I haven't been on Blogger at all lately.
Mostly because my laptop has been buried below piles of clean laundry that I have refused to put away.
And also because I know that I have so many favorite blogs to catch up on that it makes me sad knowing I only have a minute of internet time when I'm online.
Update: My husband is healing. Managing his pain has been the biggest struggle. Pain meds and his body do not mix for some reason, and he seems to be immune to nearly every strength of every prescription. The hardest thing about this entire ordeal is not pushing a wheelchair or helping him out of the bath. The hardest thing is watching him suffer and cringe/scream with pain while I just sit there- no words that can comfort him and no help I can offer him. Seeing my husband in pain is pure torture. We are obviously thankful he is alive, and even if he doesn't walk for years, we are trying to remain strong and I am trying to be positive for everyone.
This is hard.
Lately I have been spending my time trying to stay on top of the daily tasks that I had taken for granted. My husband isn't the type to whip up dinner very often, or help with the kids' bathtime. He did however, take awesome care of the front and back yards. He also was in charge of the usual man stuff...taking the trashcans to the curb and bringing them back in, dog poop, dog walks, mowing the lawn...you know, the stuff I knew he did but never appreciated the work.
I now do it all.
I have discovered that I am not awesome at mowing the lawn, that my next door neighbor is quick to take out the trashcans for me when I totally forget, and that dog poop is way worse than my litterbox chore. My husband rocked, and his shoes are hard to fill.
My friends and family continue to offer support and help.
So far I have had two meals brought to me, two bouquets of flowers sent to me, and a new crock pot gifted to me.
These past three weeks have taken a toll on my family, and if I don't shove myself back into the swing of things, I know that I will fall apart at the seams.
Today The Boy started preschool.
I will tell you about that tomorrow.
I will also announce the winners to giveaways that took place while I was on vacation.
I may even show you a few projects that have occupied my time when everyone around here is quiet.
I hope you have been well.
I think of you often.