Over the Weekend


Happy Monday, all! It IS happy, right? At least that’s what I try to tell to myself, ha!

As you’re reading this, I’m at the surgery center with my husband, who is having yet another skin cancer removed. Send up a little prayer for him, if you will! He is his doctor’s youngest patient, and has never been one for the sun anyways, so we’re not sure how he keeps ending up with these things. The fact that they’re on his head (you know, close to his BRAIN, which is kind of valuable, ha!) is what makes it a little extra sensitive, and a little bit of extra recovery, too. Anyhow…I still say it’s a Happy Monday!

We had a great weekend leading up to this surgery, though, so that’s good!

Accomplished on Friday:

  • Delivered final photos to a client
  • Well, this is not so much of an “accomplishment”, but we went to the Tampa Bay Rays baseball game Friday night. Free tickets from the hubby’s work is always great, so we just had to pay for parking and munchies. And it was a GREAT game…against the Baltimore Orioles…that went into EIGHTEEN INNINGS. Oh yes. Um, we left at 8 innings (to beat the traffic, right?) and as we were laying down to go to sleep that night around 12:30 a.m., we went to check the score and found out that they were still playing! The game ended at around 2:00 a.m., so we’re pretty glad we left when we did! (Oh, the Rays DID win, by the way, 5 to 4, wohoo!)

Accomplished on Saturday:

  • Saturday was originally slated to be our monthly “day of nothing”, but that didn’t quite happen
  • Slept in (yes, I label that as an accomplishment)
  • Tried several new healthy food items and recipes (will share later this week)
  • Prepped our guest room and project room for guests coming next weekend (we have 4 boys and a chaperone from the African Children’s Choir who will be with us while they’re ministering at our church! We’re pretty excited about their visit!)
  • Worked on the Fall decorating
  • Consulted with multiple photography clients
  • In general, we tried to get everything done that needed to be done before J’s surgery and our house guests arrive

Accomplished on Sunday:

  • Sound check, Sunday School, choir and church
  • I spent the Sunday School hour running the slideshow for our combined Sunday School class (all the adult classes and the Junior and High School kids came together in the Sanctuary for a special speaker). We had the opportunity to hear from a missionary to Muslims, which was very interesting and heart-rending, all at the same time.
  • Lunch with friends after church
  • Sunday afternoon nap!
  • Consulted with more photography clients
  • Finished up the Fall decorating, since Sunday marked the first day of Fall! (Which, in Florida, means that the high today is still slated for 90 degrees, ha!) I’ll show you what Fall looks like at my house later this week!

Oh, and for those who are following our “healthier lifestyle” saga, we just ate healthy this past week. Hubby has now lost 13 pounds (if you read the first blog on this you know that is ONE POUND MORE than he was allowed to lose!!! MEN!) and I’ve lost 9.3. So not too bad. I’m incorporating exercise in this week!

So that’s about it! What did YOU do this weekend? Is your Fall decor up yet? I wanna see!

19 thoughts on “Over the Weekend

  1. Praying! It is nice to read about you positive attitude despite the situation. Being miserable about difficulties does not make the difficulties better, just worse. You are an inspiring example to me! Blessings!

  2. Definitely praying for your husband!
    I had such a busy weekend! You’ll have to read about it on my blog. Baby shower fun! =]
    I’m definitely “fall”-ing behind on my Fall decor – eek!

  3. Praying for your husband’s recovery and to figure out what’s going on! That is scary. Great job on your weight loss, every ounce is a success! I am with you, I count sleeping in as an accomplishment.

  4. Send out pray for your hubby. Wish he will get well soon. You sound very faithful. Getting anxious just make it worse, right? Such a busy weekend huh? Mine is similar. I have to check kids’ work and print out the next week plan. Have a great day.

  5. You definitely have my prayers and best wishes! Your weekend sounds like it was productive. If you can;t have a do nothing weekend, a productive one feels pretty good. I’m excited to see your fall decorations and the recipes. I hope you and Jerred both have a happy week. 🙂

    Life With Lorelai

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