Random Thoughts Today

Life has been all over the map lately.  Just over a week ago I could not see a way out of a very dark hole.  I asked my hubby if he would find someone else to love if I didn’t make it.  He said no.  That makes me sad.  I would want him to find someone new.  My husband is incredible.  He deserves to have a wonderful, strong wife.

Here we are a week later, I am in a much better place.  I found a new doctor.  I think it’s a good fit.

I have been kicking butt and taking names at work.  And there is only one week left until some time off for the holidays.

I have been exercising like crazy.  It helps on the dark days.  I think I am getting addicted.  As I have mentioned before, a co-worker challenged me to a fitness challenge between Thanksgiving and Christmas.  I never dreamed I would do it, but, if all goes as planned, I will be done with it on Friday morning, 2 days early!  I have completed the 500 pushups, and 50 miles on bike.  I will have the crunches done by Wednesday and the other activity by 6:30 Friday morning.  And somewhere in there I have got to be able to pull off 20 miles running/walking.  I did 5 tonight.  I just have to get those 20 miles in.  This is the biggest fitness anything I have ever undertaken.  And I have it within reach.  Me, mom of 3, never ran a step until my 30s, used to be in a wheelchair, me.  I just have to do it.

We headed out on an adventure as a family today to cut down a Christmas tree.  We got all bundled up and started the rather long drive.  About 1/2 way there we stopped for lunch.  While we waited at drive thru, Patrice started throwing up.  That makes two of them now randomly throwing up, Sue started on Thursday.  But it is the weirdest virus ever, they act perfectly fine at all times, except when throwing up.  No fever, still laughing and playing, just not eating much and then whammo.  I hope it stays mild and passes quickly.

So anyway, back to the adventure.  It just didn’t seem right to drive another 40 minutes to cut down a tree, so we opted to find one at a flower market in the area.  The older girls picked it out.  It is a balsam fir.  They did a great job choosing it.  I have not had a real tree since High School, hubby hasn’t since Middle School.  I didn’t realize how much harder it is to get the ornaments to stay on the tree.  With artificial you just bend the branch up…doesn’t quite work like that with a real tree.  But we had a great time trimming it and are loving the smell.  I took lots of pictures and even remembered to have hubby take some of me with the girls.  (Patrice slept through the whole deal).  Yes, I will post pictures, just not tonight.  Suddenly, I am very tired…I can’t imagine why…

Survive til you Thrive!

7 Responses to Random Thoughts Today

  1. Your husband is a good man. I am sorry you found yourself in that place, but thankful you are on the upswing. And sorry about the kiddos being sick. No fun! Peace, strength and grace to you my sweet friend.

  2. You are beautiful and amazing. #thatisall

  3. so glad you have a supportive husband. you were in a wheelchair until you were 30? WOW.

  4. @Katery, I was in a wheelchair off and on from 25-30 due to Multiple Sclerosis. I have been in remission since 2005. I was diagnosed at 15, used a cane in high school, and off and on through college, and ulitmately a wheelchair. But the Lord is good and I went into remission. And He has restored my health.

  5. @Barbie, he is a WONDERFUL hubby. And now seems that much sweeter because of how dark it was a few days ago.

    @story3girl, you helped me get where I am (meaning the good in life)

  6. I just love ya.

  7. Love you too Angel.

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