Thursday, January 12, 2012

Split personality day

Today started off awful. I ain't gonna lie. I hurt so bad that I was limping, and I couldn't even imagine trying to walk on the treadmill for 50 minutes. So the gym was out.

This sent me into a sadness that I haven't felt for a long time. I emailed Jeff. I called Maile. I complained to them both. They both have auto-immune diseases where they are afflicted by a lot of pain, so I knew they would understand.

(I don't know what's wrong with me yet, I just know I hurt a lot.)

I sat on the computer for a while, which never helps and then finally decided that getting ready, instead of moping, would help me feel better.

Showering, plus 4 advil, began to put a new spin on the day. Then Kate called, asking me to pick her up because her ear hurt terribly. And from that moment on, my day was wonderful. The sun came out, I got lunch for us, ate some chicken (the first time in 6 weeks) and talked to my daughter. Amy brought Shawn over again so she could teach an art lesson, and Kate cuddled him most of the time.

We decided he is a fuzzy headed, squashy ball of love. Yes he is.

I somehow had enough energy and lack of pain, that I cleaned the whole downstairs and even got some laundry done. I made a yummy dinner, got MORE laundry done, and just felt productive all around.

It was really a miracle in my day. I know that Heavenly Father loves us, but I don't always think He blesses us just because we stomp our feet and say it isn't fair. But He certainly knew what I needed today.

And Julia turned in her Renaissance project. The 7th graders study the Renaissance, and then they make a project that shows "renaissance" thinking. So Julia designed and built, with the help of Jeff, a water wheel.

I like Julia because she really sees the world as anything is possible. She's very inventive and has very little fear. I like her can do attitude.

My attitude stayed happy all day. Even when I went into Anne Marie and Nora's room at 10:30 and they were still awake. It seems all my nagging about keeping her room clean inspired Anne Marie. She was up arranging her drawers. They looked nice. But I think my message was lost, and a new one about perfect dresser drawers was found.

It was really amazing to me how I had two totally different days, within the same day. But boy, am I grateful.

And of course, Advil helps.


  1. I'm sorry that your day began so poorly, but I'm glad it turned around! I hope that the pain thing isn't too serious and that it's not something that will be long-lasting or progressive!

    Sending you prayers and love, my friend! xx

  2. I thought of you last night as I was literally limping around Target. Pain sucks. I have decided that I can't let it rule my life though. Even though my fingers have swelled to twice their size roughly because I painted that bathroom yesterday, I have decided to keep on going today. I'm tired of laying around in pain. I'm going to be in pain either way, I might as well get something done. We'll see how long this attitude lasts though. There really are days when anything more than laying on the couch is impossible. Hang in there. We can complain to each other and help each other on our hard days. Keep on keeping on. :) I love you so much!


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