This picture of Hope gives a better sense of how big she is now. She was 9 pounds at her 2nd puppy visit and 16 pounds at her 3rd puppy visit!! She did great staying in her kennel till we got home, 4 whole hours (we went into Atlanta to eat for BIL's birthday dinner). I stayed up an hour with her and then was too exhausted to stay up any longer, but she was wide awake. I don't know how long she barked, but fortunately it wasn't too long. She's getting used to it. Last night was just hard because she had so much pent up energy.
My sampler pack of 8 essential oils came in yesterday. I like the lavender, peppermint, orange and lemongrass is okay. The rest... maybe will smell better out of the bottle and not so strong. I had gotten a lavender and did not realize it was a roll on, I want one I can put a few drops in my bath. I've been taking a lot of baths recently. I used to love them but found they were a hassle at the size I was. Now that I have lost over 50 pounds, I fit better in the bathtub. Oil diffuser necklaces for me and my YDD come in today! Yay!
Going to church today. My journal for doing the Bible in a year will come in today and I'll mail the 2nd one I got to my friend C in MS so we can start it together. My prayer journal will come in too. It looks like a great one, and something I can keep up with. I'm going to start going to the Friday MC's (basically a big Bible study) and try and get into a DNA group, which is three people all the same gender. I'm hoping to find one that will meet either at my house or during the day, or both.
Church was great, but crowded. I tried to keep my eyes on the pastor, my husband or the floor, but it was so crowded! My social anxiety kicked in hard. We were going to have a church gathering at a local park, but DH could see I was having a hard time. I told him I could force myself through it, but he said that would be bad for me, so we didn't go. I feel bad for it, but am so relieved too.
Today we talked about community and what that looks like Biblically. Made me more convinced I need to share my story and see where I can help in the church. I've never been in a church that made me feel like my story mattered and that I could help people.
At home, I'm exhausted from peopling and I didn't even people too much, DH led me right out of there when service was done. Signed us up for an MC (like a Bible study but more involved) before service was over so we would have to wait in lines.
I'm probably going to take a nap it wore me out so much.. Some days it effects me more that others. Today is a day that the size of the crowd had a scream building in the back of my throat and my back crawling because they put in a row behind us for people to sit. I'm glad the church is flourishing, but I sit on the back row for a reason, no one behind me so I don't feel a vulnerable.
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