Yesterday’s my 17th (civil) wedding anniversary. I didn’t forget this time ––never again since my 15th wedding anniversary, actually –– and my dutiful husband didn’t fail to greet me, either. The morning went smoothly and I was even able to prepare spaghetti bolognese for lunch. This is the first time we’re celebrating our wedding anniversary under lockdown or enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). It doesn’t really feel much different though, since we’re used to celebrating just by ourselves at home.
However, by midday, we got an emergency. Our Siberian husky Hashy started howling and seemed to be in pain as she struggled to get up but unable to do so. What was supposed to be a fun and relaxing day turned into a tense and busy day, as we tried to take care of Hashy and worked double time cleaning the yard and dog kennels.
This morning, we took Hashy to the vet, and she is now currently confined at the animal clinic. It appears that she has anemia and in need of blood transfusion. Right now we can’t do anything much but pray for her and be prepared to spend for her needs. Hopefully, she would recover soon…
reading several books everyday, which includes the Bible in chronological order, where I am now on the Book of Joshua. I have also started reading The Smartphone Photography Guide: Shoot, Edit, Experiment, Share by Peter Cope and Educating the WholeHearted Child by Clay Clarkson with Sally Clarkson aside from a few pages of Big ‘n Lil Sis’s books each day. Perhaps I should also pick up a fiction book just to balance things out.
writing new posts and finishing blog posts that are still in the drafts folder
listening to the sounds Lil Sis makes as she cleans up the mess she created in the kitchen earlier
thinking about the best way to help Big Sis. She believes she has ADHD, anxiety, and depression and that there’s only one person who could help her. Unfortunately, it’s a psychiatrist who seems to encourage her thoughts and was quick to offer a quick fix solution via medication. Seriously, don’t all, if not most, teenagers go through the phase of trying to figure out if something’s wrong with them? And mind you, this is the very same doctor who saw my kids and diagnosed them to have the highest level of trauma a few years ago at PGH when our next door neighbors did nothing but harass us, yet she never recommended any type of medicine for them at that time. How come now that she’s in private practice and charges PHP2,000 per session, her style of helping her patients had also changed?
wishing I have been more consistent, at the same time always firm and loving, in disciplining my girls, especially Big Sis. I think she has become very pushy and continues to try my patience because there were days when I would be exasperated and simply ignore her or give in to her demands, if not hurt her with my words and deeds.
hoping things would just continue to get better in our family life and homeschool journey
wearing comfortable clothes, what else?
loving the new portable JBL speaker I got from Lazada. It’s so tiny, yet produces great sound, not to mention feels good to touch. I’ve been wanting to have one, but I didn’t get a chance to get one for myself until I had to return a fake signature bag to Lazada. Since I couldn’t encash the money in my Lazada Wallet, I had no choice but to use it on purchasing another item. I guess you could say that all’s well that ends well, eh?
wanting to sleep the whole day tomorrow. I don’t know why…
needing to do some serious cleaning in and around the house. Thanks to my husband’s cousin, the malunggay trees in our backyard had been cut down, so that’s one less task to think about now.
feeling trapped, somehow. There are so many things that I’d like to be able to do, and there are opportunities that are being thrown my way too, but I just can’t seem to get started.
praying for wisdom as I handle not only my responsibilities but part of my husband’s responsibilities too, being in a long distance relationship with two kids involved
thanking God for His endless love, grace, and mercy… for my family and my marriage, and my daughters, even if they sometimes exasperate me, especially Big Sis… Thanking God for my 16th wedding anniversary too!
Join The Sunday Currently link-up by siddathornton http://siddathornton.blogspot.com/
(Featured image by Markus Winkler on Unsplash)