Sunday, January 07, 2007

I didn't go.

That's right.

I didn't leave the house yesterday.

At all.

I scrounged around the house and found enough diapers to get through the day (and night) ... rationed the milk and told the brood they could have fruit and veggies today.

At some point yesterday afternoon my head hurt so bad that I couldn't see straight (truly) - so HeartBreaker and SweetiePie being on their best behaviour volunteered to watch the little ones while MaaMaa took a nap. Wasn't that sweet of them?

Well it was ...

So sweet that I didn't complain when I came down stairs to find the entire downstairs looking like the aftermath of hurricane Katrina ... seriously, two hours and they completely ransacked the place.

Clothes, food and toys everywhere.

But, it’s ok. I slept. For two sweet hours. And felt a little better last night – enough to make something that mostly resembled dinner …

Went to bed early, got up for church this morning and made it all the way until 1pm before the pounding in the head took over.

Tried to bribe everyone into an ‘after church nap’ … they weren’t havin’ it though. So, I tried to lay still for a while … they weren’t havin’ that either, so I had to get up when I heard LittleMiss say ‘ohhh MaaMaa is gonna be so mad that you cut that …’

That is so something a mother never wants to hear. Last time it was AngelBaby’s hair … This time it was the fringe off of one of my comfy fleece blanket.

3:30pm, 6 hours until bedtime. Lord help me.

~ Frannie

Let us think of nothing but serving God: he will readily provide whatever else we need. -St. Ignatius of Loyola

It ain't bragging if you can do it.-Dizzy Dean

O Israel, put your hope in the LORD, for with the LORD is unfailing love and with him is full redemption. Psalm 130:7


queenb2u said...

I hope you are feeling better. Have you considered going to the doctor? Maybe it's all fixable. You need to take care of yourself. Does that sound like a mom or what?

Anonymous said...

Oh my. Hope you feel better. Mommy's can never seem to be sick without everything falling apart. Hang in there.

T-girl said...

I hope you are feeling better soon!

Messy Mom said...

I remember the days when I put the kids in the tub to play. It is amazing how long they will play in there. The constant splashing around can get them worn out and sleepy...and ready for a nap! LOL.
My hair can be a pain in the butt if I don't spend time on it. I LOVE my doorags ( AKA bandanas) Instead of fixing my hair (that I know makes me look super horrid if I don't) I wash my face and add my doorag! I feel a little perker, like I am on a mission to do something lmao.
Boy, I miss my Spongebob a dumby, I wore it in the ocean ...
If I need to go somewhere, the doorag is on, and I might put a dab of makeup and lip gloss...It is kind of "my look" hehehe
IOh...I love starches too...potatoes are our frinds!

Anonymous said...

See? I knew you could do it...

Sometimes kids just need to know that mama ain't a superhero.

kim said...

Feel better. I tagged you for a list 6 weird meme.

prunella jones said...

Take care of yourself. Treat yourself as nicely as you would a beloved friend. Truely it is not selfish because when mom is down the whole house goes to heck.

Anonymous said...

yay I can finally acess your blog sorry your feeling under the weather hope you get better soon


Anonymous said...

Okay, I don't know if you're looking at this post still, but I tried to post to the above post, but it wouldn't let me. Bizarre. Anyway, just wanted to say I feel your pain. It's tough being a mom and a housewife and keeping it all together. Hang in there. And I hope your comment section works for your new post soon. Or maybe it's just me.

Frannie Farmer said...

QB2U - Yep. I have. I have seen so many that I couldn't keep track. I never learned anything of consequence. I am currently w/out insurance, so that means that I go without the Dr’s and the medications that sometimes help.
Kari – I am finally coming around the bend, I think.
T – thanks baby!
Messy Mom – starch … I could live on it. And then they live on my hips!
Trish – an occasional MaaMaa outburst seems to work wonders .. well for 24 hours or so.
Kim – thanks… I will work on it soon!