I have literally known for almost 24 hours that I needed to write this blog post.
I just rock at procrastination.
Of course, in reality, I am also struggling with finally starting to feel halfway normal, dealing with kids just healthy enough to be hitting the terrible two stage today, lots of dishes, laundry and basic cleaning to be catching up on….and feeling like I barely can pull it off.
|Lucky they are so cute, right?|
So know I have not forgotten you.
Realize I am watching the developments in Washington just like everyone else, but with my own unique take on all of them.
Reading your emails and looking into the things you are asking about.
But for today’s thoughtful Thursday post, I just want to be as real with you as I can and say,
“You know what, today isnt a great day for sitting down and having a cup of coffee with me.”
You see, I am dragging from the sink, to the chair.
Sit ten minutes.
Dragging from the chair to the washer or dryer.
Fold clothes or switch loads.
Dragging from the washer or the dryer to the kitchen to get my kids some water.
Then right back to the chair.
Really, its movement, and its progress,
Â so I feel like I accomplished something, right?
And while sitting down, I have managed to make a list of the garden things we need to work on a little more this year, what changes we need to make in our canning regimen/ preserving regimen, etc.
Only one way to eat an elephant……
and that is one bite at a time.
Those days you need to sit and work with your body and its healing are important days too, and we have to take into consideration when we are working on a lifestyle like this,Â
is that these days will absolutely come.
Â So be prepared by having easy to fix meals, a back up heating plan if you have a time and energy intensive Plan A (like our wood heating furnace), and do the best you can with what you have. Sitting down has given me time to start working again on the book that you all have been emailing me about–the herbal medicine one I hopefully, fingers crossed, will be able to offer you by the end of the month if all works out. 🙂
So, in the spirit of honesty and transparency,
sometimes being sick just really sucks.
It may mean you don’t accomplish what you had planned, but just like everything else, if you look around and see what you CAN do with what you have been handed for the day,
it changes everything for the good.
Just a little silver lining on a yucky cloud. 🙂
See ya tomorrow.
Many blessings to you and yours,
I really hope this comment finds you feeling a little better. I have been a little down lately, not sick, but I have issues with depression and have to fight it all the time, So this post believe it or not has really encouraged me. I just wish you weren’t sick when writing it. I will pray you are better right away! Take care of yourself and always remember Spring is coming!
Correna, Blessings to you, Sister! Thank you for taking some time to stop by again and encourage me! I am actually reading this almost a week after writing it, and things are almost rocking back to normal around here!
Letting you know you are on my prayer list today! YOU remember that Spring is coming too, ok? 🙂
If we only lived closer, I could come over and help out. I love to do dishes, laundray and the such. I could spoil you a bit and maybe just maybe make all of you a bit happier. Huggs one of my favorite bloggers.
Rebecca, that was incredibly sweet and gracious. Thank you so much for the encouraging thought!