Here's a peek at what's happening around here. The real stuff.
Moments of Gratitude
I have many things to be grateful for but haven't exactly been able to pen them all. My journals are scattered and for the most part I require help getting things. I ask much, so I tend to let things that aren't absolutely necessary wait, then the days go by. I could use some organization.
The short of my long list:
1. Homecooked meals ready to heat
2. My husband who takes care of broken legged me, our children, our home all the while being busy at work.
3. My husband going to work late to bring our kids plus one to school.
4. Thankful for catnaps after sleepless nights
5. Chocolate stocking treats.
6. Father and son learning video games together
7. Big Girl's Godparents over for a visit
I could just as well left this off as I haven't really cooked in a month, with one partial exception. God is so good in our time of need with regards to food. We've had wonderful friends bring meals that I can put in the oven to be ready when MacGyver comes home. He then rallies the troops to set the table and I "crunch" down for dinner. I manage easy easy breakfast and lunch. Yesterday, I chopped veggies and we threw together chicken noodle soup. Felt good to make something or at least have a part in making it. It's a start.
This category is the same as above. The real truth is that I quite often shower later in the day and then put clean pajamas back on for the remainder of the day. Or I wear my favorite velour warm up type outfit. My sad reality is that during the week after getting kids out the door for school, I need to put my leg up and I'm exhausted (my running days such a distant memory). Then it's time for lunch, rest, then shower. I rarely see anybody besides the four other people that live here and we all love pajamas!
I'm far behind but I really do hope to get my photos together to make books for each child by the time of Big Girl's birthday in February. I need to get focused in order to get this done because come leg recovery, I doubt computer time will be in abundance.
One Thousand Gifts Devotional: Reflections on Finding Everyday Graces (One Thousand Gifts Journal) - Ann Voskamp
Catechism of the Catholic Church with Flocknote
Starting to think about what Lent will look like. Thinking about 40 bags in 40 days (google if you need to, many people have done this in the past). On one had I wonder what is left after our huge purge late summer, on the other, I look around and see way too much. Room by room, each day. I'm in, no question now. I'll ponder on other ideas.
My Mom is coming to stay with us on Wednesday until Friday. I'm so thankful. She'll catch us up, cook, run errands in addition to running kids and me. On Thursday I go to the doctor for my four week check up. I'm pretty sure the bone has now healed. It just feels different, more like it doesn't feel. I think since I don't feel where it was broken, it's not? The last visit the doctor indicated if everything looks good, I'll start putting some weight, while on crutches, to my leg.
MacGyver and I have joined the Downton Abbey craze. We were getting season one via Netflix DVD to the home. Then we reazlied we can stream it on his iPad free via amazon. Woot Woot! We don't even mind watching it on the small screen as it's a way better picture than the old tube tv, not to mention instant, no waiting for the mail. Last night was the premiere of season three, I wonder if we can catch up?
My prayers are great in number, here are a few:
My sponsored boy Ryan and his family in the Philippines
Healing for a friend after an emergency emergency c-section
Healing for mothers who are unable to run their families due to illness, recovery, etc.
For marriages on the brink to come to fullness in God's will (not a personal prayer).
From last summer, I have yet to get outside for some current winter pictures. This is from a collection I discovered on an old sd card, hiding in my camera bag.
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