I’ve started a few blog posts here and there, but alas, I never seem to finish them. Sorry. Life here has been hectic and slow all at the same time- if that makes any sense. Today I am home with my darling Bear as she is sick. Poor thing. She has been battling some severe constipation for well over a month now. Today she awoke with stomach cramps, vomiting and a fever. I’m watching her closely hoping it is your average stomach flu and will help to finally clean her out… Send her some prayers, won’t you? Her spirit could use them.
Work has been wonderful! Besides being a school nurse I am apparently a part time counselor *wink*. It is sad to hear some of the struggles that bring kids down with stomachaches and headaches more related to their stressful home lives than illness, but I am glad to be an ear. I have never felt so loved nor gotten so many hugs! More than a few of the little kids have stolen my heart. It has its days where it is hectic and their seems to be copious amounts of vomit everywhere, but luckily I have an iron stomach! My coworkers are great and have made me feel oh so very welcome and appreciated! It’s a fun little job and allows me to work the same hours and days as my kids. They get a week vacation- so do I! Its a great mesh, though some days I come home feeling ragged and the laundry looms ominously high in the baskets. Oh how I dread laundry.
Nights have been sleepless, but I am so blessed to have a hubby that puts up with my sour moods and indulges me once in awhile letting me have the bed to myself and lock the door to keep the kids and critters at bay! Hallelujah! Besides work being tiring some days and the lack of sleep we are gearing up to move! We are taking a bigger apartment in the same location- not much of a move, but still a royal pain as everything must go! We need just a bit more space for our two beautiful yet RAMBUNCTIOUS girls that need more space to play, especially when winter rolls around and we begin our MN hibernation phase. Hopefully this lovely weather holds out- I will be praying hard against snowstorms and such; it’s not personal.
The girls turn 7 next week and so I’ve been busy in the evenings working to finish their present. I’m making them a hand-drawn color book: The ABC Reasons Why I Love You. Most of the pages will be the same (thank you Xerox!) but they will each have a handful of unique reasons/images. Don’t tell! It’s a secret! It’s really cutting into my craft ADD I have. No embroidery, no coloring book pages, no sewing, no nothing! Just some time with a good book here and there and THE Book of course, but no time for much else. Now you know why my Holey Socks page has been so bare!
Anyway, that’s about it for now. Nothing exciting, just life.