There are so many things going on in my mind these days, so many ways I feel pulled in too many directions. Its hard to concentrate on anything in particular. I feel, to quote Bilbo Baggins, “like butter spread over too much bread.” I imagine that this is how parents of children with severe illnesses feel, trying to get their loved ones better while keeping the family, finances, job, and daily life still going. I fear that I am failing miserably at it all though, my loved one isn’t getting better and there are days that I just want to curl up in bed and put a pillow over my head. I keep pushing on though, there is no other option for me.
One of the ways that I have been coping is by concentrating on my 365 Photo Project. It gives me a daily focus, a community to share my photos with, and a constant to look forward to. I have really enjoyed looking at other people’s interpretation of the daily word prompt and allowing others to comment on my own work. If you are doing a photo project I highly encourage you to check out Capture Your 365.
I don’t know how it’s been in your part of the world but here in NE Ohio it has been FREEZING! Single digit temps at night and rarely getting above freezing during the day. There have been moments of beautiful skies though mixed in with the typical grey sky.
I’m hoping that as the days get longer (and warmer again) I get my sunny self back. I am trying, truly, to get a handle on this crazy life of mine. It’s so nice to know I am not alone though, many of you know me in real life and know that I appreciate each and every one of you. It is a hard road that I am on, one I never expected to travel. Thank you for being here with me.
For the last week we were infest (again) with the stomach bug. We all got it in mid December pretty badly so I figured that we were all good for the rest of the winter… wrong! I woke up to poor Miss Moira throwing up on me (again) and also got a text from Klint that we was also getting sick at work. Yuck! A day or so later and poor Amelia was really ill with it, poor thing. And now it seems that I am hit…. ugh!
I am a fan of the TV show The Neighbors, a cute show about a family who moves into a townhouse community of aliens pretending to be people. The latest episode is one where the humans get a cold and explain to the aliens about getting sick. It is funny when the poor mom, who is also sick, is taking care of everyone and yells at her husband for not being helpful in the caring of the sick kids. It is how I, and many other moms, feel- when everyone is sick we are expected to care, attend to, and help our family. But when we are sick, well the world keeps turning and we must soldier on.
We are typically a very healthy family, rarely getting even normal colds. But this stomach bug sucks! Everyone I know has it or has had it recently, most more than once. Hopefully it will die down as the days get warmer… and I am hoping that everyone is better for my birthday on Monday.
So I leave you with this adorable photo of Miss Moira, who sorely needed a bath after getting sick all over me and chasing me around the halls wailing when I went to get new sheets. =) Here’s wishing you all very VERY healthy thoughts!
Here are 10 things that are making me pretty happy right now:
10. I got the kids art stuff cleaned out today, bye bye broken crayons and moldy play dough!
9. Yummy homemade French Onion soup.
8. Reading Nicholas Spark’s new book The Best of Me… it is soooooo good!
7.Working on some new products for my Etsy store- covered button bookmarks
6. While I was on a roll I also cleaned and organized the girl’s books…
5. I am loving having Klint home an extra night this week thanks to President’s Day
4. Speaking of Klint, I made him this fun poster to join in on the graphic fun flying around the web:
3. I am excited to see some sorority sisters tomorrow, that makes me very happy
2. Cozy blankets with sleeping baby underneath
1. Selling 2 fairy doors on Etsy and transferring money from Paypal… that definitely makes me happy!!!