Sunday, August 22, 2010
This last week started out challenging at best. Last Saturday, we closed our shop for our annual re-do week to prepare the shop for fall. We had allowed ourselves 8 days to completely re-do displays, move fixtures, and clean and organize. Last Saturday, because of the amount of pain I was in physically, eight days didn't seem like near enough for the work I had ahead of me. But, as in all things in life, there are times you have to just suck it up, pray for strength only God can provide, and continue to push ahead.
So, that's what I did...
I prayed, and I pushed ahead.
Last Monday, I was able to meet with my Doctor. I was able to get back on my medication, and by about Tuesday or Wednesday I was beginning to feel myself again. Somehow, through the grace and strength of God, myself, my mama, and my awesome employees were able to finish our fall preparation, early... can you believe it? We were so ahead, we were able to open three days early. Which was also a blessing from above!
Thursday, (because I still had a babysitter scheduled) I was able to go to work (minus kids in tow) and get a bunch of stuff accomplished that I had needed to for quite some time. Friday, (because I had tons of employees scheduled) was able to give my babysitter the day off, and spend the whole day soaking up my girls, who I had missed so much. This mama isn't used to being away from her girls 8 plus hours a day... Friday, I even managed in a much needed nap, it was a beautiful day!!!
The weekend brought more good things! Family time. Accomplished to-do's,... like my canning, preserving, freezing, and berry and apple picking I have been wanting to do before fall is upon us. I even managed in some cooking and some grocery shopping. Matt got us caught up on laundry and yard work. And now, that all that is finally behind me, I am feeling a whole lot better!... in so many ways.
The doctor is sending me on to another specialist, so I will be praying that there are some new answers ahead. But, until then, I am going to just be glad for the blessings that I have. They are over flowing around me!
I hope you had a blessed week (and weekend) as well!