Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Mike was able to Skype with us quite a few times. He arrived three hours EARLY in OR. Not a bad start to a separation.

I pulled out Step into Fitness by Becky Tirabasi. I realized that I first did this thing 19 years ago....and today my knees creaked when I did it. I certainly am not going to be able to do that 6 days a week. LOL Friends loaned us an exercise bike which proudly sits in the living room. I get a harder workout with something like the video - but my knee doesn't ache as much with the bike. I'll alternate.

We had a good day of school.

Piano lessons went well. Olivia came along and that play date was just about right for Stacia.

We had a pancake dinner and I told the kids Lent was beginning...but I'd missed the REAL pancake day...since all of you are just about to wake up and celebrate - it worked. LOL I've not really been led to fast any differently during Lent than I do year round. When I start hearing folks saying they are giving things up for Lent, I start feeling, "I WANT TO GIVE SOMETHING UP TOO." I had a V8 moment. It's fairly obvious what we're called to give up for Lent this year....Michael. ::snort:: I'm sure God will continue to speak to me about how He'd have us best focus on His death and resurrection. This also means it's time to prepare for PASSOVER.

We ran out of time to read about Nate Saint today, but we did have family time and a piece of chocolate.

Kids are in bed, floor is swept and mopped, bathroom is clean, downstairs is dusted....I'm ready for a busy Thursday.

Choosing Joy!
©2010 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...


Renee said...

I think you hit the nail on the head. God has already provided you with a Lenten sacrifice - giving up spouse and father is more difficult than FB games or chocolate

Kim said...

I'm praying for you!!! Miss you lots! And our knees seem to be related! Have a good day today! It's snowing here!

Anonymous said...


So glad your day went well...that helps a lot when changes are made.

Knees: OUCH! The other day I turned an ankle when going into the house from the garage.....Dad caught me cus he was right behind me....I had to miss the pool yesterday and guess it is from that fall..... knee and back are telling me slow down.... going back to pool today and will just do mild things.

Sorry you are having trouble with a knee..... don't let it get to bad before you get it fixed. I notice recovery time is faster that way. Who am I to be talking... :):):) I'm not ever going to check out my knee :):):)

Isn't Skype great. I have not been on it for a long time cuz when working I generally head for bed as soon as possible after I get home. :):)):) Sure am waiting with excitement for my mid-March Dr. appointment to see what can be done about this sleep problem.

Anyway, continuing to pray for you all.... love/prayers -- Mom T.

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

Yes to all. LOL

Cynthia said...

I'm with you on the whole knee/exercise thing. I still have the Step Into Fitness video, too. I was thinking about getting it out the other day, but I can barely do that walking one everyone was talking about last year. There is a particular sideways motion that bothers my knee. I really need to have my knee looked at.... after I lose a few more pounds otherwise I'm sure they'll just say lose a few pounds before we decide to do anything...