I cannot believe so much time has past between posts!
I guess having a void of time because of health concerns really is like a time machine. It's like going to sleep and waking up to your alarm clock ringing when you could swear that you just laid down a second before.
What has been happening? Really just a constant barrage of viruses (immunocompromised) and a constant hemiplegic migraine. I did get some blood work done that showed nothing. I also got an MRI done that shows demylating (spelling is incorrect, I am sure) and white matter. Both are issues for memory loss and MS type symptoms among other things. My doctor had a family emergency so I will not be able to get in to see him to figure out next steps for a bit.
In the meantime, I have been using my time on survival mode. That means that I am taking care of things around the house, the garden, etc. However, that also means that I am not doing much else. Basically, all I have been doing is routine. I really enjoy being a homemaker, but would like to also ride my bike, go on nature hikes, go on nature drives, etc. Nope. Can barely function to get the stuff done that needs doing. I'm okay with it so don't feel pity. I have been through this so many times. Sometimes you just want to sleep and hope it all goes away. But I am past that now because I know it is temporary. I've been through this many times in the decades of being sick.
Yep, this means that I am not looking glamorous. My house is nice and clean though. My laundry is done and always put away. The dishes are always done. The carpet is vacuumed and the floors are cleaned. The flower gardens and vegetable gardens are weeded once a week. The pets are cared for. My children and husband know I care and we have an opportunity to have meals together and other time together at home.
It's all about attitude. I am so grateful. I am grateful for a home to take care of. I am grateful for a husband that loves me not matter what. I am grateful for two adult boys that are working hard on their futures. I am grateful for the company and loyalty of my cats. I am grateful for a washer and dryer to do laundry in. I am grateful for a dishwasher to clean dishes in. I am grateful for running water and electricity. I am grateful that I have the ability to communicate with my family. I am grateful for a Savior who died for me. I am grateful for the Gospel of Jesus Christ that uplifts me. I am grateful for the rain we got yesterday. So many many many things to be grateful for.
I guess this post will be short and sweet and the main message will be that attitude is everything. You can get through any trial with a good attitude and a sense of humor. Make the best of bad situations and when they get better you will know that you learned so many lessons during those situations that you are grateful for them.
Thanks for checking in and reading.