1. The last time I was on vacation, I went to ___
2. For ___I like to eat___
3. My heart hurts when____________because_______________________.
4. Why must _____________ just to____________________.
Courtesy of Mrs. 4444.
We've been having absolutely gorgeous weather here...sunny and mild temperatures in the upper 60s to mid 70s. It's a little breezy today, but perfect football weather if the rain holds off.
I love this time of year. Even the shorter days. Actually, that's one of my favorite parts, because it forces everyone inside earlier and we connect more as a family....and heaven knows we need that! We spend entirely too much time going our own ways. Megan with her boyfriend or sleeping, Tim working and then working some more on church projects and too exhausted for anything else, and me left to my own devices. It's not a great way to live, as my friend, Beth, shares on her blog.
The visit to my doctor yesterday was interesting. My blood work came back looking pretty good. My thyroid is find. My sugar is fine. My cholesterol is fine. Red and white blood cells counts are where they should be. The only thing that showed up were pretty big deficiencies in vitamins B-12 and D. So, beginning today I'm taking the biggest over the counter dose available for each. If my levels aren't up in 3 months then it'll be on to prescription doses. Why all the worry over B-12 and D? Both are important for a lot of things, but my doctor is most interested in their benefits to vitality and metabolism.
The other thing we talked about was my ankle, which I've shared has been giving me some trouble. Well, no blooming wonder! The x-rays taken last week show a bone spur on the back of my heel where the achilles tendon attaches, another spur on the front of the heel bone where the plantar muscle attaches, a bunch of little spikey things floating around inside the joint, and arthritis. For now I'm just to keep dosing the pain with ibuprofen and icing it, but down there road it sounds like I will be looking at surgery.
(I totally cannot wait to tell my mom, who thinks being overweight is among the worst things a person can be, that my cholesterol is FINE!! Her's is not...and she's skinny. Neener, neener, neener.)
Can I ask you a question? How do you handle the division of labor, finances, and the like at your house? Do you handle everything? Does he? Are you happy with your arrangement? I'm asking because I'm feeling a wee bit grumpy about things around here. The hubs, undeniably, works very hard. I can hardly expect him to come home after 12 hours on a construction site and another hour and a half on the road and wash dishes or something. In fact, when it comes to stuff around the house I try to make sure Megan and I take care of everything so he doesn't have to. What's bugging me is his attitude. He seems to think that his job is to go to work (and maybe do big manly jobs like close the pool for the winter). End of story. I am supposed to take care of everything, including paying the bills and have it all work out smoothly. When it doesn't....then he knows who to blame and get grumpy with. I would totally quit, but then it would NEVER get done.
Sorry....needed a bit of a vent.
My weekend is going to be pretty much tied up in Bible study. I am teaching the class this coming Tuesday....the knees are knocking and the knuckles are white. It's been a long time since I've done any teaching and teaching adults is something I've managed to avoid until now (y'all are some scary people...give me a bunch of teenagers any day). My teacher and my pastor (and probably a couple of other leaders) seem to believe I'm being called to step it up in leadership. Oh. No pressure there!
Anyway, I'm going to be teaching on suffering. Why, if he's all-powerful, benevolent and good, does God allow it? Why do good people suffer? Does everyone suffer? What do we gain from suffering? I've not really studied the subject before so I have to do that before I can teach it to anyone else.
Still volunteering at the GOP office a couple of evenings (or more) a week. I like to believe it's important to get involved and be part of the solution. It sure beats sitting around and grousing about everything, but not doing anything to change things.
Well, I have to go find some lunch and then head back to work. Soooo stinkin' glad it's Friday. I am beat and looking forward to sleeping in just a little tomorrow morning. Have a great weekend and stop back to tomorrow for Saturday Share.