January 15, 2009 at 9:36 am 5 comments

I may be getting strep throat. My throat is hurting and tonsils are swelling.

I feel very weird.

I hope I don’t get it.

I’m very thankful that there was one pair of white undies in the wrong load– clean last night for one who needed it today.

There are many piles of things growing all over my house from yesterday– they may stay there today. It is getting on my nerves.  But, my nerves are pretty numb and groggy.  Perhaps I can fool them.

It is eight degrees.

I am thankful that I could wear my flannel PJs bottoms to take my kids to school, unshowered, and my houseshoes, and that my van was warm.  I am a bit sorry that the principle had to see that, but I am, once again, too numb to really care.

I hope I recover and enjoy The Hub’s family birthday party tonight, birthday tomorrow, Upward games, my Mom’s birthday, praise band…but, I’m not banking on any of it today.

Too early to start antibiotics…no fever.  I could  try something creative to ward it off, but that would require energy.

Of all the weeks to be fighting sickness…I wonder why this one?

“It’s just life…and we deal with it.” –The Hub’s quote of the year.


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  • 1. Dori  |  January 15, 2009 at 9:47 am

    “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”

    Matt 11:28-30 The Message Bible

    Friend, if I could drive up there and lighten your load today I would most assuredly do it!! Just know I’m thinking of you and praying for you!

  • 2. Kim V  |  January 15, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    I hope you feel better soon. I had to go get Grace early today…complaining of stomach ache and “hot lava” in her throat. Possibly just some major heartburn. After the 3rd call home, I caved in and went to get her.


  • 3. ~E  |  January 15, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    Oh, man! I am sorry to hear you are sick…As you well know, it is part of being a mom and caring for your sick little ones…Prayers for speedy recovery…

    Can you believe how cold it is? I almost decided on popcorn and hot chocoloate while sitting under a fleecy blanket for supper. Ha! I am sure the kids would have loved it, but I opted for chicken stew instead.

    Feel better!

  • 4. bellissimanh  |  January 16, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    (((((((((((Maggie))))))))))) Praying you feel better. Maybe the pseudo-sickness is God’s way of telling you to just slow down and take it easy. There certainly has been plenty on your plate lately, no? Praying that you don’t get sicker and that the Lord will draw near and be everything that you need. I love Hub’s quote… so true, although at times it can get overwhelming. Thank goodness I’m not in control anyway, and that He is. God bless!


  • 5. morselsfromgod  |  January 17, 2009 at 7:46 am

    Love ya Maggie. Hope you are feeling better.

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