The past month has been exhausting and trying, and so I've obviously been away from the computer as a result. It seems things happen one right after another around here with no time between to take a breath.
First, everyone was kind of sick with a cold or something (not me), and every time the baby gets something it triggers her asthma. Then, the baby turned TWO (I can't believe it! Time flies!!) and I had a few friends over in place of a bigger party. The day after we did some yard work and my husband got some terrible poison ivy. But, since we were unaware it was in the yard and the rash generally doesn't show up for 1-2 days, he had washed the oil all over his arms and legs, making him horribly miserable. He had to go out of town, so he couldn't make it to the doctor until a week and a half after the initial exposure. A steroid shot and pills plus allergy medicine helped, but it's been about 3 weeks and it's still healing.
The following week was spring break and the husband was out of town for a few days. Of course, that was the week that I decided to get Strep Throat! I can't remember the last time I was sick enough I had to visit the doctor and get medicine!! Of course, after that, the baby decided to get rather sick again with a major asthma episode probably brought on by a small lung infection for which she was treated. Oh, and the husband was out of town again for that. Sprinkle in an ear wax build up in another kid, a cough and a tummy ache, and it's just gobs of fun at this house.
In the middle of all that we had some friends visit whom we hadn't seen in several years, and that was awesome! But, between out of town visitors, sicknesses, a traveling poison ivy infected husband and laundry, I've barely remembered to take my penicillin let along get on the computer. Anyway, I pray we are on an up cycle of wellness, so I can now collect my thoughts and get back to the computer.
These are the times in which I am reminded that parenting is an endurance race, and that there is no time to stop and take a break for fear that you may just collapse of exhaustion and lose sight of the finish line!