So anyway, I had a very serious case of pneumonia compounded by my asthma, which left me incapacitated for a little over a month.
I’m up and around now and my energy level is steadily rising but the accumulation of things needing to be done over the past month has hit the roof, broken through, and seems to be pooling in my hallway.
Apparently, things don’t tend to get done unless you do them. Who knew?
So, now I am faced with a month’s catch up of household things needing to be done. And if I was honest,each mom day is like the equivalent in dog years so one mom day sick means I’m a lifetime behind right now.
Children’s schooling because yeah, they need to learn things, and I’m kind of responsible for that, what with the homeschooling and all. Finances and taxes to be filed in 14 days, just a mental reminder to get on that. Oh, and we own our own company so no short forms for me. Menu planning and freezer cooking, because I abhor cooking and otherwise my kids eat cereal for dinner, true story. Prepping our garden if the snow ever stops, because I have high hopes for more fresh veggies this year. I also completely missed Tsh’s spring decluttering band wagon while laid up in bed but the more dust I see around objects the more I just want to toss everything.Plus, we are in need of a major purge. Nehemiah keeps emerging from his closet in capri pants, except he doesn’t own any capri pants. Everything needs a good scrubbing. Is that bubble gum in the carpet? Yes, it was. And of course there is that annoying buzz at the back of my mind that if I were healthier to begin with maybe this pneumonia wouldn’t have wiped me out so thoroughly, so yes, that get healthier aspect is also on my burgeoning to do list.
And of course, I also have this blog. And all you lovely readers that make this space so special. This is my space, where I can vent my thoughts, passions, worries, and dreams into each post, but it’s also a place where I’ve found great connection and the beginnings of a tiny community with you guys. Love to you all, my tiny band of faithful readers.
Blogging was the one thing I’ve kept up on since I didn’t need a working voice, extra oxygen, or to get out of my bed to scrawl the past months posts. It worked. But now I’m up and swamped with that real life stuff. And since I write about my life and my life is filled with these tasks, you’re invited to join me. Fun, right?
It will be I promise. And if it’s not you can leave mean comments after each post. Just kidding, you can’t or I’ll cry. No really, I might, it’s been a hard month.
I’ll be writing a bit on my progress in
- planning, cooking, and eating whole foods for a healthier family
- decluttering our junk, organizing it and donating to charities or selling it
- tackling the stacks of paper that seem to grow all over the house
- catching up on schooling for the kiddos
- getting our garden in tip-top shape for the coming ( fingers crossed) spring weather
- And of course, implementing a regular exercise plan, please Jesus, give me strength!
It will be fun, yes? I think, yes. Deep Cleansing Breaths.