February 18, 2011

Friday Feelings

I had a feeling things were going to get a bit messy around here......so I decided to start preparing for a possible storm. If we were not moving next weekend....I wouldn't be so concerned. But we are and as soon as Greg got sick I started worrying. Because we are only moving a few doors down, we decided not to pack anything. Clothes will be thrown in garbage bags and everything else will be put on a 4 wheel cart. We hired movers for the big stuff. That's fine and dandy....as long as everything goes as planned.

But such is life....and things rarely go as I plan. Greg came back from the doctor with a script for Tamiflu {yuck-decided not to take it} That stuff wreaked havoc on us during the piggy flu of 2009.  A few hours after he came home....the boys had fevers. Yesterday, I was running around like a maniac.....packing things, buying popsicles, making important calls. If mama goes down {gets the flu}, the ship could go down.

{from piggy flu 2009-oh what a week-remember his flu hat?}
{he looks about the same today...same jammies, different couch}

In the midst of all the worry....my mind has been also thinking of other things. I've been loving my time reading One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp. I really like Ann.....I hope she doesn't mind me calling her by her first name. After watching her videos on Incourage, I feel like I know her a bit better. I do believe this will be the first book I actually finish {in a really long time}. Through all the chaos of the last month {back issues, where to live issues} I'm trying to recognize and focus instead on the many things to be thankful for.....and there are so many.....from unexpected free roses.....to hot cups of tea.....so many things in between.

I have an idea for a way to log our thanks in our new abode. Excited to get that idea started.


Ruth said...

I didn't realise you were reading Ann's book too! Life-changing, I tell ya!

I pray you won't get the flu...it's been running around on the island like wildfire and I went down a couple weeks ago (right before my wisdom tooth decided to do its thing), and my energy levels have yet to return to normal. Yuck!

Hot foot baths w/salt all around for the 'afflicted'(before bed). Pour cool water over feet at 'take out' time (extends the effect of the hot water). Dry off and get into bed under covers.

Pushes out the fever fast. hopefully, I didn't confuse you. :)

really.truly said...

You didn't confuse me! I love the idea of hot foot baths w/salt. Thank you!!

It's amazing how many people have this right now....and it's amazing how it's everywhere.

I swear by probiotics to help get the immune system running again. Hope you feel better, Ruth!

Polly said...

so happy we are reading Ann's book together, feels like a long distance book club! Can't wait to see your gratitude log for your new home. stay well,
love and joy sent your way

Alicia said...

Aww!! I hope you guys feel better soon!! Moving is alot of work, even if it is so close. I'm excited to see pics of your new abode!

Wendy said...

I'm reading it too, and doing the book club, and making my own (paper) list, and I've made a couple of lists at www.onethousandgifts.com, AND I've been reading all of her older posts....well not all, but I'm working my way through them....at www.aholyexperience.com. It is awesome, and I'm so excited about the things I'm learning!

Sorry you guys are sick....think Emma is under the weather too. Hopefully none of the rest of us will get it. Prayers for you all that it will move on quickly!

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