it's been a while

Say what? I know I know… there’s probably only one person out there who realized I’ve been absent for a few days. That’s okay… I rarely notice when my bloggie friends take a short break. I think it has to do something with ‘having a life’ AH YES… we do all have our own lives don’t we! So now that you realize I was missing… I’m sure you’re dying to know why. Oh you’re not… okay… I’ll tell you anyway!

THURSDAY… you know those days when you wake up and think “hmmmm when’s the next time I can get back in bed”. Yeah… I said that. And then everything that could go wrong did. I can’t quite remember what it all was now because I have chosen to forget all that happen that day. I do recall it wasn’t necessarily the kids… but EVERYTHING else. Then Thursday night I began to get a headache… and I KNEW it was going to turn out very very badly. And it did….. This leads to…

FRIDAY… I barely made it out of bed, made breakfast, packed G’s lunch, took kids to school, came home and lay on the couch while the kids ran around the house doing whatever they wanted. Then I pulled myself off of the couch to make lunch and take Vance to school. Came home put the baby to bed and put a movie *gasp* on for GW. Climbed into bed and slept until the phone woke me up twice. I figured I should go make sure it wasn’t something really important so I came and checked the messages to hear that hubby needs something and 2 of my friends and their children were in a car accident (not severe but something) So I pulled myself together, prayed for my friends & then made myself pick up a few ‘hazardous’ messes before picking up my kids and my friends son from school. I brought all 5 kids back to the house and instructed them to play ‘quietly’ Ha!!! So I laid on the couch with a pillow on my head and one eye open watching the baby. ****oh and it is worth noting here, Shelly, that I do not say this so that you will feel bad, do NOT feel bad. I am so thankful I was able to help and I have no worries that you will be paying me back in a few months. J**** From there on it was kind of a fog… one child left… neighbor child came over… hubby came home and let me go lay down in a dark room with no noise… and this leads to…..

SATURDAY… My head still hurt, I hadn’t eaten for over 36 hours, I hadn’t taken my vitamins, I was completely wasted. So I spent all day trying to recover and running a few errands out with the family. We went over to my parents for a little bit and then came home. I did absolutely nothing productive and as you can imagine after not getting anything done Thursday and Friday the house was a wreck the laundry was pilled high and the kitchen was a disgrace (in my terms… my hubby always says I exaggerate on this but all you mom’s know exactly what I’m talking about) So instead of doing anything about it I went to bed… and this leads to……..

SUNDAY… I woke up with an action plan, let hubby sleep in, made the kids breakfast, cleaned the kitchen, picked up downstairs, tried to recoup the house. This was suddenly halted when my head started pounding again. So I scraped my plan and went to the couch. Which was about lunch time… and yeah… I wasn’t going to mess up the only room that was clean at the moment… so we went to lunch and then to the grocery store. I tried to redeem myself my making a big dinner and it worked except the kitchen was a mess again. OY! So I went to bed… ha! And this leads to……..

MONDAY… I woke up extra early without prompting and came downstairs and unloaded the dishes and cleaned up, started the laundry and made myself breakfast, took my vitamins, drank my water and read my bible study. The boys had a 2 hour delay so I let them all sleep and spent an extra few moments sitting at my table with myself and the quiet and my book… it was oh so nice. And I’m slowly catching back up with the house. How does it all fall apart so fast… I swear… it takes all you have to keep up but then you let a little go and then a little more and it’s like a hurricane came through. Maybe I am doing it all wrong… does this happen to anyone else?

So I am so sorry you didn’t have the pleasure of reading my weekly wrap, I know you are all so disappointed. HA! Oh and you know it’s really been hard when you haven’t taken any pictures since Feb 5th… Oh my! But I’m back so do a little dance with me. J It really makes you thankful for your health and your mobility and everything you can do when you are down like that. It seems like God has a way of slowing me down sometimes when I’ve been running too fast and haven’t listened to his callings to slow down. Why don’t I learn?? Maybe one day.

I hope you all had a great weekend and a great start to the week… don’t you love Mondays! (But not more than FridaysJ)


  1. wow! Sounds like a crappy last few days. :( Hope you're doing better!

  2. Oh, your weekend sounds kind of like mine since I was in bed with the flu the whole time (can you believe it - the stinkin' flu!??) Anyway, the house was mostly taken care of by the hubby, but I know what you mean about how it can go downhill so quickly! UHG!

  3. The house gets away on me in a day so I totally know what you mean. I do hope your headache is finally gone, those things can really kick you in the butt.


  4. No, I actually was wondering where you were. I was about to email you asking if everything was okay over there!

    And I've also been wondering if you've gotten any of those type of nasty headaches lately. It's been a few months over here...

    I know exactly how you feel there. And I do the same...just basically keeping my ears "on" listening to what the kids are doing as I lay.
    And yes, I can let things go for even just 1/2 a day and the kids (mainly Ella) completley destroy the house. I've had some tears about it around that time of the month when I can't handle that sort of stuff and wonder WHY???
    : )

    Glad it's all over for you and that your feeling better. It is TOTALLY a slow down call. I feel the same way afterwards. Thank God for health!

  5. Oh, hope you are all recovered!
    Us Moms are amazing, how we manage to keep it together when we are so ill.

  6. It seems the house work will never get done unless the mother does it all. Hope you are feeling better. I did miss not seeing your blogs during the weekend.

  7. Oh, yuck, yuck, yuck. So sorry you were feeling so crappy.
    I know how quickly a house falls apart when mommy is sick. It is nuts.
    I hope all is back to normal for you now.

  8. Wow, that's rough. I've totally been there. ugh. Hope all is well now!

  9. I know exactly how you feel. I had surgery at the end of December and again 12 days later and couldn't lift anything for 6 weeks after not to mention the two weeks I spent in bed. My hubby is pretty neat but not the standards I have around here. My laundry fell apart and I feel like I am still trying to catch up. I am able to lift now but it's still hard and I am so tired still. Sometimes movie time in the afternoon and laying on the couch is definately in order! I hope you have a better week. Blessing.

  10. Glad you are feeling better. Hope this week is much better for you!

  11. Um, yeah, I totally noticed you were gone. Don't underestimate the observation powers of your blog following!

    Glad you are back in the saddle again. Yeah, our house goes to Absolute Pot in like 4 hours if I don't keep on top of it. A few days? Oh dear, I'll be praying for you!

  12. Hey lady! Of course you were missed. So sorry it was such a bum weekend...we've been passing around the stomach flu, so you can imagine how much fun my weekend was.

    Glad you're all on the up and up now!

  13. God does the same thing to me...when life gets out of control and I'm running frantic, God slows me down...whether I like it or not!

    As for the house, you should see mine right now!! Hubby has been gone for 3 days and already I'm way behind. I forget how much I depend on his help with the kids. Just need to find my rhythm.

    Good luck to you! Maybe we'll both have a clean house by morning!!

  14. I've been missing your pics, so I'm glad you're feeling better!

  15. Had we not been having a similar experience here I would have totally noticed you were absent. Between getting some new clients and being sick, my blogging has taken a backseat.
    I'm catching up on laundry as I type this. Time to go throw the darks in.....
    Happy Recovering!


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