Monday night I went to bed with the worst stomach ache I can remember.
2 hours later began the nastiest 24 hours of sickness I think I’ve ever experienced. To save you from the disgusting details, it was bad. I was exhausted, slept when I wasn’t getting sick and was pretty much in my own little world for a few days.
(It was so bad that on Thursday when Ari got home from preschool she asked me why I wasn’t in bed! She then demanded that I get back in bed!) I wasn’t sure it was ever going to happen, but I’m back!
I have no idea what it was that I ate that made me sick but I’ve been jokingly telling my family that this is what happens when you start eating lettuce when you’re 35 years old!
There was a silver lining to all the sickness. (We had a spectacular double rainbow last Monday. I could only get one side in a photo it was so large!). As I was barely functioning, my family were rock stars.
Jason got groceries, got up with the kids in the morning, and kept the house fairly clean while having a busy week with calving and farm work.
My neighbors (who I love dearly) picked up my kids from random activities. (We are so lucky to have neighbors with kids the same age as ours so we can carpool!) It truly does take a village!
Maddie made a supper one night by herself while Jason was busy with cow trouble.
Nora and Blake did their homework by themselves without reminders.
Ari played Barbies and watched Peppa Pig next to me in bed.
The kids played, entertained themselves, got their clothes ready for school, and got along.
My mom and stepdad brought us supper one night and played with the kids.
I’m so blessed! I hope to never experience food poisoning again, but it was eye-opening to feel all the goodness going on around me. (If I forgot anyone I apologize! I was in a fog last week!)
It’s important to remember that you don’t have to be seriously sick to see the best in your friends and family each day. It’s there, it’s being aware of it that’s important!
How was your week?