Whew, Monday again…. So much sickness!

I completely missed Saturday posting.

It was my birthday!!!!! AND I was sick with bronchitis!!!!! Oh the joys of hacking up ones lung while trying to enjoy a day that is meant for them….. can you hear the sarcasm?

Then I also had my 2 yr old come down with strep… and of course in the middle of the night, last night, my son started vomiting. This morning when I went to wake my already sick 2 yr old, I found her vomiting all over herself too!! Then my co-worker called and said she was very ill and was hoping I was better so I could cover her shift because her son also had the FLU….. We are the only two employees so the situation looked bleak.

So, now I am officially calling a TIME OUT! Can the ref please throw down the flag now?!?!

I absolutely love my children, but it sure is discouraging when they all get sick at the same time. Do you have any idea what it is like going to an urgent care to check in 6 CHILDREN at once!? They look at you like your nuts! Then there is the paperwork…… OH THE PAPERWORK! Of course one place here has some really neat little iPad type things you can do the paperwork on. Still tedious though trying to fill it out for 6 children.

It really twerks my nerve that my childrens pediatrician will only allow me to schedule 2 children a day to be seen for sick visits. If all 6 are sick, and they are cooperative children I can assure you, then you can make 6 times as much money in that 1 hour! I work in medicine, so I know it really doesn’t take that much longer to have a few more seen. ESPECIALLY if they all have the same problem! So why inconvenience me and make the other children suffer a day or two longer than the others!!! I mean that’s douchery there.

I’m sure they have some reason for it…..

Well, thats what I have out there for you now…. I promise I will get better at this blog thing.

DBP

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The things I forget to enjoy…

A while back I wrote a facebook post very similar to this subject, and many mothers commented on how it meant so much that I had brought light to this… So I hope to elaborate here:

My children, they are noisy and destroy my home, fight consistently, need so much, drive me absolutely insane! But…. it is that glorious insanity that I forget to enjoy.

The noise of children playing that fills my home; the science experiments of food that my daughter has so much fun creating in my kitchen; the beautiful imagination that my 2 and 6yr olds have when they play. I take it all for granted, I forget to enjoy these things.

As all moms probably do I get overwhelmed at times, and I just want to lock myself in my room for a bit because I just want to quit. Sometimes I do go to my room, its ok to do that. Other times I just stop, sit, and watch. My beautiful children…. their smiles,  hugs, minds. How amazing they are, they are intelligent too! Seriously, watch your little one sometime, they are really full of so much knowledge; they problem solve and pretend, and enjoy all the little things in this world.

We can learn so much from them too. How fascinating is a snail to you? You see a slimy thing that can be annoying when they leave those slime trails all over your siding on the house… Now let a child explore and enjoy a snail… they see the really neat slime trail that is created by the snail, the cool way the shell sits on its back without falling and the shape and twirls in the shell. The hilarious way the little eye stalks retract when they touch it, and how it can squirm into the shell for protection. Gosh these children really know how to appreciate the world.

How easily do we forget to enjoy these little things of motherhood and life. How quickly can we let the adversary convince us to lose our minds with the stress of caring for a life.

I watch my babies sleep sometimes, the angelic faces… it gives you a little glimpse of heaven. The smile and mumbles as they dream; the way they breath and lay so comfortable looking. You can’t help but feel your heart soar!

I plan to start enjoying the little things more… the housework can wait just a little longer, the stress can hold off for just a few more moments… as I watch my beautiful babies grow up, because someday I won’t have that luxury anymore.

DBP

Lets try this again…

So I wrote out a huge blog about my son possibly having dyslexia and I come back to finish it from my drafts box…. and it is gone.

The fact is, I have so much I would like to say, share, discuss, and yet I come to the keyboard and go……….. bllllltptptptptptpt paaaah, got nothin.

I have decided, maybe I should start with  journal type entries. I hope not to bore those reading it either. so here goes…..

I received a new calling today in church (a calling is a members “job” within the church, a personal responsibility to contribute to each other) and I am now the Co-leader of Provident living committee.  What I do is help to plan activities for the women of our ward (church group by area) in learning and becoming self reliant in the gospel, the home, and in life. We teach and learn many things from baking and sewing to food storage, supporting our leadership, and financial preparedness.

I am beyond excited about this because, it is everything I strive to learn and do for my own family. I have a personal testimony of the sisterhood, friendship, and harmony that these activities bring to someone who has lost all hope of happiness. Not too many years ago I was such a soul, at the brink of losing

it all, including my sanity. My Bishop basically ordered me to start attending these activities in Sc, and I made the best of friends, found and embraced so many of my talents, and mended my marriage! Now I am one of those who can bring the joy of happiness to someone. I fully intend to be the vessel that Heavenly Father needs me to be in order to reach each and every sister who is in need of happiness. Also to uplift those who have their happiness, I mean who doesn’t need uplifting right?

My only prayer is that I do a good job, I don’t want to let anyone down.

DBP

Happy 2015

Happy New Year everyone!

I started my blog about 6 months ago and never got the chance to begin posting anything. A new resolution, start blogging! My initial goal is to post one blog every saturday. That is approximately 52 posts for you to look forward too, lol!

Who am I? Well, there is a lot to me really. First and foremost I am a mommy to 6 beautiful children whom I love more than life itself. I am a wife to my beloved soulmate, a man that is my king, my desire, my everything! I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am a Medical assistant, former Firefighter and all around smart gal! I mostly lean towards the republican side, however, I do share some democratic views with my mother. I cloth diaper, breastfeed, bake from scratch, make my own soap, sew, build, repair, create…. yea I am Inspector Gadget! Lol!

I love to laugh, think, research, and learn! I hope that my blog will bring smiles to your faces, thoughts and knowledge to your minds, and the spirit of love to your hearts. Please be patient with me as I start my blogging journey, and of course enjoy this adventure into my mind. 🙂

DBP