Monday, December 19, 2022

Feeling Better...Finally!


Well, I can honestly say that I'm glad to see a new week. If you read my last post, you know I was sick all last week and though I am still not 100%, I am feeling much better today. 

I basically hung around the house all day Saturday, slowing doing household things, while David worked on our bathroom renovation.  I've always loved Saturdays when we are both at home, working on things. We take time to talk and have coffee together before going back to whatever we're working on. 

Sunday I woke and felt almost brand new, except still stopped up, so I decided I didn't want to go to church and sit next to people, sniffling or sounding sick, so we stayed home. 

Thankfully church is always live on Facebook, so I was able to tune in and hear my youngest son, Collin, leading worship. I had to snap a picture of him, just for my own photo collection.

I'm so proud of this young man! Well, both of my boys, of course. My oldest son, Ted, normally leads worship and Collin leads on Wednesdays, but Ted was playing drums yesterday, so Collin was leading.

These are both young men of integrity and I just love the way they turned out 😀 They treat their families as priorities, they treasure their wives and adore their children. And most of all, they love the Lord, which leads back to how they live their lives. 

And I love that I can watch and worship with them, even if I'm not there in person.

For lunch on Sunday, David and I decided to take a drive up the road (about an hour) to a little cafe where they serve delicious comfort food.  After being in the house for so many days, I needed to get out for just a bit and this was just what I needed...a hot bowl of Chicken and Dumplings. It was so delicious and I wish I would have asked for an extra portion to-go, because it really hit the spot!

Of course, while there, David saw someone we knew. It's a running joke in our family, that David will see someone he knows, no matter how far away we are from home. We once went to Colorado (about 24 hours away from us) and saw our next door neighbor's brother, who knew who we were. You can't make this stuff up! 😂

Our little drive and nice warm meal (that I didn't have to cook) was exactly what I needed to feel alive again. By the time we got home, I was feeling good enough to do a few things outside that afternoon, while it was warm. 

David finished putting up the shiplap in the bathroom we are renovating, we put out a few lighted trees in the yard and called it a day.

That evening we sat down to finish up the Harry and Meghan documentary, while I worked on the puzzle I currently have going. Talk about heartbreaking! If you haven't seen it and you're even halfway interested in the Royal family (which I wasn't until we started watching The Crown), you need to watch their story.

We finished the night with an episode of The Crown and I was done for the day. 

Today will be spent with grocery pick up, cleaning the house and getting ready for all the kids and grandkids to come for Family Dinner. We missed all of our get-togethers last week, due to my being sick, so tonight will be a welcomed sight. I miss them when we go too long in between visits! (I won't kiss any of the babies tonight though! Not taking any chances.)

Thanks for checking in and reading my ramblings 😀 You are greatly appreciated!

Until Next Time...



  1. My dad was like that... even when we'd go on vacation, he would run into someone he knew! LOL
    I love you can access so many churches online now from the safety at home - especially when you're not feeling well!
    So glad you're feeling better!!!

    1. Thank you so much :) And yes, I love that churches are online now! For me, I love to go back and listen to the worship at times.

  2. Hooray for starting off the week feeling better! I hope it continues and you are, indeed, 100 percent for Christmas!! We have a friend who literally knows everyone and runs into a least a few folks no matter where we go. We affectionately call him the mayor of our city. He might as well be:)

    1. :) Jennifer, that's hilarious! I guess there's one in every group! My husband was a city councilman for over 15 years, so that might have something to do with it. And funny enough...we lived next door to the mayor for years :)

  3. Glad to hear you are feeling better. We can watch our church service on line also. Nothing like being there in person but when you can't watching on line is great!!

    1. Thank you, Karen! I'm getting better each day :)

  4. Hello! I am so happy to hear you are feeling better! I love and appreciate our online church services too. I am so enjoying your book, my friend. So happy we met here! Have a cozy evening, and a wonderful week preparing for Christmas.

    1. I am enjoying yours too! In fact, I shared one of the stories with my kids last night :) I'm savoring it and reading a few stories each day.

  5. I am so glad you're finally feeling better! It's always inconvenient to be sick at Christmas time. Your Sunday outing sounds wonderful! I love chicken and dumplings- the ultimate comfort food if ever there was one. It's funny that your husband sees people everywhere y'all go. People have said that about me...but it's mostly just here in town. I've lived here my whole life, so I know lots of people from different times and places throughout those years.

    I love the picture of your sons- you said that's Ted behind Collin, playing the drums? I know you are so proud of them both! I pray that our boys turn out that same way someday. They're on their way to being those kinds of men...of course, they're all single right now, except for our Jonah. He is almost twenty and just now has his first ever girlfriend! Our boys never really dated...they've had lots of friends who are girls, but only one of them really dated someone, our oldest son Graham. I love reading about your family, because it encourages me of all that we have to look forward to! I hope you have a wonderfully productive day, my friend.

    1. Thank you for the well wishes! I am better each day, which I'm so thankful for! That picture of Collin...Ted is not the guy behind him, but off on the other side of the stage, playing the drums. I'll have to share a picture of Ted one day. On a regular day, they are at opposite ends of the stage also. It's hard to get them in one shot :)

      My boys dated a bit, but were always more about finding their "one", which they both did very early. They were both married at 21, which is young, but I'm so glad they chose to do that.

      And thank you for the encouragement :) I always wonder if anything I'm sharing matters to anyone but me :) This is a great community and I appreciate it so much!


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