Thursday, September 18, 2014

Trying Not to do Too Much...Hmph!

I had the big post-surgery check-up yesterday!  It revealed things are still healing up, and I was firmly told that I am expecting too much of myself.


Okay doctor man.  Okay.

And okay husband and nurse friend and...

Well, maybe I'm a bit stubborn, but goodness me, it's hard to be the momma and not "do too much."  


So, I don't know how, but I'm gonna have to find more time to let my body rest.  Thankfully, I'm only talking about a little soreness and lack of energy.  Nothing major is going on, and I am gaining strength back.  I even walked twice this week outside.

Speaking of outside friends...the midwest is having some lovely days right now!!!  Fall is definitely upon us.  My porch is decorated.  There is a crisp breeze in the morning and evenings. Aaahhhhh!  Love this time of year. 

This weekend, I am hoping to get out with a friend and shoot some pics.  We just found out we have the same cameras and hope to help each other.  That should be fun!

My boys have a youth meeting and are staying with Aunt Erin Saturday so maybe I will even get a date night with honey.

Ohhhhh...and Trey turns 12 on Monday!!!

I'm not sure what we will do to celebrate.  I'm kind-of relieved that he doesn't really like big parties because I'm not quite up to planning that right now.  He enjoys just hanging with a friend and doing something fun so I won't have to do too much.

I have to get caught up on this year's birthday posts for Garrison and Alex too.  I have been so behind with not feeling well.

Okay tah-tah for now.  Have a super weekend everyone!!!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Odds & Ends

Okay, here are some odds and ends catch-you-ups!

Tuesday marked eight weeks post-surgery for me.  I have been super busy getting back into the swing of school these last two weeks.  I have probably been pushing myself a bit too hard, as I am feeling pretty sore the last few days, so I’m trying to be more mindful of my actions and force myself to rest.  

I had an ultrasound last week, and today I saw the urologist.  Everything looks to be draining properly and functioning well.  I tend to have a lot of inflammation around my abdominal incision when I've been on my feet or sitting for too long.  Overall though, I think I am progressing well, and I have so much more energy now than before my surgery.  I can already tell that I feel much better!

School is going full force now and things are great.  Alex and Trey started at a new co-op one day per week, where I also teach two classes, Health and Introduction to Logic.  Garrison is taking one class at the cottage school he went to last year (Government).  All three boys are in Speech and Debate Club this year. 

We have a bit more running out of the house, but just two weeks in, I know that God led us to where we need to be in this season.  The guys love their new friends and opportunities.  I am definitely enjoying the fellowship with other mommas and teaching classes.

Tom has been home more often since my surgery which has really been a treat for us.  He is such a dedicated worker, husband, daddy…  I’m a blessed woman.

We are attending church at a different location now.  One of our boys was having a bit of a hard time over the last year and after praying and seeking the Lord, we knew it was time to make a change.  I’m very thankful for our time at our previous church.  I’m thankful that we have been treated well and supported by our pastors in the process.  We hold them as friends and miss seeing them.

Hmm…what else is new…

Oh, the dog…well she is 14 now and has congestive heart failure.  Now, she needs medication and it makes her urinate a lot so that’s fun to stay on top of all day…and night.  We love her and she has been a good doggy, but it is time if ya know what I mean. 

Garrison is driving us around everywhere.  He will get his license around the first of November.  Crazy that is even possible.  He was just a baby!!!

That reminds me that I need to do some posts on birthdays that I missed while I was down!  Talk to you soon :)