Jul 5, 2007

Need help with priorities? I recommend Rotavirus.

Or whatever it was that ripped through my family this week.

We were all bed-ridden for the last two days, but it couldn't have been better for my soul. When everyones sick- you are down to the basics of survival. Water, simple foods, shelter. A clean toilet helps too.

My kids have been rough so far this summer and I've been having trouble liking them. Not loving them....LIKING them. But when they are all sick and weak and snuggly- I remember that these are my babies...my sweet babies.

And this house- when I'm sick, this tiny dirty house is ENOUGH. Not too small- just fine for now.

And when I'm throwing up...I'm not obsessing over getting another tie-dye skirt, or new fabric for couch covers, or new lip gloss. I don't feel the need to go out and get a fancy meal or a mocha- I'm just trying to get my stomach to stop cramping.

Yeah, it's kinda sad that vomiting and body aches are what it takes to set me right- but at least theres hope for me. I just hope I can see the light more often and with less bodily affliction.

Sorry- no photo this time---theres nothing you want to see here right now.


Tracie said...

Hope you are all feeling better!
I'm dealing with the backsliding priority tug-o-war, too. My inlaws are coming. Nuff said. :-)


Stone Fence Farm said...

Hope you are all feeling better soon and you can get back to posting. You'll be back on track in no time!

Carolyn said...

We are better, thanks everyone. Phew! I'm such a virus-phobe...and yet still- I get sick! I guess it was meant to be.

Caren said...

I'm glad to know you're feeling better. Being sick is no fun and it's so much worse when it's the whole family!

On another note, I'd love to see a post about what your reading/what's inspiring you both lately. I keep coming across old threads of yours on MDC that make me wish I could pick your brain over a cup of tea with you! :)

simplelivingmomma said...

We are missing you guys. How are things going for you? Please post an update.