** Due to the increasing severity of MY ILLNESS, it has become impossible for me to continue to post on a regular basis. Unfortunately, as much as I desperately long to, I am also unable to visit each of your blogs often or reciprocate all the loving, supportive comments many of you continue to leave - even though at times it may appear as though you've arrived at some long ago, forsaken blog! With that said, I really want you to know that I miss every single one of you and that I really am still here! I'm just too sick and too weak most days to be able to sit up long enough to create a brand new post...or even read one. However, I absolutely do receive AND read every new encouraging word you leave (and, often, the old ones, again and again!) and I cherish them now more than ever! I truly appreciate your love, support, and, most importantly, your precious time spent on your knees in prayer for my family and me. It ALL means the world to me and I am truly blessed to have friends like you!
~Hugs and Sister Love, Teresa

FYI: All comments come to my email, which I can easily read on my phone. I also enjoy Facebook on my phone because I can catch up on A LOT in a very short time there. Soooo, if you're on Facebook, come 'friend' me there! {{HUGS}} **

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Entry #6

Would you like to linger on the simple things? Then join me and many others in taking a little look into the day plans and thoughts of those who are focusing on simplicity...beauty of the 'everyday moments'.

~ The Simple Woman - Created Spring 2008

FOR TODAY - Tuesday, June 22nd

Outside my window.....it is partly cloudy and a very hot and humid 89 degrees, with a chance of 'pop up' thunderstorms this afternoon.

I am thinking.....about how much my head hurts. It has been hurting since Sunday. A throbbing, relentless kind of pain. I'm really tired of it now.

I am thankful for....drugs. The legal kind, of course! :0)

From the kitchen.....the coffee maker just softly alarmed letting me know it was turning off for the morning. Now I guess it's time to get some breakfast but I'll have to wake my sleeping daughter first. That can't be done so softly. LOL!

I am wearing.....shorts,t-shirt and socks. I almost always have on socks because my feet get cold no matter how warm or hot the rest of my body is.

I am remembering.....that we have officially started summer and how very much I despise summer! I can not wait for fall!

I am going.....to write some thank you notes today if my head will quite hurting long enough for me to get them done, or at least relent a little bit so that it is not quite a chore!

I am (still) reading.....'When The Soul Mends' - the third book in the 'Sisters of The Quilt' series by Cindy Woodsmall. I bet y'all think I'm never going to finish that book, huh? Well, I just haven't been doing that much reading lately. I can't seem to stay awake long enough when I start.

I am hoping (and praying).....that my husband is able to find some way to get help with finally landscaping our yard. It looks absolutely hideous! We started building our dream home at the very end of 2006, but then I became ill in mid 2007. David was our builder/contractor and did most of the work himself, along with the help of my dad and a couple other family members, in order to save money. After I became sick, he did everything he could to take care of me, our daughters, all while trying to get the house finished. We finally moved in January 5th, 2008 (David's birthday!) - even though it really was not totally complete. Our yard was basically nothing but dirt, rocks and trees when we moved it and it hasn't improved much since then. David has tried to work on it but we still have basically no landscaping. Due to my astronomical medical bills, our money is extremely tight, plus David has virtually no time to devote to improving it. It is so very discouraging and sad to finally have our 'dream home', but be embarrassed about its appearance. I know this sounds really trivial, especially in the grand scheme of things, but it is something that is VERY important to my husband. He has always taken great pride in our home, no matter where we have lived and that always includes everything inside and outside our home. David is extremely self-LESS! He works very long hours at work, he takes wonderful care of me, he juggles our daughters' schedules and tries to attend all of their functions and he never complains or asks for anything in return. I just wish I could figure out a way to help him. (I'm SO sorry for the ramble! Just a lot on my mind today! )

I am praying......for what I just mentioned above, that my head quits hurting soon and that time will go extremely slow over the next month. I am so NOT ready to send my daughter off to college! :0( I am also praying for my aunt who was just diagnosed with lung cancer and for my 95 y/o grandmother who is in the nursing home and is not doing well at all this week.

I am hearing.....the clock ticking beside me. Hmmmmm, that's kind of creepy. I didn't hear it until I mentioned that I was praying for time to go slow. *cue theme music to Twilight Zone*

Around the house.....the big mess remains where my husband is working on our built-ins to go on either side of the fireplace. He has been SO busy at work that that project has been put on hold. I hope they will be complete soon.

A few plans for the week....Morgan and David are going to 'Camp War Eagle' at Auburn University, later in the week. It is a kind of orientation for Freshmen, and their parents, before they start school in the fall. The kids stay the entire time and sleep in the dorms and the parents just attend during the day. I'm sure that it will be a fun time for all!

Pondering these words......'If we only have the will to walk, then God is pleased with out stumbles.' ~ C.S. Lewis

From my picture journal.....this is a sweet picture of my Pom puppy, Casper. He is a sweetie but he is ALWAYS into something, mostly chewing up somebodies shoestrings or getting into a trashcan somewhere when we aren't keeping a close eye on him. But he and his sister, Sadee (our black lab), are really good at keep me company during the day and I love them!

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Thanks SO much for stopping by and reading! I hope you have a truly wonderful, blessed day! See you soon!



If you would like to join in with 'The Simple Woman's Daybook', please feel free to visit Peggy's blog. She is a wonderful hostess and would love to have you stop by.

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Katie said...

I'm so sorry your head is hurting so badly this week. I have been praying for you and your family. I will spend some time now for you.


WIsh I lived close by - I'd gladly pitch in with landscaping. I love doing that kind of stuff - although I HATE this heat! Ugh! It's awful!

MsBabyPlan said...

Hello there, thanks for stopping by. I love the idea of listing the simple things in life to enjoy the minutes. I will come back again.

Dawn said...

Your blog is beautiful, your dog is adorable & your courage and honesty are inspiring!

Marilyn (A Lot of Loves) said...

Headaches are unbearable. I'm so sorry to hear that you've have head pain for so long. That's terrible.

Is it possible to tackle the yard one plant per month? Just so you see progress even if it's slow. Perhaps some friends would give you clippings of their plants for free. Decorative grasses are easy to transplant, grow pretty much anywhere and are cheap. Just some friendly tips.

Paige said...

Thanks for stopping by on my SITS day! Hope you have a great week!

Diane said...

Hi Teresa.

Thanks for stopping by Pittypat Paperie and commenting on my book page wreath.

Yes, I think sheet music would make a beautiful wreath. I wish I had enough to make a wreath. Or I just might if I look back at my granddaughter's music from when she took piano lessons.

Let me know if you make a sheet music wreath. I would love to see it.

septembermom said...

So sorry about the headache. I hope you're feeling better today. I think I'll try a Daybook entry soon. I kind of love autumn too!

Cameron said...

I hope you feel better soon!!

I love that CS Lewis quote. I hadn't heard that one before.

hancock said...

I really like this idea. A way of focusing on what is actually important in life. Something I lose sight of all too often. Thank you so much for sharing. New follower from NFF!


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