It’s Friday, friends!
That means it is time for another edition of Friday Five, where I share five things – favorites, least favorites, reasons I like the color blue. Literally, anything.
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one | writing letters
Did you know that this week is National Write a Letter of Appreciation Week? There are so many different people in your life that you can write a letter to – family, friends, teachers, or preachers. Don’t forget about your congressmen or women. You can even write a letter of appreciation to your mail carrier or hairdresser.
I’m keeping it a secret who I am writing a letter to because he or she may or may not read this blog post. The letter will be in the mail today!
It doesn’t have to be a novel. You can just a few lines to let someone special know how much you appreciate them and you are glad they are part of your life.
So, get out that pen and paper. Yes. Write it the old-fashioned way, please. No email or text!
two | birthday party success
Last weekend we celebrated the kids turning 4 years old. I’m still in shock over it. They had so much fun. We had a small party at a local bowling alley where there is a huge bounce/play area. We only invited immediate family and their NICU nurse Karrie (she is like family, though).
I am not a fan of huge, over the top expensive parties so we only invited immediate family and their NICU nurse Karrie (she is like family, though). The kids don’t mind right now. Of course, as they get older they will probably want bigger parties and that is just fine. They’re already asking for separate parties (yikes) and that is fine too. It must be hard sharing your birthday with a sibling…or two.
Their Ninja Turtle/My Little Pony party was a success. We had pizza and pink and blue and green cupcakes. And they didn’t even notice there were no party games or gift bags for their guests. Since when do parents have to buy gifts for the party guests, anyway? It seems a bit silly to me.
three | the weekend
For the first time in forever (I just sang that in my best Anna voice) we don’t have any “we have to be here” or “we have to get this done” plans. Other than date night tonight and church on Sunday I don’t plan on leaving the house. The kids are sick-ish and I am still recovering from a hurt back. More on that later.
Other than date night tonight and church (read more about how it’s going soon) on Sunday I don’t plan on leaving the house. The kids are sick-ish and I am still recovering from a hurt back. More on that later too.
I would like to get the girls room painted so we can set up their new beds. Speaking of paint, I chose a very neutral color for their walls – Ghost Pines by Sherwin-Williams. For their dresser and chest of drawers, I chose Aloe by Sherwin-Williams. Sadie is still quite sure that her room is going to be pink. She’s going to be highly disappointed. I’m prepared for her breakdown. I can’t win ’em all.
four | warmer weather
For as long as I can remember it has snowed on my birthday (Feb 21st). The last few years it has not. In fact, it’s been unseasonably warm. This year was no different. We were spoiled with a few days of 70-degree weather. After having horrible cabin fever it was more than amazing to get outside and breathe some fresh air. I even opened the windows to let some of the warm breeze air flow through the house. That being said, today it’s 29 degrees.
That being said, today it’s 29 degrees. Yep. That’s the Midwest. I see some low 60’s in the upcoming forecast, but that can change from minute to minute here.
Blah. I need the warm sunshine on my face or I may completely lose my mind.
five | my back
Almost 2 weeks ago I woke up with an aching back. I didn’t think anything of it because I had slept in a hotel bed. The next day it was worse. And it continually got worse. By Tuesday (my birthday) I couldn’t walk. Matt was out town for work so I was taking care of the kids by myself so I just couldn’t sit and let it heal. By Wednesday I was in excruciating pain and couldn’t get in to see my doctor so I packed up the kids and went to a walk-in clinic.
By Tuesday (my birthday) I couldn’t walk. Matt was out town for work so I was taking care of the kids by myself so I just couldn’t sit and let it heal. By Wednesday I was in excruciating pain and couldn’t get in to see my doctor so I packed up the kids and went to a walk-in clinic. An office visit and x-ray later the diagnosis was muscle spasms. I was given a muscle relaxer and was told to rest. Ha!
The next day I was in tears. I made an appointment with a chiropractor. An office visit and x-ray later the diagnosis was osteoarthritis in my back, my hips are uneven, and muscle spasms.
I was told I have the back of a 60-year-old woman. Thanks. I think triplets had something to do with that.
So, now I see the chiropractor three times a week. Thirty-seven hasn’t been so fun so far. But, the good news is that I am feeling much better. I’m still in constant pain, but nothing like when I was at my worst.
If you are the praying kind, please pray for my healing. I would very much appreciate it.
What have you been up to lately?
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