Friday, October 28, 2016

Bursts of Energy

It has been a very long week!!!

We have been battling a bug, that for some reason just doesn't want to leave our house! Puking, fever, and cough are what we have been dealing with this past week. If you have been reading my blog for awhile you will know that I LOVE oils, (dont worry this in not an oil post), but I would be remiss if I didn't say how much they have helped us get through this week of illness :)

I would love to say that when I am sick, I am still able to keep my house clean, feed y family, and work on my blog/business....I would really LOVE to say that! however I am one of those people who when they are sick they turn in to a blob, hide under a mountain of blankets and whine...I know its not a pretty picture, at all....Its actually pretty sad, lol

I ended up calling off 2 days of work, we were unable to to go to our weekly co-op groups and the school work that my daughter did (before she got sick) was pretty much self led. I laid in bed 3 days straight and when I did make it from the bed to the recliner in the living room, it was a monumental on my part, and it also wore me out!

Today is the 1st day that I have started to feel like I can be up and about. I actually got dressed today....OK, so I threw a skirt on over my pajama bottoms, but that is technically dressed.

What I should say, is that today is the 1st day I have had short bursts of energy....I should probably be resting, and I started my day doing just that, but I am the type of person that if her house is cluttered and things not straight (it will NEVER be spotless, and I am OK with that), they go crazy.

So, while I started out resting, I am now using my short bursts of energy to pick up and straighten up my home.

My family have done a great job at keeping everything pretty much straight, but I (and probably only me) can see the dust, the little flecks of paper on the floor, and the few cups that were laid down in random places around the house. These little things, if left for awhile, can drive me crazy.

I know that I will have a few more days where I will still not feel 100%, and I will be relying on my small bursts of energy to keep up with the day to day craziness that is my life.

It is amazing what you can accomplish with just a few short bursts of energy.

Fold a load of towels!

Pick up a few toys!

Fluff up the pillows on the couch!

Read a book to my sick little girl!

And the list goes on....even when you are not feeling the best, and only have short bursts of energy, you can still have a good day, and you can still make memories with your loved ones.

Today, I will embrace my bursts of energy, even the short ones, and make the most of every moment.

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