Monday, April 20, 2015

Friday + Weekend

Jack is spending a few hours over at my sister's house so I am having some time to myself. I just finished the movie Wild. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. It makes me want to hike and be alone with nature. During the movie I found myself thinking here this woman who is all alone in the wilderness where wild animals could attack at any given time and the most scared she was during her hike was when she encountered scary men. It's just sad that her (and I'm sure most women) first reaction to seeing a man was not one of comfort but of fear.

Last night I finished the book Weight in Silence. It was another great book! I finished it way too quickly. It catches you right from the start but once it really gets going you can't put it down. Now I'm craving a nap from staying up so late last night.

Before all the rain settled into Arkansas we were able to have a few hours outside. The boys are loving their new 4-wheeler. I have tried to get Jack to drive it but he can't seem to put enough pressure on the pedal to get it to go. He is just as happy to be riding along as Bennett drives them around.

Friday at work I broke my tooth. It was hurting so badly that I had to leave work early and go straight to the dentist. He was able to fix it for now and is going to do more work to it at a later date. For the rest of the day I was in awful pain and my mom was sweet enough to keep Jack entertained while I sat with my miserary.

Saturday morning I woke up and the pain was gone! It has come back every now and again but nothing like it was on Friday. I was even able to go to the gym Saturday and Sunday. Saturday I ran five minutes straight. I was extremely proud of myself.

Saturday afternoon my brother got this card in the mail. He is wheelchair bound and travels to work each day in his wheelchair. Someone had annoymously dropped this off at his work. The card says
When I see you travel to work each morning, in rain, snow, or hottest of days I am inspired and motivated to have my best day. Thank you and God bless. 

Inside was a giftcard to Wal-Mart for $250! The first thing he did was text my sister and I asking if we needed anything. We both told him to spend the money on himself. He is going to buy some summer clothes and stock up on groceries. The stranger who did this has put the biggest smile on our hearts. It is good to be reminded that there are great people in this world. I am inspired to be my best self now. I hope you are too.


  1. I'm sorry to hear about your tooth. Glad it's feeling better and didn't break the bank to fix it. Sounds like you've had a busy few days - reading for fun, playing outside and I love that story about your brother. What a sweet way to encourage someone!! I love stories like that :)

  2. WOW! That is so nice! I hope he bought himself a few treats!


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