Friday, October 9, 2009

Mandatory Furlough


Today was a better day! After the way I felt yesterday I decided I was going to just hang out with my kids ans enjoy them and the moment. I let go of my need to clean or do any house hold business. After all it was a mandatory furlough day right? I kept reminding myself it would be there later! I needed to regroup!

I had a meeting mid afternoon and Makenzie had therapy after that. I headed home getting anxious about the mess I would walk into. On the ride home my boys asked if they could play with their friends and I told them they could after they cleaned their room and picked up the hallway and the bathroom. Trying to keep my head up and not worry about it I walked in my door through my house to lay Makenzie down on the rug. At this point I am oblivious as I am trying not to notice the mess. As I went to stand up I realized that I smelled cleaner. I stood up and looked around. My house was CLEAN! I stood there in a daze for a second and then heard the kids come down the stairs proclaiming that their room was already clean! WHAT!!!???

Immediately I breathed a deep breath and felt like the weight of the world had been lifted off of my shoulders!!! I walked in the kitchen to find a note from my mom telling me that there was laundry in the washer and dryer! WOW!! THANKS MOM!

I am a very visual person and when my house is a mess I can't think. I don't know where to start and feel like my life is in mass chaos mode. There is still a ton on my plate. I still have a ton to do but my I can now think! I can problem solve with a clear head. Being sick stinks but this simple act of kindness helped bring me out of my funk and back to the real world! WOW!! Thank you Jesus for my family and support system!

A friend called tonight to see if I wanted to hang out with her and some friends. I don't get out much and try as I may, try as I might I could not find anyone to watch my kiddos. There are not many options as I can't just hire the teenager down the street or even the in home baby sitting service. So I have been put on notice! I have 6.5 days to find a sitter so that I can go out like a big girl or I am going to have a very irritated friend! LOL! Hope I can pull it off!

Makenzie had a great day and did well in therapy. She is fast asleep and should be ready for some therapy tomorrow as we were sick at the beginning of the week and she missed 4 visits! Have I told you all how much I love her therapists already!!!

I am going to head to bed and try to get some extra sleep and maybe just maybe I might get to sleep in! Crossing my fingers on that one! Thanks for the prayers! Keep Praying!


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