Well, hubby had vacation last week, and let me tell you, it was a royal stinker!!!! He got up Saturday morning with a little tickle in his throat that progressed to an out and out "bad" cold. I stayed as far from him as I could, but not far enough. My Wednesday started off fairly normal, but by evening time, I was feeling pretty rough and by Thursday it had knocked my socks off. Here it is more than a week later, and I still feel like I been knocked down by a bowling ball. Just trying to stay in and away from people, so as not to spread it to others and also, not to pick up something on top of this. I have sneezed and coughed so much that I am sore from head to toe. A cough or sneeze quickly becomes a scream, it hurts so bad. gggg There is no holding it in either. As the saying goes, there's more room out than there is in. So I gladly let it out, I just worry what the neighbors think!!!! hahahaha I started thru the kitchen the other day and I felt a sneeze coming on and I stopped and grabbed my side with one hand and my head with the other and then sneezed/screamed and I thought my hubby was gonna get down and roll and then I started laughing too. I needed about ten arms to hold every where that sore and hurting. He said he had wondered how I was making that noise and couldn't imagine, I think it had something to do with the way I was trying to not make such a noise, that I was having the opposite effect. I don't know, just so happy I'm not as sore as I was.
I haven't had much desire to make anything or do anything either. I can't concentrate or hold a thought long enough to do anything. I was fixing lunch yesterday and hubby came through and asked me a question, and I totally forgot what I was doing and what I needed to finish doing for lunch. I was baking some fish and I forgot to sprinkle the breadcrumbs on it. Drats! I can't make a full thought and retain it. Hopefully that will get better.
I did need a haircut, so, yesterday I got one. Remember I said I can't hold a full thought or even make a full thought. Went to the beauty shop. The next person finished was a man beautician. I said, ok, this will be interesting. Nothing wrong with that at all!!!!! The best haircuts I've ever had was from a man. Just not thinking well. He called me back and said what can I do for you? I commenced to telling him what I wanted. I don't even remember what I said. I usually tell them that I don't want the "little boy haircut" that they love to give me. Understand, I don't remember what I told him!!!! When I got up from the chair and looked on the floor, I said "where did all that hair come from?" He said, "your head". I didn't think I even had that much hair on my head!!!!! So, now I'm wondering even more about what I told him. When I got home and went to the bathroom and looked at my hair, I said, "oh (crap), I must have told him I WANTED a little boy haircut!!!!!!!" I looked it and actually tried to pull some of it to stretch it, that didn't work. If I had been thinking clearly, I would have known that, but alas, I wasn't. I finally laughed and said, "oh well, it's hair and it will grow back!" Well this morning, I shampooed it and blowdryed it, and I actually think it's one of the best haircuts I've had in a while! I still don't know what I told him, wish I did, so I could remember it the next time and ask for the same cut. hahahaha A new day and a new perspective makes all the difference! And he done a FANTASTIC job on my hair!!!!! Yay!!!!!
I made a card here back and wanted to share it with y'all.
As I leave you today, I leave you with this scripture: 1 Thessalonians 5:18 "Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."
Paul's conclusion in this letter to the Thessalonians was to remain faithful to God during the times they were living in. He was encouraging them in Chapter 5 to build one another up, to help one another, to respect those who work hard, to live in peace with each other, to be kind to each other and a lot more encouragements like that. And then Paul says "give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." Oh no, did he really say to "give thanks in all circumstances"? Well, yes he did. That is totally opposite the nature of most of us, isn't it? Am I really supposed to thank God when I loose my job? Am I really supposed to thank God when when my child gets in trouble? Am I supposed to thank God when family and friends are being diagnosed with serious health issues? Am I supposed to thank God when it looks like our country is crumbling down around our ears? These are just a few of the scenarios that each and every one of us have going on in our lives at any given time. And there are soooooo many more things that are, have been, or will be taking place in our lives. Do we thank God, that we get to go through these difficult times?
Paul isn't telling us to be thankful "for" these painful scenarios. He is telling us that when bad things happen, and they will, that we can thank God "in" the midst of those things, because we know that God will see us through those times. We can, at all times, thank God for the clear evidence that He is at work in our lives. We may not know why we are going through stuff, but we can count on God to be with us through it.
I don't know what any of y'all are going through. I would suggest that maybe you challenge yourself to look at it differently. Don't thank God that your are going thru something, but do thank God that He's "in" the trenches with you. Each day brings it's own set of circumstances and what ever those circumstances are, just know that God is "in" it with you. Our circumstances change. God can change our circumstances, but until He does, He will be "in" it with you.
Have a great rest of the day y'all!!! I hope you enjoyed your visit here today. I pray that you will come back soon. Share with someone, what you have seen here today. God loves y'all, and so do I!!! hugs and love, Patty