Life And Stuff

Do you ever just get so busy you don’t know what to do when you finally do have time to yourself? That’s been me. Busy. I’ve been painting, yet another room in our house. This time the bedroom, because back when we first moved into our home, I heard a commercial that said something along the lines of using flat paint with kids because you can just repaint over any marks on the walls without worrying about the oils in new paint versus old paint not matching up. All I can say was that was a load of shit. I shouldn’t have used a flat paint. Any person who has any sense at all would have looked at me strange when they found that one out. So we repainted the room. Even though I liked the purple, we decided on a soft blue. It looks good for a bedroom. 


It was raining and hailing at times during the race. 

Last Saturday I ran my very first 5K. I shouldn’t really say I ran. I ran/walked the 5K, but I still completed it, and I believe we completed it toward the middle front of the pack. So I’m giving myself a pat on the back for that. 

My husband is finally recovering from some back problems. Back in December he had a steroid injection to help relieve the pain from a degenerating disc. The steroid shot lasted about three months, then started to act up on our trip back from Colorado. After we got back, we thought, oh it will get better, it was just from the long drives. It never got better. So a few weeks ago we went ahead with another procedure to burn the nerve that causes the pain in between the disc and the vertebrae. We were told after the procedure that his pain would get worse before it got better. It was that way for a little while, but now it seems that my husband’s pain is manageable and getting better as each day goes on. I’m so grateful and thankful for that. For a long time, my husband hasn’t been himself because of the pain. So this is an answer to prayer. 

Next Sunday my oldest will have his first piano recital. I’m really proud of him. He takes his homework and piano practice as serious as I think a seven-year old can. I’m hoping he’ll continue playing. I think it’s really good for him. 

Along with that, my mind has just been pre-occupied with things…things I have to get done, things I hope will happen, things that may not even matter in the grand scheme of things. Things…..and stuff. I think I need to once again re-evaluate my life and see where I’m focusing too much energy. I need to pause and be grateful for my surroundings, my friends and family and the little things that can easily be over-looked when you have your focus on something else. 

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I'm just a wife and mom of two boys trying to find her place in this world. I enjoy walks around the lake, bible journaling, and RV camping with my family.

Heartfully Heather


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Heather Jones

I'm just a wife and mom of two boys trying to find her place in this world. I enjoy walks around the lake, bible journaling, and RV camping with my family.

14 thoughts on “Life And Stuff

  1. I spent a l a lot of time when I was younger spreading myself way too thin between kids, work, Nursing School, and taking care of an aging parent. I feel like it sent my life into fast-forward. I didn’t have the chance to stop and re-evaluate my priorities because everything was a priority. If you have the chance to do this, take it. You won’t regret it.

  2. Congratulations on your first 5k! I was just telling my husband and stepdaughter today I want to get back into running (jogging). I used to do marathons and I think I have one more under my belt, then halves and 5k’s it is! Applause all around for doing something for YOU. And sorry about the flat paint hell. Been there UGH.

  3. Way to go on the 5K – I would be a running walker too 🙂 I can barely run the block! Here’s to more healing for your husband! *Prayers* I know how sickness and injury can make you out of wack for sure!

  4. Congrats on your first 5k. My oldest and I walked a 5K for the first time, a color splash run/walk in town a few years back, was a total blast. I am all for trying to go to more 5k’s that offer the run/walk option as I can’t run. Looks like this was the perfect “me time” for you!

  5. When you say flat paint, do you mean the sheen/finish (like egg shell, or satin). Are those easier to clean or something? Just wondering.

  6. My husband is having the burning procedure done today!! The steroid shots helped for a while and we are hoping this will give him relief for much longer. I’m glad its working for your hubby.

  7. Way to go on finishing a 5K!!! I’m pretty sure I would/could never do that, haha. I’m glad to hear your husband’s pain is becoming more manageable. It’s so difficult to live with chronic pain; I hope he continues to feel better.

  8. Seems I never have or take time for myself with taking care of everyone and grand kids and all. I always said I will rest when Im dead LOL

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