Thursday was wonderful from beginning to end!
Summer had an early morning appointment for injections that would block the nerves that have kept her in such pain for so long. Amber had a busy morning of work - editing - she is a professional writer with her own freelance company. I just had my morning - coffee and reading and getting dressed.
We all met for lunch at a bistro on Preston Road.
Any opportunity to spend time with my daughters is golden!!
I had not seen Sabrina in a good while, either!
Summer was pain free and it was wonderful to see her feeling so well!
She and Amber both had the soup and a Caesar salad....
Sabrina had the quiche and I had tomato basil soup and a Caesar and the best Apricot Tea!!!
While the food good, I was really impressed with the Ladies Room!!
They had Sun Coast Scrub and Lotion and it made even my rough hands feel silky smooth!
It was good to be together again!
Summer and Sabrina headed for home so Summer could enjoy a day of 'real' life!
They didn't know how long the injections would last - a day? A week? A month?
These were temporary
but, if they worked, she could get permanent ones.
I went over to Quadville after lunch and it was almost time to pick the quads up from school!
They had done a Valentine craft at school and Harrison had made his for Aunt Deanie!
Harrison is reading and I am just so excited about that!!
He's not even five years old yet!
I think he is taking after his mama!
Amber has loved words from a tiny child.
She liked the way they were arranged in paragraphs in books.
She was just like Harrison - sounding things out and reading early.
It's no surprise that she majored in journalism in college and that she has written SOMETHING nearly every single day since she was four!
Logan is looking so grown up these days.
Just look at those cute boots!
We were off to the library later that afternoon.
(My videos are are not loading up but the quads were jamming out to some good music!)
The library was hosting a Valentine Craft Session!
It was great!!
All the supplies were ready and it was an easy peasy way for the kids to make some sweet valentines!
The first activity was decorating cookies.
They took that very seriously!
Next was Valentine Cards.
The staff supplied everything from sequins to heart shapes, stickers to doilies, scissors and glue, to pom poms and markers!
You can see they were totally absorbed in their work!
When we got back to Quadville, I took them out to play in their backyard playground.
Harrison was demonstrating his skill with the hula hoop!
Four years ago yesterday, I was at Deanie's and she had a weighted hula hoop - which I had to try!!
We were living in our camper down in Katy, Texas at the time and I was on my monthly visit home.
We laughed and laughed and laughed!!
I should show this to Harrison!
We decided to go out to the front yard because the kids wanted to show me a bird's nest they had found in a tree.
Sadly, it was no longer there!
When did these kids get to be so BIG???
The sun was setting and it was such a beautiful evening!
I love seeing the world through their eyes!
The moon and the stars were just beginning to shine.
We all spied ONE star and I taught them the little verse......
We all went inside and pitched in to clean up the playroom.
Kailey had asked me earlier in the day if I would help.
She was in charge so I took my orders from her.
I was instructed to pick up all kitchen stuff and put in the cupboards.
Then I was to put all the books on the bookshelves.
I got busy because I take my work seriously. However, I noticed Kailey just watching me. I asked her what SHE was going to do. She said, "Supervise!" NOT! Once she learned if SHE didn't work, I wouldn't either, she started in on collecting all the Legos. After awhile I needed to rest so Harrison pulled up one of their small chairs for me to sit on and then he got another one for me to prop my feet up. Then he got two chairs for him to do the same thing. Soon he was off to do something else and Kailey came over and sat where he had been. In a couple of minutes she asked, "Don't you think your break is over now?" Haha! Back to work we went!!
No pictures of any of this because she kept me too busy!
After dinner Harrison read to us some more.
Sorry about none of my videos loading.
I use my mini iPad so next time I'll use my camera.
We ended the evening watching Fixer Upper together!
It had been such a good day - start to finish!
Alas, just as I was going to bed, I saw a post on Summer's Facebook page:
This morning I was at the doctor at 8:20 and ready for the lumbar facet injection on both surgery sides. How nice to be woken up after the quick procedure and feel almost pain free. Met my Mom and Amber for lunch and enjoyed the entire lunch with no pain. Even the car ride was enjoyable. It was short lived as the pain began returning in the late afternoon. Everyone is in bed but I'm medicating and hopefully will be able to sleep shortly. Pain seems to have paralyzed my life, my body, and my spirit. Sometimes I say and do things I would not normally say or do. The pain is changing me and not in a good way.
My heart hurts for my daughter......
I talked to her a couple of times today and she is still in pain.
To know Summer is to love her and we are all praying that this is NOT her 'new normal.'
Friends and family have been a very real source of encouragement for her today:
Oh Summer Davis surely there is something out there that will help. Don't stop looking, my sweet friend and don't loose hope, do you hear me? I tell people this every single day. Keep digging to see what the latest and greatest thing is on the market. You will find your answer, keep on pushing!!! Hugs and love you much!!!!! xxx
Many others offer words of comfort and it meant so much to her.
Thank you so much for these words of encouragement. My spirit is low and I know God is my Comforter but I feel so alone and discouraged. I had no idea you dealt with all that you do. Gives me hope. I've been doing some crafts; making cards and working puzzles and now listing items to sell on the net. I need purpose and I need value. Just struggling and scared. Thank you for sharing, my is encouraged!
Today has been a 'Home' Day for both Louis Dean and myself.
He was 'home alone' all day yesterday. When I asked him last night if he enjoyed it, he said, "Well, I missed you!" I told him no worries! I'm BAAAACKK!
I call this photo 'Love in a Bottle.'
The gazebo was the very first 'room' we decorated for Christmas and it is the very first one we are decorating for spring. It's an important place since we spend some of nearly every day out there!
LD loves the colored lights but I insisted we needed to take them down. If it weren't for him, I would ONLY use white lights at Christmas and all year!
Not only did he take them down, he put up the new ones for me.
The day wasn't long enough for me to do everything I wanted to do.
Housework got done! Clean sheets on both our bed and the guest room bed.
Laundry - Done!
Lunch was a simple sandwich and dinner was served at nearly 9:00.
I am calling it a day but am already looking forward to getting back out in the gazebo in the morning and putting up all my finishing touches.