Some moments are big while others small. Yet, they are what I am halting time, rejoice in God for. These are the gifts, the joydare which I am grateful for:
12. new domino friends to play with
13. little girl giggles held in my arms
14. sitting with my Mom
15. to have passed by 12 days not leaving my house and not going mad
16. sour words overheard, still seeing love shines
17. better than just right, a lunch with my Mom and girls in a restaurant
18. hearing these sweet words, "start physical therapy"
19. sharing the laughter of parenting with my husband
23. that I did a lot of things that I wanted to do before I got married & had kids. (1/3 things I'm grateful about me)
24. early morning snow falling from above
25. my husband beside me
26. startling grace of trusting in Him that my past was still in His plan
27. startling grace of confession
28. startling grace of forgiveness
29. the feeling of home in church
This week is the last of the meals friends or family have given us. God's timing is really good. I think I'm about ready to handle some easy meals. Tonight I have Kristen's chicken pasta bake. Tomorrow we are going out for birthday dinner. We'll probably have leftovers in Wednesday. That will leave my first meal on Thursday, Tacos. I can sit while making most of that. I can honestly say, I've been very thankful for our small L-Shaped kitchen. This design allows for me to back & forth with my left leg sans crutches and now I can balance with partial weight on my right foot. Friday cheese pizza received, frozen from Papa Murphy's and salad. MacGyver has Saturday and Sunday covered.
I did manage a cake today for Henry's baptism anniversary.
I'm marking the year by with a photo of myself, funny thing is that I think I wore the same thing last year. Linking up with Fine Linen and Purple.
I'm still working on photo books and a calendar. I really have to get this going. My couch time is coming to an end and I should have something to show for my computer time. I did pick out a few ideas courtesy of pinterest for Valentine's. We'll tackle that in a few weeks.
Nothing really new here, still reading the following:
The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic ~ Matthew Kelly
The Better Part ~ Fr John Bartunek
Catechism of the Catholic Church ~ a few days behind the flocknote group
Thinking ahead to what Lent will look like. I will do the 40 bags in 40 days. What size are these bags supposed to be? Still need to think of things age appropriate for our kids (3, soon to be 5 and 6).
I think in trial, there comes a time when you are done. I'm done with this broken leg, done with these four walls, done looking out these windows. I've followed doctors orders keeping my leg elevated as much as possible. Frankly, there hasn't been too much of a choice, I couldn't drive and keeping my leg down for any length of time hurt, being on crutches hurt. But I'm done. My swelling is low, even after the physical therapy exercises, I'm going to start driving. I still need crutches but I can have my leg down for a longer period of time now.
Reminds me of when I'm sick there are the days when you just can't do a thing and then soon enough your so sick of being sick you are going to make yourself better. Makes sense right?
I'm looking ahead to tomorrow, I'm driving to a drive thru for a vanilla latte, not so hot. I'm getting dressed, hair make-up. I might even see if I can get a hair cut. I'm going out to dinner with my family. I'm celebrating my birthday doing something other than what I've been doing the last five weeks.
I'm also looking forward to a date with my wonderful husband, a glass of wine and delicious steak or perhaps a nice walleye fillet.
It's so nice to have some of my regular life back, I'm looking forward to it. Rejoice.
Little girls playing store and house, thinking back to my own days like these with my sister. A humidifier pumping cool moist air into our non-stop furnace running house (today's high is 9, the low was 1 when I awoke). Wiggles and giggles.
Grateful to have these gifts and this opportunity to Rejoice in the Lord,