........in fact, I wish I HAD thought to take a couple of pictures. I got to play with Allyissia all afternoon today, and it did my old gramma heart good. She's my grand niece, but she provides me with my nana-fix. She's four years old now, going to pre-K, and is just such a delight to play with. She loves her baby dolls, and coloring in coloring books, playing card and memory games..........just all the things I miss with my far-away grandkids.
On the weather front, we missed this storm, except for loads and loads of rainfall yesterday. My daughter out in Oklahoma received 8+ inches of snow !
More storms expected later this week ! I just hope I get to work tomorrow and get to my appointment on Wednesday morning......then, after stocking up on groceries and gas a little, I'm good to hibernate for another few days ! Got my sugar hubby, and my Lottie dah.......what more could a girl ask for. God is GOOD !
P.S. It's been awhile since I've given an update on my surgery recovery. I'm eating ALL THE TIME, even though it takes me a lot longer than most people to eat anything. I'm having the most trouble with soft items catching and depositing in the upper back of my throat. Somehow, it's like there's a reservoir there that food deposits in and doesn't go down. I try to wash it out with lots of fluids, but sometimes that backfires, and up it all comes. Frustrating......I'm having to learn to be very wary and watchful and careful HOW I eat. Sleepwise, it's about the same........the couch is still my GO TO. Once in a great while I try the bed again, but usually wind up having to move to the couch after a couple of restless hours of choking on my own saliva. It's weird, but it's my new reality, so I'm just thankful that that's the worst of it, and I'm trying to adjust. Atleast, I'm able to enjoy my sewing. Once again I'm wondering if I'll have the energy I'll need for all the yardwork I have each Spring and Summer, but I'm just asking my father, GOD, to give me strength for EACH DAY as it comes. I know HE WILL !
Another frustration is my voice. Now, I've long known that my tongue was my worst enemy.......no matter what good intentions I've had, it's always found a way to go beyond the parameters I set for it. So, it's no wonder the LORD had to put a curb on it. But what I miss most right now is long talks on the phone to my sister-in-law, Jean, and my good friends who like to call and chat. I just can't be heard very well, and I run out of oxygen trying to talk with only one working vocal cord. Bear with me friends.........and feel free to write me or call and let me just do a whole lot of listening !
" Do you not know?
Have you not heard???
The LORD is the everlasting GOD,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and His understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary,
and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:28-31
"The Sovereign LORD has given me an instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary.
He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being taught." Isaish 50:4