Friday, June 18, 2010
I took two of the children to a church activity this evening. Amy (15) and John (12) played games outside and had snacks. They had a wonderful time. I read one of my books and had 2 cookies (chocolate chip, butterscotch.) It is now getting very late. I am settling in for the weekend. We did our errands and housework this morning and now I am resting.
The past week, I have been very worn out. One morning, I swept my front porch and then swept part of mother's porch (she, along with Dad live with us, but are away for a few weeks). Then I started to get chest pains. I had to sit in the rocking chair and rest. I am taking things very slow.
I have been enjoying my housework. I love a slower pace of life. I wear my Edwardian Apron when I am in an old-fashioned mood. The other day, I had this on, along with my skirt and heels and went out in the backyard to play basketball with John. All I had to do was stand still and throw the ball. John was nice enough to bring it to me and let me try again, until I managed to get "10" into the hoop. I had to rest and recover for hours after that.
I seem to go through these phases of seeming perfect health, and then feeling like an elderly, frail mother who cannot do much but smile and nod and sit still. (smiles)
Obviously, I did not participate in the Fit Mommy Meme this week. I had nothing to say. I couldn't do anything. It seems like life itself was enough of a workout! The fun part would be to see how many physical breakdowns Mrs. White can have in one year! (smiles). But I always come back and am okay! Next week.. or perhaps the week after that, I will be well again. I will be okay.
Tomorrow, I will wake up before the sun rises and I will read my Bible and pray. Then I will tidy my house, have some tea and enjoy some quiet time. When the children wake up and the house comes alive, I will guide the family, in a gentle loving way, from my parlor chair.
Perhaps I will have the strength to make homemade soup and buttermilk biscuits? I shall try.
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