GOD's my island hideaway, keeps danger far from the shore,
throws garlands of hosannas around my neck.
(Psa 32:7 MSG)


one thousand gifts #198-205

Sorry I missed last week's multitudes.  I forgot to do it during the day last Monday and then {for anyone who doesn't know already} I ended up in the ER that evening for a couple hours with a very painful kidney stone.  Ugh.  I hope I never experience that again! 

I'm a day late this week with my multitudes too.  I seem to have a difficulty with time management of my home school, soccer practices and games, not to mention life in general.  But I have hope that it'll get better after our soccer season's done in just a few weeks and that I can stay "on task" myself a bit better as well.

198.  my parents who happened to have just returned from their 2-week vacation only to have me ditch my eldest son at soccer practice and come to their house because I was feeling so miserable and didn't know what was going on.  they took care of me, picked up the kid from soccer practice, ended up keeping both boys overnight and dad also drove me to the ER.  Did I mention how thankful I was that they were home?!?
199.  emergency room nurses and a nice doctor too.
200.  morphine. 
201.  having my first CT scan--very interesting despite the morphine-dulled pain!
202.  passing that kidney stone quickly!  thankfully it was a pretty small one.
203.  a sweet offer from another soccer mom to pick up my kid for the soccer game (but since I was all better, I took him myself so I could watch him play)
204.  Bubba's soccer team's first win of the season on Thursday!  good job Panthers!
205.  changing leaf colors--autumn in the air

I'm sure I've forgotten something, but that's all I can think of at the moment and we really need to get started with our homeschool work today!

Have a great Tuesday!


one thousand gifts #179-197

here's installment #14 of my multitudes on mondays

179. first week of {home}school
my boys--1st day of {home}school
"show me your silly!"
180. great curriculum for bubba--Sonlight's Core F & Science F too!
181. time each day to teach cj too
182. finally having a school schedule and finding that it really helps!
183. one hour of quiet time &/or nap time for both the kids and myself each school day after lunch
184. bubba’s first soccer game of the season—it was a tie! 
185. the Pack winning their first game of the season!  Go Packers!
186. getting to watch the game at my parent’s house (even tho they’re on vacation!)
187. a really good Beth Moore simulcast on Saturday.
188. friends
189. "scientific" fasting
190. natural weight loss
191. water
192. also smart water :)
193. reading books that help us want to eat healthier and make healthier choices
194. remembrance of 9/11
195. the blessing the new memorial in nyc is--and will be--to the families who lost loved ones there
196. resting all day Sunday
197. naps