I'm editing this because my crazy brain forgot the very thing I wanted to start this post off with. Thank you all so much for your heartfelt comments on my last post. They all meant so much to me. You are wonderful friends and your support means a lot!
I hate to do this because I'll miss everyone a LOT, but I'm going to take a little bloggy break. I'm sick again, but I'm thankful (oh SO thankful!) that it's not the stomach thing. Princess and I came down with it together, so we must have gotten it in the fifteen minutes we were at the store! I've been avoiding public places, but sometimes a girl's gotta go shopping, especially when you're out of things to make decent meals with! The nice thing is getting to cuddle with my baby. She likes to do "girl things" together, and wanted me to take a nap with her. She crawled into my bed, and I held her. She was asleep within three minutes.
I love to see my children sleeping. She had such a beautiful, cherubic look on her flushed little face. I would have loved to stay there, but had to get up to check blood sugar as I had taken extra insulin to handle the peanut M&Ms I gave in to. Not the best thing to do when ill, but sometimes you just need chocolate!
Overall, it's been pleasant. These past few days have been wonderful! I feel like the Lord is blessing me to have the strength I've needed to get a routine in the house, and the kids are behaving so much better. They do so well (Whoo! Felt baby kick just now--or should I say flutter?) and the difference in their attitudes have been amazing. I'm getting more love and hugs from Professor, Lion isn't melting down as often, and there has been much, much less fighting. It's scary how everything really boils down to my attitude, planning, and gospel study. Strength from the Lord is what's holding me up, because I can't do it on my own.
I know a lot of this can be attributed to the challenge over at Michal's Healthy Habits blog where I'm participating in a scripture study challenge. I study some every day, and it was the beginning of this week where I really started feeling the difference. After the blessing James gave me last week I started feeling more hope and guidance, and feel I'm being blessed with inspiration because I'm making a big effort to take care of my spiritual needs daily.
So, rather than keep posting about illness and such, I'm going to step back from everything for a bit to rest. We're finally getting a laptop in the next couple of weeks, so that will make it easier for me to work more on my book and read blogs. I also need to work on the house as much as possible to attain the sort of organization we need to have in place before the baby's born. I'm so proud of the kids, they're learning to take more responsibility. In fact, this afternoon Professor put his first load of laundry in the wash. It makes him feel grown up to help. I'll take that attitude while I can! I only hope it lasts when he's a teenager...
I don't know how long I'll be gone, but I'm sure that as soon as I announce this I'll think of something to blog! It may be a few days to a couple of weeks, but I will be back when I have something remotely interesting to say...or something I can't stop thinking about.
I hope if there's any big news or anything you all will feel free to email me! (Email address is on the sidebar.)