Thursday, November 13, 2008

Tuesday, is my going out and about day-at least usually. And this week in spite of a wind and rain storm I foolishly decided to keep schedule. We usually use this day to go to the library and run a few errands that take place around the library. The fabric store, the grocery, etc. This week two of my girls needed shoes so we also walked a little out of our way to a strip mall further on so we could go to Payless Shoes as they are having a "Buy one get the next half price" sale. It is a pretty good long walk-maybe a mile and 1/2 or two each way? I'm a terrible judge of these things. But usually it would have been no problem, but I forget that I am pregnant and carrying a bit of extra weight, and it was very windy and rainy.. Well..

I knew when we got home I had done too much. Just feeling very, very run down. And then Wed. I still had basically no energy, but I tried to ignore it and carried along as usual. I was also feeling off, my stomach just didn't feel right. Nothing really big.. I sent all my older kids off to choir, violin and guitar and Rand also went out with some friends so it was just me and the boys.

I really rather enjoy my time with my little boys, when I can really focus on them. They are such nutty little characters. I have been reaching to the back of my brain to teach them some of the Sunday School songs that my older ones learned. Like "Zacheus Was A Wee Little Man"

"Zaccheus was a wee little man
And a wee little man was he
He climbed up a sycamore tree for the Lord he wanted to see
And when the Savior passed that way, He looked up in the tree

*spoken* and he said: Zaccheus, you come down *spoken*

For I'm going to your house today
For I'm going to your house today"

We are also working on a song by Jamie Soles, "Cain and Abel"

Cain and Abel sittin' at the table
One was happy and the other was mad
Abel made a sacrifice pleasing to the Lord
But Cain was very bad
The Lord said "Cain, what's the matter with you?

If you do what's right, I'll be happy with you."
But Cain wouldn't listen; he just frowned
Then he spilled his brother's blood on the ground
Cain was a murderer but so are you

If you hate your brother in your heart it's true
So be like Abel, who trusted the Lord
And not like a man named Cain

And also some scripture memory songs and stuff. They are so enthusiastic about their songs and try to yell them out fast before me or the other guy to show how well they know them. Boys are so funny.

But all of the sudden at 8:00 or so, I started feeling really, really bad. It came on so suddenly and I wasn't expecting it.. Thankfully my older kids got home pretty quickly after so I could leave the boys with them and go to bed. Oh, I just felt awful. All night I felt so awful.

Why did I have to push it? I could have gone today, and the sun is out and I could have at least taken the bus some of the way.. But NNNNOOOOOO!!!

So today I had to make a sad decision to cancel Noah's birthday party with Grandma and a dear friend who also shares his birthday date. I had a ham and presents and everything all ready. Boo-hooo. And big sissy made 3 muddy pies, too. I was lamenting to her, "Oh why did I have to get sick today? And she said because we never celebrate a birthday on the actual date and it would have been breaking tradition. Waaaahhhhh! Well, she's right about that. We never do do the birthday on the day, and one year we did none so we saved them all up and went to Enchanted Forest and called that the "all together birthday year". But it is a bummer to have Noah all excited and everything ready and not be able too.. But we can't get everyone else sick, now can we... I'm still not sure what we will do tonight. Let Noah have his pie and give him his gifts? What to do, what to do.

Today I have been sleeping most all day with an occasional wandering downstairs to see what is up. I remember when I had 6 kids twelve and under-I never could have just hid up in my room and slept all day. The few books I found at the time promised that things would get easier when my older ones got bigger (if I trained them right) no matter how many kids I had, and that has certainly proven to be true.

Well, if Noah has any sort of party soon I will get some pictures.

Oh great, now Zeke has a broken tooth.... Easier was I saying??


  1. Hope you're feeling better soon. It's hard to believe Noah is so old. :)

    What a blessing and accomplishment to be able to be out of commission and yet your household runs on its' own.

  2. Oh Kerri! I hope you are feeling better today.

    How beautifully you have raised, and are raising, your children!

  3. Oh my you poor girl. And let me tell you that you did get the milage wrong. Im guessing that is closer to two miles one way making it a total of four miles. I'll clock it on the car just for you. So do you think now that maybe its just the flu or do you think it truly is from overdoing it?

  4. I think it was the flu, but I let myself get run down from over doing it. I feel much, much better today though! I just wish I didn't get sick for Noah's b-day. Poor little guy, he was sad our company couldn't come..

  5. Hubby says that distance is more like 2.5 miles one way! Woman, you may have walked five blessed miles that day!

  6. 5 miles! And 8 months pregnant! Wow. :)

  7. I hate being sick when there are things to be enjoyed!

  8. I just now noticed you had posted, Kerri. :P I hope by now you're feeling much, much better. :)

  9. Oh Blechers! Sorry for your hard day. Good thing you have such awesome helpers.. :-D