I am not usually one to complain, I often get bothered when other people complain (overly complain – not just the usual venting) but for the past few months I have had many days where I have felt like pulling my hair out.
I should probably have a name for this type of post right? How about “Wallowing Wednesday”? LOL? If anyone has a better one, let me know!
How about a list of some of the things that have just about thrown me over the edge?? I am sure many of you can relate.
– Kids writing on walls
– Breaking random things around the house
– Constant requests for food, snacks, & drinks by children
– Banging my toe or other random parts of my body into walls & corners
– Spilling something (why does this ALWAYS happen to me?)
– Never ending phone calls
– Having to wipe hineys several times a day -ugh!
– Hundreds of emails to go through
– NEVER ENDING SICKNESS!!!
For the past few months (since around September to be exact) I have picked up every sickness under the sun – bronchitis, severe cold, upper respiratory infection, stomach virus, and now the flu.? I am actually laughing right now because it is just unbelievable how much I have been stuck at home being sick.? Oh, and when I am not sick – one of the kids are, so I feel like our home has been a nonstop infirmary!
One thing that bothers me about my little ones being in school is how much germs they are exposed to and then they? bring home.? Every other week one of them has the sniffles, cough, throwing up, SOMETHING.? I WISH I had the patience to keep them home and homeschool them, but to be honest with you – I am desperate for the alone time so I can get my work done.? Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE my kids, but being with them 24/7 and trying to run 2 businesses can just about make a mama fall apart into a million tiny little peices.
My 2 oldest only go 3 days a week, so I don’t feel TOO bad about it.? They really love it too.? They have the chance to interact with other kids and learn lots of great new stuff.? That is important to me.
photo credit: joiseyshowaa
Anyway, today we had a snow day.? The kids were SUPPOSED to be in school, but instead were home causing havoc in the house. (lovely for me, LOL)? I really wasn’t feeling 100% after being in bed for 2 days with the flu.? So, I just let them go crazy and tried to take care of the dishes, laundry that was backed up, and get some of my VA work done.? I had gotten through just a couple emails when all of a sudden the POWER WENT OUT!? Thank God it was daytime!? But still, I got frustrated.? I really needed to catch up with work.? I really needed to take a shower (no hot water), We needed heat for heaven’s sake!!
I tried my best to be calm with the kids.? We all hung out and sang songs and made up silly stories.? They were thrilled that the power was out because it meant that they got my attention.? The power was only out for a few hours and we all went crazy when the lights came back on.? It was fun, now that I look back on it. 🙂
I was able to squeeze in a quick shower today too (even though the second I got in and wet my hair the baby started screaming).? LOL? But all in all, looking back – it wasn’t too bad.? We have power, we have heat, and I got a lot of work done after hubby got home from work.
But man, when you are in the MIDST of the hair pulling moments – it sure is TOUGH to let it all roll off your back and stay calm.? Thank God He is there always reminding me to keep my eyes on Him.? It is so nice to know that even when I fail, lose my patience, and just plain fall apart – He is there to lift me back up.
Even now, I look back at the tense hours with no power, and the teeth clenching over the fact that I couldn’t get my internet working for hours after that, and even when I accidentally cut my 3 month olds nail too short and made him bleed – I am still here…. and able to say Thank you God for this day that you have made.? It may have been a rough one, but I would rather have THIS day WITH you than WITHOUT you.
So be blessed today, no matter what you may face – remember there is a God that loves you no matter what your circumstances are, no matter how many times you may fail (too many times for me – LOL), and no matter if you acknowledge the fact that there is a God – He STILL loves you more than words can express.
Thanks for listening friends!? I am off to bed now, in dire need of a good replenishing rest.