Last week both of the Grands got very sick with the Flu. Fever, coughs, runny noses. Sara and Blake had taken off many days already this year so last week they needed help. Grandma to the rescue. I washed my hands, got lots of sleep and took all my vitamins. BUT...I still got the flu! UGH!
I'd love to say I looked this cute in bed, but I do not! The fever is gone but now I've again lost my voice. It is my progression to healing.
Also as I lay in bed yesterday I cried a few times while thinking about my Charlie. It was one year ago that he crossed the bridge. I miss him so much!
So enough of the Worst of Times
I thought I would update my goals for 2017 since we are in February
~I got lots of things out of the house to the thrift shop. More boxed for a friend and lots for the church rummage sale.
~Started organizing the craft supplies. Much more still to do on that but I have a box full of things for a young friend who loves to craft and scrapbook
~Taking better care of myself has moved up the list. I've got to get well and get my immune system back up. So far my Mom hasn't gotten sick and I'm so thankful for that. I started probiotics and hoping that will help. The flu has run through the school system here twice so I'm on track with that, but I don't want to be!!
~I finally took some time to work on lesson one of my watercolor class.
It's not much but learning how much water to mix to get different color values and how your brushes work is fun. I'll do this exercise at least one more time before moving on to the next lesson.
~I'm a little behind in the book reading. The fever made me so woozy I slept a lot and then just binge watched some TV shows. I did read a book I highly recommend
It is about this lovely family that has five boys, only the last boy is transgender.
The way the family deals with this is so true to life. I cried, I got angry and I rejoiced. The author has a transgender child and states clearly that it is not her child's story, but it has certainly given her much insight into how hard it is to navigate this path. She is living it and so am I. Many of you know this and those that don't well it's scary to put things out there like this for the haters to attack. I didn't plan on writing all this but it just poured out of me. I emailed the author and told her how much this book meant to me and she emailed me back. We are a special group of parents who have a transgender child.
~Still not blogging as often as I hoped. I've been thinking I want to change back to my old D10 camera and see if that helps me enjoy taking photographs more. I'll let you know how that goes.
I hope you are feeling good and I'll see you soon.
Wishing you JOY,