Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Endorphins, Teeth, and Coffee Caramel Shakes

If I had written a post yesterday, everyone would have been looking up numbers of various helplines and hotlines because CRAZY MAMA had showed up and it was. not. purdy.

But instead of following my irrational thoughts, I decided to ask Rizzo to go for a walk w/me so she could make sure I came home. See, we have been walking every Mon, Wed, and Fri for the last several weeks, but I caught the yucky bug from my kiddos last week, so we missed Wed and Fri of last week, and Yesterday morning. And I was missing those endorphins that REALLY DO HELP! Exercise(and definetely time w/ the Lord!) is so vital to my mental health. Anywho, we sweated and she let me vent to her about my day. I can be totally real with her and that is priceless. I'm gonna take a minute right here to toot my sister's horn a little. Everything(Almost) I need to know , I learned from Marissa(AKA Rizzo, Riss, Rissa, Rizzle). She taught me most of what I know about being a wife, Mother, and homemaker, because we didn't have those roles modeled for us in a Godly way. Thankfully, God blessed Marissa with all these wonderful abilities and instincts that enabled her to figure out where to start in all these areas of high calling. I truly, truly do not know how things would have gone if I didn't have Marissa to glean from. I could go on and on but I think I'll save that for a later date. Just know that I am so very grateful for my big sister!!

Next subject: my Dentist appointment today. I have a crown that had been loose for at least the past 6 months and I was just sure it was rotten and nasty under there by now. But it wasn't!!! Yeahhh!!! They just cemented it back on and sent me on my way w/ no new cavities or anything! I don't dance but I could do the happy dance right now!!!

My Mom was watching my darlings and her only request was a Coffee Caramel shake from Chick-Fil-A, so I got lunch and 2 of those shakes knowing Lydi and Micah would not mind helping drink one. I am so glad they have good taste and love coffee as much as I do!

So things are looking better today. I am no longer having to walk around with tissue stuck in my nose to prevent a snot flood. Finally got some exercise last night. My teeth aren't falling out - yet. And I drank a REALLY fatteningly yummola milkshake. Now I'm gonna sit back for a second and enjoy this moment of contentment!


Lisa said...

I'm so glad you feel better!
I got my crazy on today...for real. It's all better tonight. You're not alone! :)

ann marie said...

I feel the same way about my sister. There is something about sister's that cannot be explained. I'm two years younger than my sister and the things he taight me after I had my kids were priceless. It's great that you live so close. I miss my sister so much but we are going to see her next week and I can't wait.
Glad you are feeling better.

Tiffany said...

I'm glad you are feeling better. Thank goodness the crown was an easy fix. And, a coffee caramel shake covers over a multitude of grump!

Randi Sue said...

I too need excercise and time with the Lord and good nutrition to keep me sane.

Smith Schoolhouse said...

I had no idea my horn had been tooted! I just read this this morning.

It is actually the Lord's horn though. I believe that through our neglect as children, He gave me, the big sister, a love for my little sisters and a mothering instinct that was not natural at such a young age.

So, it was you, my little sister, who drove me to learn all that i know, and the Lord's provision that I learned what I learned.

I love you.