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It’s the Weekend!

Well, it was my first week back at school and was way busier than I imagined, but I felt productive.  Love those kinds of weeks.  And a shout out to Donna and Allison whom I think I called 50 times a day this week!  LOL

Today was so beautiful.  We really do pay for our awesome weather, but I love it.  I even dipped into the pool a little.  Bella even got to swim.  Rich and I also got a very nice walk in as well.

I received another letter today. That’s actually two letters in a row from Zach.  He had hurt his toe last week when the base of an industrial fan fell off right on his toe.  He said it looked horrible.  They sent him to the doctor to get x-rays and praise the Lord it wasn’t broke.  He had to use crutches for like 5 days and just ice it.  He was really bummed because he missed some of the PT.  On a better note, once he was up and around he had his second PT test and scored really high being in the top 1% of his group on physical  fitness.  I knew he’d be up there as all my kids are in great shape.  I could tell from his letter (which made me sad) that he is really missing home.  His letters have just been so soaked in humility that it makes a mom want to cry.  It has to be really tough to not have any contact with family, no phone, nothing, and being with all those strangers day in and day out.  I did print out some pictures we found of him on a website and sent those to him as well as some from our Easter dinner.  I’m sure he appreciated those.  We’re proud of him and keep praying for him to finish strong.  His graduation day is May 18th.  What a wonderful birthday present for me.  My Mom and step-dad are also driving out to see Zach graduate which will be awesome because I haven’t seen my Mom in a couple of years.

Speaking of home, my niece is getting married in July and Olivia and I are going to travel to my home town to attend her wedding.  I am super excited and finally Olivia will get to meet her other cousin and see the home I grew up in.  Wish I could afford to take the whole family, but airline ticket prices are outrageous!!!!  I seriously don’t know how people travel all the time.  I’d have to take out a second mortgage to afford it.  *sigh*

I’m upstairs and I can hear Rich playing the drums.  I know he misses jammin’ with Zach on the guitar and drums.  Weird to not hear guitar music with the drums.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!  Keep praying for Zach if you think about it.

Until next time….


Happy Memorial Weekend!

I am so thankful for our troops!  I cannot imagine living the life of a military wife or husband.  It is such a thankless and dangerous job sometimes for them to risk their lives so we can save the freedom this country was founded on.  So from all of my family to yours we THANK YOU!

We are going to a pool party today for our group Wisdom for Moms.  We thought it would be great to have our husband’s meet.  I mean after all, we were meeting every Friday night for 3 months, I think the husband’s should know who we talk about.

Not much else going on.  Thank goodness.  Ever since I could start walking again, you’d think it was my first time.  I am all over the place trying to get things done.  I have over-done it a few days that’s for sure.  I have to try to remind myself that I won’t get better in the long run if I don’t rest at times.

Hope every one else has a great weekend! One last good note, I lost another 2lbs.  I am siked!



Things I’ve learned… (while having a broken ankle)

*never take for granite taking a shower or going to the bathroom by yourself! (Oh Lordy, no time for modesty here!)

*walking is overated (NOT!!!!!)

*to lean/depend on others when you need before you are forced to.

*take time to smell the roses (literally)  Read your bible more and pray more!  Amazing things can happen! Ask me!

*don’t wait to tell friends just how much they mean to you.  (I’ve happened to learn just truly ARE my friends now and who I thought were!) *sigh*

*people are TOO busy!  PERIOD!  I know I was!  I won’t fall into that trap again!

*pick your battles!  When you have teenagers that are being brats, and you can’t get up to discipline, learn to pick your battles.  For the most part, we all really have good kids!  Give them more credit!

*it is VERY hard to pump gas with crutches!  LOL

*you can actually LOSE weight when you can’t get to the kitchen! HA HA HA!

*there is no easy way to get up stairs when you break an ankle!

*that if you don’t remind the family to water your plants, they die!  Geeze!!!!!  Do I have to remember everything?

*that you can’t get into the driver side of the car when you break your RIGHT ankle!  I had to use the passenger side and slide over!  What a sight!  LOL

*while I was layed up, the last thing I wanted to do was read a book  (go figure!)  LOL

*eating in bed gets boring!  TRUST ME!  I missed eating with my family downstairs!

*it’s easy to get depressed laying in bed 24/7.

* that I could really be a Reality Show Junkie without even trying!

*that if you don’t use it, you lose it!  I swear I think all my creativity went OUT the window! Oh and this doesn’t just mean muscle which I did lose too!  LOL

*that when you think your kids are selfish, they really aren’t when a family member is in desperate need.  My kids have had such a serving heart through this entire ordeal.  I am so blessed.

*that you can’t control what others do and how they act.  Only YOU can measure success by the way you react!

*that I am so impatient!!!!!!!!!  golly!!!!!!!!!!!!!  It’s pathetic!

*that caller ID is an essential part of my recovery!  HA HA HA!

*that I miss shopping!  What a good way to put yourself on a budget!  LOL

*my marriage is way stronger than I give it credit for!  :0)

*I missed doing things with my kids!  You learn to improvise and play cards in bed with the family!

*wouldn’t have known what to do without my laptop!  Sure helped me stay connected to some great friends and re-connect with others!  PTL!

There are many more things I’ve learned throught this entire ordeal, but I just wanted to jot down what essentially came to mind.  Yes, I found humor in it all.  At the time, I didn’t realize how crippled not only I was, but that my life was as well.  Two months ago I wouldn’t have said I am glad this happened, but I am a believer that all happens for a reason and if there’s even ONE good thing I’ve learned out of this tragedy then that’s enough and God had a reason.

I am approaching my second week of walking (very, very slow) and LOVING IT!  The freedom it carrys is definitely something I think we all take for granite!   Even by walking slow, I am learning to slow down in the game of life.  It’s refreshing, it’s a sensible approach.  I think and have learned in general that people are too busy and my tolerance for people that act too busy is very low!  We need to realize what’s truly important in our lives and focus on that.  For me, I got a rude awakening!   Thankfully I am a work in progress and God isn’t done with me yet!!!!!!!!!!

Have a wonderful Mother’s day!  I am NOT going to REST tomorrow!  I’m going to DO SOMETHING!  WOO HOO!

Love you all!