Well, life hasn’t gone as planned around here this past week. Miss A and I have had the Hand Mouth and Foot Disease. I hope that if you haven’t had it, then you never do. It’s the craziest virus where you get blisters all over your hands, feet and mouth (hence the name) and feel pretty yucky. Let’s just say that for a couple of days Miss A didn’t eat or sleep much. It was not fun. And then I got it. Woohoo!
And so, we’re in what I like to refer to as “the sick spiral of doom.”
Other moms out there … do you ever, in the midst of sickness, think that the state of your life and home will never get better? It’s easy for me to feel despair and think that my house will never be clean, I’ll never have the energy to get out of my pj’s, or that I’ll ever feel productive again? Or, am I the only one that feels that way? I doubt it.
Luckily, I’ve been through this spiral of doom before and I know we’ll feel better soon and life will go on as usual.
It’s just not how I expected to send a couple of weeks of our holiday season.
So, instead of sending out Christmas cards, I’m just trying to get dinner on the table. (Which is difficult when you have blisters all over your hands and feet.)
Instead of making Christmas ornaments for my new beautiful tree, I’m just trying to do the laundry.
Instead of getting ready for Miss A’s second birthday, I’m trying to get her to eat something besides ice cream and popcicles.
And instead of Christmas shopping, I’m just trying to help my husband build Miss A’s new backyard play set. (Yes, we’re crazy enough to try to build her a play set at the beginning of winter. And trying to take advantage of these warm December days. I’m mostly directing and letting my hubby do all of the work. 🙂 )
So, I keep reminding myself that we’ll feel better soon. And when we do I’ll finish my tree, send out Christmas cards, prep for a 2nd birthday, and thoroughly enjoy this most wonderful time of the year!
Hopefully I can take some pictures today of my new dining room table and show them to you tomorrow! And maybe someday I’ll finish my half-done curtains!