Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Homemaker Monday - Back on track :)

(Long... exaggerated...SIGH)

Happy Monday! Can I just tell you how GREAT I feel? For the last few days I've been full of life and energy and even a little motivation and normalcy. It's been a long time coming, friends. This past Thursday I saw my surgeon again (who has still not had to actually do any surgery) who did another aspiration of my abcess and wasn't able to pull out any infection. Praise the Lord! He said I'm not 100% in the clear - but I am on track! And, just yesterday I was able to express several drops from my left side which means re-lactating might be working! So much to be thankful for. My last day of antibiotics is Tuesday and I will see the surgeon again that morning just to check my progress one last time. {Hopefully} Thank you all for your concern and prayers!

I thought it would be fun to do another of these "Happy Homemaker Monday" bits. I enjoy thinking through our days here, it's refreshing. Hope you enjoy, too! :)

The weather in my neck of the woods: Thunderstorms all night long, and now its raining.

Things that make me happy: Baby Carrots and Southwest Ranch veggie dip :)

Book(s) I'm reading: Dancing with my Father, refresher of "The Baby Whisperer" and Jo's Boys :) Love my little women...

What's on my TV today: WAY too many cartoons as we continue to adjust to life with 2 kiddos!

On the menu for dinner: Being my first FULL week of having to make my own food in several weeks... not quite sure. Def gonna use what's in the freezer! I have some steaks in there :)

On my To Do List: oh glory... a little bit of everything. But, for the sake of this thing: remove queen mattress from nursery and return nursery into a working nursery, deep clean bathroom, sweep upstairs floors (its been for-ever), sweep out van, etc.

New Recipe I tried or want to try soon: Real Simple magazine had a recipe for basil spaghetti with broiled cheesy tomatoes that looked amazing. Would love to try my hand there!

In the craft basket: Non-existent at this point.

Looking forward to this week: Splash park maybe on Weds? If I can pull it off it would be the first outing with both girls...outdoors!

Tips and Tricks: Lay out clothes, diaper bags, purses, etc the night BEFORE church. Makes Sunday morning much more enjoyable if everything is already ready and everyone isn't scrambling around.

My favorite blog post this week: Several. Seemed to be a "Mom encouraging" week - which was super timely. Ann Voskamp always provides excellent posts and this week Resurgence was great, too!

No words needed (favorite photo or picture, yours or others you want to share):

(she's a month old already!)

Lesson learned the past few days: I am so unable to do anything on my own strength!

On my mind: The fact my 2 year old refuses to potty train... lovely. And that my 1 month old loves to cluster feed EVERY night from 5-11pm. Makes for a tired momma...

Devotionals, Scripture Reading, Key Verses: So thankful for my Proverb a day when I just don't have the minutes to sit down and do deep study!

1 comment:

Sara said...

I grew so much in my relationship with the Lord by just reading a Proverb a day :) I am so thankful that you are starting to feel better. Such an answer to prayer.