It’s Time for a Change
My husband and I are getting ready to make a big change in our lives and we are looking forward to it! We are getting our home ready to sell and we are going to be moving back to the mid-west.
The process of getting our home ready is teaching me about patience. It has been stressful, tiresome and very rewarding.
Being realistic can keep the stress at bay.
We have been working on getting our home ready for the past couple of months. Every time I see a new job that needs to be added to our project list, I think it can be done lickety split. Some of the projects can, but most of them can’t. I have allowed that to cause stress in my health and that can cause all sorts of flares. Throughout this whole process I have had the cracks in the corners of my mouth almost every day.
I finally had a breakthrough the other day and let my unrealistic timelines go. I have had enough examples recently that is reminding me that God’s timing is perfect. So, I changed my mindset and things feel like they are going smoother because of it.
I am experiencing a good kind of tired.
I believe that following the Starch Solution has caused me to have the energy I need to get the jobs done. I think the excitement of moving and what is waiting for us in the mid-west is giving me the motivation and energy to keep going.
Two days ago I was having to do a gardening job in the side yard. We have had ivy growing in the side yard and the vines became the size of small tree trunks. I didn’t know that could happen! So there I am rooting around digging out the roots and I just said to myself, “Keep on moving! This is going to get you where you want to go, so keep on pressing on!” It worked. I had the job completed in a shorter amount of time than I had anticipated.
Yesterday we had a pallet of sod and a pallet of bags of soil delivered. The forklift couldn’t fit through our get into the backyard, so we had the delivery guy the pallets as close the gate as possible. My husband and I un-stacked and re-stacked both pallets in the backyard. That was definitely a huge job, but that was the last thing on our to-do list for the day.
I am hitting the hay later in the evening and sleeping longer through the night. Which is a big deal for me. Before we started the make-over of our house and yard I was falling asleep around five in the afternoon. For me to be up at 7 pm was almost unheard of.
This has been an improvement that I am enjoying.
Working together brings great reward.
My husband and I are working together as a well oiled machine. I made the comment yesterday to him that we really work well together. He said that he was feeling really good because of all of the moral support I was giving him.
We are having good conversations and healthy meals. The exercise we are getting doing all these projects is good for both of us.
We did take a break one day and we went to the lake!
I can’t wait to share with you what I am going to be doing when we get to our new home. I am looking forward to continuing learning about our autoimmune disorders, finding new doctors and sharing with you what they have to say. Learning about living a healthier lifestyle, cooking healthier meals, and so much more.
Thank you for sticking with me. I know I have been absent on my blog for a while and now you know why, but I am looking forward to sharing all the new changes with you in the future.
Remember: This is the day the God has made! Get out there and rejoice in it!!! Be good to each other, listen to a good sermon and give out an extra hug or two.
These are the before and after pics of our front yard. What a difference!