This last week has been a rough one. Last Friday, Child Care Licensing showed up at my house. There was an anonymous complaint about the number of kids I have-no worries all is fine and going to get even better! The frustrating part is that I’m 99.9% sure who made the complaint, and they did it over something petty. AND they are no longer even here! ￼However, God blesses those with a pure heart, and will not give in to malice.￼￼
On Monday evening, I ended up in the ER wanting to amputate, of all things, my big toe. Come to find out I was having a gout attack! I’m not even sure that I would wish that on my worst enemy. OK maybe I would if I was in a desperate situation of life or death, because it does come on that suddenly. So I got medications, but the gout medicine they give you has a horrible side effect of gastrointestinal distress. So for three days I was swollen like a pregnant lady and not able to do anything hardly.￼￼. I was fortunate that my mom was on vacation and she graciously helped me take care of my daycare kids so I did not have to close.￼ After seeing the podiatrist, I have to go get a blood test done to check my uric acid levels. They gave me a new pain medicine so I don’t look quite as pregnant LOL.￼ But I feel like an emotional roller coaster because I did not realize just how exhausting this is.￼￼ In the long run, we are praying that it’s a once-in-a-lifetime attack. I’m also smiling because I can still walk. It could be worse.
My kitties were spayed this past Friday as well. Cookie is doing amazing and Oreo is walking around like I was during the gout attack.￼
I was able to get some photographs this weekend which helped me breathe and bring the gratitude back to my heart. Definitely some smiles overall.