Monday was a strange day. Danielle came over and we went to Hobby Lobby and Joann's to pick up a few flowers and some paint while Kyle was still home and could stay with Kevin. When we got back with everything we took the letters and a few things outside to paint. We painted two letters and one ceiling medallion. Not exactly the dent I was hoping to make in the painting, but I'll get on that more and more each day once I can move the tables around in my dining room. Remember, I have a huge tiled space in our home we can use for painting unless we use spray paint. I've got to get Kyle to help me move some things around before I can do that though. I love the extra space. I'll throw down a huge tarp and pull out the things I need to paint one by one and just leave them on the tarp to dry. It will be good! I'll get Kyle to help me when he has his next days off.
After Danielle and Kyle was at work we all settled in for a quiet evening. Kevin actually fell asleep and was unusually quiet, which scared me a bit. We just kept an eye on him. I get nervous when he is crying out and I get nervous when he is super quiet. It's like watching my children sleep all over again. When their breathing was labored and loud I worried. When they were too quiet and not acting like normal kids and taking naps out of the blue, I knew they were not feeling well and I worried. I'm doing the same thing with Kevin. Actually, I probably watch Kevin more to be honest, since this is all new to me.
Lexi and I watched TV and eventually did her little work out. Her work out has been kicking my butt! She does a much more intense version and I am doing a much lighter version, and working up more and more each day. I add something new to each session. That way, by the end of the month, I will be right where Lexi is. I'm already noticing a difference in certain areas of my body. It's funny that just two or three of these full body workouts can make changes like that just after a few sessions. I was amazed! I just hope my knee continues to cooperate. ~smile~smile~
Work was actually fun today! Seriously. Fun! It's been a while since I've been able to say that. I think because I've been stressed about things at home and concerned about getting caught up at work. Yesterday I had a lot to do. My back-up was out sick, so I had to work on his things too. Plus we had a team meeting that I was facilitating with a few presentations I had to do as well. One of the presentations was pretty much taken care of by a co-worker. I just had to go over a hand-out. She did all the work. Then, the other little thing was just a little exercise we did that I had to prepare. Nothing too crazy.
Kevin is having a rough day. The other day his left leg snapped up to his chest and he could get it to go down. Then later when he finally got it down he couldn't get it to move so he could turn to his side in bed. He's in so much pain so I stayed home with him. I wish I knew what this was. Could it be the weather or is it a sign of things to come? Time will tell. I'll share more later.
I found this story and thought I'd share it.
A farmer had some puppies he needed to sell. He painted a sign advertising the 4 pups and set about nailing it to a post on the edge of his yard. As he was driving the last nail into the post, he felt a tug on his overalls. He looked down into the eyes of a little boy.
"Mister," he said, "I want to buy one of your puppies."
"Well," said the farmer, as he rubbed the sweat off the back of his neck, "These puppies come from fine parents and cost a good deal of money."
The boy dropped his head for a moment. Then reaching deep into his pocket, he pulled out a handful of change and held it up to the farmer.
"I've got thirty-nine cents. Is that enough to take a look?"
"Sure," said the farmer. And with that he let out a whistle. "Here, Dolly!" he called.
Out from the doghouse and down the ramp ran Dolly followed by four little balls of fur. The little boy pressed his face against the chain link fence. His eyes danced with delight. As the dogs made their way to the fence, the little boy noticed something else stirring inside the doghouse.
Slowly another little ball appeared, this one noticeably smaller. Down the ramp it slid. Then in a somewhat awkward manner, the little pup began hobbling toward the others, doing its best to catch up...
"I want that one," the little boy said, pointing to the runt.
The farmer knelt down at the boy's side and said, "Son, you don't want that puppy. He will never be able to run and play with you like these other dogs would."
With that the little boy stepped back from the fence, reached down, and began rolling up one leg of his trousers. In doing so he revealed a steel brace running down both sides of his leg attaching itself to a specially made shoe. Looking back up at the farmer, he said, "You see sir, I don't run too well myself, and he will need someone who understands."
With tears in his eyes, the farmer reached down and picked up the little pup. Holding it carefully he handed it to the little boy.
"How much?" asked the little boy...
"No charge," answered the farmer, "There's no charge for love."
Cute story wasn't it?
I also found this poem too.
Danielle and I have been texting back and forth. My brother was going to come over today to show me something he was making for the reception. I have to say, I am totally amazed at how many people have offered to help out. My SIL has offered to do the bridal shower. My Mom is busy making things for us. My brother is making things. My other SIL has offered to help in anyway she can. We have friends, neighbors, and Visiting Teacher's offering to help and who have already done so much! I cannot tell you how much this means to all of us! It's amazing! It's humbling and I cannot thank them enough. Thank you!
Today Kevin is dealing with a lot of pain and now his left leg will not stop shaking. It's not just a portion of his leg, but the entire leg. He was laying in bed when he showed it to me. The entire leg all the way up to his hip was shaking. It's the craziest thing!
Last night after everyone else was asleep I painted two plant stands we have. The one was red and the other was a funky gold color. So, I painted them black. We will have a ton of white things around the room at the reception. I just thought a couple black items couldn't hurt. I have the one left to finish and another one to do. Then they are all done! Then a few ceiling tiles, and the big stuff will be left. Hopefully I'll be able to start painting the big stuff next weekend. For now, I'm happy with the painting I've been able to get done so far. Danielle keeps reminding me how many days we have left until their big day! We are down to 47 days until that date! Holy cow! That's not much time at all!
I can't dwell on the days because if I do it will stress me out! I just need to keep moving. Right now, I just need to get a few things done around the house. That is my main focus right now. I should go. Kevin needs some help and Lexi is going to help me get some things taken care of around here. I love that girlie! She is my little buddy and my little helper! She makes me laugh and is pretty awesome too!
Take care friends and we will talk again soon.