August 14, 2018: Rainy Day Cures

Today was a crazy day at work, and the constant afternoon thunderstorms did not make things any smoother. I’m very thankful that music and singing keeps my toddlers occupied. It didn’t keep them distracted the entire day, but it was a great way to pass the time.

I couldn’t attend the stitch and sips meeting after work, but this will give me plenty of time to begin new projects. Now that my left hand is on a positive mend, I can begin pushing myself to create yarn products once again.

July 24, 2018: Photographers

Andy and I found a wedding photographer. I wasn’t sure if we would be able to find someone close to our area, whose payment plan was reasonable. But yesterday we discovered Cherryville Photography, a studio a few miles away from where we live. After a brief phone conversation over the weekend, we met up with them after my work shift ended. They seemed very pleasant, and their payment plans were something we can deal with. Now that that’s squared away, I can now focus on more details, like the dress. I’m a little nervous about that…the prices go all over the place, and my dress size keeps changing every year. It will be great to see the selections though!

Today has been not too wild (so far), and I actually took my group outside in the playground. The fact that it wasn’t raining was a miracle.

July 23, 2018: Rainy Days and Books

It’s pouring out there this week. All morning there were torrential downpours, and it seems like the afternoon will bring more of the same. I’m doing my best to keep the children busy. It’s likely that we’ll be indoors all week. Sparks of sunshine gives false hope, since that accompanies the rain also.

I finally finished reading ‘The Lovely Bones’ yesterday! It was truly an intense novel, very ‘coming-of-age’ while grappling the reality of losing a loved one. I will write more about it on my next post.

What I would love to do is take on a read-a-thon. I’m discovering these large book communities online, and they all share about the love of reading and book challenges. Currently my work schedule won’t allow that, but I hope that soon I can make time to begin reading my next book.

May 22, 2018

Since my left ankle is recovering from a sprain, I spent today at home. I’ve been icing and heating the area around my ankle since Thursday, but it still felt uncomfortable moving around. My doctor visit earlier today went well: my ankle is recovering the way it should be. She also monitored my glucose levels and made sure I needed to take care of what I needed for my insulin. I’ll still put ice and heat on my foot shortly. The recovery takes time, and I don’t want to make a move to jeopardize it.

My left side has surely taken a beating this past year! My left hand is taped up due to the tendinitis, and I’m wearing an air cast on my left leg in order for the ankle to heal. As disheartening as it is to view my ‘flawed’ left side, I know that the additions to my body are only temporary. I very much look forward to walking freely, without the air cast. And be very cautious about my next time when it falls asleep!

I did capture a moment of beauty today: when I came home from the doctor, it was pouring. As I got out of the car, I noticed one of the many pine trees at the house carrying many baby cones. I just had to take a picture: the beauty of raindrops surrounding many baby pine cones sprouting from a branch. So precious to capture small moments in life.

May 15, 2018: Tuesday Thoughts

  • Such a rainy ride home! The lightning streaked across the sky in silver flashes.
  • I have so many tasks to take care of for work, but I’m so exhausted at the end of the day. I was going to take care of a task after my shift finished, but the storm changed that.
  • I began my new Freestyle Libre cycle. The numbers continue to be different between the sensor and the classic glucose meter, but I don’t mind checking through both outlets. It gives me a good comparison. And something to bring up when I see my diabetes specialist later in the month.
  • The Buffalo Watch in Readington Farm is approaching! I hope it doesn’t rain that day, since last year it rained out.