this is going to take awhile

Unfortunately, none of us are going to be bouncing back to our happy-hyper selves anytime soon. As much as I’d love for things to be back to normal NOW, I know that slow and steady wins the race.

I lasted until halftime last night, and then it was gulpy-gulpy cough syrup and off to la-la land. Nina was up way before the codeine wore off. Livi decided she wasn’t up for going to school. By 10:00, Gabe decided that she was going anyway. So he took her. Ava got on the bus at 12:30. Nina down for a nap at 1:00. Gabe down for a nap at 1:30. And I’ve had 2 hours to myself for the first time in 3 weeks. Very, very nice.

The food issue is getting frustrating. Nina has been living on strawberries and popcorn. Very little sounds good to me (or anyone else). The thought of cooking makes me want to hurl. Gabe has been picking stuff up for us here and there as things sound appetizing. Leftovers make us gag. No fun.

I cleaned off my desk. That feels good. The windows are open. That feels good.

Poor Gabe is so wiped out. I don’t know how he’ll ever get caught up on all these websites. And I’m leaving him with the kiddos Thurs at 4:30 p.m. and not coming home until Friday afternoon. We’ll make it all work somehow, eh?

I think that’s all I’ve got. Stay healthy!

12 thoughts on “this is going to take awhile

  1. ClutzyButtercup

    “Normal” will be back soon enough…be careful what you wish for!  🙂

    As for how Gabe will get caught up or you will make it through your obligation this week?…I guarantee you that God is not surprised by all of this and He will help both of you do what you need to do!  (of course, I know that you already know this!)

    I have very selfish reasons for wanting you to feel better…I miss your blogs!

  2. GracefulKiki

    I’ve always hated hats…I don’t know where this newfound love came from! 

    The date was baaaaaaad.  Probably the worst I’ve ever been on.  I’m loud and outgoing, but this man was…boisterous and crass.  And, hello, the way to a woman’s heart (at least to THIS woman’s heart…)…let to woman talk!  I couldn’t get a word in edgewise…and if I snuck something in, he interrupted me with something completely off topic.  20 minutes in I knew it was the last time I’d see him.  🙂  So…that’s the reader’s digest, PG version…

    Hope you all are getting better!

  3. jbnygaard

    I totally agree with Gail. Just make one step at a time.

    Still praying.

    Just wanted to let you know…how much I love you! And how much you’ve been on my mind lately.

  4. gsowell

    I count it progress that any part of your family is moving back toward normalcy (2 kids at school. You going to do a speaking engagement.) It’s progress. Go to bed at 6:30. I think you all need it.

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