I am growing quite fond of doing the Daybook entries and sometimes they are a real help in doing an entry when I am struggling with a topic for an entry. I will try not to wear you out with them. I promise to be back with "Five on Friday,,," "Friday Fragments" or "Friday Letters" soon.
Outside my window...the yard is screaming for relief from the summer heat and the leaves on the trees are anxiously awaiting the day they can begin to fall. Surely it won't be long.........
I am thinking...that care giving or over seeing the care of a loved one is one of life's toughest jobs. I began my career in care giving in 1984 and there has been little to any reprieve since that time. It began with my Grandparents, then it was my precious MIL who suffered from Alzheimer's and now it is my Dad. I have spent more hours in the ER than the law allows and I have shed more tears than two eyes could possibly shed over these years. But, I am so glad that I could be and still am an advocate for them and you can bet that I am a good one and no one had better mess with one of my loved ones when it comes to their care. I'll be on them with both feet! I'm doing my best to set an excellent example for my two children so that they will know "first hand" how to be mine and their Daddy's advocate! ~smile~
I am thankful...that my Dad is showing a little improvement with his back issues. We found out this week that he actually has a small compression fracture in the upper part of his spine and that is why he has been in so, so much pain. It is just going to take time for this to heal and what we really wanted was a "quick fix." I just want to take his pain away, and bring him comfort.
In the kitchen... things have been rather quiet ~smile~
I am wearing...at this moment I have on my walking clothes which is a logo t-shirt and white knit capris and my wonderful Shape-Ups (best walking shoes on planet earth). I'll get dressed for the day in a little while.
I am creating... hopefully a lot of wonderful memories
I am going... to see my "little man" next weekend and celebrate his 5th birthday with him. ~Hubby is going too~ As always, where have the years gone?
I am wondering... why as we grow older we generally face some difficult health issues and life just becomes really tough. I do not dwell on this but I cannot help but sometimes wonder what situation Hubby and I may find ourselves in one day. But, we are promised HE will never leave us or forsake us and I cling to that.
I am listening to... a sermon series by Dr. David Uth, pastor of FB Church of Orlando, on The Family. I listen to it via Podcasts while I walk on the treadmill each morning. It's amazing to me that we are never too old to learn a new Biblical truth and Dr. Uth does an amazing job of presenting God's Word with such clarity.
I am hoping... folks know that today, Friday, the 13th, truly is "just another day."
I am looking forward to... some time away next weekend. These past days with my Dad and his back issues have just about "done me in."
I am learning... that one can only do so much and sometimes it's just time that will take care of the issue(s).
~such as with my Dad's back~
Around the house...things are looking very "fallish" and now if the weather would just get with the program, all would be good.
I am pondering...what I'm going to do next Thursday while Hubby is in his meeting at The Gaylord in Dallas. I'm really thinking that a visit to the spa might be in order. Humm.....sounds mighty relaxing!
A favorite quote for today...
A.W. Tozier is one of the finest Christian author's that has ever walked the face of this earth and I love this quote by him:
The Word of God well understood and religiously obeyed is the shortest route to spiritual perfection. And we must not select a few favorite passages to the exclusion of others. Nothing less than a whole Bible can make a whole Christian.
One of my favorite things...is our Bunco group. We play the 2nd Thursday evening of each month and that was last evening. We have a nice meal and then play Bunco. It's a night of nothing but pure fun and that's often exactly what is needed.
A few plans for the rest of the week...well, don't really have any and sometimes that is a good thing. ~grin~
A peek into my day... I'll be at Wal-Mart shortly to get things on my list, then to check on Dad and you guessed it, more ironing has piled up. Sounds like a most exciting day doesn't it?
A picture to share.......
Isn't this just gorgeous? Can you tell that I am anxiously awaiting cooler temps and the turning of the leaves. I just know it's right around the corner. ~hope,hope~