I am thankful for the idea of the 7 quick takes because right now I seem to either have a brain scattered with random thoughts or I am obsessively focused on one thing in particular.
Right now it’s all a jumbled mess.
We are attempting to get back into the swing of things and looking at starting lessons and our “normal” routine again next week. For now though we are still in the throws of sickness. Really since Thanksgiving we have been battling something or another around here and quite frankly I am sick and tired of all the sick and tiredness.
Sunday will be 6 months already. 6 months since I delivered Sophia. 6 months since our entire world changed. 6 months since a little part of me died and the entire me became someone completely new and different. 6 of the hardest months of my life thus far.
Christmas was surprisingly good. Although I was dreading it and anxious about how it would be, looking back I see that God had a plan for it all along and His plan was way better than ours. We were able to spend some quality time catching up with a couple of cousins and their families that we don’t see very often and those visits were very healing and wonderful for all of us. Not to mention the time spent with both sides of our famlies, including all of my (7) siblings and almost all of their families(in the same room!) Here’s proof:
We took a quick road trip north to visit our dear friends for a few days while Mark was off over the new year. It was a whirlwind of a trip but great to snuggle our little buddy again.
Sunset over the frozen lake and burning the Christmas trees on New Year’s Eve.
The chickens have been busy. In fact we are well stocked in eggs and with a couple of regular customers buying our extras we are able to offset the cost of feed a bit. Within a span of 3 days after Christmas we were surprised to find both the biggest and smallest eggs that we have seen! Check this out:
The biggest one doesn’t even come close to fitting in a regular egg carton and the small one is more the size of a robin egg.
Recent news of more people losing their baby has me deeply saddened and feeling helpless. It sort of rips that wound way open again. I want to help but still feel so in the throws of grief that I don’t even know how to begin.
Thankfully I am back to working out after several days off and on during the holidays and sick days. It feels good to be back at it, and Target had Pretzel M & M’s on clearance last night. Need I say more?