As I mentioned in my last vlog, I threw my back out on Saturday PICKING UP A LEGO. I know. I didn’t know that was possible either. Let me set the scene for you.
Daniel gave me these mind-boggling awesome cats in space leggings as an early birthday present. Baby Gwen kissed and hugged the “dog dogs!” over and over. Someday we’ll get the whole cat concept, baby girl. Anyhow, I was generally feeling pretty invincible in my cats in space leggings when I reached down to pick up a LEGO and BAM! Stuck. Can’t move. Back not working. I sorta shuffled over to my bed, screeched with pain while trying to get up there and laid in bed for the rest of the night and most of the following day.
It looked something like this. Now the cats look like they’re mocking me, don’t they? That’s when I started watching The Paradise which kind of redeemed the weekend for me.
But, that evening, Daniel had a youth group leaders meeting in our kitchen (he has a second job working at our parish) and I have to admit feeling RATHER SILLY resting on a bag of frozen peas watching BBC dramas wearing cats in space leggings while real live grown ups were in my kitchen making plans and doing grown up things. Oh well. Just another episode in my “will I ever feel like a real grown up?” saga.
Some ibuprofen, frozen peas, and lots of rest had me mostly better on Monday morning. And eventually I was able to remove the cats in space pajamas. But now I’m worried about wearing them again. Are they harbingers of doom?
The Quotable Lucy (almost 3yo):
“I will be your sweet little nurse and sing you a song to make you better! It’s called ‘When Mom hurts her back, love her and kiss her and make her all better.’ Actually I don’t remember that one. How bout Ave Maria?“
“Everybody here is eating. But nobody is eating ketchup. Because this is a Mexico restaurant.” (Thoughts on a recent dining experience.)
The Quotable Gwen (15mo):
Gwen really likes answering her own questions. Particularly if the question is whether she can have a lollipop.
“Lolly? Yeah! Lolly lolly? Yeah! Yeah!” Sorry baby.
And remember my goals for health I shared this week? Well today is the first day of the Whole30 and a few folks are joining me so that I have some company missing OREOs. Head on over to the FB group if you wanna join us! And that there is my first cup of black coffee that I have ever finished (I’ve tried to before, but no luck). Maybe three kids has toughened me up? Because I kind of loved it….and I feel a little smug about that.
And there’s a little more time left to check out my sister-in-law’s chloe + isabel online party, benefiting Catholic Near East Welfare Association. (And today is the last day to get in on the raffle to win earrings that looks like fox faces. Yes, I did pick them out.)
And don’t forget to sign up for the daily devotionals from Blessed Is She! They have some amazing contributors!
What to Read When You’re Stuck in an Austen Circle: Modern Mrs. Darcy
(NOT) Back to School 2014: What this homeschooling mama needs: K. Elizabeth Fleck
And who knew that there are LEGO crime rings?! And some college students invented nail polish that changes color when exposed to date rape drugs. That’s pretty awesome.
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