Oh boy. Am I in trouble? I know there’s been zero posts(inconsistency seems to be a recurring theme here), but hopefully you’ll forgive me and let me ease back into this with you. How about an update on things here first?
Here it is, almost the end of July and I feel like I personally have missed half the summer with my kids already. I was ill during part of May and June and I posted about being wrapped up like a mummy(for two and a half more weeks), so my poor kiddos stuck it out with me through all that. Then not 3 days after I was finally on my feet again, He had to carry me to the emergency room while my littles stayed with my folks. We came home with two prescriptions and me back on the couch or in the bed with total right lobe bacterial pnuemonia and my littles spent most of that week with my folks. That’s been a few weeks back and I’m still working on kicking the cough but we are at least back to some semblance of normal.
For all the trouble this summer, I have become so much more grateful for my body and the incredible things it does to care for itself. I’m also incredibly grateful for all of my family and friends that have helped us deal with my short-comings all summer long. From a ride somewhere when I wasn’t able, to food and company-I appreciate them all being there and love them more than they know. I hope one day I’m able to be half to them that they were to me. My biggest thanks through all this though, goes to my hubby and my littles. They’re incredible, resourceful, loving, and caring-everything I could want in my life. I honestly don’t know what I would have done without the three of them through this. Hopefully this run of bad luck is over and we can keep on rolling!
Sadly, being out of commission so much means we’ve not been up to much new lately. He and I have tried hard to make as many at home fun things as we could for the littles because we’ve been unable to really do a lot with them. They’ve spent several overnight trips with my parents(who have a pool and much larger yard than we do), gone to free outdoor concerts with He and their grandparents, and we’ve done movie nights with “fix it up” ice cream sundaes with any free rentals we’ve managed at redbox. All in all, I think for what it was, it’s been a good summer. We’ve spent a lot more time reading, coloring, and just talking than we normally would together, and I think it’s allowed us some bonding at a time when the kids are both going through some major growth. I’m determined to hold onto the good things and not dwell on the bad this year. :)
Hopefully I can start posting some new things and sharing with you guys again soon. How have all of you been? Vacations, staycations? I’d love to hear all about it!