My People

My People
My matched set of grandchildren - Oliver and Cosette

Friday, March 16, 2012

I'm just so blessed!

I came home yesterday to find that Austin was  making dinner - spaghetti. It was ready about five minutes after I got home. That was a huge blessing! There was an angle, of course, he wants me to take him to the skating rink on Saturday night so he can meet up with the girl he likes. Her parents don't want her to date yet and they will be out of town. I told him that there was no way I was going to be an accessory to a child willfully disobeying their parents. I also reminded him that the age of consent in Georgia is 16 (she's 15) and that if he were charged with statutory rape that he would have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. She may be a great girl... she's just too young for him. I have a feeling that this is going to be a knock down drag out kind of weekend over this issue. He'll thank me some day.

One of the new meds I'm on is making me swell - badly. By the end of the day yesterday my shoes were tight and I had cankles. I'm taking a diuretic so that was really weird. My blood pressure is somewhat better but still high-ish. This morning it was 138/89... which is not great considering I'm on three bp pills now.

The big ole hole in my gum isn't bothering me at all. I had thai food yesterday for lunch and a couple of grains of rice wanted to set up shop in there but they were easily and painlessly retrieved. Having the stitches there is not as uncomfortable as I had anticipated.

I took Grumpilstilskin to Starbucks yesterday on the way to school. I thought a venti iced caramel macchiato would mellow him out ... and apparently it did. I was chatting with the barrista and asked him about their blonde coffee. He followed us out to the parking lot and gave us a sample of ground coffee to try today. I drink a really dark, espresso blend of coffee so it's a big difference for me. I actually really like it. It's not really weak... it's just a different flavor....

I'm dizzy this morning and wiped out. Thank God it's Friday. And payday.

Today is my parents' 46th anniversary. The older they get and the older I get, the more I love and appreciate them. The older my kids' get, the more I realize how important it is to keep in touch with your parents. I am so proud of my parents, how hard they've both worked to give us a good life - what a great example they've set as a work ethic - what a blessing they have been to me throughout my whole life. All five of us kids have taken different paths but they have always loved us, supported us and been an anchor that we can hold onto.

The cat is eating spaghetti. There were some noodles left in the collander in the sink and that little booger just climbed up on the counter and snagged himself a noodle. Garfield.

We are definitely, one hundred percent certain to get a Chickfila very soon. The building is about halfway finished in front of the Walmart in Cornelia... about a mile from my office. That makes me a very happy girl. My life is complete. Ok, not really but it makes me super happy.

Yesterday felt like such a victory for me. My initial instinct was that I wouldn't be sufficiently recovered from the dental trauma to make it through the work day but honestly... I was very ok.

God is really good, y'all. My life is far from perfect and there are trials everyday but I just feel like I'm wrapped in a cocoon of bubble wrap and that everything that comes against me - even if it impacts me - it's not as bad of a blow as it could have been.

Have a good Friday!