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Favorite Things

So take a new grip with your tired hands and strengthen your weak knees. 
Mark out a straight path for your feet 
so that those who are weak and lame will not fall but become strong. 
- Hebrews 12:12-13

While last week's chemo recovery took me all the way back around to this week's treatment, this week's recovery has been a different story with minimal side effects. Hurray!

So because it's been an uneventful week, how about a few favorite things? I'll share mine; you share yours.

I discovered Jess Frank via Shannan Martin's blog, and I want these curtains in black (fabric designed by Jess Frank) for my living/dining area in the worst way. I think they are just made for my house. And Her colorful floral canvases speak to me. Just beautiful!
I have never watched YouTube videos in my life (except for the occasional carpool karaoke or Tonight Show), but I have been obsessed with makeup tutorials these past few weeks. Like staying up until all hours of the nigh…

Five on Friday (Feb. 17, 2017)

I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait for the LORD;  Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD. -Psalms 27:13-14
1. If you haven't seen the movie Hidden Figures yet, Brian and I both thought it was outstanding. I can't wait for the kids to see it, both for the historical aspect of the space program as well as the challenges race and gender present. Getting out the door Saturday afternoon for dinner and a movie felt like a minor miracle, and we came home to seriously feuding children and a 13-year old boy who had managed to spend several hours locked in his handcuffs. We have giggled about this all week long. About the handcuffs, not the feuding.

2. Becky sent us a free HelloFresh box and I can't wait to give it a try (our box arrives just in time for next weekend). If you want to try it out yourself, click my referral link for $40 off your first box and I will receive a …

Five on Friday (Feb 10, 2017)

1. Because of lingering sickness, Rory and I had an extra day at home this week (okay, I had 2 extra days at home). It's not how I hoped to spend my week off chemo, but sometimes you just don't get to be in control.

When I look at this picture, it makes me smile. I sure hope Rory remembers this day as fondly as I will because we sure had a good time convalescing together. We lounged and drank coffee; she spent several hours reading my blog (I haven't printed 2016 yet so this was her first time to read it); we painted our nails and binge watched Amazon's Just Add Magic series. So did I miss 2 days of work off my paycheck? Yes. Was it worth it? Also yes.

2. Brian and I decided to do a little Facebook fast this week. I admit to jumping on during my sick days as well as a couple of evenings at midnight when I wasn't sleeping. Otherwise, I would say it's been a success. I have felt more present for both Brian and the kids and I have definitely felt less resentment t…

Five on Friday (Feb 3, 2017)

1. Camden's team won the JV championship last weekend, and he left this morning for an overnight tournament in Memphis. He was very excited, but I sensed a bit of anxiety at staying overnight in a hotel without us. I think there are 4 boys to a room, and I feel very sorry for whoever sleeps with him because the boy does literal flips in his sleep as well as requires multiple pillows and blankets piled "just so" around him.

I told him earlier this week how happy I was for him to have these opportunities to participate in school sports but that I miss him being around! Basketball is over in 2 weeks and I expect life to slow down a bit (I think I just jinxed myself with that thought). When he is home, he is outside playing basketball (even after dark with a light rigged up) on our jacked up basketball goal. Is it helpful to shoot 100's of shots when your backboard is crazy?

2. Chemo this week was uneventful other than Dr. C was in emergency surgery so I saw a nurse prac…