Sunday, March 1, 2009

updates... and other odds and ends

It's overcast here today... the mountains surrounding the valley are dusted white with newly fallen snow and it's still out...

I woke up with a sore throat. :-P It's not surprising in a way, since most of the family has had it for several days. But we had hopes of me escaping it, since I was on the high dosage of vitamin C. I'm going up my vitamin D & A intake, as well as all the others. I've been awake for an hour or so already (it's 7 am), scheming how to knock this in the head. ;-) My health in general seems to be progressing steadily. I am so thankful for that!

Dad called yesterday evening with the news that they hadn't found anything yet. I guess they are just going to stay up there until they find something. One good thing about this is that they are having a good time and are meeting new people. They are staying with some mennonites and today, they are going to church with them.

Mom is doing well... she had some contractions (which she assured me were not labor contractions) yesterday while walking. I am starting to feel a bit on edge! haha... (And I'm not even the one pregnant! :-P) I'll be glad when things have settled down a bit. That could be awhile, I guess. ;-) One thing for sure, the baby seems active, healthy and happy.

Packing is going slowly... but surely. The cold put a halt to things for a day or so. But I think with everyone feeling better, it'll start up again full force. I was sorting letters yesterday... threw away some. Saved a lot. Too many of them are from people I love dearly and have made precious memories with. Isn't God good....?! I have so many wonderful, caring friends. I wish everyone could experience the joy I have been granted.

Mom and Hannah took a lot of things to our goodwill this past week. On their way home, Uriah suddenly pointed and exclaimed, "Mom!!! Look!! There's a snow-spitter!" They couldn't figure out what he was talking about until they saw someone using a snowblower. *chuckles*

May you all have a blessed week, full of the joy that comes from the Lord Jesus. *hugs*

P.S. Hannah... thank you for the lovely new dress you made for me. :-) (www.thepanhandleroughriders.blogspot.com)

5 comments:

Jessica said...

I'm sorry your family has gotten sick! It seems like a lot of people in MT and ID have had this upper-respiratory bug...not fun. But, I'm glad to hear that you feel that your health in general is improving.

Hannah did a beautiful job on that dress! And YOU look beautiful in it. It kinda looks like a wedding gown. ;)

Naomi said...

Thanks for the comment, Jess! :-) I know... it seems like everyone is getting this thing that's going around. :-P I started feeling way better yesterday night, for some reason. I'm just grateful for the improvement. ;-)

Ah, I'll pass on the compliments to Hannah. :-) And thank you for your kind comments about yours truly. ;-)

As far as it being a wedding dress... well, so far as I know, it isn't. ;-) But one never knows what God may have in store. Life is full of surprises. :-)

Ashley C said...

Naomi, we all have "The Bug" down here, too.
The dress reminded me slightly of my mother's wedding dress...

Under Southern Skies said...

I hope you'll get well fast! Sore throats aren't fun. That's cute what your little brother said. :)

Naomi said...

Ashley, I hope you all get better there! This bug isn't fun to have! The dress is made from a Vogue costume pattern. Medieval. :-) I like it. :-)

Thanks for the comment, A.! :-) God bless! Sorry I haven't replied to your latest email...