Good Morning Sweet Readers!
Things have been a little overwhelming here for the last couple of weeks! The Mr. and I ended up with food poisoning after getting take out at a local restaurant. I have never had food poisoning before and I do not ever want it again. After barely recovering from that our entire family came down with "Stomach Bug 2010" which we have somehow survived the last two weeks. We then made a trip to the pediatrician only to find out that both of the babies had double ear infections and at the same time I came down with something that sounded like bronchitis but I never made it to the Dr. to find out exactly what it was.
Pine -Sol has been my middle name for two weeks.
The laundry is piled high. And I do mean high.
I'm thinking about showing you a picture.
But you wouldn't believe it.
I'm practically doing the splits to step across the piles in the laundry room
just so I can get to the dryer.
I can't remember what is in the dryer mind you.
But there is a lot of praying going on that it is somebody's uniform for school.
The house is a mess and I'm not really sure what day it is today. Can you relate? :)
We are potty training.
We are teething times two.
We are losing teeth.
We are climbing out of cribs.
We have escaped out of one crib tent- the deluxe version.
We have an escapee.
Which has been added to the mix. Older brother and sister are professionals.
The oldest two are in bed with me every night- and do not sleep through the night. Gasp.
Potty training has been successful.
Miss Pearl gets to wear her fluffy shoes and we all stand in the bathroom and "cheer" for her afterwards.
And then in turn she now "cheers" for us. Every single time.
I have never been cheered for while using the potty.
It is hysterical.
And I want to write and blog about it all.
And I want to read and comment and catch up with each one of you.
But someone is usually sitting on my computer.
Or on my keyboard.
Or at my feet.
Or under my desk.
And it makes it very hard to concentrate. Or type. Or read.
Mr. Pearls and Grace is still commuting- from another state.
He is only home on the weekends. Ahem.
On good days it can make you feel like you are dating again. The phone calls. The airport pick ups and drop offs. The occasional card. The anticipation of getting to see each other every weekend.
On other days it can make you feel like you are a single Mother with five children.
Completely and solely responsible for every single person, place and thing.
It is a heavy load and a sea of emotions and after nearly eight months of doing this solo -
I think it's all beginning to catch up with me.
I do not have any help or any family who help in anyway.
It's just me.
Well me and Jesus. Thank goodness for Him.
I have never been pressed like this before and so I press in as best as I can. And I am so thankful for His mercy and His grace. For His renewing love and kindness that He continues to pour out every morning. I know that it is the only reason I have been able to endure this season of trusting Him on a new level for as long as I have.
In other news the beautiful Shannon of Southern Beauty Magazine was kind enough to have me stop by and visit. Scratchy voice and all. You are welcome to listen if you don't mind the cold! We talk about how I do not have a beauty routine - but wish I had one, the ministry of Motherhood and my love for the Lord and his precious daughters. They were so wonderful and I enjoyed every minute of it!
All Things Charming Show
Thankfully we were able to retrieve and salvage my Blissdom/Harry Connick Jr. pictures!
I will be back with that Elle Woods part two post soon and you will get to see why on earth I carried my glue gun to Blissdom! Many Blessings!!