Saturday I went to a purse party with my dear friend Monica as the "coordinator" and my sweet friend Sarah as the hostess. Several coworkers were there, including a former coworker, and some of Sarah's relatives. It was a lot of fun and I'm so glad I went. Here are few pictures:
Monica showing us her purses and fabrics (homemade, custom-made)
Georgia (former coworker) with me
Georgia, Lydia, Michele, & I
Michele & I
Georgia & Erika
Me with my sweet buddies - Monica & Sarah
Sunday after church, we tried a Sleep Number bed at the mall (which was quite interesting... we're still undecided), then passed by our favorite restaurant Famous Dave's BBQ only to find that location closed (what a bummer!! ~ this is happening a lot lately!), then went to Linens N Things (one of our favorite stores that's closing) and bought a few things, had Jimmy John's sandwiches for lunch, and then went to the new Sports Authority by us and bought ourselves each a new bike helmet. We got home nearly 4 hours later. I was so exhausted and in pain that I had to lay down in bed for an hour and on the couch for another hour before I saw any relief. It was terrible.
It's so weird how sometimes being more active gives me some relief and more energy, and other times it makes me so much worse. It's so confusing.
So, I've had a really rough few days physically. I'm okay mentally, but physically I just want to lay in bed all day, every day. I have no energy, my legs feel like a mix of wet noodles and like boards getting hammered excessively, and today's worst flare-up is in my left shoulder. I don't know why I'm having this particular flare-up. Typing is agonizing but I'm pushing through it. I prayed all day long for God's strength where I had none, and he gave it to me, enough to get through my work day.
Every day... only by the grace of God....