Sunday, June 14, 2009

I Have Not

I have not, in fact, fallen off the face of the earth.


I have not had much sleep in the past two weeks.

I have not done much house cleaning.

I have not mowed my grass.

I have not taken many pictures.

I have not baked bread.

I have not caught up on my scrapbooking.

I have not written the thank-you notes from my last month's to-do list.

I have not ironed the ever-growing pile of clothing in the laundry basket.

I have not sent my niece her birthday present that is now two days late.

I have not given my boys haircuts in so long they are beginning to look like they're in style instead of looking like clean-cut farm boys.

I have not weeded my flower beds.

So what have I been doing?

Popsicle fetching, Tylenol dispensing, kid cuddling, doctor consulting, child soothing, t-ball cheering, cattle moving, vacation Bible school planning, church decorating, supplies shopping, baby chick feeding, supper cooking, bill paying, sunblock applying, bug spraying, child bathing, laundry folding, family visiting, column writing, wondering when this craziness will just. slow. down.

And just when I thought I could not handle another morning with two kids crying because they hurt, it stopped. They felt better. They played, they laughed, and they went the entire day without needing pain relief.

Tonight, I can sleep without worrying about my two littlest kids being in constant pain. Instead, I'll nod off while trying to remember what I have forgotten to do in planning for vacation Bible school, which begins tomorrow.

It's going to be a good week. I can feel it. As long as I don't define "good" as being caught up on laundry.

8 comments:

Mum-me said...

Does not sound like you've been having a good summer so far. Glad to hear the littlest 2 are feeling better. Hope you can get caught up in amongst all the other things you need to do ... kind of makes me glad it is not summer holidays here.

threecollie said...

I hope life smooths out its bumpiness for you and soon. Prayers for your little ones...hope they are better quickly, poor babies.

Haf Dozen Reasons....... said...

Glad to hear the little ones are feeling better. :)


I forget how busy I use to be with smaller children around!!! Makes ones head spin!! Good for you to keep up the pace!!! :)

Dawn said...

I'm glad to hear the kiddos are feeling better.

By the way, you must never determine the success of a week by your laundry. Never.

Blessings!

Dad said...

Good thoughts in your Prairie Star column this time--and no sprained ankle when you jumped down from the soap box. Way to go!
Dad

jane said...

I'm so glad the kids are feeling better! That was a long haul!

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear the kiddo's are feeling better now.. Sounds like you've been extra busy as usual.. Hope things slow down abit for you and your able to enjoy some of your summer and relax a little..

Sandy

Aunt B said...

If you were my neighbor, I'd give you a break... I am glad the kids are starting to feel better. Praying for the whole family.

 
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