Thursday, 30 July 2015
This Week: Day By Day - Thursday
Thursday is the day of the week that always strikes me because the week is nearly over. Every week without fail, I will get to Thursday and think, "Wow! It's Thursday already! Where did the week go??" Today was no different.
It kicked off with Mum waking me up again (you know staying up until midnight does not do any favours for my getting up habits...) and reminding me that we had a chiropractor appointment at 8:00. We always like the early appointments because then it is out of the way and we can move on in the day. I had been looking forward to this appointment for some time because it was a fortnight after the last one and I had been quite sore in my neck and back for about a week and a half but was determined to last out the fortnight. I was also having some weird nerve twitching in my left foot where my toe would just start moving on its own accord. Creepy, right??? I couldn't wait for Dr. C. to fix me up.
Dr. C always begins by sitting you in a chair and feeling your shoulders and neck with his hands to see what muscles are tight, or if there is anything out of place. He spent a long time on my left shoulder today around the shoulder blade. It was SO sore - Mum was sitting there laughing at the faces I was pulling. She told Dr C that he needed a mirror on the opposite wall so he could see what expressions his patients were pulling. "Oh no," he replied, "I can feel it." He then felt in my neck and poked and prodded at the base of my skull. That was really sore as well. Then I had to get onto the table. The thing pictured on the left is a chiropractic table, in case you didn't know what one looked like. You stand on the platform-shelf thing at the bottom, and when the chiropractor pushes a button, it tips forward until you are lying flat on your stomach. Then the Chiropractor uses his hands to feel where your neck or spine might be out of line and adjusts it all back to where it should be. Because the table moves when he pushes down, he doesn't break anything - it just sounds worse because the table makes a terrific crunching noise with each push. The I felt really good walking out of there today, but I have got really sore again since... will I last another two weeks until my next appointment? We shall see...
In our Bible reading today, we read Joshua 14, about how Caleb went to Joshua to claim the lands that God had promised to him forty-five years beforehand. It was really amazing just to see that Caleb - even in waiting forty-five years for his promise - was still confident in God. His faith had never been stronger and although he was now eighty-five years old, he had not retired from God's work. Oh that we would all do the same!
I got another email from Elizabeth today saying that she will be arriving on the bus tomorrow. I am so excited!! Apart from having a couple of families to stay where we have planned for a couple of weeks where to put people, etc., this is the first sleepover we have ever 'hosted'. I am very much looking forward to it. Now I have to recruit a few sisters to help me tidy up the bedroom so it is presentable for guests. ;P Just kidding (sort of). It's not too bad, I guess, but it's the little corners that get out of hand and need attention now. And it needs vacuuming. And I will have to strip and remake Jess's bed so Elizabeth can sleep in it. And the list is growing. XD
had piano students again this afternoon. I love how God orchestrates things - I have a dream of one day adopting internationally, and here I am with three of my four students being Indian, Filipino, and Chinese! The two Thursday girls are ten and eleven years old, and are progressing pretty well, but are still relatively at the beginning stage of learning piano. I was really pleased with their progress this week, even if Miss-10 will forget to listen to her CD. Grrr! I keep telling her that it will help, but she forgets. Every time. Miss-11 made wonderful progress this week - I was so proud of her! She earned two songs 'off'' and got two new ones to practise. By the end of the lesson she already had one of them going quite well hands together, so I don't think it will take her long.
The rest of the evening just happened like normal. I spoke to Jess on the phone. She said it was a really busy day and she was really tired. Please keep her in your prayers - she does tire very easily and the camps aren't always easy.
So it's another nearly midnight post! Mum and I finished Sister Act about twenty minutes ago. XD One of my favourite quotes from that movie is when Deloris (aka Sister Mary Clarence) says to the nuns, "Remember, when you sing, you aren't just quacking - you are rejoicing! You are singing to the Lord!" (Note: in case you get the idea that Sister Act is a Christian movie, it's not. It's set in a convent as a pop-star singer tries to hide after she witnesses a murder and awaits the time when she will be called upon in court. There are adult references and some language, but the reason I love it - apart from the music! - is that is took a secular movie to show what the role of the church should be in the community! It really touches my heart every tie I see it.)
I am cutting Thursday fine, aren't I??? (It's five to twelve...)
Here's a challenge for you... Or I guess it's actually one for me: Leave a comment with a word I have to use in tomorrow's post. I'm sure I'll regret it tomorrow, but I'll do my best. :)
Hae a wonderful Friday y'all! God bless! :)