I had hoped to get back on track today. Up at 6:00, run (jog) and chat with God, devotions & coffee, everybody up and quietly watching tv while I load the dishwasher, unload the dryer, make my bed, and whistle while I work. Then I was going to blog about She Speaks and how much all (at least some) of you would love it.
Gabe and I watched Hairspray last night until 12:30, checked e-mail and got ready to crawl into bed. Nina woke up crying, blazing hot with fever. She had told me, “I’m cold,” several times before bed which seemed odd. She’s never said that before. She slept with us, tossed and turned as her fever came and went, and my night was pretty much shot.
The other two woke up at 5:45. ?!? I dragged myself (and carried Nina) downstairs at 6ish, tried to snooze on the couch, then put together two 100-piece puzzles with a little rosy-cheeked two-year-old at her irresistible request. “Mommy help me do Strawberry Cortcake puggle?”
She was fine for awhile, now her fever is back. And poor Livi got eaten up by mosquitoes this weekend, and she has some sort of allergy to them. Her legs and arms are red, swollen and hard. And itchy. I’ve tried baking soda, benadryl, calamine, cortisone cream, ice, ibuprofen. Nothing’s working. Any suggestions?
So, here I sit in the clothes I wore to bed, dishwasher humming (well, actually ours rumbles), washer and dryer doing their thing, girls watching a movie (after 16 fights and 2 times of group prayer). I meant to make a trip to the grocery store this morning. We’re plumb (or is it plum?) out of food.
I did find time to do my Stepping Up devotions. God is going to rock my world through this study, and I’m so excited.
One more speaking engagement Saturday, then I’m done for a few months (unless something comes up). I’ll blog about it tomorrow, but I could use your prayers. This is new territory for me, and I want so much to bless the people who come (whether it’s 2 or 20 or more).
Oh, and I meant to clarify something. I think some of you thought that I was going to She Speaks as a speaker. I wasn’t. Just as a participant and to learn more about God and speaking. I had to give 2 short speeches and be evaluated, but I didn’t lead a session or anything. Maybe someday! (I’d love to.)
I had a neat experience yesterday involving some crying, 2 pastors, and the Cheesecake Factory. I’ll share tomorrow.
Thank you, Lord, for providing for us today. I love you.
Love you too, girls! Happy Tuesday!