Our shortest month is one day longer this year, but it still flew by for me. Some real stuff happened in the midst of the red and pink, the hearts and flowers. We dabbled in a little of that. I gave my beloved some candy and a card and he reciprocated with a card and some roses. We didn’t do anything special, but even staying in is better when he’s with me.
I had an MRI of one foot to get a diagnosis of achilles tendonosis in both. The doctor prescribed cushier shoes and heel lift inserts as well as changing my exercise to biking or swimming to stay off my feet as much as possible. I’m trying to be very compliant as I pray for the best. I tweaked my lower back as well, so I’m feeling about a hundred years old right now. Soft violin music and prayers appreciated.
I had a day date with my younger sister to see Little Women. If it’s long gone from your theater, make yourself a reminder to watch it at home as soon as it becomes available. Seeing this beautiful adaptation of a sister story with my sister made it all the more perfect. I also enjoyed a couple of lunch dates with girlfriends – always a treat. And the socializing peaked with a trip to a gorgeous ranch in Round Top, Texas with two long time friends and one brand new! We slept late, stayed in our pajamas, read, scrapbooked (Not me. No talent for that here. My kids will have to search through my Facebook account to piece together their childhood.), and watched movies. I can’t remember a time when I’ve done so little. And it was much needed.
In addition to my usual yoga classes, I got to teach a couple of indoor cycling classes this month. I also attended a funeral after a family near and dear to us unexpectedly lost their husband and father.
Shelby won a gold medal in the State Special Olympics Bowling Tournament. She loves to ramp bowl and due to a lack of volunteers, I got to assist her this year! Then the very next day, she attended Tim Tebow’s Night to Shine special needs prom. It makes me cry every year to see the lengths all these local churches go to so that my girl and others like her experience a special, magical night. And it means all the more to me that my best friend and her whole family volunteered at the same event in Alabama. We experience it together, but apart.
Thanks to a generous gift from her Nana and Papa, Allie started voice lessons. Her instructor holds a doctoral degree in music and sang with the London opera before moving to Texas. What a blessing for her to pour into Allie. Our girl also keeps busy as a member of Hope Squad – an organization of students selected by their peers working to prevent teen suicide. And now she has been invited to help build a student worship team at church. Yay!
Two of my people celebrate birthdays in February. Allie turned 15 on the 23rd. She hosted a small sleepover with some girls from church and as this is published is still trying to get her school friends together for a “hang”. Chuck turned…a little older than 15 on the 22nd, and for the past 15 years has been birthday overshadowed by a pretty blonde. We did, however take him out to eat and I made a batch of his favorite cookies.
To entertain ourselves we tried two new network TV shows. I would skip Indebted if I were you. As a youth I loved The Nanny and Wings, so I wanted to see these stars, but the show is pretty dumb and poorly acted. We will continue to watch Zooey’s Extraordinary Playlist, which is weird but fun. And we finally started the Mandalorian and season 3 of The Crown. We have finished neither but remain optimistic about both.
I would love to hear the highlights of your month. And as always, I love you, I thank you, and I hope March treats you well.
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Responding to Your Teenager’s Attitude by Angie Johnson of keepingthetiethatbinds.com.
Although don’t necessarily think I have “earned” my children’s respect, God certainly demands it. So I couldn’t resist piggy-backing on this post since I wrote about the same types of issues just last week with this post. Hope over and give Angie’s take a once over.
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