My poor neglected Overflowing Bookshelf. I feel like I’ve abandoned you this month. Let me explain why. I’m chalking April up as a total loss. Nothing but chaos and crap around here, and I’m ready to chunk this month, and start a-new.
My mom was really sick earlier in the month, but thankfully, is doing much better now. No signs of a stroke, and her kidneys are once again functioning properly. She’s getting stronger every day, and I know this sounds horrible, but I’m so grateful to have not heard from my dad for a few days. No news is good news:)
My littlest J has been sick on and off this month as well, having tonsillitis and a recurring fever for weeks. We seem to have finally turned a corner on that, although she told me today that her head was hurting again (always the first sign of the oncoming fever). I’m crossing my fingers that she stays healthy.
I was down for the good part of a week with the flu. And yes, I did get a flu shot this year, and no, I have no idea how I ended up with it. I didn’t feel well enough to read. Didn’t want to watch TV. Couldn’t sleep (my brain wouldn’t shut down, even though my body felt horrible). So incredibly frustrating, but for the first time all month, last week I actually worked a full week at work. It was so incredibly nice to finally be back to a normal routine again. I’m praying that it remains that way!
Soccer. Soccer. Soccer. I’m not sure we’re going to do this spring season of soccer again. I know it’s always a crapshoot in Oklahoma (the bipolar weather state), but the fall season was much nicer to us weather wise. The kids have been playing in the worst of conditions for the past few weeks— wind like you wouldn’t even believe, rain, freezing cold. Not to mention us parents who have to sit through it too, or through all the practices as well. Jalyn actually cheered when I told her she didn’t have a game this weekend. That should tell you something:) It’s so much fun to watch the kids play—but being miserablely cold really puts a damper on the enjoyment.
I sound so incredibly whiney, and for that, I apologize. I’m just venting, recapping the yuckiness, so that tomorrow can be a new day. A fresh start. Let’s try this again.
“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in,
forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day, you shall begin it well and serenely…” – Ralph Waldo Emerson