What a week/month it has been since I last wrote. So much has happened that it’s hard to figure out where to start with this post. It’s amazing how quickly things can change in just a month’s time. Update on my health. Things are going pretty good, still working on getting my diabetes under complete control. My numbers have been all over the board over the last couple of weeks, and so I am going to get some logs put together and get them to the doctor to find out what we can try. Otherwise, I’m still trying to walk daily and do some exercises here at home with weights and stuff. Doesn’t always work but I did do some just the other day, and I really felt good after doing it. So I’m trying to work on getting back into my walking daily and exercises so that I can loose the weight and prayerfully get off some of my medications. Then I’ve had more frequent headaches lately and some of that is due to not getting enough sleep, not sleeping well when I do, sugars not being to high among other stressful situations. Recently my stepson Adam moved in with us. He no longer lives with him mom, he is now 18 of coarse and can decide where to live anyways. So, with the added stress of school, working – 2 part-time jobs, taking care of my dad, my hubby, my stepson, and the dog. I also do many things at the church where some of that is about to come to an end for a little while at least. Only because I do need the break. Starting in July I will begin taking 2 class every other 8 weeks and 1 class every other 8 weeks. It should be interesting. I might have to make a few changes to my work schedule at the Home Depot, but right now I’m not going to make any changes. I need to see how it goes first.
My topic of coarse is on trials and tribulations. As you can see I have many things going on and I am always stressed over something. So what do I do to try to relieve some of that? I read, crochet, cross stitch, practice/play the piano/flute/violin, listen to music, take naps, go for drives or walks. It just all depends on the day and what needs to be done. Taking today for instants. I have chapters to read for class, but I also had to get laundry done, go to a doctor’s appointment, post some things on my business page for my thirty-one business, let the dog out. I also spent time with my step son asking him what he would like to do for graduation. Would he like money or a cruise. He chose the cruise, so I started talking with him about different places to go see and to see what he wanted to do, where he wanted to travel. He chose Mexico. So, we are going to plan that trip for next year even though he graduates May 2016. Primarily so that we can get plenty of money saved up for that trip. So, I’ve got a lot on my plate, a lot going on. Plus there are other things that need to be done around the house. Many of those things are going through things and getting rid of clothes that I do not wear, getting rid of some what-knots (downsizing), going through the different things such as books, etc. Of coarse some of it is very hard to do because I just don’t know where to begin, and trying to get my dad to go through things such as paperwork that he doesn’t need, go through clothing that he no longer wears, helping with the house cleaning, it can all take a toll on me. My hubby is currently working a lot of overtime at work, plus working a part-time job, so I don’t ask him to do a lot of things except to keep some things neat and tidy/clean, we argue over many different things like any married couple – money being the biggest issue. Trying to get my 18 year old stepson to keep his room tidy/clean is another ordeal. He’s got clothes every where. I look at it this way though. He’s got a real roof over his head, he’s got clothes to wear, he’s got food to eat, and family that loves him to death and wants to see him succeed in the things that he wants to do. So I don’t ask him to do to much. He’s working part-time until he graduates, he’s got a car that runs, he’s making plans to go into the military if he can lose the weight needed. Along with going to school. So in all of these trials and tribulations that I am going through I take the time to just sit back and thank God for everything he has given me and continues to give me. So with everything listed here I continue to refer back to a certain Bible verse – Philippians 4:13 (KJV) – I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me. This is my life verse. As long as I stay focused on this verse and the Bible in general my life is filled with joy, love, and I will always be grateful for what God has done in my life.
More updates will come as the days and months progress. Take care and I’ll write again soon.