I sure wish I could say I had a great reason why I have not posted in a week. Like maybe I've been gone on a fantastic vacation or something. But unfortunately that would be pure dreaming right now. Instead I've been in bed for five straight days. Monday I had the worst headache of my life. Tuesday I had the worst stomach/mid-body aches of my life and finally Wednesday I went to the doctor. I was absolutely shocked when he told me I had a kidney infection. Really? Then he proceeded to tell me kidney infections are really serious matters and that if the antibiotics he gave me did not generate improvement within 48 hours he was going to put me in the hospital! Yikes!!! Since I have four little ones and a husband that is currently working 12 hour days and Saturdays....I quickly realized that would not be a good idea.
So....here I am, not great but at least functioning. I keep telling myself that at least I don't feel worse. Actually today is the first day I could even think about interacting with the computer, so I guess that is progress. Plus I never watch daytime tv...so that has been mildly entertaining for the past five days. But I'm not sure how much more of it I can take.
But my Emily......she never ceases to amaze us all. She really stepped up to the plate and took care of everything when her daddy wasn't here. Fortunately, he was able to stay home two of the days and he is always such a huge help. He is great with housework and the kids!!! A true treasure!
In all the commotion, Emily had a birthday too. She is now my sweet 12 year old. She is becoming quite the young adult! Sometimes I wish I could make my kids stop growing, but you know what? I actually enjoy seeing what the next age/phase is going to bring. They are all such wonderful kids. Yes, we all have our moments...but in the grand scheme of things...they are great kids!!!
I hope your weekend is a great one! I'm hoping my belly/appetite is up for some yummy picnic-type foods by Monday. It's kind of crazy...but the 4th of July is one of my absolute favorite holidays!! I hope I'm out of the bed by then....but at least I'm not in the hospital! It's all a matter of perspective!
P.S., You'll have to excuse my lack of cohesiveness...my brain is still a bit fuzzy and not functioning at full capacity!