Friday, September 14, 2012

Quick update

Hi guys,

Well I feel really good, after the surgery and everything.  I guess I was expecting some pain and unpleasantness, but I feel basically back to normal.  Praise Jesus. 

This morning Benjamin woke up at 7am, again.  I guess this is his new routine, but I'm not a big fan.  It's going to be ugly Sunday morning when Thomas goes to work.  We stayed home from church and just rested, Thomas fed Ben and played with him in the morning.  A lady from church, Rebecca, stopped by and dropped off some pasta bake on her way to church, which was so kind.  Everyone's been sweet and generous, and we feel loved.  It's an amazing blessing. 

I put Ben down for a morning nap because he was being cantankerous and I had no patience for it today.  So naturally he didn't take an afternoon nap.  I think we're moving into the toddler phase of only one nap a day.  Oh, I didn't want this day to come.  I need to pray for an extra measure of grace, today was difficult.  But I also feel thankful that I have this trial, because Benjamin is such a blessing and I can't imagine our life without him.  I think he's teething, which is super, and he's moving into the new schedule, so it's just been tough the past few days.  Along with everything else, I'm on edge more than usual.  And I don't exactly overflow with patience on a normal day. 

There were two protests planned in Amman today, one after noon prayers at a mosque and the other in front of the American Embassy.  As far as I know they were peaceful, and I think the government's in control more so than in Egypt.  Or at least has a firmer grip.  Fingers crossed this time of inflamed passions will pass, and no more lives will be lost over it.  Here's a Jordan Times article.

Thomas is spending some guy time with a friend, so this evening will be more "Dawson's Creek" and looking at living room furniture online.  I found the coolest two chairs on Craigslist for a steal, and I'm so bummed I can't buy them and just hang onto them for a couple years before we get back.  Not that I love the upholstery, but I like the vintage style.  I'm imagining them with painted wood, maybe black or a bold color, with fun upholstery.  I don't know, maybe like this.  I think they would look good next to a gray velvet sofa, which is my current thought.  Oh I miss being able to shop Craigslist.  Sigh.

Last night we started watching "Hell on Wheels" about the transcontinental railroad.  I wasn't very impressed with the pilot, anyone watch it and like it?  I need reassurance that it won't be a waste of my time.  Oh and with our VPN I'll be able to watch the new season of "Downton Abbey" when it starts this weekend.  I can't wait!

Thanks for reading, and all your kind words and thoughts. 


  1. Rachel, Glad to know you are feeling better. Know that we are praying for you and covering you in His love.

    1. Hi Laura,
      Thanks so much, it's such a blessing to be lifted up. I hope you and yours are doing well.