I hope you are having a good day today.
Having suffered through many, many Mother's Days while struggling with infertility, I know this day can be overwhelming and painful for those who long to be in a loving relationship with someone.
I really can't do anything to make that pain any better, but I can remind you that Jesus understands your pain. He can help to ease it, if you will allow Him to work in your heart and life. His Word can offer you comfort and understanding; and His love can sustain you through even the most lonely days.
For those of you who welcome this holiday, I wish you a very Happy Valentine's Day!!! 🙂
My Monday started this morning about 7:30, when Isaac decided he needed some dry attire to wear. ;) By 7:45, I found myself flat on the floor, contemplating just what I had injured in my graceful tumble. I know, I know – how in the world do you fall down on a flat surface??? I don't know, exactly, but I offer this feeble explanation:
Somehow my pajama leg got tucked under my sock, which started my downward momentum, and said pajama leg also prohibited the "grippies" on the bottom of the sock to do their job properly – that of gripping the floor. I sort of pitched forward, grasped for a handhold, twirled around and plonked. Down. Hard. Quickly. On the floor. And then my head hit the gargage can.
Had you been a fly on the wall, I'm pretty sure you would have laughed.
Thankfully, Isaac is very merciful and did NOT! 😉
One of the reasons he may have felt less inclined than usual to laugh at Mommy is that I screamed at him on Saturday. Really loudly. When he head-butted my nose!!! He probably didn't want a repeat of that drama! I did hear my nose "crack" when that happened, but my former-boys-basketball-coach-husband's best medical diagnosis was "Eh…it should be ok."
It is ok. I have a slight darkening under either eye, but it just looks like I've been sick for a week or so. And thankfully, I have some fabulous makeup that camoflaged it well.
So, Ike knows he'd better treat Mommy well today! :) And he has been…I got a very sweet Valentine's Day card from him this morning. :) I got one from my hubby as well, along with this cute little guy.
His name's Cassanova, of course! 😉
So, managing my Monday this week, is going to basically mean managing the pain, which isn't too bad yet, all things considered.
Isaac's caregiver is chopping veggies for our soup and our salsa, both of which will last us for a few days this week. Our dryer still isn't working right, but thankfully, my mom is right next door, and her dryer is working well. :) Plus, we were able to keep up with the laundry over the weekend, so we won't get behind with the dryer on the fritz.
I will be working on our budget a little later today. I usually do that job on Friday and then again mid-week, just so we stay on top of everything. My bank is launching on new website on Wednesday, so I thought I would get the budget work done before then, just in case the launch doesn't go as expected.
We have our water distiller running today. We usually distill one gallon a day, M, W, Th, F and Sa. That supplies our water needs through the week. We don't consume the city water at all, so this water is for drinking, cooking and all of Isaac's water. We add WaterMax back into the water to add nutrients and to make it alkaline.
My goal for this week is to also get veggies chopped up for salads. I store each veggie in a container in the frig, so that they are ready to be used in a salad whenever we want one. This isn't something I get done every week, but I would like to make it a weekly habit. It helps us start out the week with good, healthy ingredients at our fingertips.
I pray that you have a good week. Hopefully, the tasks we have completed today will help to make our week go a little more smoothly than it would without our careful planning.
Blessings to you,