This has been a limiting week! The asthma attack that I was battling over the weekend sent me to the doctor on Monday. After checking me out for several things that I'm glad I didn't have, she confirmed what I thought I knew, that it was a bad asthma attack (which by that time was on day 5). She gave me a big shot of steroids (I try to avoid taking steroids whenever I can, but sometimes I have to and this was one of them.), told me to stay out of the heat even to the point of having my husband get the vehicle running and cooled down before I stepped outside the doctor's office, go home sit, be still and not exert myself in anyway. If I was not better in two days, I was to go to the ER. The ER is the last place I wanted to be, so I obeyed her instructions! Let me just say that my husband took care of me like I was a queen. He prepared all the meals, and many times brought them to me. With his excellent care and me following doctor's orders I managed to stay out of the ER, but it has taken me all week to recover. Rarely do I have asthma attacks this severe, it was quite limiting!
(Picture: another peaceful photo I took at a Mennonite settlement.)
With my 'limiting' week, how did I do on my 'to-do' list ...
My to-do list for last week looked like this:
Bible: Continue to read a Psalm a day and work on my chosen memory verse, Isaiah 26:3-4. Spending time in the Psalms right now is comforting. Also, I'm really going to try to finish writing and fine-tuning my 'Knowing Our Enemy' Bible study as well. Done! If you read Wednesday's post you will know that my new blog, From This Heart Of Mine, is up and running. This is where I have shared my 'Know Our Enemy' Bible study, I'll also be sharing devotionals and other Bible studies and helps that I write.
Exercise and Fitness: I'm going to try for 60,000 steps this week again and start a Pilate exercise routine with 1 or 2 exercises. I'll build on these 1 or 2 in the following weeks. I've learned that the secret to starting and maintaining in my fitness journey is to start small, go slow and build upon that. Needless to say, I didn't meet this goal this week or come anywhere close to it! I'll try again next week!
Reading: I'm almost finished with Reshaping It All by Candance Bure, I want to finish it up this week and start another book ... that is yet to be decided! Done! This was such an encouraging book for me to read that helped me lots on my continued fitness journey. I will read this book again!
Re-can pizza sauce from #10 cans. Didn't get done!
Finish canning tomatoes. This will finish up all the tomatoes in our garden except for a few stragglers to eat. The heat has really hurt our tomatoes this year. I'm just so thankful that we were able to harvest enough to preserve. Towards the end of the week, I was able to get this done, I'm so thankful!
If I get the okay, and am able, to start using my wrist and hand, start quilting on my Santa Hat quilt. Good news on my wrist and hand! There are no fractures, the CT did show severe arthritis in my hand which I knew I had. The doctor said my fall severely aggravated my severe arthritis! Hmmm, that's too much 'severe' in her diagnosis for my liking but given time she was optimistic that it would get back to where it was before the fall. I just need to be patient and careful with it so, I didn't start quilting on my Santa Hat quilt this week.
Start planting fall garden. Didn't get done!
So, what about next week? What is my to-do list going to look like? It's going to look like this ...
Bible: Continue reading in the Psalms, work on my new memory verse Isaiah 41:13 and start work on a special six weeks 'Fall Series' I'll be teaching the tweens/teens class I teach.
My Fitness Journey: I'm going to try for 60,000 steps again as well as add a couple new Pilates to my routine.
Preserve figs that we were given to us
Finish stitching up a pair of linen pants I've almost gotten finished.
Start planting fall garden
Don't forget that you can check on the progress of my ‘Goals for July’ by clicking on the ‘Featured Post’ on the sidebar!
Until the next post,
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