Sunday, April 26, 2009

No words

There are good days, and bad days, and every now and then there are days that just make me want to curl up in a fetal position and hide somewhere.

Yesterday was one of those days.

I don't really have the energy to recount all the details, so suffice it to say the day started out something like this:

Then we thought it had blown over, and made our biggest mistake of the day, thinking we could actually leave the house. We've had a few outings recently without incident (or at least without major incident) so we weren't entirely stupid for thinking we could pull it off. Not stupid, just wrong.

Which led us to this:

Needless to say we got home as quick as we could (and hit every. red. light. grrr).

Finally Bitty wore himself out and fell asleep. I fell asleep with him, exhausted to the point of being numb. Eventually I woke up and mustered the energy to actually get out of bed. I came downstairs to find dh asleep, no doubt also worn out from the ordeal.

Bearhug and Cuddlebug were playing relatively quietly. I cleaned up a bit and then decided to spend a little time catching up on reading blogs while it was fairly peaceful in the house.

I'm glad I did... I had a lot of catching up to do, and I found a lot of uplifting updates, both big and small. Jackson's heart is doing well and he was accepted to the preschool his family wanted for him. Izabel aced her preschool evaluation. Becki pondered the happiness that can come from simple things, as her family prepares to move to their new home. Daniel drew his family! The Farmers celebrated their son's birthday. K brought up some "pointless points" that I didn't think were pointless at all. Meechi answered a question! Krystal made me laugh, as usual :). As did Sticky. Elizabeth's family survived a trip, a wedding, and a number of tornadoes. My brother is back home with his wife after being away for work, and their dog, Noni, celebrated a birthday. Barbara offered a blog carnival of tips. Donna shared a beautiful poem I'd heard long ago but forgotten. The list goes on (and apologies in advance because I can't possibly list everyone I've been reading but I heart you all! These are just some of the updates I happened to read yesterday).

And the one that had tears of joy streaming down my face... Rhema told her mother, "Iiiii luh yew."

As I left the blogs to fix a nutritious meal order pizza for the boys, I felt better. Still physically exhausted, but my soul was uplifted.

(sappy appreciation from a tired but grateful mama ahead -- you have been warned)

I just want to thank everyone. Not just the ones I mentioned above - all of you. Thanks for sharing both the ups and downs, for sharing your suggestions, for the random silliness that can make me laugh even on a day like yesterday. Thanks for letting me know I'm not alone. Just thanks for being you.


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Meg on April 27, 2009 at 11:14 AM said...

We've all had those days, I'm glad you were able to rest afterward. You're doing a great job!

Elizabeth Channel on April 27, 2009 at 11:14 PM said...

Not sappy at all! I know exactly that kind of day, and I also know how much the support of blog friends can mean.

Great reminder!

OneProudGrandma said...

You're AWESOME (please note that was said w/o bias...)

Anonymous said...

((HUGS)) I can relate! Thanks for the mention. =) We had a really hard day on Friday. I chose to write about the highlights (when we went to the playground), but the morning was awful. AWFUL. All I could think about was going back to bed. I'm so glad that it's not normally like that. (Sorry, catching up here! It seems like I've caught some posts and not others. Not sure why!)

lonestar on April 29, 2009 at 8:14 PM said...

Thanks, I know y'all know where I'm coming from :).

@OneProudGrandma - thanks, Mom :) LOL

Anonymous said...

Thanks Danette. The pictures of volcanic activity made me smile. I can so relate! It truly is a gift to be able to connect with others who "get it."


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