I love the series Amanda has started on prayer and healing. I enjoyed it a lot and believe I saw it in action this morning. I woke up around 6:30 with stomach pains. Believe me, I don’t wake up that early for much else. I felt hot like a fever might be coming on, I felt nauseous so much I curled up into a ball and I was even starting to have some gas pains. I was convinced I was getting what Scott had. I even rolled over and squinted at my iPhone while I looked up to see if Traveler’s Diarrhea was contagious. I got up and took a sip of Gatorade from the fridge hoping that would calm my stomach but it didn’t. Back in bed, Scott rolled over and looked at me and I even said “I’m sick. I think I have what you had.” In my head, I started making plans on calling someone to take the kids to school. Scott would have to get up early and take Lexi to the dentist. I was trying to figure out how I’d could get some medicine without going to the dr. I was convinced I’d be out for a couple days. But I remembered Amanda’s post about how God likes for us to ask and I begged God to take away whatever it was. I didn’t want to feel that kind of pain and if He would just have mercy on me and take it away. If He would just take it, I’d even blog about how God still heals. Yes, I was bargaining with God. I think I prayed myself back to sleep. And I woke up completely fine. I got up and got the girls ready for school. Took them and now I’m back typing this. I have no idea what I had but I do know I was some sort of sick and now I’m not. So THANK YOU, JESUS.
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Scott was back in full swing today…sorting clothes first thing. Yep, Scott is on the mend. We headed out to Heather’s neighborhood pool where the girls and Heather were brave enough to stay in for a little while. Meantime I was unknowingly getting my first sunburn of the summer. Oh joy.
This afternoon the girls and I planted some flowers Mom had bought for me in a few pots.
After Scott left for work, this evening the girls and I spent over at Mom’s for a cookout. The girls ran off lots of energy outside helping (?) Mom in the yard. I went back and forth, still unable to stand for very long…great excuse to hide in the theater room and catch up on more One Tree Hill DVDs.
This evening back home has been spent catching up on some TV and doing more laundry. I’m actually waiting on my sheets to dry so I can crawl into a fresh bed.
Tomorrow reality hits with work and school and another trip to the dentist. Oh joy!
I think a lot of us want to help the needy. I do. I just think sometimes we don’t because we have no clue how. Yeah, there’s starving children in Africa but it’s hard to send those leftovers you refused to eat. Yes, you can send money but to which organization and how do we know it’s legit and what it’s really used for? Well, I’m hoping Aaron and some other bloggers have some answers soon. They’re promising Real Hope for Haiti. Tangible and direct ways we can help. I’m personally psyched to find out what we can do. Go check it out and stay tuned.
Heather tagged me…
It’s All True….
Favorite person (outside family)? Gah, this is like picking people for your teams in school. I have to say outside of family my friend D is my closest friend. I feel the most comfortable with her, we’ve been through a lot together and we just agree on a lot of things and are very similar in our tastes on most things.
Favorite food? Chocolate pretty much covers the favorites.
Quirks about you? I have to have the toilet paper over the top. No ice in my cups, please. I can’t read a magazine from the back to the front and get irritated when other do. I can’t know the ending before the beginning of a book. I don’t like to wear shoes in the house.
How would the person who loves you most describe you in ten words or less? pretty, nice, patient, geeky, smart, no common sense, clumsy
Any regrets in life? Yes. Every time I failed God I regret that. I don’t see how people don’t have regrets. I can’t imagine how wonderful my life would be if I had followed His plan every step of the way.
Favorite Charity/ Cause? I guess outside of our church we support our local Christian radio and a local Christian’s women job corps program.
Favorite Blog recently? The newest one is The McMommy Chronicles
Something you can’t get enough of? At the moment, Turkish baklava. That stuff is GOOD.
Worst job you’ve ever had? The ice cream parlor job wasn’t bad, it’s just the uniform was HORRENDOUS. I might have to dig up a picture that Mom has of that.
What job would you pay NOT to have? Nurse.
If you could be a fly on the wall, where? Heaven?
Favorite Bible verse right now? Jeremiah 29:11
Guilty Pleasure? My hair cuts. I pay way too much to have it washed, cut and styled. I’ve tried other places to help with the whole (non-existent) budget thing but it just doesn’t suffice. So I just chalk it up to guilty pleasure.
