Pain and progress
While I'm held captive in the kitchen tending food on the stove, I have a few minutes for an update. My poor blog(s) have been on the back burner (no pun intended). My poor hubby's back has been the front-and-center issue in our family life the past couple of months, and continues to be that until we get the issue resolved.
Turns out he has a herniated disc, the culprit of his intense pain. We have a couple of options before us now, including that of surgery, so we're seeking the Lord's wisdom what direction to go. I'm thankful for the good help we've had with physical therapy, chiropractor, and the counsel of professionals--and the sustaining mercy of the Lord. We're trusting Him for complete healing and restoration. We'll all be glad when this is done!
SweetPea has managed to stay on track with school and make good progress through it all--and has had a special blessing sent her way in these recent weeks, ice-skating lessons. It's really a dream-come-true for her. She's not a sporty person but she seems to really have found her thing and is making rapid progress. Couldn't be easier for Mom, too--an ice rink a mile from the house and early Saturday morning lessons (yawn!) that don't interfere with school and free time schedule. God is good!
I'm in school, too--publishing school! We're making progress on finalizing my mom's book manuscript for publication with a self-publisher, getting excited as we see the whole thing coming together. I had a phone interview last week with the publisher, talking through the process and learning all that goes into both creating a book and marketing it. I used to do this back in my single days, but the whole industry has changed dramatically with computers and internet.
Had to share some of our fall pretties, though after a heavy, wet snowstorm a couple of days ago, there's not much left of our autumn color. Glad we've got pine trees to keep us company over the colorless winter!