I have some thoughts flying around in my head, none of which are of any great doctrinal import. Maybe I can write a bit, and post a few pics from my Dannye Reigh, and not be too dull!
Mama and I have had some difficult evenings. I don’t know if it’s me or her causing the issues. I usually handle her rantings with a fair amount of calm, but occasionally, when she rants against Daddy, I have a harder time remaining quiet. Friday night was a humdinger, ending with me squalling and Mama later apologizing (really unusual – she rarely remembers a fuss after it’s over!). Last night was a bit different. Mama was a little lost, but really congenial. She went to bed about her usual time, but began crying not long afterwards, and didn’t stop until around midnight. She doesn’t usually know why she’s crying, and last night was no different. I try to comfort her, but since she doesn’t even know what is wrong, it most always means just waiting it out. Getting her distracted sometimes works, even just for a minute. The last time I left her, she remained quiet. I don’t think she slept well, though, because I heard her moving around in her bed all night.
Today, she is napping heavily in her chair, which is another indication she didn’t sleep well last night. After lunch I am going to try to keep her awake the rest of the afternoon if I can. I’m hoping we can watch our church DVD from the last Sunday I missed. Mama enjoys my pastor’s messages, and something different might be a good diversion. (Is that redundant?)
Just before school started, Dannye had both the boys while their mother, a school teacher, did her inservice week. One day Dan took them to a local park called The 7-acre Wood, and although the temps were in the mid 90s, they had a wonderful time. She took lots of photos, so I stole some from her Facebook to show you.
Yesterday I had the chance to go out with Bill and Dan for a while. Bill’s brother and sister – in – law celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with a party thrown by their two daughters. We had so much fun visiting with family and old friends. Dan and Bill took pictures, and I will do a picture post as soon as I get ahold of them!
I had recently fallen off the wagon where dieting is concerned, but am working at getting back on track. I gained 4 of my 47 pounds back, but have since lost 2 of those. It’s only been sightly tough to get back on track this time. Having opportunity to go grocery shopping, and having the finances to buy the diet aid products (bars and shakes that help one not feel deprived!) have been the roadblocks this time, but things are leveling out. I still have 25 pounds to go to reach my goal. It doesn’t seem overly daunting (in this moment in time) but I’m praying that I can really keep it off this time. Not really having the time to exercise is a problem, but that won’t always be the case. What is always going to be an issue, though, is my weak flesh; therefore I am continuing to pray.
I think I will close this up now and see if I can get Mama out for a minute. Lunch was really good – Daddy ate really well, but Mama didn’t eat a whole lot. She wants something sweet, but they finished the cake yesterday and I’m not sure I’m up to baking (and still being good) today! Maybe a ride over to Dan’s would interest Mama. We’ll see!
God bless your day!