Well I had no idea I would have needed as much time to recover from my wisdom tooth extraction as I have but it was quite the experience. Today is the first day that the pain has been bearable and I am so thankful for my friends who have lifted me up in prayer. Sometimes in life things do not go as expected! But praise God we can give a shout out to him and he is there to hear us! "You are my refuge and my shield I have put my hope in your word." Psalm119:114 Yesterday I was so frustrated by how much pain there still was it was such a blessing today to have some relief. You would think they had pulled some embedded dinosaurs out of my mouth from what I have been through lol! It also just seems funny that just as I implement a good solid exercise routine I would be bed ridden having to eat mashed potatoes and ice cream and jello Ugh! Not the most healthiest food choices. As soon as I can chew I can't wait to eat a giant fresh raw salad!
I have been drinking a whole leaf tea that has been wonderful and soothing for my mouth. It is a combination of Rooibos, lemon myrtle, linden, rose petals, and lemon. It is by Octavia Tea. They have a very interesting article on how to decaffeinate tea yourself at home, just in case you you were not aware that many times they use chemicals to decaffeinate tea.
I have been trying to sneak outside for some sunshine and to feed the ducks. I know there I am again interfering with the circle of life as my husband Adrian likes to call it! But a few weeks ago my son was not paying attention when he was fishing and hooked a duck. So Noah and I chased after this poor fellow and wrapped him in a towel and we brought him home to remove the hook. It went very well as I fulfilled the role of veterinarian and successfully removed the hook. But we have been keeping an eye on him and he seems to be doing great! And so we have been feeding him some bread crumbs keeping him healthy. Most of the Muskovy ducks on our property are very domestic and are fed by all the residents. Which is why they went for the fish hook since the kids like to use bread as bait on their hooks the ducks have figured it out so the kids now have to be very careful when fishing!
We recently went to the beach and the children had a wonderful time exploring as you can tell we mostly saw feet in the air as the children spent more time trying to see what was under the waves. They even had the wonderful experience of a visit from a manatee. Who swam right next to them. They all said they wanted to grab on and enjoy a ride but they were just observers this time. And we did a head count to make sure all 3 children came home. No riding off into the sunset with Manatees, we are in school right now, it is not summer vacation anymore lol!
We have amazing birds on our property every day so we would like to share with you a video of a beautiful bird that we love the Great Egret. ~Enjoy!