Not as planned...

There was much I was going to write to you for today.  I took the pictures, was ready to roll.

No matter if you have no kids, 1 kid, 2 kids, 10 kids, there's times when things just sort of pile up.  Pile up in not a good way, in a way when you're left feeling overwhelmed, exhausted and unaccomplished.  That's me this week. 

A sprained ankle=I can hardly get around + a little girl who gets into things waaay faster than I can move + teething + a little boy sensing things are not normal and behavior follows suit + no one sleeping + a husband who has hardly been around due to schedule differences + a garden that needs attention that I just haven't gotten to (I hope it survives without water-I can't hobble on one foot at water!).  I've been flying solo for much of this week, which is usually fine, but with this sprained ankle, I've been given a run for my money.  It happens to all of us...this feeling scattered.

But even in the midst of these crazy days, the few hours I have had my husband here, I am tempted to go get that to do list and get busy.

Which I do, some of the time. 

And some of the time, I don't.  Sometimes it's so peaceful watching them interact that I don't want to pull myself away.
 And sometimes, when they're entertained, it's more fun to grab the camera than check that 'To do' list. 

(I teach them to point and say 'wow' baffles me when they actually do.)
(Galloping is the best way to get from Point A to Point B for some of us.)

My ankle will get better.  My 'To do' list will get done at some point.  What can't wait is watching these kids grow.  The rest of this week, that's what I am going to focus on.  The rest can wait.


  1. It's tough to have a sprained ankle and get things done - especially when schedules conflict. The to do list will always be waiting and it's great you can find the moment to enjoy your family. Best of luck for a speedy recovery!

  2. Oh no! So sorry about your sprained ankle. I can only imagine how hard that has made things for you on top of everything else happening. I hope you heal soon!

  3. Oh my gosh, the pictures made me smile. These are great, and I hope your ankle heals up soon!

  4. Sorry to hear about your ankle. These are precious photos of your family. Enjoy every special moment!

  5. There is never a convenient time to be laid up. A lady at church told me something early in recovery after a health issue. She said, nothing lasts forever. It has proven over and over to be true. So, I'm passing this little pithy sentence of hope on to you. Nothing lasts forever...not babies or teething or childhood or sprained ankles. Be well, sweet lady. :-)



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