Monday, June 18, 2012
I Kinda Feel Like He Looks
Today was Day 1. Rob left yesterday, so at least we had some of him in the morning. Today began at a bright and early 5 am, in case you didn't see my post from earlier about all I accomplished that early. (It was a impressive.) Now I'm about to sleep because they might pull that stunt again tomorrow. The above photo of Lincoln sort of captures how I feel.
Again, I'm being a bit dramatic.
I had a great time chatting through Dawson's Creek with Feisty while indulging in my favorite cycle of foods: wine, Chex Mix, gelato, coffee. In that order. I also had some nice times with my Dad and Mom today, as well as some lovely boy moments. We didn't leave the house today as I wasn't sure if Linc would still be contagious. (He does feel better, despite the blood.) While we were all stir-crazy by the end (and I may have made two runs to Kroger), the boys played really well together and separately and allowed me to even check my email once or twice.
Oh, and the blood? Yeah, just a normal Lincoln nose bleed.
He gets these about every other day, and no, they are not some kind of serious condition. They occur generally when he is horsing around with Sawyer or even Rob or me and bonks his face on something. With Sawyer, it would be no biggie. With Linc, Big Red erupts. (Yes, I just made up a nickname for his nose.) I have no idea what even happened here--there were no tears, just some boy play and then blood everywhere. He even looks bored in the photo. Linc is going to be the one with stitches and broken bones. He has two scars on his tongue from biting into it, a black tooth from smashing it into something, and a toenail about to fall off. He's a mess.
As for my sanity, I have made it through Day 1! It definitely got worse today for a few reasons, but I'm feeling tired but okay. I read this great Psalm last night that I've continued to read through the day. Here are a few verses I'll leave with you.
I love the LORD, because he hears me;
he listens to my prayers.
He listens to me every time I call to him.
The danger of death was all around me;
I was filled with fear and anxiety.
Then I called to the LORD,
"I beg you, LORD, save me!"
The LORD is merciful and good;
our God is compassionate.
The LORD protects the helpless;
when I was in danger, he saved me.
Be confident, my heart, because the LORD has been good to me.