Thursday, February 5, 2009

Stepping Out Momentarily

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.)

Later!

14 comments:

Heidi Ashworth said...

Rest up and I'll miss you! I hope you are feeling a lot better very soon!

Annette Lyon said...

Sounds like some good things are happening. Hang in there--we'll be here when you get back!

LexiconLuvr said...

I'll miss ya like crazy! Take good care o' you and get back to us soon. I'm so glad you're feeling better.

Loves and hugs,

L.T.

gramee said...

you will be missed. take care of all your needs and rest.. feel better. we won't go anywhere..

Aubrey said...

have a nice vacay! you need the rest. growing another human being is hard work, let alone taking care of all the rest of the humans in the house!

Kimberly said...

Smart thinking, luv. We're not meant to live in a computer chair, right? Bloggy sabaticals are good for the soul, I think. ~hugs~ Feel better soonly, please!

Nancy Face said...

Sometimes a break is just what's needed! You'll be missed! :)

Mrs.Naz@BecomingMe said...

I just found your blog today. I'm sorry to read that you have not been feeling well. I hope you get the rest you need

Michal said...

sometimes you just need a break. i hope you are feeling better soon. i know that i have caught every bug that's come around this winter--i guess with the pregnancy, my immune system is down. hang in there. i'm so glad that you are noticing a difference from your daily scripture study. i know that i've had a hard time this week (being crabby and impatient with my kids and hubby) and i know it's because i've been going through the motions a bit on my scripture study. i need to dig a little deeper and really study again.
BTW, when do you find out what you're having?

An Ordinary Mom said...

You take as much time as you need ... I have been doing the same thing lately. After all, we need to live our life and not our blog :)!!

(((HUGS)))

mindyluwho said...

I loved how you blogged about your baby kicking...or fluttering, makes it seem so real to me!

Have a nice break. I'll miss you!

Amy said...

I can't believe you're leaving just as I am back from my break! Take care of yourself and we will catch-up when you return.

She's in the kitchen! said...

I'm your mom...and I talk to you almost every day! And I still miss you on here too, like everyone else!

gramee said...

still missing you..hope all is ok.
and you are taking care of yourself.
you really are coming back your not just faking us out..right?
i always tell all my kids, remember to read your scriptures and pray. and you already have that down
remember i am still keeping you in my prayers