Good Morning! Happy President's Day to all my American friends!! This is a day that we celebrate George Washington's birthday. Many of you are off work today due to it being a national holiday as well as banks and post offices being closed.
I was unable to post last week as I simply ran out of time due to appointments and my Pink Zebra business. I did not even get to read any of the posts, so I am hoping that I have time to go back through most of them this week as it is not quite as full of a week. Recovery from surgery is going as expected and I have a follow up later this morning. For those that are not aware of what Happy Homemaker posts are please take a look at Sandra's blog and read what the excitement is about.
:::: The Weather ::::
Well, we are on quite a roller coaster of temperatures for the week. We are to get to 61 degrees today and have snow on Thursday. How crazy is that! Yesterday it was sunny and in the mid 50's, which I enjoyed greatly. I need the sun! It is important to my overall health, as it makes me happier and much calmer.
:::: How I am feeling this morning ::::
I feel optimistic about my follow up and I feel at peace with having this surgery finished. I pray that recovery is not as slow as last time and that I am walking without pain as well. I have a toe on the other foot that has some scar tissue built up and needs to be broken loose, but it will get there I hope. I am feeling more peace in my life and my motto for the year is to not allow others to steal my joy. I will do what makes me happy as long as it is not hurtful to someone else. Marital issues have been a huge concern for me in recent months and I have decided that I won't allow that to steal joy from me and anger me anymore. I will continue to strive to make our marriage stronger as I do not feel my husband has physically cheated on me, but I believe there is an emotional bond that I am doing my best to stop before it goes farther or I am disrespected anymore.
:::: On the breakfast plate ::::
Being that I am rather busy this morning, I am going to enjoy a bowl of instant oatmeal. Not my favorite thing in the world, but it will be a quick and easy breakfast. I also will enjoy a hot cup of coffee as I do every morning.
:::: On my reading pile ::::
I am still reading the same book as last week, Dark Summer by Iris Johansen.
:::: On my TV ::::
I have watched so many shows that I truly don't care about, but I do enjoy My Big, Fat, Fabulous Life and had several episodes on the dvr so I have watched most of those not. I think Whitney Thore is an amazing young woman and I hope there are more seasons of this show. The self confidence I see in her when she is leading a dance class is simply amazing.
:::: On the menu this week ::::
Since I am not doing much cooking, I don't have many meals planned, but here are the few that I know of.
Monday: Pork roast with garlic/herb seasoning, potatoes, carrots, and maybe green beans with cheddar biscuits.
Tuesday: Ribs, corn, and some pasta
Wednesday: Fish sticks, macaroni and cheese and peas
It is a start to the week, correct? My husband doesn't like planned meals, but I need the structure to make having meats unthawed easier. He truly doesn't see the benefit of it. He changes his mind too quickly in what he might want.
:::: From the camera ::::
I haven't been anywhere to take any photos, but I will share one of my fun activities that I have done in the past.
:::: Looking around the house ::::
Oh my! Where does my list begin? There are so many things that need cleaned and I need to paint, my office needs some more storage. The dog is lazing in the sun and I see dog hair most places I look. Who knew a Great Dane would shed so bad? I am thankful for the work that my husband has done, but I wish he cleaned as I do.
:::: To do List ::::
Monday: Doctor's appointment, write this post, meet with a Pink Zebra team member to talk about her first event, get pork roast in crockpot, get mail ready for post office tomorrow.
Tuesday: Post office, bank, place PZ order, work in office
Wednesday: team training, get game night set up, blog post, update reading sites
Thursday: finalize game night prep, Game Night, fill orders
Friday: Print out weekly paper work, add receipts to tax file, print monthly paperwork for March, finalize all Feb sales, list bath bombs for daughter, spend some time with my husband.
WOW! That wears me out just writing about it. I can't image doing all of it.
:::: Today's Devotional::::