It’s been a crazy week for sure.
The most often asked question is, has the grandbaby arrived.
The easiest answer… nope.
She is in early labor, but they say that can go on for up to two weeks or so. She is 90% efaced as of yesterday morning at 9am. She is only 2cm dialated. She has been having contractions for going on three weeks and just this past week, they began to get uncomfortable and at times take her breath away. At this point, they seem to be about 6 minutes apart, and while consistant, not super productive. We are hoping for this weekend, but her due date is still 10 days away, however she is showing some signs of an increase. I guess it’s all a waiting game.
Been in the kitchen several times this week, but with not being sure when baby decides to come, it’s difficult to do too much or prepare ahead. In the meantime, there are Dark Chocolate Strawberry Mousse Parfaits and Cherry Marshmallow Cordial Hot Chocolate to be found this week on the food blog. Yum!
It sounds stupid, I know, but I am seriously making a lot of changes in my life. All for the better I believe. I need to re-focus and organize my work. And I need to do the same with my life. I find myself getting bored with things the way they are. I need to work on eliminating negativity and learning to deal with it when it comes from places I can’t control it. I used to be so good at that, but now it’s so hard. I will get there. I have a positive attitude and a faithful spirit.
I feel like God has given me many teachable moments lately. I think they are always there, but lately I’ve been more receptive to seeing them, as well as learning from them. Two situations in two days.
- A work relationship has been severed on my part, because I realized that what I was being asked to do, for the amount of money I was being asked to do it for, was not conducive to my success. I realized I wasn’t really getting anything out of it, except a payment that wasn’t worth the amount of work requested. I am making two and three times that amount to work with other larger brands and being asked for WAY less expectations. Obviously the latter situation breeds positivity. The former, only negativity. What am I doing? Trying to eliminate the negative. 🙂 I really do feel good about my decision.
- I recently had the experience of witnessing something really negative happening to someone else in a very public (restaurant) setting. I watched as you could see the stress of what was happening overwhelm her and bring her to a breaking point. It was very difficult to watch and I wanted to help her so badly. There was nothing we could do, but learn from it. It taught me a valuable lesson in patience and understanding and while I consider myself a very patient and understanding person, there are times I am not. I don’t think this lesson will soon be forgotten. I haven’t stopped thinking about it since.
So what is up in your world this week?