I've Been Rejuvenated

This year for my birthday my kids went together and gave me a gift certificate to the Spa at West Glen. My massage therapist's name is Amy and she has magic in her hands. She's a young girl and pretty and sweet as can be.

After going twice (mostly on my certificate), I decided I need to budget going there once a month (a week would be better). Yesterday was my day. I was excited to tell her that after massaging my shoulder area last time, the rotater cuff pain was gone. How exciting is that?

I felt limp as a wet noodle after the massage, found it hard to make myself get off the table. She worked on my low back, mid back, neck and shoulder areas. I'm a little sore today, but hopefully by tomorrow, I'll be free again in movement.

They have other things they do there such as hands and nails, feet, facials, etc., but I'll bet none are as good as premier dead sea. Since two of their ingredients are Dead Sea minerals and seaweed, makes me want to try it.

Anyhoo, I made my appointment for next month and went to Penneys, bought a pair of jeans with my $10 off coupon. Then killed time until church. Another great evening. Hope you have a great weekend.

Finally..... Freedom

I have been struggling lately with going to church and the Y. Don't ask me how that started, but I know how I feel. We were going to a church in Waukee when I started feeling uncomfortable. It seemed like the music portion and the sermon was just a performance to man. It got so I refused to go there anymore, beginning with leaving the service and waiting for my hubby in the car.

We then started going to a church in West Des Moines (Lutheran, which I was raised in). I liked it, but something was missing. We used to go to an A of G church in Des Moines, but quit going there when we moved out west. Finally, I knew I wasn't being fed, felt like my spirit was tied up. I quit going to church at all.

One day my daughter, Abby, invited me to go to an A of G church on the south side not too far from where she lives. I loved it, my spirit felt free! The only drawback was the long drive to get there. When she had her baby, she took a few weeks off from going there.

Meanwhile, I've been seeing Him in everything outdoors and praying out there. I began to feel like that is where I should be. I didn't feel like I needed to be in a building to feel Him.

Yesterday, Steve asked me to go with him to Abby's church. My whole self rebelled, but I made myself go to be with Steve and Abby. Once inside the church, I felt my spirit soar again. Finally.....freedom. That is where I am supposed to be. Heather even told me she'd go next Sunday with me!!!!

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Until Sunday, have a wonderful day and weekend!

For Love of Aiden

Last Thursday I went with Abby to Aiden's 2 week appt. He is gaining weight, in fact, the doctor said she'd never seen a breast-fed baby gain that much. Hoo hoo, Abby! Mama's milk is rich!

Then the doctor told us she thought he had a hernia in the private area. She said she'd set up an ultra-sound and if he starts crying uncontrollably for 3 - 5 hours to take him to the ER. I asked why it needed fixed if it wasn't hurting him. It could strangulate which could be deadly.

Yesterday was a really hard day for him. He would cry terribly unless you held him. I had brought over the ingredients for scalloped spuds and ham, so after supper when Aiden cried so hard we all became concerned. Steve and I suggested the ER. I called my other kids for prayer and also, my sisters, and my best friend, Linda. It was a very scary time.

Finally Abby called and said he was okay. The crying could be caused by a gassy tummy. I suggested this morning Abby check the nursing book to see what kinds of foods to avoid for that reason. Thank God Aiden is alright.

Abby is losing weight and of course her maternity clothes are toooo big, her pre-pregnancy clothes are not fitting yet. Oh, I remember that time well. Unfortunately, I kept 10 lbs with each child, bummer! I think what I needed was to find the safest diet pills that work.

I'd still like to take them, though I am losing weight (down 13 lbs as of today), I wish I could get some help instead of doing it the hard way. Unfortunately, being on meds for high BP and a fast heart rate does not allow me to take any helpers.

Keep Aiden in your thoughts and prayers, please. He goes to the surgeon a week from Thursday to see if he needs surgery.