Seriously, it's been a long time, no?
I am *still* coughing! Yes, I can't believe it. I think it's a bit of asthma, actually. It only happens when the cold air hits my lungs outside, or if I do a lot of physical activity. Weird. I'm taking my sweet Tali in for some allergy/sensitivity issues soon, so I'll talk to my doc then.
I've got thrush again. I think my whole body is out of whack, actually. I think I've been wearing too many hats and simply not taking care of myself. A gal can only do so much, ya know.....then things start to go downhill.....(check out my sweet Tali in some of her new "play clothes" - aka: really cheap halloween costumes I got for a few bucks - she's so wonderful!! I used to have Wonder Woman underoos......ah, the memories.....;)
Dean & I (and some friends of ours) are going to be going through a 13-week (or is it 12? or 14? whatever...) program for weight loss/management/dealing with eating issues/etc. Maybe after the holidays.....when things settle down a bit. I just feel icky - have for a few years now - and would like to get a handle on things.
In the meantime, I am just too busy to blog! Crazy, I know. With hs'ing, child training, meals (we hardly ever eat out now - which is a GOOD thing), housekeeping, Bible & devotions, our small group stuff....plus the regular stuff that goes along with being a ministry family....well, I just can't carve out the time.
Yet I really do enjoy blogging - plus, I like the fact that I can record some of what is going on in my life. It's like an on-line journal. I can go back and read about these days, and my children will be able to do that same. I don't want to stop now ~ when they're all so little....it's a madhouse, but it's awesome!
So I'm gonna try to squeeze some time in here and there. We've got the basement remodel going on right now, the children's musical at church is this Sunday - so that's almost over (for good. I just can't do that right now - it about kills me, 'cause I *want* those kiddos to have a choir.....I'm gonna pray like crazy for the right person to step up into that spot!!!!). We *try* to stay low-key for the Christmas season, doing devotions each night, with scripture, stories, songs and prayer - which is just amazing!!
I need to give my body a chance to slow down and get better. I need to take better care of myself (starting with this whole weight loss issue). My husband & I really want to make this a priority - especially since it really HASN'T been (thus the problem). My kiddos need to see how important our physical health is too! And I truly believe the Lord wants me to take care of myself.
And seeing as how baby Micah is almost 9 months old and eating solids foods like a madman (so cute!), I'd better get on the ball......I usually love pregnancy, but I was really feeling it last time. *IF* God wants us to have another baby, I need to take care of my poor body, for goodness sake!! And if He *doesn't* want us to have more children, I still need to take care of myself for the five beautiful blessings I DO have! (and my poor hubby)
I'll try to get back on here next week, share some pics, talk about life, what's going on our here in the country - now that we're heading into winter & Christmas. I feel like the Lord is working on me right now (I mentioned this before).....so please pray I listen to Him~
If you're actually reading this - after all this time, you are a true blogging friend ~ luv ya,