The problem with taking forever to update your blog is that you have no idea where to even begin. Well, unless you have a fairly calm, unevenful life I suppose. Calm and uneventful have never really been related to me.
January was a terrible beginning to 2005. Has it gotten any better? Well...yes and no. We've been fighting strep, headaches, coughs, allergies, and other various ailments around here. The weather has yo yo'd between 70's (woot) and 30's (whhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa). That always creates problems physically. We are mostly on the mend.
In February, I decided I needed to make some changes. The computer became a ball and chain and things/people were being neglected. I decided to stay off the computer between 8 and 4 (M-F) which totally began to change things. The kids were happier and opening up more, more school was getting done, the house was looking better, I was enjoying life offline, etc. Unfortunately, we all got sick and the habit slipped. I'm starting back up on Monday. I can't wait. I'd actually forget to get back online when it was time because I was enjoying life too much.
I also went off of sugary foods February 4th. It's actually a totally cool story especially for those of you who have read how bad I've struggled with trying to quit eating it. Well, February 3rd, I was at home group (Christian's get together in one members home and read the Bible, discuss it and chit chat...lots of laughter in our group) and had eaten a cookie and two chocolate Reece's balls. Yum. My friend was serving up some Root Beer Floats after, so I decided to not eat anymore junk because I didn't want to be totally loaded up with sugar (yeah..root beer, ice cream...nice try).
At one point, the ladies gathered around one of the lady members and we prayed for her. As I prayed, I felt God's presence in a small, quiet way. I went back to my seat and heard in my spirit a distinct no for the root beer float and was immediately flooded with peace and a great feeling of joy (definitely a God moment because I usually felt quite the opposite when someone came between me and sugar). I haven't had a sugary food since then.
Every few days after that, I had some event going on where they had the yummiest foods served...sometimes right next to my elbow at the table and I kept thinking...I totally do not want to start over. What is even more amazing is that there are no cravings and absolutely no longings either. I don't even notice those foods and am not even the slightest bit tempted by it. I am truly amazed at how awesome God is.
So yes, things have gotten better for the most part...just these pesky illnesses which are a bit draining.
I'll update some more in another post.