Thursday, January 28, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Today is Thankful Thursday and I am incredibly thankful for everything that has happened the last few weeks. The bible says Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything, Tell God what you need and thank him for all he has done. Philippians 4:6 (NLT) Yes, I started 2010 off on the wrong foot with pinkeye and then tearing a muscle in my lower back/hip. But, hey, I have Jesus, good friends and family. God said slow down and if this was the only way I would listen well, so be it. It has for me a very painful and scary month. I refuse to sit and feel sorry for myself. I am so much better now. All of your prayers helped. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Although I have recovered for the most part, I still need help in the morning to get dressed. DH has been there for me every day taking care of me and the house. I feel so blessed to have such a wonderful caring husband. I am thankful for being able to get out this morning. Yay! After a month of staying in the house, sitting, not being able to move much, I managed to get out, get my hair done and eyebrows waxed. It felt wonderful! My hairdresser also rubbed the back of my neck with lavender oil. This felt amazing! Between the smell of the lavender oil and the massage on my neck, when I got home I literally fell asleep in the chair. I was so relaxed. I am thankful for the sun that has been peeping in and out so far today. There is nothing like a bit of sunshine on a very cold snowy day to boost the spirit. I am ready for spring. How about you? I am thankful for my father. He went in for surgery on his back yesterday for a spur and now they say he may have had a heart attack as he had to go off his heart meds a few days before his back surgery so his heart is now a concern. Would you please pray for my father? I know at times I tend to worry more often than I should, but I have seen lately when I give my concerns and worries right to God, he gives me peace and my eyes are open to what I should be thankful for and that is a wonderful feeling! Visit Lynn at spiritually unequal marriage for more Thankful Thursday posts.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

I miss you guys so much. I just had to try to write a posting. Thank you so much to all of you for all of your prayers. I feel a bit better although I am so limited to what I can do. DH still has to help me dress and bathe in the morning. I can walk with a cane. Mornings seem to be very rough for me. My back spasms are leaving and few and far between now. They say once you injure your back all it takes is maybe a sharp turn or bend to cause spasms. Its natures way to repair the muscles. I am taking 1- 250 mg magnesium supplement every day which supposed to help nerve and muscle function as well as 2- 400 mg of Valerian to relax my muscles at night. Applying heat with a heating pad as well. I haven't been to a doctor yet nor a chiropractor but by the end of this week if I do not get significantly better I will be making a chiropractor appointment. I have improved though. Anyways DH has been doing the cooking. Our pantry and fridge was getting a bit bare. I was finally able to get some groceries. It was getting a bit difficult to come up with anything easy to prepare that DH could prepare. His idea on easy is Mc Donalds , Taco Bell or carry out from our favorite restaurant and that is not very frugal and got to be very pricey. I kept thinking of all the food I could buy with what he spent on 2 meals for us from the restaurant. I mean it was literally driving me crazy so, we now with actual food in the house we can make easy, frugal meals without spending a fortune and I must say taste way much better and healthier too. So the menu this week at my house with my DH cooking looks like this and then be sure to check here for more meal ideas.

Monday- cube steak, mashed potatoes, peas

Tuesday- Baked chicken stuffed with wild rice, tossed green salad ( lettuce, avocado, cucumber and tomato)

Wednesday- Beef stew ( in crock pot), homemade bread ( using frozen bread dough to make it easier for DH)

Thursday- Pizza ( 1/2 veggie for me and 1/2 with meat for DH)

Friday- sloppy joe sandwiches, celery and carrot sticks, fresh fruit or tapioca pudding

Saturday- leftovers

Sunday On our own ( whatever DH fixes me)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

apology and prayer request

I want to wish everyone a very happy New Year and I want to apologise for the lapse in my blog. I have been down for the past 4 days with my back and haven't even had a desire to be on my computer. I am in so much pain right now. It's a struggle to sit, stand or lay down. I am not sure what has happened or why. I was just standing when I got this awful spasm in my lower back with pain that about dropped me to the floor.Call it a pinched nerve, bulging disk or ruptured disk, herniated, I don't know. I do know it is extremely painful. I had pink eye just before this happened and within a few days it ran its course and I healed wonderfully. Now I have to deal with this which is alot more difficult. I would give anything to be able to get out of bed, go to the bathroom and dress myself without my husbands help. You don't realize how much you take these things for granted until you can't do them for yourself. I can't bathe or fix meals I basically can't do much at all. I have tried to walk a bit with a cane as I refuse to baby this. Sometimes I just break down and cry. I just want to get well. I know God won't give me more than I can bear. Please pray for me. I have always been a big believer in prayer. I hope and look forward to be able to get back to blogging everyday, for now I will just have to see what happens . Thanks!