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8/1/20

Saturday, August 01, 2020

Boy where did the month of July go? August 1, new month, time to make some new goals or modify the current ones. I am one month from my surgery and need to get some pounds off. Yesterday, I cleaned the bad foods out of the pantry. Took 3 bags of groceries to our local food pantry. Then went to the local market and bought a bunch of veggies and fruits. I know that I have done this so many times but this time I have more of a reason to achieve this goal. Update on Brad, doing fine, absolutely no pain. Has taken a couple of tylenol but no pain pills. He is going to the hospital to have his baselines checked in prep for his meeting with the surgeon on Monday. He and Kati are walking 3-4 miles a day. I am so proud of this young man. He is so anxious to get home to his kids. I was reading my bible this morning and a reading hit me as so appropriate for these days. It really spoke to me and thought that I would share it.

Ephesians 6:12-13 ~ Our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.

I know that you remember my two friends from church who died in the last couple of years. Jim the husband of Judy our pianist for the choir, has been bringing two roses each week one for Judy and one for Jamie, and called this morning from out of town and asked if I could pick up two roses and replace the ones from last week. Told him I would be honored to do it.
Such an example of true love. Hard to believe that it has been a year that Judy has pass and almost two years that Jamie was killed.

Lately, I have been doing so much reflecting on life. I wouldn't say that I am depressed, but I think that I am in a funk. I think it might be everything that has gone on in my life with Brad, working, things breaking down in the house, and not taking any time to have fun. Brad and I were talking the other night, and I asked if he was working up in New York, and he said that he wasn't, that he was on FMLA and he decided he needed a break, and told me that I should do the same thing when I have me knee done. I was planning to work as much as I could in between therapy, but I think I have decided to take 2 1/2 weeks off. Besides I am only a part time employee that has been working 40 hours for the last 3 months. I think while I am recuperating my body, I need to recuperate my mind and soul.

Well enough deep thoughts for a day. I am off today and working some tomorrow. Just going to church this evening and then looks like another Hallmark evening! Hope your weekend is going well.
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