summer 2011

summer 2011

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Friday, September 11, 2015

never a dull moment...

Do I look like I feel? Oh, that morning after a migraine was a bad one, but is there ever a good one? There ARE good things about horrid headaches though:

1. When you come to the slow realization that the pain is subsiding, and you no longer feel like you are going to throw up when you so much as wiggle your baby finger...the joy starts in...

2. When the pain is actually mostly gone, and you can sleep without the pounding pounding brain-wracking pain...bliss.

3. When you wake up and it's a new day, and your head isn't aching...yay!

4. I realize that there are those who are in chronic pain, and I think of them when I am suffering, and I count my blessings, and feel bad knowing there are people who suffer much more than I do.

5. When I am starting to feel like myself again...oh the relief. A new day!

The reality is that the day after a migraine...I am washed out and done in and zapped. I was up for a lion's share of the night, and took ibuprofen intermittently...when it finally kicked in and I slept, I had a hard time getting up. But I had to! I was slow in getting my morning work started, and when Davian walked in this morning, he asked, "Why is it so dirty in here?" I told him I hadn't swept yet, and after I did it would be nice and clean. He didn't look convinced and rightly so.

Anyway. I have had my coffee, had my van towed away, and swept the floors....

Hopefully it will be an inexpensive fix, but she won't start, no way no how.

The kids rather enjoyed watching the tow truck driver winch that van up onto his big truck.

Now they are playing school, have their desks all set up, but are doing real work. Davian has a desk too, but it's play time for him. He's a smart little thing, but he really likes to play, too. He just had a birthday party for a stuffed dog that he named, "Della".

Yesterday was fun...

Char and Cam don't mind a little shopping. It was my sister's 60th birthday, and I wanted to get her something...
We found a few things we really needed...

And a few things we didn't. But Kathryn found a nice scarf for Israel...have I mentioned that eight of our kids are going to Israel in three weeks with the youth group? They are visiting some sacred places, where ankles and shoulders need covering. They are going for ten days, and I am going to be watching a sweet little set of twins while they are away, starting the day I return from Seattle. game to work at...fundraising. I don't mind too much, it's fun to be with friends.

Camille's favorite new thing is to make up poems and write them in her little notebook. The way they get into their own little worlds, playing school and pretending while really learning stuff...Miss Char has the dry erase board and is being the teacher, teaching me I had better pay attention...Davian has his hand raised already...

1 comment:

Martha said...

I love that Davian named his dog after you. That is something special!
Hannah and I were in Target and ran into "Chewie" too. I heard him roar before I saw him and wondered what was going on.
James has always wanted to go to Israel...
PS.I know those migraine feelings too. I want to sleep the entire day afterward.