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Friday, January 15, 2016

Heck of a Week

Last Sunday was our first real snow fall of the year.  The puppies sure to enjoy a good frolic in the snow.
 Kayla has an obsession with cheese balls.  Not just any cheeseballs, mind you, but the ones that you get a Sam's Club.  The dogs really enjoy them too.  Shh, not when Kayla's looking.

 So this light dusting of snow was a precursor to the week.  Tuesday, there was a big dumping.  So much so, that every school district in the county, but mine had a snow day.  You know, no school, roll back over and go to sleep.  I really, don't mind going to work on these days, but Tuesday I was in so much pain, I ended up taking a sick day.
 Monday, I apparently hurt my back while standing up from a table at school.  I had the worst pain, I have ever felt in the middle of my back.  Kyle, said it sounded a lot like the pain he had when he had the kidney stones.  So, I thought I might have one too.
I took so pain killers and sat in my recliner all night.  Just waiting for a stone to pass.  No, such luck.  I woke up Tuesday with quite a bit of pain, but not like the night before.  So, I decided to stay home and go to the doctor to see  if I had a kidney infection or something. 

Sort of embarrassing, but it wasn't the kidney at all.  Way to go Dr. Kyle, you missed the diagnosis.  I had muscle pain.  The Doc made me feel better, by saying endothermic back injuries can manifest their pain in various parts of the back.  So, he asked if I have a chiropractor?

Boy, do I.  My good friend Dr. Starkey took care of me.  Phew, no snow day, and two doctor visits later, I got through my painful Tuesday.

Wednesday, when the rest of the county schools are on a two hour delay for wind chill weather, we are off to work at normal time.  Now, once again, I don't mind working, but those children who somehow feel slighted by not getting what the other kids are getting are a bit hard to deal with on those days.

Lots of work to get done.  It seems like I've learned to be okay with leaving work without having every "I" dotted and "T" crossed.  A person could do nothing, but school work.  I'm trying very hard to not let paperwork dictate who I am.  I really want to focus on my spiritual life too.

We went to dinner tonight with Matt and Connie Gorrell.  We chose to go to a new Japanese Steakhouse in Ontario.  This restaurant was opened by members of the church and we wanted to visit.  It was a great time.  We laughed and had a great time.  We have some double date buddies.  It's good to have nice friends.

Kyle had me watch a video today from the woman from "Fixer Uppers" on HGTV.  It really got me to thinking.  She was talking about an answer to her personal prayer.  That God told her that one day she was going to get what she was dreaming, but she had to be ready to go when he said, go.  She said, that when that time came, she wasn't quite ready.  But, then she had the thought, don't you trust me with your dreams?

I keep thinking about that.  Do I trust Heavenly Father, with my dreams?  I have a lot of them.  Some of them, I have been so disappointed with the timeframe, that I think I might have given up.  I haven't really let go to the trust, that I won't be disappointed and that the timeframe will suit my wants.  Guess, I have some repenting to do...So, that is my thought this week.  I want to trust Heavenly Father with my dreams.  Do you trust Heavenly Father with your dreams?


  1. Ouch! So sad your back was out but happy that Jack could fix it! Our Chubbs likes the snow too! I saw the Joanna Gaines video before and it's amazing how the Lord works isn't it? I'm not sure I've trusted that my dreams or prayers would be answered as clearly, but looking back I can see the wisdom in how things in life have turned out. I guess I need to work on my faith a bit stronger! Have a better week than the last one!

  2. Hope your back is feeling better.
    Sometimes it's difficult to know when you need to wait for something to happen, and when you need to make something happen. The faith is really important when you are actively trying to make things happen and the dreams aren't moving along as planned. But I think all wait and no action isn't particularly a manifestation of faith.

  3. I like that idea of trusting the Lord with our dreams. I don't like that you've been having back problems! Hope Dr. Starkey fixed you up!