Monday, May 16, 2011

Thought on Monday

We returned from a restful week in Gatlinburg, TN on Friday. It was more restful for me because I didn't move much. My back has been hurting me so much. I went to the store with my hubby so we could eat in the condo and not have to get take-out on Saturday and I rode around the store in one of those motorized carts. It made the shopping so much easier for me. On Tuesday, we drove through the Roaring Fork Trail Way and it was beautiful. I did the driving so that hubby could get out and take photographs along the way. But just sitting in the car seat was very uncomfortable for me. Fortunately, our unit was equipped with not one, but two recliners! That's a first. Normally I find our vacation condo furniture to not be so comfortable. It was nice to sit back and elevate my feet and rest my back. We drove back home this past Friday and I was in horrible pain. I thought I was going to pass out it was so bad. I had a doctors appointment today but had to cancel it due to not having gotten much sleep last night and I just didn't have the energy to shower and dress to go to see him. Please pray for healing for me and sleep. I need it badly.

Hubby is still attacking his to-do list to make the minor repairs around here and get our house on the market. I still am hoping this will happen by the end of the month. No job in site for him and we do not know what the future holds. But He does! I am trusting Him and praying daily for Him to send a job to my husband. Pray with me, won't you?

We did a couple days of school this week, even though, technically we were on vacation. I am still plugging away and hoping to finish up daughter's sixth grade year very soon. Her SAT results came in and she is average to above average in everything and we were very pleased and she was very happy too! It affirmed to us that we were doing okay in our homeschooling and that we were able to teach her. It's our first year and it has been a learning experience for all of us. I have enjoyed it. Daughter likes it too and that makes me happy.

I didn't post a menu last week since we were out of town and this week, I am depending on hubby to do the cooking. I know he can grill out chicken and we will eat that a couple of nights, hot dogs, chicken burgers and the like. I also have a couple of frozen meals in the freezer to eat, such as Sausage Quiche and Baked Ziti. So he should be able to keep us all fed this week while my back heals. We have plenty of cereal and milk and sandwich makings for breakfast and lunch. He even did laundry yesterday, which is something I am very particular about, and even when I am ailing I either let the laundry pile up until I am better, or hobble down there and muddle through it. It's a control thing, and I am learning to let go. He did just fine.


1 comment:

Becky said...

Pam, I am so sorry your back is bothering you again. I hope that it gets better real soon. Sometimes I think the Lord uses those things to slow us down and get us to a place to let go. Sending you a ((hug)).