Sunday, January 16, 2011

The Week in Review

I came home early from church today.  David has slicker shoes so I opted to walk home in the rain.  It felt appropriate to my mood.  I am just not feeling all that well though I'm not entirely sure all of it is physical.  I feel a little blue today.  I'm sure the weather has something to do with it, and January as a whole... that whole no sunshine thing gets to me every stinkin' year! 

On the way home I had a good think though.  Things are usually never how they seem.  The darkest fears more often than not don't come true, or at least not to the extent we fear.  I got to thinking about everything that has happened this week, good and bad, and I just want to share what I've learned, or in most cases re-learned.

1.  Miracles do happen.  See here, and then here.  Thank you all for putting this little family in your prayers.  It's not quite over but the biggest fears are put to rest.

2.  It has been re-confirmed that my decision to go to part time is indeed a good thing.  And perhaps for my sanity a paper chain would be the right thing to do.

3.  I have a great friend at work who makes all the crazy worthwhile.  Thank you Amy for making it so easy to laugh!

4.  I really do love photography.  I'm not that good at it, but already I can see improvement in my picture quality and composition.  Still not great, but better and most importantly, I really enjoy it.

5.  Having choir practice after church doesn't stress me out nearly as much as having it before church! Shazaam!

6.  I seriously miss exercise and so do my flappy calf muscles.  It's been right around 3 months since I've been able to exercise regularly and now I'm lucky to get 1 day in a week.  None of that being jumping around or running or anything.  This is due to...

7.  My shoe, or rather the foot.  I haven't written about this but many of you know already.  I injured my left foot by over-using it.  I blame this solely on high heels and bridal fair.  Never mind that the injury didn't occur then or that it really can't be pin-pointed.  It's what I'm going with.  Now I have a shoe, one that the doctors give you with specific instructions to stay off of it and I mean it!

8.  Bone bruises take a long time to heal.  Yep, that's the problem with the foot.  Bone bruised on the ball of my foot.  Really difficult to go down stairs.

9.  It's almost impossible to find cute shoes that offer the support needed to heal a bone bruise. Shoe Carnival saved me though.

10.  I'm not very good at making lists.

11.  I have the best husband ever.  I've stated it before but he has been so supportive of me it's almost ridiculous. He puts up with my mood swings and still wants to hang around me!  Amazing right!

That being said, I am feeling slightly better.  I guess that hymn "Count Your Blessings" really does work.

I hope this Sunday brings you some peace.  I hope this coming week brings enjoyment and gets you one step closer to your dreams.  And if not, may lots of chocolate come your way to help you get through it all.

Peace out.


  1. I think I'm hoping for the chocolate...

    I'm so glad the baby is getting better.

  2. Love you. Be kind to yourself- you're the only one of you you've got.

  3. You're the best!!!! Glad to her the lil' guy is doing much better and able to go home. He is most definitely in our families prayers... thanks for all your prayers and support for Eric... sounds like we all need a few extra prayers these days :)