Monday, February 7, 2011

Oh Crazy Days!!!

Last week we had a record snowfall of 18 inches. The boys had two days off from school. I spent 4 1/2 hours snow blowing and another 1/2 hour shoveling off the deck.

Standing in a snowdrift...or should I say stuck in a snowdrift??

Trying to get out of the snowdrift!!

I came down with strep throat and was super sick the night of my snow blowing frenzy. All I wanted to do was go to sleep but the beginning of my fever and burning throat prevented me from getting more than a few hours. I cannot remember a time when I have felt so incredibly awful from an illness. I am not one to just lay around and take it easy, however there was simply no choice.  I could not get off the couch. I am so thankful for amazing, wonderful kids that got along so well on their day off from school and for Ethan who took such good care of his brothers.  He got them all lunch, took care of cleaning up the kitchen and was my 'go-to guy' for helping out when I needed something.  How I wish certain people could have been in my house that day to just observe what went on...maybe they would have a different opinion about my children and say words to them that build them up, instead of tearing them down.

After 15 days of not being able to run I was finally able to get outside and run around my neighborhood.  I told myself I would just go for a nice, gentle run but then I started to laugh when this song came on my mp3 player....this is not a gentle, take it easy kind of song. =) 

We're still in the middle of crazy days.  Kindergarten screening, groceries, birthday's, a million loads of laundry, oh the JOYS of it all!!! Lovin' it, embracing it, cherishing it.

1 comment:

Jen M. said...

From what I've seen of your kids, they're amazing! I can't imagine who would want to say anything negative! I'm so sorry to hear that you are regularly brought down by someone like that. Just hold tight to the Truth, Jenni! Isn't it wonderful when our kids have the chance to shine?! Love it.