That’s what life has been. Survival. Why? Because the cold I came down with nearly two weeks ago still has me sleeping propped on two pillows, and even so, my sinus’ sometimes stuff up. I don’t sleep well. Which makes me sort of dread sleeping. But I sort of dread not sleeping too. Cuz it’s a constant “work” to keep myself from caving into not-feeling-well and I-can’t-make-food and crawling-into-the-nearest-hole.
But I am almost at 10 weeks. There is light at the end of the tunnel!
My friend gave me…as a gift…a white maternity dress. I have long wanted a white maternity dress. And I started getting excited! It reminded me that the first trimester WILL end, and yeah….!!!!!!!!!! The second trimester is so much fun!!
And then our water quit coming. Why? We are part of a neighborhood coop. We pay $30/month for unlimited water. Only now it’s pretty…uh, limited. The dude in charge, whom Craig is friends with, says he is quite sure there is a bad leak somewhere. So far, he has not found it. By last night the dishwasher was full of dirty dishes, there were more over the counters, and I was in despair. We took dip showers. Not a big deal. The dishes, to me, were. I am on the edge of being able to feed myself and my kids, and to have nearly all the daily used dishes dirty, nearly put me under. A bit of water came last evening. Not enough to power the dishwasher.
This morning life looked better. As usual. I always feel better in the morning. Little to no nausea if I’m lucky. This afternoon, water was trickling in. So I put a sermon on the kindle fire, rolled up my sleeves, and washed dishes.
Those are the three sides of my kitchen. Now do you see why I was in despair? Craig is currently listening to comedy and putting them away. He’s awesome.
Tonight we went to Sweet Frog. Birthday gift cards for the kids from their grandparents in Va!
Just some other pics from the era of survival…
Sometimes the kids ask for apples just so they can chop them up. So the other week I made apple crisp, and gave them all the apples to chop that they could possibly wish for!
I didn’t know what a pleasure chopping veggies could be! No more nasty, plastic boards jumping up and down as I cut. This is solid, beautiful, and so fun!
High protein pumpkin muffins. I made them too often. Now I can’t eat them.
Hazel has the most delightful…uh…clothes combinations.
It’s called running together.
Uncle John came!! We had a fantastic time.
May your week be blessed.