Monday, April 04, 2016

The weekend that was well with my soul....

So did everyone survive The Walking Dead finale?

I know a lot of people watch it a day behind, so no spoilers, but....breath in... breath out... breath in... breath out...

Let's just get our mind off of it by looking back over the weekend & some highlights


... Stopped at the grocery & my knee started hurting EVEN WORSE.  Like before, my knee pain was on the inside of my knee.  When I got out of my car at the grocery, it started hurting on every bit of my knee!  Front, center, both sides, even the hamstring.  GREEEAAAATTTTTTT!!!!

... Usual spring Starbucks order - Venti Green Tea Lemonade - half sweetener - light ice. I can say it in my sleep I think.

... Trying to get tax papers together & see once again why we need a file cabinet so desperately.

... Laid up on the couch with ice packs on my knee catching up on The Flash ... I think with my knee pain I just needed to watch someone who runs really fast.


... felt funny knowing I wasn't going to be able to get in a long run for the day with my knee.  It threw me off all day long.

... had to run to the post office & once Bruno saw me put on my shoes & grab my purse, he FREAKED OUT like I had said the magical words, "Bye Bye"... So I gave in. #spoileddogs  I loaded him up in the car & gave him some grumpy old man time with just me & him on the drive.


... worked on my Bible Journaling all morning long.  Fun tip:  I used one of my adult coloring books as a guide to draw on the page!  I'm not that talented to draw some things totally on my own.  It was fun to decorate my Bible with it though.

... ended up getting in  a work out anyways - got some Pilates in.  Never hurts to work on that core.  Ever.

... Made some healthy cookies. I'm going to talk about them tomorrow.

... thought our house was going to blow over all day long with winds up to 60mph ... it was crazy!

... 6 - the number of loads of laundry I did for the day.  & please know I still have lots of piles of clothes to wash. I dont know how Ricky & I have so much clothing for 2 people.

... Spent 2 hours making a new knit project... only to not like it & took the whole thing out.  That's so discouraging.


... Oh mercy, I slept horribly.  I'd wake up & it was like I woke up to be WIDE AWAKE. Like I had to force myself to lie back down & go to sleep.,..  & did this a few times.  It was almost like a panic attack.  Well, goodness knows I'm an angry sleepier cracking all my teeth while I sleep - apparently I'm an anxious sleeper as well.

... we had gotten a call the night before from our sweet friend Steve that he was preaching & we knew we had to be there to support him.  So proud of him being up on that stage sharing his heart & seeing how God is using him in this new stage of his life without his wife.  God isn't through with him yet.

... We sang one of my favorite hymns, "It is well with my soul" ... something about that song.  Well, the young lady that sings for the church has the most gorgeous voice, but she's the only singer on the stage.  All of a sudden, I just stopped to listen & I could hear the most beautiful harmony happening. I literally thought there was a back up track somewhere playing... & then looked across the sanctuary to see my sweet friend Kelly singing.  How I miss her vocal talent.  I just stood with my eyes closed & listened to these sweet voices working together.... It really was well with my soul.

My soul, wait silently for God alone, For my expectation is from Him. He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be moved. In God is my salvation and my glory; The rock of my strength, And my refuge, is in God. Psalm 62:5-7:

... Target trip! ... & BONUS - we got to see some old church friends.  Loved catching up with her on her latest grand baby(s) news & discussing politics.  She is such a wise woman & I love her input on any topics so I loved that we stood in the freezer section & talked for an hour...I could have stayed & talked to her for a few more ... easily :)

... Ricky & I had gotten a salad at the grocery Friday so I didn't have to cook. It was so delicious that we decided to go pick up another salad for lunch on Sunday.  Put edamame on a salad bar & I'll always come back.

... FINALLY got some pictures taken for my Etsy shop.  Now to get them edited this week & get it posted to get this show on the road.

... Time to make out bills.  #anythingmoredepressing?

... I know most people feel excited about the Super Bowl or some other big sports events ... me? I was anxious ALL DAY LONG about The Walking Dead finale.  So when it got closer to 9 pm - I was a nervous wreck.  only to sit through what felt like an hour of commercials & only a half hour of actual show! BOO!... I will say, no spoilers here, I think I did not breath for the last 5 minutes. Like totally had to tell myself to exhale.  INTENSE!!!!!!
... no wonder I'm an angry, anxious sleeper if this is the stuff I watch before going to bed.

ANDDDDD... we're back to Monday.  Just like that.

How was your weekend?

