Within me there is some excuse as to why I'm not blogging. Some reason along the lines of "too busy" "Aaron out of town" and "lack of pictures." My thoughts, however, can't formulate into words, into sentences, because my ear is filled with fluid and ringing like a siren. The only thought I have is "I'm so over this."
At the wedding Grace had her second ear infection, that ruptured, followed shortly by her getting the stomach flu that ran rampant through the family. As Aaron and I nursed upset stomachs and nausea we found our footing and then I got strep throat. Days spent on the couch at my sister's house in pure misery while Aaron was in Philadelphia. As the swelling in my throat went down and my sanity levels started to rise (bless my sister for how incredible she was). I noticed that Grace and I weren't really at the top of our game. Fevers crept back, stuffy/runny noses, exhaustion. I was in complete denial until I snapped this picture. Taken for the sole purpose to get Grace to smile. This was all I got. Red watery eyes, tired baby. We were sick, again. Pretending not to be so wouldn't make us better.
Does this sound like a trend to anyone else? Someone in our little family has been sick almost everyday that we have lived here. In the past 3 and 1/2 months we have had more health issues than the entire time we lived in California. Its like we're a donor kidney, transplanted into the body of Texas, and no matter how much we try, the body is rejecting us, attacking us. However, we have no plans of moving anytime soon, and I would greatly appreciate it if the body would just leave us alone and let us get healthy again.
I don't want sickness to be the biggest news in our lives. I want to bask in the 75 degree weather, last longer than 25 minutes at church, and not have a super close relationship to everyone that works at CVS. Is there something I'm missing? Tricks I should be trying?
With all of the pity parties and illness festivals we've been throwing around here, I really haven't taken too many pictures. I wish I took my camera to my sister's house to document just how amazing she was. She took care of me with strep, her son with the stomach flu, Grace, Carly, her new house, and new husband all at the same time. Wonder woman, I'm telling you. But, I did manage to get a picture of the biggest blueberry I've ever seen.
I'm off to blow my nose and take a nap.