Hey friends, it’s been another “oh my goodness, where has the time gone” kind of week. It wasn’t a bad week, it just flew by.
This weekend, we’re traveling again (our new normal) to see our son’s family and celebrate grandson number four turning eight. He’s one of the sensitive and loving boys with a definite zest for life. According to him, he’s great at everything he does.
Did I ever have that sort of confidence? If I did, when did I lose it?
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It’s been a week of appointments, including my yearly mammogram that was six months overdue and a recheck at the pelvic health specialist. I have not touched on this here, but the old vagina isn’t what she used to be, especially now that I’m done with hormone replacement.
So I’ve been using DHEA vaginal suppositories for several months as an alternative to estrogen and will now see a doctor specializing in pelvic floor physical therapy. Who knew there was such a specialty? But thank goodness there is.
We have a friend who says that your story is never just for you, so if you’d be interested in hearing more about my experience, let me know.
WHAT I ATE
I’ve been craving these yummy pork carnitas, so I made a batch yesterday. In my opinion, they don’t smell great when they’re cooking, but let me tell you, the flavor never disappoints!
WHAT I WORE
Sunday, I wore a favorite Old Navy dress from last year. They don’t have anything similar yet, but it was so popular that I wouldn’t be surprised if they brought back something similar this year. Keep an eye open.
WHAT I BOUGHT
I love wearing dresses and bought this pretty dress (in a 16W) for Easter Sunday. It’s so lightweight, covers the arms, and has pockets!
Pockets are becoming a non-negotiable for me in most dresses. I also recently bought this dress, and while it was gorgeous, it was very expensive, and after thinking about it, I returned it. Why pay that much for a (non-occasion) dress if it doesn’t have everything I love?
WHAT I’M LOVING LATELY
CONFESSION – I’ve been feeling pretty terrible about myself lately. I’m at an all-time high weight (I don’t weigh, but I feel it in my clothes), and my legs look like a bowl of cottage cheese and Jello. So, I can’t fathom the thought of shorts for summer.
Of course, dresses are one alternative to shorts, but I absolutely love lightweight, non-linen wide-leg pants for summer. Old Navy has some of the best pull-on pants. I fit in both the XL and the XXL, but I love the drape of the XXL as they skim over my thighs so nicely; I’ll have to have the waist taken in.
For a more tailored option, these from Madewell are lovely; the fabric has a nice weight while still being light. I wear an 18W in these.
I’ve been thinking lately about our (my) propensity to focus on our troubles to the point we continue to stress about them ad nauseum. I know that I’m supposed to cast it all on God, but I reel it right back in, and the stress escalates to a chronic level.
But I’ve been thinking about it this week, and I have this one thought: Instead of picking up the crisis repeatedly, what if I devoted myself to filling up with more of God?
We’re made for worship, worshipping God, not our troubles. Elevating our troubles to the forefront of our lives sounds a lot like worship to me. Let’s challenge ourselves to give God the forefront of our minds this week.
Are you with me?
You might like this post – Living in the Overflow.
Have the best week!