Thursday, July 16, 2009

Good week!

I was able to shake 3 + some pounds this week. I'm very happy about that, I was due for some bigger losses!
This past week we celebrated David's big 1-9! I made him a huge meal and told him all left overs were his to take home, that was my gift to him. He wanted a Black Forest cake, I was glad to let him take it home, it was way too good to keep around. I made some cookies a few days ago, but only baked half the batch and left the other half in the fridge. I later gave it to one of the kids who had earned a treat, nothing better than cookie dough! Yesterday night I made gooey brownies to go with a meal for another family. We kept half the batch, but I was on my liquid fast and couldn't eat any, I wasn't too surprised to find most gone by the time my fast was over, I did get a couple though, so it was perfect. So I guess even though I had made some yummy treats this week, I was able to keep it all under control.
Last Saturday Bill and I went on a date. We got in the van to return home and it wouldn't start. We had to call David and have him get us. I was laying in bed bemoaning the fact that we need to have some sort of transportation, at least to get to church. I was feeling sorry for myself because no matter how hard we have pursued it, art is not selling. We have sold 4 since last September, and 3 of those were small ones. We have no way of getting another vehicle, none!
And then for some reason I went over my body in a mental scan and realized I have no aches or pains anywhere. I am able to power walk 6 miles daily, if I don't it's because of time limitations, not fatigue. I have amazingly strong children who are faithful, they are far from perfect, but I can't find any I would trade them with.
I have a marriage that is wonderful, vibrant and full of energy. I have a husband who thought I was sexy 3 1/2 months and 35 pounds ago.
All of a sudden the van was inconsequential, big whoop! Even when it broke down again in town and Bill and I walked 2 1/4 miles home in the rain, I didn't care. Mits bus goes just about anywhere I need to go, and church may be tricky, but people have walked further than the 4 miles we would have to go in the past.
I no longer pray for what I think I need, but for what I am truly in need of. I think I got too much in the mind frame of thinking prayer is like a candy machine and I put the change in and got out my treat.

3 comments:

JoEllen said...

congrats on your continued weight loss, you are awesome!!

I too sometimes feel like my prayers are like a candy machine (please let little Sal use the toilet....please let me sleep) and I just expect things to happen. This post is a good reminder that life is good! We need to smile and be grateful for the things we have!

Good luck with the car situation. I hate my dependence on a car. :)

Lindsay said...

Riding the bus to church is the cool way to do it...at least we think so. :)

Smith Family said...

Can I just say THANK YOU! You and your family are such an inspiration to me and I am so grateful to know you! Even if I havn't seen you for years!

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David

David
Real cool guy!

Tawnymara

Tawnymara
Here is beauty!

Harrison

Harrison
Hunky boy!

Eve

Eve
Green eyed goddess

Aurora

Aurora
Perfect in every way

Danielle

Danielle
Princess angel girl

Enoch

Enoch
Nobody is more loved