Reformed Grits


We may be on to something
January 24, 2008, 4:49 pm
Filed under: Miracles and other amazing things

It’s about those headaches…
When I first went to the neurologist in August I was having them almost daily.  It was taking over my health and sanity. 
We’ve tried a number of things.   The first may have worked, but made me stupid.  And depressed.  And anxious.   So I begged off as soon as the headaches let up hoping they’d stay away.   
The next 2 months were miserable– filled with lots of headaches and discouragement. 
This time, I started on something that they said "may eventually help…" the same day I started "low-carbing" it.  After the first day of the diet, I have only had one week’s worth of headaches… and you can guess which week of the month that was. 
I don’t know if it’s the meds I’m on (which aren’t "supposed" to have kicked in yet) or if cutting empty carbs out of my diet have helped.  I know I’ve lost 6 of those pounds I gained back.  Just call me the yo-yo diet queen. 
I suppose the idea that being able to have a semblance of "control" over the propensity to have headaches is comforting.  (Gee, that was a lot of big words.)   
But time will tell.  In the meantime, I’m going to actually cook a meal for my family tonight. 
Be impressed. 



A little weather limerick
January 18, 2008, 7:25 am
Filed under: Miracles and other amazing things

Hey, look everyone, It might snow!
The weather, it threatens to blow. 
My kids won’t miss school–
They say "That’s uncool."
But can’t wait for snowballs to throw.

😀
You are welcome.



Independence day!!!!!!!!
October 24, 2007, 5:11 pm
Filed under: Miracles and other amazing things

FREEDOM! 

Today my doctor released me to wean off Stupamax Topemax!  It should take a while to get out of my system but HOORAY!!!!!!!! 

No headaches in 8 days.  Before that, just a wee headache; before that, 6 days headache free.  I can deal with this! 

I also got two shots.  IN THE HEAD.  Evidently my left Occipital Nerve is very inflamed.  Go figure!  My neck feels all stiff tonight.   



The universe is closing in…!
July 26, 2007, 12:14 pm
Filed under: Miracles and other amazing things, Weblogs

Ok so we have a new Target in town and while it’s not "officially" open until July 29, it IS open, so when I got that piece of info by email this morning I knew we had to go by and see.  Besides, I needed some groceries and backpacks for the kids. 

So we looked and bought, and as I’m coming out 2 things happened at the same time…

I heard, "Kim-berly!!!!!!!!" (and it wasn’t my mom!) It was Caroline who I haven’t seen since I returned from Scotland.  (I do still plan to blog more about that, by the way!) 

The other thing that happened… are you ready for this?  A car stops in front of me and a lady asks, "Is Target open? (yes) Why do they have a sign out saying it’s not open until July 29? (I dunno?!)"  And then, hearing Caroline, she says, "Oh my gosh… are you Kim from Reformed Grits??"  (My head starts spinning a bit here…)  I told her (haha, haltingly and hesitantly) that yessss… that was me?!?!  She said, "You don’t know me… but I’m Jennifer from Wilson Six!"  NO WAY!  I mean, granted we knew we were from the same area but I’d been out of the loop for so long being gone I didn’t know she was going to be in town (since she lives in MISSOURI) and WHODATHUNKIT!!!  And then to weirdafy it a little more, she is IN the car with Jenn whose blog I also frequent!  So they park and we have 4 bloggers who all "happened" to "know" each other standing in front of a Target that wasn’t supposed to even be open… and I don’t think I’ve ever posted a pic of myself on my blog (she said she remembered the apron contest from long ago…) and she heard Caroline say my name and seeing me with 6 kids (big giveaway there!)– she "recognized" me. 

Whoa. 

I’m glad she had her camera (send me a copy, Jennifer ok?) because otherwise who would have believed it. 

But of course that also meant that my 4 year old had picked out my clothes, I hadn’t showered, and I had NO makeup on…

But it was still very cool. 

Nice to meet yall!  I’m still a little freaked out at the unlikeliness of it all.  Wow, God!    



Celticcross

Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father;
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not;
As Thou hast been, Thou forever will be.

Great is Thy faithfulness!
Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see.
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided;
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

Summer and winter and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth
Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!



Celticcross

Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father;
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not;
As Thou hast been, Thou forever will be.

Great is Thy faithfulness!
Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see.
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided;
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

Summer and winter and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth
Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!



Amazing revelation…
July 9, 2007, 5:47 pm
Filed under: Miracles and other amazing things

We at the Grits’ house had a moment of halleluia, thank-you-Jesus today when I realized…

that Sister cooked every meal today. 

I have done no cooking whatsoever. 

She made the muffins last night for breakfast this morning, prepared all the kids’ snacks, made jello today, grilled quesadillas for lunch, and is right now preparing dinner. 

And icing on the ever-glorious cake? 

I didn’t have to ask her to do any of it.  She asked if she could.  And cleaned up after herself too.

I dun died and gone t’ heaven, I’m sure….