Did you watch The Walking Dead finale?

Has Spring left your area?


  1. Haha that meme about laundry is spot on. I hate putting clothes away! Have a great Monday!

  2. I'm so sorry about your knee! I'll be praying for some quick healing! Your weekends alway sound like the perfect combination: a little excitement and socialization & a little down time! Perfection! It also makes me SO crazy jealous when people have a Target and Starbucks in their towns... haha!

  3. I hope your knee is better! We had crazy winds this weekend too. I look forward to reading about those cookies :)

  4. I've never watched "The Walking Dead" but think I may have to find it and do a marathon catch-up. Always nice to see old friends and hear their news! Your Bible journal is so pretty! A beautiful way to spend time with our Lord! I know all about knee pain. Take care!!

  5. Happy Monday!

    My dog is the same way, as soon as I pick up my keys she freaks out! Super spoiled chihuahua! I hope your knee gets better soon!

    xo, Kristina

  6. Oh gosh I hope your knee is feeling better...I dont watch the walking dead, but I hate when they put in so many commercials! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  7. No the knee :( I am so sorry. I hate that for you.

    6? I need details. haha. How is that even possible?

  8. I'm probably the only one that does not watch Walking Dead. Was it the season finale?
    I just love your decorated Bible journals. They look so professional, like you bought them that way. I think you could sell those on your Etsy shop too!
    It's been really windy here lately as well. It was whipping so hard the other morning when we woke up that I asked Scott "do you think we still have all our shutters still on our house?". We did, but funny story... last year the wind was so harsh that it blew a shutter off and it smacked right into Scott's new truck that he only had for 3 days at that point. Yup, had to pay to get that dent out. We weren't happy!

  9. I got off track with the Walking Dead a season or two back. I couldn't get caught up, so I sort of just stopped watching. Hearing all the hubbub about it makes me want to pick back up where I left off.

    Meant to tell you. Had my free birthday drink at Starbucks the other day. I was so excited to try their Butterscotch Latte since I always see you having one. They were SOLD OUT! So I tried their new Burnt Honey Latte or Honey something Latte. Delicious. But a little sweet, I always forget to ask for half the syrup.

    Happy Monday!

  10. I watched the first few episodes of the Walking Dead but I stopped because it made me too anxious. So I can't imagine what the finale was like!

  11. I don't watch The Walking Dead but all my friends have been talking about it!

    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

  12. I don't watch The Walking Dead...who did they kill off?

    Hope your knee is feeling better!

  13. I love your bible journaling, so pretty! We were supposed to get major wind and storms here this weekend but they never came, it's been more like summer here! I'm glad you had such a great weekend :)

  14. Awww Bruno! What a cutie! How could you resist? :P And I'm sorry about you knee, that stinks! Yay for bible journaling!

  15. bahahaha yes, no wonder you don't sleep well ;) seriously i was thinking about watching the walking dead but i don't know if i can handle it. i quite like my sleep. i'm sorry about your knee, hope it's better soon!

  16. You know I am a huge TWD fan. Although it's been a good season, it's been so boring some episodes leading up to the whole meeting Negan thing.
    I had my guesses on how it was going to go, I was right on the Carol front (for the most part) but the ending, which I won't go into detail in case someone reads your comments before they see it. But I knew we would be left with an awesome cliffhanger, and this one did not dissapoint. I just wished the rest of the episode was a little more action, I shouldn't say this but it was way too drawn out and boring at times.
    Next season should be awesome, I think they are going to have to mix things up in a huge way and I like it when they do. They gave us a few clues in Negan's talk, so I know the few who it isn't.... But there are about 3 possibilities that I wouldn't care if it was, and 2 possibilities that I will very much care if it is, LOL Now we wait, LOL

  17. Awwwww Bruno is too cute! So sweet that you took him out! That laundry meme is right on. Ugh! So many steps to laundry!!!!!! I hope your knee is feeling better! I am going to have to try your green tea lemonade!

  18. I still haven't seen The Walking Dead finale. I'm on vacation, but my family watches it, so hopefully we get a chance where we can all watch it together.

  19. i love that you took your pup with you. charlie and i make starbucks runs on saturday. he loves to socialize, lol.

  20. We just caught up on the Walking Dead last night and I think the last 5 minutes lasted FOREVER! And now we have to wait so long to find out who died! We like to take our dogs occasionally, but I hate leaving one or two behind. They always look so sad! Did you know that Starbucks will do a puppuccino? It's just whipped cream but would be a special treat!


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