Hi friends! I have been busy making two styles of headbands for Madeleine ( she is growing out her bangs :).
I am busy going to physical therapy twice a week. It is helping! Truly! Our goal is to keep my pain level at a 3 without pain spikes. I am even able to walk a tad bit more on the treadmill. I am working at it. My exercises take about 35 minutes a day. We are strengthening my abdominal muscles, my back and my pelvic floor. Man! It feels good to be more physical. More active. Less frightened of being hurt. Woo hoo!
I've been busy in the garden. I was able to work in the garden for one hour last night!!! Then I made a
big mistake. I did all the weed pulling on my knees, using the kneeling
pad. Two garden beds are horrible with weeds because I did no work on
them AT ALL last year due to pain. Well, I thought last night that I
should try pulling weeds standing and bending down/over to pull. I did
this for about 10 minutes after that one hour. THAT is what has my back and hips in
pain today. Dumb. Correct positioning is so important!
I have also been busy making gifts for kind friends. No pictures yet. One is in the mail. The other gift is being stitched.
I did finish up another pink Quaker motif.
I received this lovely chart from Our friend Jo. She gave away gifts for her Fourth Blogoversary.
Oh yes! Another thing that kept me busy this last month, and for many months to come. I found my ministry calling. I noticed at church that the altar robes the men and boys wear need help. Some have missing buttons, or torn button loops. Some have soot from candles. Some have wax on them. Some have wine stains. So I discussed this with Father. He is very happy that I want to help. Each week I take home two robes after the Liturgy. I fix them up and bring them back the next week. I see this as a devotion to the greater glory of God.
I am still reading the Bible every day.
Have a fantastic weekend my friends! Thank you for your kind words.
Stitching and praying,