Sunday, July 12, 2015

Life is Good

I've been feeling exceptionally well this past month and a half. By the Grace of God I have only had a minor flare up that lasted a day. I did have a bad twist and fall spraining my ankle but that was my own fault for not being careful and watching where I put my feet. I've had minor to no pain from the FM. That along with energy has really helped me feel normal again.

Work has been crazy busy but with that comes challenges. I seem to thrive on being busy and it really keeps me motivated to get as much done as I can. I don't know how long it will last but for now it is what it is. And spending your Friday night eating at the Island Sushi buffet where you can get your fill of sushi from cute little boats that float in a circle around the sushi bar is always a good reward for a hard worked week.

Saturday Savannah and I went swimming with Jake this weekend, it was fun even if the weather here doesn't get hot like I am used to. It still feels as if summer hasn't gotten here. I like to swim when it is hot - nothing is better than a swim on a hot dry day. But we kept warm for the most part, scratched our backs on the slides as we went down, and watched Savannah chase the seagulls from out of the edge of the pool water and the concession area.

Later that day after Jake left our little family of three had a fire in our backyard and roasted some hot dogs and marshmallows. The mosquitos were pretty hungry too but we kept them at bay with a lot of bug spray. There is nothing like a fire roasted hot dog or marshmallow no matter how hard you try to duplicate it. Only God's given fire does the job to perfection.

Sunday church service was awesome! When I woke up this morning the verse, Psalm 118:24, "Today is the Day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it." came to me. I thought about it a moment and wanted to share the verse on Facebook as I often do to remember what has been spoken to me personally in my spiritual life but I ran out of time.

After Church service started a Pastor visiting from another church got up in front of the congregation and stated he was given this same verse by the Lord on his way to our service. He also shared that when he got to our church he found that it was the same verse that was printed on our Church bulletin. He made a comment that it is truly is our "will" that it is our choice. That even though the Lord knows we are tired, we can still rejoice for this is the Day the Lord has made. Just hearing this confirmation gives my soul such rest.

We came home, took a nap, played a fun game of Monopoly-Savannah and I are getting better at playing I might add, ate a wonderful Sunday meal (roast turkey and all the fixins), and watched a couple episodes of Duck Dynasty. We laughed and had a good time.

I am hoping to keep the memories of this weekend in pictures in my head for a long time. Its one of those times you wished you had a camera to help remember everything (what I usually do in every other post) but don't want to ruin the moment to fiddle with technology.

I am sure I've said it before, but I'll say it again, "Life is Good."

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

My Little Girl

I have been feeling so emotional lately - not sure if it is from my Fibromyalgia or because I am experiencing the last of my little girl going to elementary school.

I started out so young having kids that I have had them my whole life and granted she is still a kid, but this is a life change for me. I even wept when I was cutting out the Box Tops from my cereal the other day. Do they have Box Tops for middle school?

I tear up and think of this song by Abba,

"Slipping Through My Fingers"

Schoolbag in hand, she leaves home in the early morning Waving goodbye with an absent-minded smile I watch her go with a surge of that well known sadness And I have to sit down for a while The feeling that I'm losing her forever And without really entering herworld I'm glad whenever I can share her laughter That funny little girl

Slipping through my fingers all the time I try to capture every minute The feeling in it Slipping through my fingers all the time Do I really see what's in her mind Each time I think I'm close to knowing She keeps on growing Slipping through my fingers all the time

Sleep in our eyes, her and me at the breakfast table Barely awake I let precious time go by Then when she's gone, there's that odd melancholy feeling And a sense of guilt I can't deny What happened to the wonderful adventures The places I had planned for us to go Well, some of that we did, but most we didn't And why, I just don't know

Slipping through my fingers all the time I try to capture every minute The feeling in it Slipping through my fingers all the time Do I really see what's in her mind Each time I think I'm close to knowing She keeps on growing Slipping through my fingers all the time

Sometimes I wish that I could freeze the picture And save it from the funny tricks of time Slipping through my fingers all the time

Schoolbag in hand, she leaves home in the early morning Waving goodbye with an absent-minded smile

And now my little girl is using Stridex and planning to go to a Pre-Teen NAM pageant in August. Where does the time go?

Monday, April 06, 2015

5th Grade Musings

Savannah graduated from the D.A.R.E. program. It seems like only yesterday Michael and Jacob were in this program and I was at their graduation. How time flies and bittersweet it is.




This year in school the 5th grade presented their reports of various Spanish Conquistadors using costume. Savannah chose Hernando Cortez as her character as you can see below. She made a pretty good Conquistador if I do say so.