You know what they say about the best laid plans, right? Inevitably my dreams of a well-organized house had to be put to the side. Not sure if it was the cold or the flu around here, but we have now been through two rounds of sickness in this house – THIS YEAR.
It’s been brutal. Brian kicked it off with a nasty flu type bug that literally knocked him down for the count. So naturally the kids started to fall one by one after that, and Brian’s parents got it in there too…aaaaaand then it was my turn. Then Brian got worse again and the kids started in on a second round!! Poor Easton battled a 3 day fever and missed a whole week of school! Needless to say, there was a lot of television watching and kindle time going on!!
Nothing against dads, but it’s a rough job for a mom when there’s sickness in the house!! Mom takes care of all of her regular chores, and then some. Mom wants to take care of everyone and make them feel better, but mom is literally pulled in like 7 different directions. Mommy needs to make tea for daddy, read a book to Emerson, cuddle Deacon, put on a show for Easton, get Hayden water and get Brody markers to color. All at the same time. The sheer number of demands is like insane.
Even as I’m sitting here trying to focus on typing this sentence, 4 kids are coloring at the table with me and telling me what they are coloring, asking me to write or draw things for them or asking me what they should draw. Sometimes I think my brain will explode.
So nursing all the sickies and being coughed and sneezed on fifty times evidently wore me down enough where I was hit with the fever and sickness for a weekend. Of course, Brian was feeling a little better and went to work, and the kids were feeling better and wanted to constantly do stuff. So mom tries to power through because mom has no choice. Luckily my immune system kicked the bug out after a couple days and I was back up and running by the time round 2 hit. And it was a doozy! Round 2 was worse! My poor babies had multiple days of fever and and just feeling like crap. If only I could clone myself to cuddle 5 kids at once, and then disinfect at the same time!
And just when you think it’s over, and you have 3 fever-free days, 2 boys wake up with fevers again. Are you bleeping kidding me???
So now we are (knock on wood) FINALLY on the mend, and I’m hoping to pick up where I left off!!
KonMari hit a road block, but I’m happy to say that I have kept my clothing neat and tidy!! Next step in that part of the journey is books, which should be nice and simple. I don’t keep too many around!! Hopefully I’ll get to that this week.
As far as my keto journey has been going, I’ve been (mostly) staying the course. I’m pretty proud of how I’ve been doing! I’ve hit a couple snags and had one minor binge, but I was able to pull myself back and I’m more committed than ever to continue this way of eating. I just feel so great! So energetic and happy, and motivated to keep doing all this other stuff to make my life a little more streamlined and simple.
While I’m working on that stuff, enjoy some sad, sick faces from the past weeks.