Monday, July 25, 2011

The Simple Woman's Daybook, 7/25/11


Outside my window... I can see the freshly-mowed lawn and tree leaves fluttering in the breeze.

I am thinking... about my sister. One week ago today, she had to make the heart-wrenching decision to euthanize her 9-yo Great Dane, Rockwell. He had gotten to the point where his back legs were not working and his muscles had atrophied so much that he was nothing but skin and bones. Then on Thursday morning, she found out one of her mares had given birth during the night to a pretty little roan filly. They had a vet check her over the weekend because they were concerned she wasn't doing well. The vet gave it a penicillin shot and that was it. This morning, the baby was dead. I am hurting for my sister having to experience these 2 losses so close together, and I am angry that the vet did not do more for the foal.

I am thankful... God is in control.

In the kitchen... it is clean, except for the bowl and skillet I used making cinnamon crepes for brunch.

I am wearing... grey capris and a grey boyfriend t-shirt.

I am creating... memories. I said "Yes" when my youngest asked if his friend could stay over last night, and he and his sister are having a great time playing with him (and it's not video games!).

I am going... to the store later to pick up some things for dinner. We are having a friend from church over before he moves to New Mexico on Wednesday.

I am wondering... if the vet will do something to make amends to my sister for mishandling the care of the foal, and if so, what.

I am reading... Too Close to Home by Lynette Eason.

I am hoping... something good happens for my sister soon.

I am looking forward to... dinner tonight, and Wednesday night dinner/devo at church.

I am hearing... Noah playing Minecraft on the other computer in this room. Halle, Joel, and their friend, Jacob, filming a "movie" that involves guns and bandannas.

Around the house... Men are here checking the airflow and energy efficiency of the house. We have certain rooms that are hotter/colder than others and our utility bills have been on the high side. Hoping to find out why and what we can do about it.

One of my favorite things... is curling up with a good book. 

A few plans for the rest of the week: I have a sleep study scheduled for tomorrow night. My sleep apnea has gotten worse so that I really need to use a CPAP machine. Will do the sleep study then get a machine/mask the next day. Kids will be meeting a new dentist on Wednesday as well. At some point we have to go shopping for school uniforms; the kids go back 1 week from today. :(

Here is picture for thought I am sharing...

"Cricket", Ladybug's foal, at 2 days old.

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