 30, 2010
I finally had enuf hip pain (and besides, I have my 3rd sinus infection since Jan!) so I went to the dr yesterday. Her opinion is that I most likely bruised/irritated the bursa sack in my rt hip, and maybe even 'contused' a bone when I bumped down the stairs a few weeks ago. I can walk, but no inclines (leaves out my neighborhood), and only at a moderate speed, so long as I can talk w/out panting while walking. Also, Aleve for two weeks, if my stomach can stand it.
Sooooo, my walking buddy and I won't be walking outdoors for awhile. I'll use my treadmill, following my dr's guidelines. I really want to get over/past this problem.
I bought some fabric yesterday for a second sundress for my granddau, and this morning I cut it out and started sewing. There isn't much left to do (yipee!) so I think I'll try to finish it tonight.
This afternoon my DH and I watched a DVD and I started knitting the collar on the capelet for my Mom. I also want to knit some swatches to check guage so I can start an all-cotton summer top from a varigated blue cotton thread/yarn.
Speaking of movies, I recommend "The Young Victoria" about Queen Victoria. Really good movie.
(snif-snif) Smells like dinner is about ready, so I'll close.
Y'all have a great night, and a super weekend!
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
This is a tough week for me. I have three daughters and all three have (family) problems; also one of my nieces (and her parents). some temporary, some more long-lasting, some more serious than other problems. I won't go into details, but suffice it to say that several of my family are being tested. I am grateful to the Lord for His unfailing love and guidance. He loves us, has plans for each of us, and He has promised to never leave us nor forsake us. I strongly believe all that.
I'm holding tightly to the Lord of my life; my King. I have no idea how or when He will resolve the various problems, but He WILL. Hopefully each of us touched by these things will grow in Him; and we will be used by Him to touch others for God's glory.
I awoke this morning feeling sorta depressed. I cut my antidepressant in half in Feb, w/my dr's approval, and started thinking maybe I should up the dosage again. Then I let God in my head, "There's no need of that". God IS sufficient for me. HE IS IN CONTROL (of everything, even when we don't see it). Ultimately, nothing can happen to me or those I love unless God filters it thru His fingers. If He has allowed something, then there is a purpose, and God's purposes are never for bad.
In years past, 'bad' things have happened: my Dad died, my Mom can no longer feel her feet (so she cannot stand or walk any more), my in-laws have both died, my dau had a stillborn baby, etc, etc. Thru all things, God was working and He has sustained us.
No only does my dau (who had the stillborn boy) acknowledge that God was shaping her to minister to other mothers in a similar position (my dau is a RN on the maternity floor of a hospital), but I have made it a long-term project of mine to crochet fetal demise pouches that are given to those mothers. It's a tangible bit of something the mother can take home from the hospital, giving much comfort.
So am I dancing about, singing and being happy that things are 'bad' right now? No; but I AM praising the Lord for the fact that He is in control, and that He loves us, and that He WILL resolve things in His way, in His time. As a human mother (you know the type: we think we are supposed to 'fix' everything!), I sometimes feel frustrated that I cannot DO ANYthing about some problems, except to pray. Guess what?!! Prayer is the BEST thing. Praying and LEAVING THINGS IN GOD'S HANDS.
So, while I'm not 'happy' at the moment, I do have JOY.
God's blessings on you all.
Monday, April 26, 2010
In order to be honest and open w/y'all, I need to confess a failing. I have been eating too many sweets the past few days. It's self-indulgent, and emotional eating.
I have also been doing some good things: eating more fruit, getting exercise, NOT GIVING UP!
I treadmilled this morning - it's been lightly raining since Saturday, I guess, and tomorrow may not be any better. Then I followed up with some exercises - I'm using the daily videos from January's bootcamp. Today's was lower body. I followed up w/a couple more leg exercises, designed mainly for sciatic nerves. I'm still having hip pain (less often than before), and am doing the sciatic nerve exercises to make sure that isn't involved - but I don't really think it is. What're the muscles that run from your lower back down the back of your thigh? Hamstring? Anyway, I think maybe when the dog knocked me downstairs that I bruised that. I can walk ok, most of the time, but sometimes when I sit for a long time my hip joint hurts that nothing else!
I rejoice that God has sent me so many good, Christian friends on SP. You know who you are; THANK YOU.
Have a blessed evening.
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