I’m back! I hope… I’ve been sick beyond belief with morning sickness for the past few months, and now less than a week shy of the second trimester I’m just starting to feel like I’m half alive again.
I am still experiencing a lot of intense fatigue though, as well as allergies and candida flaring up, which I believe is still a reaction from the mold exposure. So prayers for energy, and for wisdom on how to detox our home and bodies from the mold would be appreciated.
The last few months have been very hard on me physically as well as emotionally. I’ve never been good with sickness keeping me from getting things accomplished. I beyond suck at being inactive. My mom has been a huge blessing during this time as she gave a lot of her time making meals, watching kids, washing dishes and laundry as well as much much more. I am not sure how I would have survived without her help, especially when I had a houseful of sick kids and couldn’t get out of bed myself. It was really hard not to be able to be the one to look after my kids. But I couldn’t have asked for a better person to meet their needs during this time.
One thing I was able to do while I was sick was read a fair amount of books. So I’m hoping to write a post soon on some of the great books I’ve been reading.
I am very much mourning my lack of summer/fall this week and the fact that I don’t have enough energy to clean up the yard the way I’d like before winter, get my garden cleaned up and prepped the way I’d like, or ride my horses while it’s still nice, not to mention all the other projects I had hoped to accomplished this summer. I’m trying to be at peace with that, and look at winter as a time of rest instead of something to dread. Someday’s I’m better at doing that than others. Today is beautiful, and I’m struggling with not having the energy to match my motivation for getting things done outside.
Yesterday my husband put together a wooden playhouse/fort for the boys that they plan on making into a Sukkah for Sukkot (I will post a link below explaining what Sukkot is for those who aren’t familiar with it) and after a fairly rough day with my boys fighting and not listening today. I’m enjoying watching the boys work together to figure out a roof for the Sukah. I will try to take and post pictures at some point once they are finished.
How is everyone else feeling about the coming winter? are you dreading it? or looking forward to a season of rest?
Link about Sukkot