- At the suggestion of Mrs. C, another busy pastor's wife, I downloaded and began using the Motivated Moms Chore Planner (this link is her affiliate link). I still love and use the principles of FlyLady, but I had never really gotten a good plan down for the monthly and seasonal cleaning. I was getting more and more frustrated, with less getting done, so I decided to use MM. I love it! Our home is gradually getting back into shape, and all I have to do is look at my list every morning and do what it says. It's also easy to customize it for my needs - I just write down anything else I need to do, and if one job needs to be done sooner or later than scheduled, I write the day next to that job, and do it then. It's been great!
- Andrew gets his cast off next week. His wrist seems to have done really well; he hasn't had any pain at all since he got the cast. He's definitely ready to get it off, and I'll be glad for him. If you've ever needed a cast, you know what I mean.
- Beth has had some trouble recently with her hands shaking, like she's nervous. I knew that her uncle, Wes' brother, also has this problem, so I didn't worry too much about it until it started bothering her when she was trying to make her jewelry. I finally made her an appointment with our doctor. He said he is pretty sure it's benign tremors, but she has an appointment with a neurologist next week, just to check things out and make sure. From the information she's read, it looks like a textbook case. Please help us pray that it will indeed be such a simple diagnosis. There are medications she can take to help control the shaking when she needs more control, such as making jewelry or playing the piano.
- Wes and I started using Weight Watchers Points again last week. Their point system is the only way either of us has ever lost weight. Even my diabetic meal plans don't work well; I still eat too much! After our first full week, Wes has lost 6 pounds and I've lost 3.5. We're both pleased with that, and an extra bonus for me is that my blood sugars are doing great. I seem to be able to eat almost anything I want as long as I watch the portion sizes and count the points! We've set a certain goal weight to be met before our 25th anniversary in October. By the way, we don't join WW, we just count the points on our own. Wes even made us little cards to put on the fridge to keep track of our points!
Have a great weekend, and thanks for reading!