Thursday, May 9, 2013

Sitting Here Resting My Bones...

You know, no matter how strong my conviction is to update more regularly, something always tends to get in my way. Call it procrastination... Call it Lyme brain... Call it what you will... I'm trying my best, and I pray you'll forgive me for the lag-time.

I've had a few big gaps lately. I had signed up to go on a 5-day field trip to St. Louis with my oldest mini-warrior early in the school year with hopes that I would be much further along in my treatment. Well, the time came and I wasn't nearly where I would have hoped to be, physically speaking, but I had already committed.
Gator at the Arch!

Suffice it to say, I was a bit overwhelmed with everything. But it was so worth it. I had a fantastic time with my girl, and the two choirs she is in walked away from a national competition with a silver and a gold.

Here are a few more highlights in pictorial form for ya:
We saw Million Dollar Quartet at the Fabulous Fox Theater! It was amazing, and the kids (about 70 of them!) all learned a bit of terrific music history.

We went to Six Flags. Yeah. It rained that day. My brand new shoes on top, Ab's brand new shoes 100% soaked with her poor feet wet too!

While we were doing our sitting and finding shelter from the rain, we got caricaturized!

We hit the Old Spaghetti Factory too. No one mess with Gator and her pasta!

I had to take some serious breaks and was so glad to see all of the "free" time scheduled in to the itinerary. When the kids hit the pool (and the other chaperones sat and watched) I hit my room to rest. The day we went to Six Flags I was the one who sat as much as possible. Long story short, I did what I had to so I could do my duties as chaperone and not completely bottom out.

That was a week-and-a-half ago or so.
A few days ago... Well...

I chaperoned my middle mini-warrior's 2nd grade class trip to the Milwaukee Public Museum. Oy. Did I not realize that meant WALKING? Holy cow. Let's just say I have crashed early for the past two nights, with ongoing leg pain (pretty severe), feet pain (also severe), headache, etc., and am kicking myself for creating a busy life these last few weeks.

And... a few pics from that escapade...
"Not sure what to think, but I will eek a strange smile for ya Mom!" In the Butterfly exhibit. Good times.
Mom got some one-on-one time with some, too.
Getting more used to it...
Oh! And let's not forget the glacier! Doesn't she look like a natural explorer? Go Mater!
HOWEVER... I also don't regret it. I mean, I can't stand the thought of being that absent mom. It's not in my DNA, and I'm not about to start neglecting my kiddos now. Especially not when they are going through a tough time too. So we get out there, we fight, we fall down, we get back up, and we do it all over again.

Until next time... More on the essential oils... Promise.

Chins up and keep the faith.

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