Well, it’s not that this past week was bad, but the days were so long and so busy that it felt like I crammed three weeks into one.
It really started late Saturday night when my daughter Sarah called me from Arizona to say she was really not feeling well and hadn’t been able to eat all day. Since she’d been in the hospital earlier in the month, we decided she needed to go ahead and fly back. I found her a red-eye plane ticket for Sunday night.
Sunday, we had already planned to have Emily’s birthday celebration and had invited all of our family over. So, I spent the morning working on A Virtuous Woman and the afternoon we spent cleaning the house and cooking. Everyone came over and we had a fun time together.
I think I got to bed around 10:30 that night. I set my alarm for 3:30 in the morning and left by 4:00 to make the five hour drive to Nashville to pick up Sarah at the airport. I had her by 9:30 and we got on the phone with the doctor. It took a few calls and discussions over the phone, but they decided we needed to bring her in for another CT scan at 12:30. We arrived home at 11:00 Monday night.
Tuesdays are really busy days for us, so I didn’t get to sleep in – as much as I wanted to!
Wednesday we woke up at 3:00 in the morning for Hannah’s early morning ice skating. The ice rink is a 2 1/2 hour drive from our house. All in all, Hannah skated for about 8 hours with a couple of breaks and we got home about 10:00 that night. My son James drove up for a visit from Georgia and stayed with us for a few days. Watch the video from Wednesday below!
Thursday I had several deadlines to meet and so I spent the entire day writing.
Friday, I had to drive Sarah back to Knoxville – 2 1/2 hours one way – for another doctor’s appointment. Thankfully we got home early at 4:30 so I could clean the house and get ready for Sabbath!
Sabbath afternoon I came home from church and rested, fell asleep by 10:00 and slept in Sunday morning which was super nice.
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Homemaking is so much more than cleaning a house, cooking food, and making sure your family has clothes to wear. Homemaking is about nurturing a spirit of warmth, comfort, and love in your home.