I have been trying to complete this post all week unsuccessfully. Like I said...
It has been a rough week. Sunday evening I started to feel bad - really achy and chilled like I had a fever. I went to bed early but couldn't sleep because I felt so bad. By morning I had realized that I had mastitis as my one breast was incredibly sore. Fortunately I was able to get in to see my doctor on Monday. He determined that I was in the early stages of mastitis and I have a sinus infection on top of it. No wonder I felt so lousy! The real bummer is that my hubby went out of town Monday leaving me alone with 5 kids for 9 days. Fortunately, my kids have been pretty good and my older girls very helpful. I stayed in bed all of Monday evening and night and woke up on Tuesday feeling WAY better. Because of this, I didn't rest enough and by Wednesday afternoon, I felt awful again and the antibiotics and Motrin were not helping at all. So, I crawled back to bed and pretty much stayed there all afternoon, evening, and the following day.
Today, I still feel kinda bad, but I am so sick of being in bed so I am up and trying really hard not to overdue things. It is so hard though when there is so much to be done and it is all staring you in the face and calling your name. (Literally, the kids do call my name!)
On a funny note, Tuesday was my son, Patrick's, birthday. His big sisters taught him how to play one of our PS2 games (Sly Cooper) and because of how lousy I was feeling and the fact that it was his birthday, I let him play for hours which is not the norm. And if I wasn't sure if I had let him overdue it, the next day he was running around the house playing with his little sister when I overheard him say, "You have just one more life, Abi, and then your dead."
The layout here I did earlier this week. This picture is one that my 9 yo daughter took of me without me knowing it. I only discovered it when I was going through my recently downloaded photos. We were looking at some really amazing rain clouds and I thought this verse was very fitting.
It reads: "To whom will you compare me? Or who is my equal?" says the Holy One. Lift your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one, and calls them each by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing. Isaiah 40:25-26
The layout was created using Doris Castle's Dreams kit. I love the rich color of the background and all of the papers in this.