Friday I ran around and got some errands done and then relaxed and got my nails done complete with a pedi. Soo nice. And then I finished up the blanket I made for Tella. I forgot to take a picture of it so guess you will just have to take my word for it that it came out pretty cute. ; ) The fabric was just so darling. She seemed to be very pleased with it so I will try and remember to take a picture of her with it next week when I see them at church, as I am imagining she will have it with her. Now remember I was hoping to maybe get her to switch out her old blankie for this new one. So I said to her after I gave it to her, "So Tella, do you like your new blankie?" And she said, "Oh yes Grandma, now I have TWO blankies." haha...Not sure any switching out will happen, but that's OK Tella. Grandma gets it. But back to where I was... After my hubby got home on Friday we headed back over to my mom's to bring them some dinner and hang out for a while. My step dad was just too weak to play cards, so we just sat around and visited with them. Hubby took out their trash and did a couple of little chores though for them as well. It was really a pretty nice visit in spite of all that is going on. My step dad has started now on Hospice and it is all so hard on my poor mom. She continues to be confused and forgetful, and it just kind of adds to the strangest of it all. I am grateful that there is even such a thing as hospice, and for the wonderful people that are part of this program. I had taken my mom for some dental work on Wed., which included getting one of her teeth pulled, and she is recovering well, though she did have a big bruise on her jaw. She still has some more work to be done so we will be making a weekly trip there for at least 3 more weeks. Saturday Jeff and I relaxed some on the day, and then after a nice lunch out we went grocery shopping and to the nursery. We put the groceries away, and then worked out on our porch for a while with the new plants and finally BBQ'D our dinner and watched a cute movie before going to bed kind of early. On Sunday my youngest brother joined us for church and lunch and we spent some time with him. The stories I could tell about my brother could fill an entire book, but I will spare you the details. Let's just say he has led a hard life, most of it self induced. Nothing would give me greater pleasure than to see him totally surrender his life to the Lord. I am sometimes so amazed at the lengths people might go to avoid doing that. I have never been able to figure out why they fight it so. But I do feel like my brother is in a pretty good place right now, so I am very encouraged, and he was downright excited to hear his nephew teach. This morning I was to FINALLY have the small skin cancer completely removed and so I got up and hurried out the door quite early. However AFTER I got up early and drove all the way there (it is back by our old house as I didn't really want to change docs after our move as he is not only an old friend (lived across the street from us for over 9 years) but we have been going there for over 20 years) and AFTER I was in the room and waiting for him to come in, I found out he had an emergency and was not coming in at all. SIGH....So now I will have to repeat this whole process tomorrow afternoon. I will admit I can't quite bear it, but again, it is what it is. And then! My hubby has been having some problems with his lower back for a few months now. He has an occasional problem with his back for years, but usually it only lasts for a few days or so. Well he recently had an MRI done and it turns out he has 3 bulging disks, 2 bone spurs, and needs to see a Neurosurgeon. Soo not good. I think his years of sports and college football are beginning to take their toll. Sooo, that is all my news really. Told you it was not much at all to say, and a lot of it was kind of draining and boring. But sometimes I guess that is just what life is. Let's see if I can come up with some blessings to talk about. First of all, the weather has just been GORGEOUS! Seriously, almost perfect. It is 72 degrees right now and a perfectly wonderful breeze is blowing in the window, AND I can actually smell the Jasmine I have on my porch as I sit and type this. How I love that smell! My oldest son has come up with a new class at his studio, and has already signed up 15 young men to take it. I am very excited for him, as this is just the added income they need so badly, and his advertisement about this hasn't even started yet! It has all been by word of mouth, and come about in such a way that only God could have orchestrated it. How good He is to us! I have been soo enjoying my devotional time recently and I feel the Lord is really speaking to me in several different areas. That's the one thing that I can always count on with a relationship with Him. No matter what storms life sends our way, He is ALWAYS there. Always wants my best. Always loves me. Always sees me through. These verses from Isaiah have always been a favorites of mine, and I feel like they just say it all...
Isaiah 41:10 Don't be afraid, for I am with you. Don't be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with My victorious right hand.
Isaiah 40:31 But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.
And here is this weeks pictures of sweet baby Sam. He can always put a smile on this Grandma's face. Hope you all have a good week.
|HE HAS LEARNED TO PULL HIMSELF UP AND SO THIS SHIRT REALLY SUITS HIM RIGHT NOW, HAHA..|
SEE THE TINY LITTLE WHITE HAIRS FINALLY COMING ON TOP OF HIS HEAD?
|I JUST LOVED THIS FOR SOME REASON, HAHA, "I CAN DO A HEAD ROLL NO PROBLEM MOM!"|