Thursday, February 19, 2009

Ramblings and a Giveaway alert

I have been having some pretty bi-polar days lately. Some days I really, really wish I was a stay at home mom full time. Other days, I think I am so lucky to have my dream job of just doing home health therapy part time. I guess it's not really bipolar when the reality is that I think I'd PREFER to be a full time SAHM, but since I'm not, I have the best possible job if I have to work outside my home. And some days, I just feel lucky to have a job when I hear about how many people have lost jobs. In fact, on those days, I realize that it's a blessing to have enough regardless of how hard (or easy) it is to come by. 

OH!!! And I checked ASIA's waiting child list tonight, and the little girl Gene, Lydia, and I have been praying for is being adopted! Hooray! Felicity is going to have a mom and dad (even if I never know who they are, I am so grateful that they are going to be her family)!!! God does answer prayers.

And finally, go HERE to enter a giveaway for a really neat shirt.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

What would YOU do?

I had two patients to see today. And it was BEAUTIFUL outside. Lydia just loves to be outside, and I was wondering what would be the best way to appreciate this February day considering the glorious sunshine and higher than 70 degree temperatures after I saw those two patients? A trip to the zoo seemed like a pretty good idea. Surely, it wouldn't be too crowded, and we might see animals we wouldn't be as likely to see once it got hotter.

It wasn't crowded, and we didn't have to wait in line to ride the train (which Lydia LOVED). So, I don't know what you'd do with a fantastic sunny February day, but that's what I did with mine. Oh, and as bonus? Drew got to come, too, since he didn't have class today and didn't work until after 5pm. Two years ago, I'd have been working with no flexibility to take off to enjoy a day like today just because it was so nice. I wouldn't have thought of going to the zoo even if I had been off, but that's one of the great things about having a young child. Your horizons get a lot wider!
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Saturday, February 7, 2009

No Catchy Title

And the post doesn't really have anything to do with the pictures. I just know most of us want to see pictures, and I haven't posted any recently. These were taken on our upper deck today while Lydia and I enjoyed the absolutely wonderful weather.
Gene's mother was in the hospital last week because she stopped walking. After all sorts of tests, consults, and therapy, we still don't know why, and she's still not walking. She asked to go to a nursing home, and we honored her request. Lydia calls the nursing home MeeMa's new house.
On a happier note, (Gene probably isn't any happier since he thinks we spent way too much money - he has no real appreciation of how much groceries cost sometimes), we went to Walmart where I encountered a former co-worker, a former patient I treated while waiting for Lydia's referral, and my optometrist (he was pushing two very CUTE little girls in his cart). It was so nice to see Gina, the former co-worker! She was skinnier and prettier than ever. I think having kids does that for some people.
And I'll close by asking for your prayers for my MIL, Gene, and a little girl in China we call Felicity (she's not mine and she REALLY needs a mom and dad).
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Friday, February 6, 2009

Ever wanted to go to China?

American Airlines has some great deals to China and Japan right now. If you've ever wanted to go to China, this may be your big chance!