This week found us with a lot going on. I have things to report on everyone but in this post you will find Isaac mostly absent and that is because I will do a post on him after this one. I took lots of pictures of his friend birthday party so I'll reserve a post just for that. So, let's get started, shall we?
At the end of March Colorado Springs was put on water restrictions. It was so dry and everything was dead. We could only water our lawns between certain hours and only twice a week. There were other restrictions put in place too and our yard was so sad. Especially our fruit trees and backyard. Our backyard was essentially a dirt pit. But the last month or so it has rained almost every day. It's not too odd for Colorado Springs in the summer--the first summer we were here it did the same thing. I guess last year it wasn't like this. Anyway, it is sunny in the morning and then by about 3ish the clouds roll in and we have a good storm and then it moves out. This year there have been some flash flooding in the mountains because of the Waldo Canyon fire last summer. The boys have been loving the rain. They have built a dam and go check it out every day. Thankfully, our lawns are green again. But sadly, only one apple grew this year.
Piper is officially a stander. She is trying to cruise now too. It's her new favorite trick and she practices any chance she can get.
|Ready (but not rested) for church. She was so tired at church...|
As for me, I'm just trying to prepare for my surgery. I have made some progress in getting some planning done. It makes things less worrisome for me. I have some freezer meals to make this week and the next and I need to figure out the physical therapy schedule after surgery so I can get some rides or babysitting set up. I also need to get something to help me get off the toilet and so I can take a shower--I know, cool right? I can't even get off the toilet without help. Sigh. But, in the meantime I'm taking swimming lessons from my friend. She is a great swimmer and has been swimming since she was on the swim team in high school. I can tell that I've made vast improvements since I began three weeks ago. I'm amazed actually. I still don't feel comfortable swimming but I'm getting there. I actually never thought I'd be a swimmer or even enjoy the activity so that makes me happy. Truthfully, it is going to take some getting used to the fact that I won't be a runner. I haven't been a great runner since I've had kids but I ran track in junior high and cross country in high school and every time I have a baby I eventually begin running again and that is how I've always lost the baby weight. This time I was working with my trainer doing interval training to get me back to running. I was finally getting to where I felt ready to start running again. And now I realize that I won't ever be a runner. I guess it's taking me awhile to accept this new information. I just fully intended to begin running and keep running. I guess I'm supposed to start swimming or biking now. And even though I haven't enjoyed either of those activities, I guess it's time to learn to like them if I intend to keep exercising--which I do. But, another positive of this injury is that since I can't exercise like I was, I now have to really focus more on my food intake. I've always been better at the exercise part of being healthy so it's good for me to focus more of my energy on the food part now. And in doing so, I've lost two pounds. Hopefully I can keep it up.
That's about it. More going on this week to prepare for the surgery. Life just keeps going on. The boys and Piper keep growing and we just learn to make adjustments as unexpected things happen. But also, we realize we are so blessed in so many ways.