For all the prayer I asked for, God answered. I had a great day Friday, and have had great days since. I had woke up Friday morning feeling like I could conquer the world. I was able to start my dishes and get most of them done outside of pots and pans. I know I've counselled others to reach out to those around you when you're discouraged, upset, depressed, etc. It helps get your focus off yourself and really lifts your spirit helping others. It finally hit me that this would be excellent advice to give myself. I know my friend Kim Hunsicker helped me so, so much with the yardsale, that I got the opportunity to go to her house Friday and help clean there. It worked wonders! I kept telling her to not tell Lowell that I cleaned her house with mine looking as it did. Samuel pulled some weeds and trimmed a few bushes in the heat too. But, it felt so good cleaning someone else's house that I was inspired to keep working on mine. My mother-in-law came over after work to help me with my house around 4pm. While I worked on the rest of the dishes and pots and pans, she did counters, cleaned out a cupboard that I'd sprayed Raid in because of those yucky teensy-tiny little sugar ants, put stuff away and then she and Samuel attacked the dining room table. It got completely cleared and washed, although I'm still wondering where it all went... still looking for a couple of things... Samuel. We trimmed dead leaves off planters from Cayla's funeral and watered them. Amazing how quickly plants perk up when watered. ;o) Lowell came home and we all talked a while. Before she left she swept my kitchen floor too. She's so good to me. Lowell took us to Steak and Shake since the kitchen was now clean and he didn't want to mess it up. :o) If I knew that's all it took to get him to take me out... Oh well. :o)
Saturday we had our church picnic up on Lake Erie at Saybrook Township Park. So pretty with a nice strong breeze off the lake. Such uplifting fellowship, friends, fun, and food. Plus a good day at church. Convicted to spend more time in my Bible to keep my heart trusting Him and not worrying and Sunday night, to pray, pray, and pray and don't underestimate the power of it. Such a good reminder of what I forget to do. God is good and I love Pastor Emery and my whole church family.
My boss at Basic Ingredients, Cathy Lovas, invited me over to her house since she's closed on Monday's. It was Mary's birthday, the other lady who works there, and we had lunch and played cards. I learned how to play Minnesota Canasta (don't know what the difference is between it and regular Canasta) which was a lot of fun. Came home and dishes were still getting done! We went to play disc golf, but it ended up with the boys playing while I sat on a long swing with Tina Siesel enjoying Lake Erie. So peaceful and relaxing, and great company.
It's now Tuesday night and it's 12 minutes after 1am... I think I need to go to bed. Today was a great day. I mixed up my gluten free flour mixture and made some cinnamon raisin bread for our little excursion this weekend to Philadelphia with the teens and young adults at church. Looking forward to it, but just wish Lowell could come. I washed the dishes as I dirtied them. Yay! I did 4 loads of laundry. Yay! I didn't have to work this afternoon since the truck didn't come until closing time. Right now, my kitchen is clean, every dish and everywhere else is picked up. This feels so good. God has given me strength I didn't know I had.
All through my pregnancy and up until now, I've heard stories of miscarriages and heartache and they all hit a chord in my heart. It made me realize how much I have to be thankful for. This was my facebook post this morning...
Still trying to figure out how to get the video of her service to work. I know I keep saying this, but hopefully soon, it will be posted! :o)
Goodnight all! God bless your day tomorrow!