Sunday, May 18, 2014

And Normal Returns!!! Yeah!!!


Have you ever met folks that just want things different?  They're just so unhappy with the way their life is and they want things changed.  Normal is just too boring for them?  Well, that's not me, normal is wonderful as far as I'm concerned!
I've always said that if my family is fine, then I am fine.  I hurt when they hurt, I worry when they worry, etc.  
I'm happy to say 'normal' is returning to our home!  Hubby is home with a machine that will exercise his leg for hours a day and tomorrow he has his first therapy appt.  You see, this is good stuff!  This means we are returning to normal and that we are moving forward.  I believe in living today as today and not thinking tomorrow will be better, but that gets difficult when a loved one is hurting and it is weeks until the scheduled surgery.  Also, hubby has been home for many weeks from work and I know he is looking forward to getting back to work.  All is moving along nicely, now.
I know that the Lord has had all of this work out just the way it is supposed to and that Judy's schedule would not work because she is wayyyyyyy too impatient!LOL  
But, all is well in the Young household.
I give God all the glory and honor!!!!!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Life: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

The Good: 
Definitely that hubby's surgery is over, he's doing fairly well.  The surgery was a success but he's having a few issues today that are a bit concerning for me.  Sadly, we weren't able to go see him today at the hospital so I think that's another issue I'm having.  We do not do well apart, I in particular am a better person when my hubby is with me, I miss him terribly.  
The Bad:
That I cannot stretch myself any further, there are things that absolutely must be attended to and only I can do some of them.  It's really hard not being able to go see hubby, but reality is that there were appointments etc. that had to be attended to today.  I really truly hate that but I think that's the difficult part of having a home business; you alone are the business and you must get it done or it will not get done.  A bit frustrating for me today.
The Ugly:
I think the nurses at the hospital are being stretched so very far.  Their patient count is unbelievable and they can only do so much.  But....hubby has some needs that need to be attended to but they are letting it slide because they simply are too shorthanded.  UGH!  For the price hospitals charge you would think that you would get solid gold care, but it doesn't happen.  Plus, my hubby does not complain.....so nothing gets done.  I HATE that!  But, tomorrow he will have a champion there to set things straight, they will either address these problems or hear my fuss all the way to the administration office.  I used to work there so I know how things are done and I know that only the squeaky wheel gets their attention.  I hate it but it's true!  
For tonight I will pray for peace and calm and for hubby's issues to be resolved.  Tomorrow is a new day.

The cabin pic is a reminder for me to be calm.  I know things will get resolved.  Breathe deep.......


Monday, May 12, 2014

Happy Homemaker Monday 5/12/14

Click above to go to Diary of a Stay At Home Mom's blog and to see other sweet ladies Happy Homemaker Monday!

As I look outside my window:
Well, it's dark since it's 9pm.  It was the hottest day yet, up in the 80's which is a bit warm for our part of Kentucky this early in the year.


Right now I am:
Chit chatting with my sweet daughter.  Tomorrow we have a busy day so a bit of planning ahead going on.

Thinking and pondering:
My hubby has been home with us after an injury so tomorrow he's going in for a knee replacement, he's eager to get it over with, healed and back to work.  Praying all goes as expected.

On my bedside table:
Earrings daughter Katie made me, lamp, phone, emery board and bone folder..not sure why the bone folder?

On my tv this week:   

I actually do not watch TV, hubby DVR's the Duggar's for Katie and I but otherwise we don't watch TV.

Listening to:
Actually it's very quiet right now.

On the menu for this week:
Busy week with hubby's surgery so it's all up in the air.

On my to do list:

Finish up some soaps I made, sewing, lotion making, etc.  Too many projects too little time!

Happening this week:

Once again, all up in the air!

What I am creating:

Soap, Lotion, Balms, Cards, Skirts, etc.

My simple pleasure:

Watching youtube videos on my Ipod.  I love learning things so I watch card making, soap making, homesteading, etc.

Homemaking tips:

Never ever use cleaners with chemicals from the store.  Baking soda, vinegar and a few more items can clean just about anything!

Looking around the house:

Have some various items that need to be photographed and put up on Etsy, never seem to get ahead of that game!

From the camera:

Sweet hubby.
 Prayer List:
Hubby, sweet aunt Mid who is having some health issues.  My sweet little mama who has her arm in a sling from a fall.

Bible Verse:
When the cares of my heart are many, Your consolations cheer my soul.  Psalm 94:19

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mother's Day and What a Privilege it is to be a Mother!

Today marks my 29th year of celebrating Mother's Day as a mother!  I will be 54 this year so that means I have been a mommy for more years of my life than not!  
I remember when our first was born, it's an emotion that you cannot put into words.  As wonderful as every other love is, being a mother is entirely different.  It's all encompassing, all the time, forever and ever.  There is this person that is a part of you and hubby all smooshed together into this little bundle of joy!  No feeling on earth is the same!

Becoming a parent brings out a protectiveness in you that you never knew was there.  Suddenly you would literally take a bullet to protect this little person from being harmed in any way.  I've found that the feeling doesn't stop because they get older, it just grows in intensity and as they venture out into the world your feeling of guarding and protecting becomes constant prayers for their safety.  I truly don't know how folks can live without the overpowering love of Christ that gives us peace and calm when nothing else can.  I wouldn't want to live without Him for one single moment.

God's love becomes a so clear when you think about one of your own children being put in the situation that Jesus was, imagine someone wanting to torture your child until death.  I would fight, scream, claw, hurt, maim, and tear out someones eyes before I would let them harm my child......and yet God watched his precious son go through such horrible tortures and die on that cross....for us, for you, for me.  Wow, such wondrous love.  

I want to daily put on the armor of God, die to self and would hope I could do anything He would ask of me.  But, I know I fall short repeatedly.  I'm so glad He doesn't disappoint me the ways I'm sure I disappoint Him, thank you Heavenly Father!

May you all have  wonderful Mother's Day, it is so important because no one is like our mother, my little mother is beyond sainthood in our eyes, she's the most precious mother ever!

Oh yea, I'm attempting to get back into blogging, I've missed it terribly and need to get back into the swing of it!