Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Birthday Bonus

I woke up the morning of my birthday early to take some pills. I realized I was surrounded by those I love and who love me. A good feeling on your birthday. The weather was snowy but it was warm in our home.

There were several birthday wishes and cards and tiny miracles. One tiny miracles was when a member of the ward found my dad's big truck keys in the snow on the way over to our house. Another was the magic my aunt made out of the family history information that I gave her and turned it into Family Ordinance Requests for when C goes to the temple for the first time. I am hoping others on that side of the family will help him and L finish those names. Also another member of my family made prints and framed pictures from our family pictures we had done recently.

Finally my dear R made a beautiful video with pictures from our family. He did such a wonderful job at making me feel loved. There were so many well wishes and special videos and cards.

This week has been better health/comfort wise.Though last night I ended up freezing teeth chattering cold. Luckily my mom is the queen of hats to combat that sort of cold and hooked me up quickly.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving, Vitals

Our Thanksgiving with our immediate family was relaxing spa like day with our favorite festive non Thanksgiving foods, football, and the parade. It was a calm family day.

The next two days were full of in law festivities. We had a full Thanksgiving dinner on Friday and then a got together again for my nephew's baptism on Saturday.

We thought Baby was sick from all the fun so when she threw up on Sunday we kept her home from church and did not worry about it.

Then for the next several days my vitals were off, I was extra sick and exhausted. It had bits of brightness shining through. I picked out a surprise for my kids, someone Christmas caroling from our ward brought their dogs who sang the theme from "Sponge Bob Square Pants" which still makes me laugh thinking about it. We received sunshine and soup and music from Dayton. A new social worker came over who listened most of the time, and my kids were interested in meeting. There arose an opportunity to send extra love to others. My mother-in-law was the official snow player with Baby.

Finally the moon, saltines, gatorade, and my vitals aligned. I felt like I was coming out of it. Then Friday I had a rough morning again. R was home and later that day we finished signing some important documents.

I was anxious this morning again not wanting to repeat earlier this week. Along with practical considerations my dad and R gave me a blessing which helped to calm the storm in my spirit and body.