it is the winter of my discontent,
for no apparent reason.
I am healthy, in fact I haven't physically felt this good in a long time. I had years of issues with chest pain/reflux/whatever/ that was, at times, quite miserable. This spring I got a new medicine that has worked wonders and I haven't had a minute of problem since. Believe me I feel so grateful, the absence of pain is really a wonderful blessing. With trek training and watching what I eat I have even lost a couple of pounds. I need to be more diligent and committed but with the snow it's hard (and this summer it will be the heat...and in April my birthday and...). I am hoping to develop a love of exercise, an aversion to chocolate would be helpful too but I am not banking on that:)
I have a lovely home. I have always loved where I lived but this house is the nicest.
My kids are healthy.
The schools are good.
We have new friends.
Tatum is a doll.
I love my calling.
I have many fun and wonderful things to look forward to: events with the young women, fun stuff with our family, holidays, and conference, and a sunny summer, visits from friends and way at the end of the year Christmas with my family!
Beloved and I have been getting along really well, we've been working on it. That's the rhythm of a marriage I suppose, ups and downs, times of selfishness times of growing and giving. Hopefully the good gets more and more and the bumps smaller... I don't know but right now is good:)
yet at times I am a bit grumpy on the inside, a bit bored. I miss TX and my good friends that are more like family than just friends there.
J is still adjusting to the move and misses her friends TERRIBLY, she isn't a complainer but I just feel badly for her.
Beloved has a job with a lot more stress than he expected.
Sierra is moving, and she needs to, there are no young people here,but I will miss her.
the dog sheds hair on the carpet, and the kids argue and don't eat their dinners and I don't sing a happy little working song while I scrub the toilets.
and I want everyone to be happy and the world to be at peace and all the children to have shoes on their feet and a warm meal in the tummies and a book in the hands to fill their hearts and minds with knowledge and joy.
and there is little I can do about any of those things...except the toilet.
and let's not forget the snow and cold!
Maybe I just need to serve more, be on the computer less and count my blessings.