Kind of feel like these little babies!
I am doing a little better today. My parents got me out of the house for a few hours yesterday. We had lunch out, my mom and I got to spend some play time shopping (retail therapy with my Mommy always really helps lift my spirits!) and I spent an hour with my counselor. I didn't even get a nap but stayed awake through cooking dinner (thanks for the help getting it in the oven, Mom!) and homework with the kids (though 5th grade math was way beyond me and Rick helped our daughter figure out her three troublesome problems in 2 minutes). By 8pm I was totally ready for bed, but it has been a great day (other than the bowel accident that required an emergency purchase of a new pair of pants while we were out shopping today).
This morning, I physically kind of felt hit by a truck when I first tried to get out of bed, staggered pretty badly for the first 20 minutes I was awake, but now that I have my feet up in my recliner, feeling tired but pretty OK. Pretty sure I better try for that nap before the kids get home, but I only had to sleep for about 8 1/2 hours last night! Poor mom was here (folding laundry for me - Thank you Mom!) and I just didn't even have the physical energy to chat or visit much this morning. :(
Remember how I just commented on how my ear wasn't really bothering me very much lately? Well, I spoke too soon! I'm sure it is my trigeminal nerve acting up, but ever since that evening, two night ago, I've been repeatedly getting hit with sharp stabbing pains, like an ice pick is being plunged through my left ear drum. the pain radiates down through my jaw (TMJ just loves that!) and the left side of my throat gets itchy and burns and feels blistered and raw inside, only down that one side, for a few minutes. Other than watery eyes, no one would have any idea, looking at me, that I was experiencing anything unusual during those moments. This morning I went to scratch my left temple (where the pain has been pretty quiet for a while) and was rewarded with raw pain where I thought the side of my face must be scabbed and injured up there, but it wasn't. Life never gets dull when you have a body like this to keep you guessing!
The application process looks pretty doable for me. We shall soon see:
I finally got back to jumping again yesterday, and started a new 100 day goal as well. A year ago I didn't have the lung capacity to even make sound come out of my flute at all, and I still didn't have left arm strength to hold the instrument up to my lips for more than a moment, nor left hand coordination to press the keys. This is where we are today:
Yesterday was day 1 of new flute project....
and day 66 of existing 100 day jumping goal.
(Funny that I'm wearing the same hat hot on both day 1s! That wasn't planned, but maybe it should be from now on.)
Another birthday week at our house. Our 7-year-old turns eight tomorrow! Our 10-year-old will be 11 this Saturday. (Our oldest turned 14 last month.) My babies are growing up! And to think of how long and hard we prayed for these miracles, how easily they might not have ever been here, of their siblings who never came home. Just wow! My oldest delights in reminding me that he will be in college in 3 1/2 years, but that can't be right. I'm pretty sure he was just born last week or so! Bittersweet...
Today, day 2 flute.
Day 67 jumping.
for though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again, but the wicked stumble when calamity strikes.