My attempt to find balance with the sweets, and the sours, of life.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Clean Bathroom -- An End to the Suffering
Well, I got my first-floor bathroom completely scrubbed, disinfected, polished, and re-opened to the public. I had closed the bathroom to all not-sick family members in an effort to contain the nasty stomach virus that wracked my daughter and my husband last week. Thankfully, all the sick family members are well again . . . and worthy to share a bathroom.
No one is more relieved than my son.
He wasn't sick this week, mind you. He was one of the healthy ones. Upon hearing the announcement that said bathroom had now been re-opened to the public, he sighed with relief, "Oh good! It's been a hard week, Mommy."
Yah, nevermind the ones who were throwing up and writhing in headache pain . . . my son had to actually go upstairs to use the bathroom. Now that's suffering!
“Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say, ‘In this world, Elwood, you must be...’ - she always called me Elwood - ‘...in this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.’ Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me.”~Elwood P. Dowd in Harvey
I am a stay-at-home mom who is coming to grips with the fact that my children are growing up, and that is bitter sweet. I have several pets who understand me including a couple dogs, some beautiful pigeons (yes, pigeons), some chickens who boss me around, and a mourning dove who I believe is God's little whisper to me from heaven. I was a lawyer before I got really serious and became a mom. I love to knit, write, cook, and to take good care of my family. We struggle with my daughter's Reactive Attachment Disorder, and hold hands very tightly sometimes while we withstand the high tide of her challenges. Through it all, I am blessed to have a husband who is the corner piece to my puzzle.