Sunday, March 28, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
Scribbled out by Heather at 3:44 PM
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
I am back in a kinda sorta maybe kind of way. Aren't you glad I'm so sure about that? I am glad to report that a week off my feet has reduced my blood clot to something the size of a blueberry - a really good thing. It's not hot or nearly as painful, so that's really a blessing. The aspirin is upsetting my stomach and I'll be glad when I can get off it. I made it to church - not Sunday School, but just worship, but had to sit almost at the very front with a pillow propping my leg on the pew. I felt far too conspicuous. I sat with two older ladies who also have physical struggles, and they were a blessing as they hugged me and offered understanding.
Over the weekend some vacuuming, bathroom scrubbing and floor washing was accomplished, but the rest of the house just went to pot. It was encouraging to check in with Home Sanctuary this morning and be gently prodded by Rachel Anne to get back on track with Minimum Maintenance. So good to know that I don't. have. to. tackle it all at once! Whew! I am still coughing and very tired, so I guess this virus hasn't had it's last say yet!
I also popped over to read Brenda's thoughts at Coffee, Tea, Books and Me this morning - and was inspired again by her reflections! I encourage you to click over and read her post HERE. You'll be blessed!
'Never underestimate the importance of a domestic missionary, with an apron around her waist, love in her heart, and wisdom in her words.'
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
And on to the ottoman! All my lazing around getting over my nasty cold/virus thingy has left me with a not so nice blood clot in my left leg. It's not deep, and therefore not as painful as it could be, but I'm feeling it. I'm taking my doctor's advice seriously and enjoying warm compresses, elevation and aspirin therapy as we do the 'wait and see' - hopefully it will resolve itself soon. In reality, it's a 'pray and wait' - another opportunity to see the faithfulness of God. The good news is that we can still do our schoolwork and reading - but I foresee a sizable increase in Mount Ironmore ... that's if I can figure out a way to do laundry with my feet elevated!
Scribbled out by Heather at 5:45 PM
Friday, March 5, 2010
Welcome Company Girls! The sun is shining in on me this afternoon - I hope it is shining on you too! I stepped out on the back patio and just soaked some rays into my pale face - getting my vitamin D for the day! It felt so good to close my eyes and hear the bird singing and the drip drip drip of melting snow! I've just made a fresh batch of sweet tea. Would you like yours with our without lemon? I love lemon and it's good for me too, so I take extra! There are a few Scandinavian brown sugar cookies left from our little baking time yesterday, but not many!
Today we ventured out to the library lest the 'lost book police' come and take away our library cards! We got them in before the fines piled up too much, but I don' think it looks very well to have the family of a library employee racking up the fines for overdue books! I can't sleep at night when it gets over the 50 cent mark! It was a blessing to sit in a quiet corner and look through books while the children made their selections. Even a year ago I could not have done that with our Storyteller - he is learning self control and it is a blessing! We are knee deep in preparation for the Home School Culture Fair at the end of the month and we are studying Sweden. With so many family roots coming from good Swedish stock, we thought it was the perfect choice for this year!
It was so nice to get out. We checked the Habitat for Humanity Re-Store again for a wee wall cabinet for Dreamer's bathroom. She only has a tiny spot of a bathroom - just 3'x5', so it's got to be in scale with her tiny space. Nothing this time, but we'll keep checking. There was a hug tall lighted thing - quite hideous, but with the right TLC, a gem for someone, I'm sure!
We came home and tackled school work - after messing around with a bunch of ice chunks on the driveway. I remember how much fun I had as a girl in spring throwing ice on the blacktop and watching it begin to melt even as my hands were frozen. So much heat absorbed and radiated by the asphalt! I guess I could say we were doing science ... maybe!
After lunch and more schoolwork, I took Rachel Anne's advice and did a little something that made my heart sing - and no, it wasn't another nap! I actually transplanted my chives and potted some soil for more plantings. It was so much fun - I love dirt! I love planting and growing things ! I was 'garden dreaming' just before drifiting off last night and I could just feel the itch to dig and plant!
I caught up on my 'to call' list this afternoon. I have not been able to call much this week because of a lack of voice - I didn't want anyone to think I was pranking them! There are 2 consignment shops that carry furniture and I keep checking to see if they have any bookcases in. They both do, but tall and narrow, while we need low and wide!
I also finally began the process of putting away our winter decor in preparation for a good cleaning and the putting out of all things spring and green! I am appalled at the amount of dust under all those pretties, but I am turning a blind eye and leaving it until tomorrow!
Not surprisingly, I am tired. I have such a long shopping list and a long 'to-do' list as well, but I think I have learned my lesson
Late last March these pretties were making my heart sing ... while I have a feeling that it will be a bit later this year, I am excited to see even the promise of spring in my garden! I guess that is all for now - I hope all of the germs have finally left our house, and we'll have a better visit next week! Thanks for dropping by!
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Monday, March 1, 2010
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Our children enjoying a conversation over breakfast.
I am feeling somewhat better and certainly on the mend!
A far away friend who is starting a new job challenge this morning, and close by friend who spent last week in the hospital, my Mum who will be seeing a back surgeon this week and needs wisdom and peace to proceed, our friends who are doing their home study for adoption this week, and for strengthening for myself.
Jeans, soft sage green top and a warm sweater in rust. Not the best combination, but so much better than the p.j.'s I have been wearing!
To need a nap later - just getting showered and dressed is tiring! Hopefully, I will have the strength to get Dreamer to piano and ballet. Storyteller and I need to go to the library too.
That this week will be more productive!
Our supplies are low - we need to go shopping for all the things that get used up quickly when colds hit hard - is tissue on sale anywhere this week? I hope so - we need a case!
Pondering these words...
II Corinthians 12:9
From the kitchen...
I have two families in mind who could use some meals brought in so I am hoping and praying for strength to do that, as well as make some things for our family - something baked perhaps - I think everyone is quite sick of jello!
I am creating ...
Around the house ...
One of my favorite things ...
Ice chips on a sore throat!
***All plans are 'Lord Willing' and 'Weather Permitting'***
From my picture journal ...