Sunday, December 10, 2006

Not so very merry around here, yet.

The gingerbread village pieces and trees are all baked and cooled. Next up? Frost and decorate and eat candy as we create.
One little glitch. Nitty.Gritty. hubby and I got no sleep last night, and I currently have 3 out of 4 of my kiddos laying around with bowls next to them- 'just in case'. Needless to say, nobody is in the decorating/candy-eating mood. Yet. I'm hoping things will take a 180, or even a 90 around here, at least to ease my laundry burden.
Those of you who know me in the least can tell you I have a heap of patience- especially when it comes to sick kids...and I rarely get emotional or cry. Last night as I went to throw my 18th load of {sickie} laundry into the wash, I had a moment where I would have liked to call it quits. And maybe even cry for a minute.
Instead, I thought of all the moms who would love to be doing laundry for their kids and can't. I held back my tears and thanked God that I wasn't sick myself. It's tough. I'll admit that loud and clear, right here in front of everyone. I wasn't loving life at 3 am last night. Or even 4 am, or 5:32 for that matter. But, I found a tiny silver lining in the midst of all my laundry, and hopefully things will just get 'more shimmery' around here as the weekend wears on.
All I know is I should have taken out stock in Tide and Febreeze about 10 years ago. Could have been a nice little 'nest' for us by now. I just might look into stock for Christmas gifts this year. IF I get back around to shopping before the season is o'er.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

poor kiddos! prayers that the bug gets squished there PDQ & that you & Husband don't fall prey to it!

nicoleq said...

I've had a few of those moments myself... including doing some 'sickie' laundry of my own mixed in there.
Big hugs to you and hoping you get some sleep tonight!

Christal said...

Hope that everyone starts feeling better soon, and back to the shimmery moods of the holidays! BTW Jody I sent you a email titled Christmas Cookies, with pictures... Please read it... LOL I know some people delete emails with pictures! Heres to the shimmer! Christal

Jan said...

That photo makes me want to bake those cookies, right now!

Juli said...

I do hope your kiddos are feeling better. It is the pits when they get sick. Especially all of them at once. As for the season cheer...well those cookies are looking mighty good!

patterns of ink said...

The kids were missed Friday. Hope you're all feeling better.
Did you take that photo? It's a work of art. Seriously.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of sick, have you read Jaymun's website today? :(

Laura in Ohio said...

Oh, Jodi....I was so worried when you said Bella had it yesterday. All I could think was, "Hope you can find a way to keep everyone else healthy." Look at it this way -- at least you're getting it out of the way before Christmas arrives. Hang in there. Lots of prayers for the Ferlaaks!

~Laura in Ohio

Laura said...

ohhhh dear. stay healthy yourself jody. . .i hear airborne works like a charm!!!!

Anonymous said...

oooh!! I feel for ya! I'm thinking it's going to hit our house soon. I heard it's going around school. If we're gonna get it, I hope it's before Christmas.

Best wishes, hope everyone gets better!

Jewell said...

Yummy! Those are my favorite cookies.

Hope your kids are soon on the mend!

CD said...

oh Jody, you do have the best outlook, way to go for finding a way to be grateful in the middle of the yuckies! I can't wait to see pics of your candy adventure :) and check out my blog girl, I tagged you! happy week, hope things are looking up soon

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately we have something ciruclating around our house as well. It just seems like it's that time of year. I hope everyone in your household gets better soon and things can begin getting back to normal again.

Anonymous said...

You poor thing! I hope everything is better today.

mary h.