Today is Tuesday, January 10. We (Ken & I) went to work (my work) for a bit this morning. I had ordered a table and chairs for one of the classrooms that had to be put together — and Ken is my go-to guy for construction projects. :)
That's it assembled. I love our classroom furniture. We bought it all several years ago when the economy was good and we were blessed with some fantastic fundraisers. Now we're just filling in little by little with a few items that we didn't get the first go-'round.
You may remember that today I had an MRI. Have you ever had one? They're a little freaky... lots of clanging and banging and buzzing while you're in a small space, immobilized — in my case, on my back with my head being kept completely still. And, I'm not sure exactly how long I was in there, but I'm thinking that it was about 15 minutes, then they drew some blood (while I was still pinned down and immobilized) and then there were probably about 10 or 15 minutes more of lots of noise, etc. I'm so glad that I'm not claustrophobic or easily freaked out!
Anyway, tomorrow we'll find out what the doctor saw when he looked at the pictures. And, I must admit to being a little nervous. I didn't think I was... or that I would be... but I guess I am. This morning after the MRI, I felt tired... like all I wanted to do is go home and sleep. Now, I know that sleep is important, but I haven't taken naps lately and I've been sleeping really well at night, so what I determined is that I was a bit depressed by this whole business. But, once I forced myself to go on a walk, eat lunch, and do some internet work I felt so much better. Well enough to start preparing this post and some future ones, too. I really think that half the battle is in the mind — so I make every effort to take control of mine!
For today's scripture I'm using just a part of a verse.
"Before I had finished praying in my heart,..."
I chose this little passage (not even a full sentence) for what it said to me when I read it. It said that God knows what is going on with me. He knows what I need before I even voice it. Or even if I don't voice it. He "hears" my heart's desires. He knows! He knows what is in your heart, too. Cool, isn't it?
My MRI this morning was in the same building that I went to back in the fall for radiation therapy. Those people are very special to us, so we walked in to say hello. We took them a card, too.
I don't always do it, but this PTI set has such great Bible verses that I decided to put one on the inside of the card. I'm really liking the way it looks on top of the VersaMark leaf stamp, too. Pretty perfect, I think.
And, since I'm upping my game... I also stamped and signed the back of the card. Just makes it a little more personal. (For those of you PTI followers like me... what do you think of the stamp set "Handmade Hodgepodge"? At just $5, I'm thinking it will make it into my cart — even though I have been embellishing and signing the backs of my cards for some time now and have found that a small coordinating image works pretty well.)
AND TELL: stamps are Papertrey Ink (Turning a New Leaf, Beautiful Blessings); cardstock is PTI (Aqua Mist); patterned paper is Sassafras Lass (Count me in: love to learn); ink is Memento (Tuxedo Black) and Versamark; button is PTI (Aqua Mist); twine is PTI (Rustic Cream); also used a PTI impression plate (Diamonds) and a PTI die (Loopsy-Daisy Collection).
That is all for today. Thanks for your visit, for all your comments and all your prayers. We appreciate you very much! And we're praying that tomorrow we have a good medical report to share with you. Sending you lots and lots of love!