Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Small Blessings

Blessing Number One: When I picked Lily up from school Monday, the therapists told me she had a great day.

And what was one of the things that made it such a great day?  

Only SIX head bops!  The Bird wore her helmet until about 12:30 PM, then no more for the rest of the day.  WooHoo!

Blessing Number Two: Lily now has these IgG injections, right? (OK, the shots aren't exactly the blessing so keep reading!)  

Well, they're an intramuscular shot, which means a pretty deep shot with a fairly long needle.  Granted, it's only one shot every three weeks but still, it's not really my cup of tea.  

So to save a doctor visit every three weeks (and a co-pay!), with some training, Dr. Goldberg told us we would be able to give the shots ourselves.  Again, I like saving the time and money, but giving shots is really not something I look forward to.  

Enter our sweet neighbor, Gretchen, (here's where the blessing part comes in!) who just happens to be a Physician's Assistant.  Who just happens to live two doors down from us.  Who just happens to know exactly how to give an intramuscular shot.  And who just happens to be sweet enough to come to my house to volunteer her services every three weeks.

Thank the Lord for good friends - especially those in the medical field.

Blessing Number Three - Sunday morning, my husband preached a sermon that I really needed to hear. Not that I don't really need to hear all of them, but the timing was especially good on this one. I'm hoping to tell you more about why it was so good in tomorrow's post.

Blessing Number Four - That really helpful "all-purpose" muffin recipe I told you about yesterday.  That I am now going to bless you with, thanks to the generosity of Morgan, my official personal recipe creator.

All-Purpose Create Your Own Muffin Mix (Goldberg Approved)

2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar substitute
1 T baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup water
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg
1/2 cup oil

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Put paper liners in muffin tin. Mix dry ingredients. In separate bowl, mix wet ingredients. Combine two parts just until it comes together. Bake 15-20 minutes for regular size muffins. 

For apple muffins - replace water with applesauce and add 1/2 cup chopped apples
Optional - 1/2 cup any small chunk fruit, dried fruit, dark chocolate chips or whatever your heart desires
Could be tweaked into banana bread, too - haven't tried this yet so not exactly sure (mashed bananas instead of water, perhaps?)

Blessing Number Five - These crazy big girls of mine... and the fact that they are off school this whole week.

Do you have a little blessing of your own?  Don't be shy - tell me about it!

Have a great Tuesday!


  1. Lol! Your girls CRACK ME UP! I've always wondered if a stroller would support an adult..... Now I know ;-)

    And thank you SO much for the muffin recipe! I am definitely trying it when we recover frrom Thanksgiving!

  2. You. . . you may need a bigger stroller.

    Nice neighbors are SUCH a blessing.

  3. I totally agree with what you said about hearing the preaching on Sunday! I needed that as well. Your girls are too funny! At least they are having fun. PTL! for friends in the medical field too!

    My Blessing #1 is that I am available for my family always.

    My Blessing #2 is a wonderful husband who loves me.

    My Blessing #3 is that I have a church home that the pastor preaches the TRUTH and we need to hear that whether we like it or not.

    That is a start...can't wait to see what else you post. I just love reading your blog...what a blessing. I still think you need to write a book!

  4. Banana Bread option:
    Only 1/4 cup water, and two or three good sized almost over ripe bananas! Even though Lily can not have it some cinnamon would be a good addition for this option. Can Lily have nutmeg? That would be a good one for her if she can have it! I promise there are more recipies to come!

  5. The recipe looks surprisingly simple and yummy.

    The photo of the girls is so funny! I've often felt I needed a stroller more than my son...

    And reading backward - I see what you mean about the sermon. Sometimes, you get just what you need. And you have to be a very special person to recognize the understanding. You don't give yourself enough credit. From where I stand, you are a remarkably grateful and kind mommy and bloggy friend. :)


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