Friday, December 12, 2008

Sickness, always behind, more sickness

Life has been kind of crappy for a while. All through the crappy parts are many good things but the crappy things have worn me down. That, and I joined facebook... We decided to move, if you remember, very quickly about a week before October finished. We moved November 9th into our house. Since we began to pack our life has been a whirling dervish. It is not normal yet but boy am I looking forward to Christmas break. Here is a choppy run down of life: packing, cleaning, hosting Haloween party, packing, moving things, moving in, unpacking two days, Cindy's death/sudden Portland trip, unpacking, grief, my birthday (day after getting back from Portland...), unpacking, really behind on kids' homework, missed meetings from being gone, lots of homework, cleaning, Thanksgiving at my house, unpacking, more homework, behind on projects at church, christmas decorating, cleaning, unpacking... all the while needing to have laundry done and food on the table. Oh, wait, did I mention Ben had strep before Thanksgiving, Aiden had/ still has a bad cough and ear infection, and Izzy and Emma, and me, and lots of zink and fish oil and garlic and silver and "c" and on top of all that Ben has had hives for over a week due to our laundry soap so everything that has been washed has to be rewashed as well as the mountain waiting to be washed, and rewashing bedding, dish towels, bath towels, cloth napkins and a husband who is freakin' tired of itching and can't touch any one or anything... And more unpacking and cleaning for a Merry Christmas... Don't forget we have to get presents... I'm tired and my throat hurts and I have lines to memorize for a play and people to call for my brother so he can have an income next year... I'm sleeping in tomorrow.

9 comments:

Eric and Tara said...

Whoa. F.

Eric and Cheryl said...

I love you! We are still hacking around here, we can't get rid of it. Im glad you were able to stay home today. I don't think we are going to have school tomorrow, I need extra days for laundry also.

nanalesa said...

We came back from Bellingham with the crud (thanks for sharing) - Art got sick first and then I got sick, but had to work anyway, because of Christmas program, etc. Just about when I was feeling pretty good and in the home stretch for Christmas play, I slipped on the ice on Tuesday morning, passed out on Tuesday night and ended up in the hospital. Nothing broken, but massive (read one pint of fluid) hematoma on my left hip that looks about the size of Africa. Now limping everywhere and pretty well house bound until see doctor again. Missed Christmas play - but my laundry is caught up, my dishes are clean and my husband is well....so you win!
Love and kisses (fortunately long distance doesn't spread germs)
Nana

Jess said...

Laundry is the never ending evil that haunts every house wife. The fact you have to rewash...crap.

Anonymous said...

I feel ya homeskillet! I had a "what else could happen next?" kind of a week not that long agao. My sister told me to hang in there and it gets better... which I will now tell you because it was/is very true. Hang in htere... it gets beter! :)

Love ya, and prayers for you my dear!
Kara Deal

Kaydub said...

Stinks to be you ... but you do it so well!
To amuse myself, I did a quick whirling dervish search in Google Image. Yep! That's you!

Ben said...

CRAP! I just did a "whirling dervish" search on google and realized after the fact that your dad was just being funny. I thought he was serious. I hate it when he does that to me.

CarrieHawk said...

Oh wow! I'm so glad we didn't stop by when we passed through! :) I thought about you guys though, and Jay pointed out your church building, at least the one he *thought* was it.

Rizzle said...

intense. It is so tricky when life is filled with tons of hard things - big hard things. And yet, also, you can see God doing stuff and blessings sprinkled all around as well. It's hard to know how to feel. I guess, just tring to be in each moment and express the appropriate emotion for the moment. hmmm

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