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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Thankful Thursday Week of November 3 - 9, 2011

Thursday, November 3, 2011:  I'm thankful for a short workout with Tamilee Webb.  I "slept in" until 8am this morning and couldn't make room for a longer workout, but enjoyed what I could do.

I'm grateful for time at home to get things in order and enable my sick-y kiddos to get some rest.

Friday, November 4, 2011:  I'm thankful for another short workout with Tamilee Webb.  I'm seeing a trend.  Jess had to go to work earlier than normal, so I had to rush through my workout.  *sigh*  Life is getting in the way.  I'm beginning to see the truth of what Sage told me a few years ago, "You just have to get it in before the kids wake up, or there's no way to get it in." She was referring to exercise (her choice was running) and now I'm beginning to understand how she truly IS her name in yet another way.

I'm grateful for another quiet day at home.  Hopefully the rest the children are getting will enable them to overcome this cold/snotty nose/cough stuff.  It's old already.

Saturday, November 5, 2011:  I'm thankful for the workout, though again short, with Tamilee Webb.  I was in bed later than normal because of feeling cruddy.  My head was stuffy and feel VERY sluggish.  Jess was off to work before 6am this morning.  That is getting old, too!  I'm thankful that he has a joy, but not happy that the hours are still up over 70 per week.  grrr  The girls are starting to behave in ways that reveal their need for Daddy-time.

I'm grateful for quiet time!  I was able to rest and nap during quiet time today and felt mildly improved upon getting up.  I'm grateful Tea, Jimmy, and Kat actually slept some during quiet time today!  I needed the down time!

Sunday, November 6, 2011:  I'm thankful for the dimished headache I woke up with.  The less pain enabled me to prepared food that needed fixin.  I'm also grateful for Jessie's willingness to take Ria and Kat to church while Jimmy, Tea, and I stayed home feeling crummy.

Monday, November 7, 2011:  I'm thankful for the good workout with Tamilee Webb.  Unfortunately just the 20 minute-er... but still sweaty, so that's good.  This begins my 11th week of exercising 6 days of the week... I'm SO trying to keep this momentum going.  I know I cannot on my own, so I give Glory to God for supporting me and enabling me in this worthy effort.  I KNOW ALL good comes of Him!!!  Praise God for His Love and Enabling power!

I'm grateful for the gift of time at home.  It's such a blessing to have time to spend working on the things that always need to be done around here.

I'm gloriously pleased and happy AND oh, SO thankful for a small mercy and blessing:  the laundry has now been caught up and quite orderly for more than three weeks!  I'm excited about this small thing because Jimmy isn't even 8 months old and it is where it is.  This is NOT normal for me.  In the past, my earliest at getting THAT managed after a baby joined our family was around a year!!  So... the fact that it has been in order for the whole month of his 7th month with us... pretty spectacular.  Just so you know what is so great to me, I'll specify: laundry is washed and put away daily.  This means, to me, that there is nothing on the floor of the laundry room when I go to bed at night.  Of course, Jessie's work clothes end up there, but that's after I'm in bed for the night.  I allow whites to remain in a basket and still count my job "caught up" because it #1 it takes a WHILE before just whites grow to be a enough to make a load and #2 when they are clean, it's mostly my "underwear" and Jessie's socks which comprise this part of the laudry and those are a huge deal if they are wrinkly.  ^_^  So, I'm really happy about this!!!  Rejoice with me over this small miracle and mercy!  I hope you will!!  ^_^

Tuesday, November 8, 2011:  I'm thankful for the good workout with Tamilee Webb.  Another short one, but got the sweat rollin!  ^_^

I'm grateful for the blessing of gardening with a friend!  It's been such a blessing in my life to have this time to serve once each week for a few weeks now.  :)

I'm grateful for trials which show me who I reall am and how far I really need to go... And I'm especially thankful for miracles.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011:  I'm thankful for the family temple trip we enjoyed today.  I'm grateful Jessie went even though he was feeling poorly and enabled me to go in for a few minutes to put names on the prayer rolls.  Even just a few minutes in the temple is wonderful!  And my children got to spend a few minutes in the temple with me, as per our usual (to go to the restroom).

I'm sorry to report that I did not work out today.  So, I must end my count at 10 weeks straight of exercising 6 days of the week.  I'll still exercise tomorrow through Saturday, all things remaining equal.  Just have to start at 1 on Monday.  *sigh*

1 comment:

vicki said...

Congrats on the laundry and 10, TEN, Roman numeral X Weeks of exercising 6 times a week.
with love

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