Thursday, March 25, 2010

Head Above Water

Another continuation of the past 3 weeks of blahs for me. I have been consistently staying in pjs until the afternoon, or even all day. It's almost like I don't feel there's a purpose in anything. At least it's not as if I don't want to go on with life. I haven't been near that point this time around.

I am asking that you would pray for me. That I would begin to feel better. That I can begin doing normal things a person should be able to do. Also, that I would not be anxious about ANYTHING? Thank you so much!

Good news for Tim though! His specialist reported (in writing) that he is doing even better than he would have hoped at this point! Praise the Lord!

It's so nice to know Tim is back in a workshop (a God thing happened, where someone offered the use of his heated workshop for Tim to use at no charge). Since then, he has completed a beautiful hope chest for Candle. This is his first wood project in over 2 years.

The biggest concern the Dr. has for Tim to continue being stable is that I become stable. If my mental health does not improve, it could trigger Tim into relapse, which is not a good thing.

I am able to say that I believe things will get better! I am also thankful that I've been having daily Bible readings again for over 2 months now. That's not saying I'm retaining much, but it's a big deal for me. Concentration has not been my strong-suit for quite a while.

Oh yeah, Tim and I prepared dinners, following the Once-A-Month Cooking, back at the end of January. It was really a hard few days of work to get it all done, but we are still enjoying the blessing of those meals, as many provided enough for leftovers. We also were able to have enough for some company (which usually causes major anxiety for me)... and I think there's 3 or 4 more meals left... so how's that for a few days worth of cooking?

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

9 Years Today

Today it has been 9 years since we pulled up at my in-law's home in our 1990 Toyota Corolla (which is now Nathan's), with both kids, 1 cat, Tim, I, and a few of our belongings. The rest of the "stuff" had been driven up in a battered up U-Haul by a friend from Chilliwack.

We were excited to start our new beginning... maybe the kids were anxious about starting at a new school, but they didn't show it.

Anyways, we're still here! It's a good thing. I'm thankful.

Thursday, March 11, 2010


It's been a while since I've written and some of my readers have mentioned they regularly check out my site for updates. My apologies to you!

We've had the most amazing winter here this year. There's hardly any snow left, and the sun has been out a lot. Yesterday it did snow a tad. Today it's extremely windy. But for the most part, I really can't complain about it.

Last night Tim and I headed to the Blue Fin Sushi Bar for the monthly music Jam Night. Our son Nathan is in a band that plays there, so we've been trying to support him by attending. It's so neat to hear improvements each and every month, and to see the confidence he's getting by doing this too. Cindy (the owner) and her girls treat us great too... even though we're not big on sushi. Thanks Cindy!

Tonight is our weekly Survivor night at our friend Anne's. We have been going to her place for the last couple of years to watch together. This past winter we started taking turns making supper for everyone, and it is a great time! Nate's not into Survivor, so he doesn't go, but Candle comes with us. Usually she's already there though, as Anne is one of her bosses.

Anne took Candle under her wing a couple of years ago and has taught her how to groom dogs. They have a lot of fun and work well together.

Tim just got in from snowshoeing 3/4 of the way up Harvey Mountain (14 km). He worked hard, and I'm sure will sleep good tonight.

I still haven't figured out what I want to do when I grow up. Any ideas?

So, there you have it... a little bit of everything, but not much of anything.

If any of you have a suggestion on what I could write about, please let me know. I need some inspiration.

Thanks for reading again, and please, drop me a note. I'd love to hear from you.