It is sunny here today. The calm before the storm. It sounds like 30 of the 50 states are about to get some kind of crazy winter storm. Why, oh why, do I not live in California? Trading the snow and ice and cold for mud slides, fires and earthquakes is tempting.
I'll tell you what, the sunshine is like medicine to my soul today. In addition to instant menopause, I think I may also suffer from that seasonal depression thing. A girl can't catch a break around here, I'll tell you.
Steve and I took the boys to the Y this morning. It was so nice to be able to do something *normal* for the first time in about 2 weeks. People welcomed me back without smothering me, that was nice. I walked (really really really slowly) on the treadmill. I'll tell you what, I felt a bit sore, but it lifted my spirits.
Overall, today has been a good day. I had some great time with Jesus this afternoon. He reminded me that He is my shield. That's not news to me, but felt good to be reminded.
I got a call from Dr. Reid's office. A nurse was calling to check in on me and see how being back at home was going. We chatted for a few moments and I told her about how I've been feeling good and walking. After a few minutes she said to me, "Boy, you sound like you are doing really good." She mentioned my faith and good support system around me. Then she said something that encouraged me. She said, "You sound like you're in the top 1% as far as doing well being back home." I know that it's her job to talk with people and she was mostly talking about attitude and spirits, but it felt like Jesus giving me some words of encouragement today.
I'm working on my optimism. If you don't know me, I'll let you in on a little secret. I tend to be a glass is half empty kind of person. I hate it, but that's something I've been trying to grow in. And guess what? Looks like I'm getting a chance to tackle optimism head on. Great. Feel free to tack that on to your prayers for me. Shoot, I'm getting a little greedy here, aren't I? So with that, I'll stop.
Gotta go hunker down for Snowmegeddon '11.