Got any confessions? I once stole a poster from a DC Talk concert. I didn’t however KNOW I was stealing it since I thought it was free. But I did find out in time that it WASN’T free so I guess it’s steal considered stealing since I didn’t take it back or pay for it. Toby, Michael, Kevin, I do apologize and I’d be happy to pay if you send me an address.
If you HAD to spend $1,000 on YOURSELF, how would you spend it? Clothes and shoes
Favorite thing about your house? I love my new hardwoods!
Least favorite thing about your house? Our master bathroom. It’s pretty small.
One thing you are bad at? Organization in general. Please see the filing papers and many other random things that are in with the pots and pans. Believe me, I need an intervention.
One thing you’re good at? Typing.
If you could change something about your circumstances, what? I’d quit work and still have the same income and insurance. Riiighhtt…
Who would you like to meet someday? I really would like to meet the cast of One Tree Hill.
What makes you feel sexy? High heels.
Who is your real life hero? My parents.
What is the hardest part of your job? Being responsible when systems go down.
When are you most relaxed? When I’m on the computer.
What stresses you out? Confrontation. Even if it’s between two other people. I want us all to just get along. Also when work is bad, it tends to stress me out in everything.
What can you not live without? my relationship with God. I seriously don’t know how people go through life without Him.
Do you agree or disagree with the recent article that reported that blogs are authored by narcissists? Must be. I never could explain why I like to read my own posts over and over.
In all seriousness, there’s no way you can make the sweeping judgment that all bloggers are narcissist. I’m sure some are but so are some people who don’t blog.
• New/ newer bloggers (since we want to share the love and send them traffic)
• Bloggy friends
• Bloggers you’d like to get to know better
The McMommy Chronicles
• Bloggers you don’t think will respond, but you hope will
Pretty good deals today on my CVS trip
2 Sierra Mists on sale BOGO
2 Life Water
3 Revlon Nail Polish
BOGO Sierra Mist coupon
BOGO Life Water
3 $1/1 Revlon Nail Color
2 $2/1 Excedrin
Spent $10 ECB, .95 oop
Earned $10 ECB
I ended up going just to Sunday School this morning, took a trip to CVS and came home and took a FIVE HOUR nap while the kids were at the zoo. I completely missed choir and church this evening. But ya’ll, it was NICE. I can’t even remember the last time I had a Sunday afternoon nap. The kids had a great day today and Lexi said she saw a “monkey with a pink hiney”. Emma was excited to have seen the elephant and zebra.
Scott and I are both off tomorrow although Scott has to work tomorrow evening. He’s doing much much better now although he has spent most of the day sleeping and went to bed early tonight as well. I’m not sure if he’ll be up for a 12 hour night shift.
I think we might take the kids over to my sister’s neighborhood pool. Besides that the only thing I need to do is clean the floors.
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So Scott’s plane didn’t come in until about 9pm last night. Much later than originally thought. And bad news…Scott developed traveler’s diarrhea while he was there. He was MISERABLE on all his flights and has been MISERABLE since coming home. He went to the doctor this morning and got 3 prescriptions and they seemed to have helped but he is LOOPY and TIRED now. I’m just glad he can finally get some rest.
I’m still in a bit of pain. Today is better than yesterday but I still can’t walk or stand for very long. Once I’m seated, I’m good.
Today was a very easy going day mainly consisting of straightening up and taking care of everyone this morning. This afternoon the IL’s took the kids, Scott finally napped and I snuck off to Mom’s to watch more of One Tree Hill Season 2.
This evening we’ve just been around here. The kids played outside a bit and I’ve been on the computer for hours now. My OTH Blog went down yesterday because of some mail issue that can’t be fixed until Tuesday they tell me so I’m just taking the leap to move it to a bigger server since I’ve been wanting to do that anyway. Everything is copying now so I’m hoping by tomorrow it will be back and functional. This move will cut into my income every month but it’s better to be up during peak times..I either lose money when I’m down or be up and pay it upfront anyway. If I pay it upfront, I don’t look such a loser site being down every week after the show. All this work getting it moved will be worth it. I just wasn’t really expecting to do it now.
Early tomorrow the IL’s are all going to the zoo and taking the kids. I’m going to go to Sunday School and possibly stay for service. Depends on how I feel. Scott will obviously be staying home. Should be another easy going day tomorrow.