I'm up in the wee hours of the morning writing this post. I had actually planned on typing it up last night but ended up going to bed instead. I'm glad I did now, I fell straight asleep. I must have been even more tired than I thought I was.
Yesterday was a good day around here for the most part. I got up around 9:30 yesterday morning & spent the biggest part of my morning online and talking on the phone. I really had a very lazy morning. Miss Anika didn't go to school. I woke her around 7:00 am and she was still sick so I sent her back to bed. Her and her brother ended up sleeping until 11:00 and I had to run them out of bed then. When she woke for the day it was obvious she was going to have to take a trip to the doctor. Her eyes were all swelled, she was sneezing her head off, she was all stuffed up & was complaining of a headache.
I called my Mommy around noon to see if she would come stay with my Little One's. I really didn't want to have to drag them in the doctor's office and expose them to all the illnesses going around. The flu is rampant around here right now. She agreed and said she would be down within the hour. I got myself dressed and Anika got cleaned up. While we waited on her I did a load of laundry and straightened the house. She showed up around 1:00 pm and Anika & I headed off to the doctor.
The doctor's office was PACKED! I figured we would have to wait forever but luckily they were moving them pretty quickly. I think we were there only a little over an hour which I couldn't complain about. Both doctor's were in yesterday so I'm sure that helped. After Anika's exam it was determined that she had a bad sinus infection. I blame all this sinus and allergy trouble on our weather. For the past few days it's been super cold around here but next week it's supposed to get up in the mid 50's. It just can't decide if it wants to be Winter or not. They gave her a shot of Decadron which is a steroid, prescribed her an antibiotic & gave her some cough medicine. Hopefully she starts feeling better very soon.
After the doctor's visit we stopped by the store and I bought some groceries. Our pantries were bare and I should have done some major shopping but just couldn't bring myself to do it. Instead I bought enough for 3 or 4 days and even that cost me $75.00. Am I the only one struggling just to feed my family? Groceries are absolutely breaking us up. We headed home once we got our shopping done. Axle seemed to really enjoy his time with his Nan. They had been reading books most of the time we were gone. Axle got a new Spongebob Pop Up Book and a new Mickey Mouse window book for Christmas. He loves reading them. Annalee apparently didn't want any quality time as she slept the entire time I was gone. I'm telling you all, she is such a good baby.
Hubby got home around 3:30 pm and he took Ax outside to ride his motorcycle for awhile. While they were outside I got myself cleaned up and started supper. I made a quick supper since I had to leave for Church by 6:00 pm. We had Smoked Sausage, New Potatoes, Mac n Cheese, Pinto Beans and Biscuits for dinner. Every time I make Smoked Sausage, I eat a ton of it. The boys came in and had their dinner while I finished getting ready and then I left for Church. Hubby has been so good about keeping the kids for me while Revival has been going on.
My Sister in Law met me at KFC and rode up to Church with me. The crowd was really down last night but the service was still wonderful. The two pastors that have been preaching at revival are actually around my age and they are both on fire. I love listening to them. There was a ton of prayer requests for sick people last night so I'm thinking that is one of the reasons the crowd was so much lower. There is just so much sickness right now. There was lots of beautiful singing last night and I LOVE to hear singing so that made me happy. It was just all in all a very uplifting night for me. I'm still struggling with the whole religion thing. It's funny because last night when they asked if there were any "lost" in the building, I questioned my salvation. I was "saved" years ago (when I was about 12) but I know I'm NOT right with the Lord in my current life. When I went forth years ago I did it for all the wrong reasons. We were having a Youth Rally and MANY younger kids went forth. It was right after we were shown a movie called "Burning Hell" which was one of the most terrifying things I ever remember. I never lived my life like a Christian nor did I ever really commit to serving God. I've always said I was a Christian when people asked but last night it dawned on me that maybe I'm not. I don't know if I'd go to Heaven if I died right now so maybe that does mean I'm lost. It's all just so confusing to me. I guess all I can do is continue to go and continue to pray that God will let me know what I need to do in my life or maybe it is that he has & I'm just not willing to do it now. Sheesh, I over thing everything don't I?
On my drive home last night I found myself wishing that I could get the Hubby to go with me. I think he would really enjoy it. He's very headstrong though and up until this point he's refused to go. I decided last night that bribery didn't hurt anything if it was for all the right reasons so when I got home I made him a deal he couldn't resist. I told him if he'd go tonight (revival should end this weekend) that I'd buy him something really nice out of his next paycheck. Now I know what your thinking, how ridiculous. It worked though and he agreed to go. I'm not sure it was so he could get a present though. I think he agreed because he saw really just how much it meant to me. I don't have any great expectations of tonight but my hope is that even if he doesn't take anything away from the service tonight, he might possibly hear something that down the road means something to him.
After spending a bit of time talking last night, Hubby and I decided to hit the bed. He had to work again today on day shift which means he has to get up super early. I don't think I laid there but just a few minutes before I actually fell asleep. Annalee was rather fussy last night so she was up and down but I slept well in between her waking times. I actually feel pretty rested this morning.
Today the kids and I have to make a quick trip to town. I have to pay the cable bill and I wanted to run into the local consignment shop for a few minutes. Anika isn't allowed to go back to school till Monday so she will be home with me today. Tonight it is Church for my whole family. Sounds like a good close to the first week of January to me.
Happy Friday Friends- Hope you and yours has a VERY blessed weekend