Saturday, May 29, 2010

Week in Review

It's been a very busy, but fulfilling week. Monday was a stay-at-home day. I'm still mucking out from the big change we made in our house. I'm really purging and making those tough decisions we have to make if we want our homes to be beautiful, welcoming, and easy to clean. It's been a bit easier to make things look better because the living room is a bigger room than the family room and I can do more with it. It's still a mess, though, and frankly, I'm tired of messing with it. I had plans to work on it today, but I woke up feeling pretty puny. More on that later.

Tuesday, I started my new summer Bible study at my church called, "Pursuing More of Jesus". It's an Anne Graham Lotz study (one of my favorite people!) and I have learned so much so far. I'm so glad I made the commitment to do this study and get deeper into God's Word and pursue more of Jesus. Our group was so wonderful and I'm so blessed to have had wonderful fellowship, too.

Wednesday morning I started another summer Bible study called, "Blessing Your Home". This study was written by my friend and it's all about pursuing that Proverbs 31 woman. I'm excited about this study because it's going to help me in my home and in my walk with the Lord. We had a wonderful group and I was also so blessed because my best friend is doing the study with me. After the study, we went out to Starbucks for coffee and then to Streets of New York for salads. It was wonderful to just sit and talk with my friend and have girl time. We went to the grocery store afterward and I did my shopping while she picked up a couple things she needed. It was a wonderful day.

Thursday I went to a prayer meeting at our church. Oh, my. It was so amazing and the Spirit of God was so evident in that room while we were praying. We prayed the Scriptures over the prayer requests and, while I didn't do as eloquently as the other ladies there, I did my best and know that I will understand this way of praying as time goes by. The Lord knew my heart was there and that's what matters anyway. We shared our own prayer requests and the ladies prayed over me which was such a blessing. Afterward, I went home and did paperwork for hubby and things that needed to be done.

Friday morning I tried to get things done before I left for my volunteer job at the church office. After getting to the church office, I was kept busy doing different projects that needed to be done. I really enjoy my job there and I feel so blessed that I can serve using the skills I enjoy. After I was done there, hubby and I took some time for ourselves and drove to our favorite pizza place about 45 minutes away. It was so nice just getting away together. The only down to all this is during dinner I started having pain. I told my hubby if I didn't know better, I would swear I was having a gall-bladder attack (I had my gall-bladder out 5 years ago). I couldn't figure it out until this morning. I remembered many years ago having this same pain and thinking it was my gall-bladder. I finally went to the doctor only to find out that it was a kidney infection. I've been fighting a bladder infection for over a week and now it seems to have moved into my kidney. Thank goodness, when I went to the doctor, he gave me extra antibiotics in case this happened, so I won't have to rush to the ER.

This brings me to today. I slept until 11:00 am (unheard of!) and am still SO tired. I think it was such a busy week with such a new schedule and then add on top of this, the infection, and I'm wiped out!! I was going to work on my house today, but I haven't felt up to it. I'm hoping I can start working on it tomorrow or for sure, Monday. I am so anxious to get my house in order so we can enjoy it again.

I am going to sit down as soon as I'm up to it and make out a schedule for myself. I'm doing such new things now that I need to get something written down so I know how to use my time more wisely and also fit in time to do things I enjoy, too. I haven't painted or written or anything for over a week because I'm so tired. I miss it and don't want to neglect my down times.

I hope you all have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

God bless you - Julie

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