Saturday, April 24, 2010

Nursemaid's Elbow, Kidney Stones and other stuff

Life around here has been CRAZY!!!

When you've got these type people living at your house there is a certain amount of angst and drama:
Well, at least at our house that seems to be the way it is - I sure hope we're not the only ones that experience the sometimes draining aspects of raising teens!! And with four of them living here, well...... (and yes my son will probably never forgive me for posting this picture - but since he thinks blogs are for weird people - and I'm weird - he may never notice :0)!!!)
And then there are the small people living here - little whirlwinds that create messes where ever they go!!! This little sweetie got her arm dislocated this week (big sister was rescuing her from being plowed over by some fire doors at school and swooped her from danger a bit too fast!!). Poor baby - it involved a trip to the ER to have it taken care of. A lot of tears appeared both for sweetie and me!!!
A couple of days later after dealing with more teenaged angst and drama (well...discipline issues really) my dear hubby doubled over and announced he needed an immediate trip to the ER due to extreme pain (can't be still kind of pain) - the result - a kidney stone!!! AHHHHHHH!!!!!
The laundry pile is OUT OF CONTROL!!!!
But blessings happen in the midst of craziness - my lovely sister gave me this beautiful blue and white plate she found at a thrift store!!! What an amazing find!!! And she shared it with me - what a sweet sister I have!!! I adore transfer ware, especially blue and white!! The scene on this plate is so sweet and calm - little sheep, a tiny church steeple in the background and a rustic wagon!! I love it!! It gave me so much cheer in the midst of chaos!!!To keep myself from going crazy - which really, is a distinct possibility - I have been trying to keep up with my handwork. There is a major need for new dishcloths here so that has been the direction of my creating - these colors are just yummy!!!

My hubby is fine now and sweet Es is also better - but my anxious heart is struggling!! When things seem to get out of hand (And two trips to the ER in a week - plus all the other stuff seems out of hand to me!!!!) fear and anxiety stalk me. I hate it. I know it's not how God wants me to live. I am daily, hourly and by the minute hanging on to God's mercy and grace!! He is good!!! And I am blessed to have the creator of the stars listen to my pleas for peace!!!


mommyx12 said...

That is crazy. Glad to see things are on the up and up. Those dish cloths of really pretty.

BECKY said...

Wow, Christine, you have had your share of "stuff" to deal with huh?

I know exactly how you feel!! I remember having the teenage drama all too well, and have some young adult drama here myself! And Maddy is quickly getting to that age! ACK!!! I'm going to be 52 in a couple of weeks!! I'm too old for this stuff!! Oh well...we must remember...

We just need to go to the well and drink Him in! He is so amazingly faithful! And it seems that I have really needed His mercies every morning of late!!

Love you hon', and am praying for you! Thank you soooo much for praying for me! If I have no lesions in my neck...I might be ok!! We'll see...I know either way I will be ok!!

Have a blessed Sunday dear friend! You're such a treasure!
Love ya,

Kimberly said...

I am glad things are settling down for you..Hope everyone is feeling is so hard sometimes having teenagers, toddlers, and everything inbetween.

My laundry pile looks like yours, and i am so far behind, i don't know where to begin.

I am trying to walk in faith and lean on Gods' mercy, but somedays, it is so hard...A screaming 2 year old, hormonal dr. told me to take things 1 day at a time, but right now it is moment by 1 visit, i went from high risk to extremely high risk...i am trying to behave, but it is a challengs...

Cinnamon said...

Oh my goodness!! What a bundle all at once. I'm glad hubby and little sweetie are better. We've had that elbow pain in a little one. And John has had stones (but I think they were gallbladder) ouch!!

You just tell one those teens that if they don't behave you'll send them to Iowa to scoop manure - and trust me - there's a lot here to scoop :-0

hee hee~
hugs sweet friend~ Cinnamon

The Mayo Family said... glad to hear things are calmimg some. I am glad your hubby is better, my Dad used to suffer those k-stones and I remember as a child thinking it was so scary that "Daddy was like that"! Also glad your sweety pies arm is better, had that w/ our second girlie...Dr said years ago they called it "Nanny's arm" as the Nanny would...yes, grab the lil-child to & fro and pull their arm out of socket! :( So, I remember thinking it was the most awfull thing these are my 21 & near 18 yr old girls now! :)
Praise God for the dish clothes! God gives us this as a time to sit & think of HIM & all we have to reflect on! :)
I thought you did the knit ones? Are these crochet and where did you find the cute pattern? Which do you like better?
Prayers from another Momma of 8!

BECKY said...

Know that!!
Hope all is well! Let me hear from you, ok?
Big hugs,

BECKY said...

Oh yeh, delete and permanenetly remove that foreign comment and you reduce the chance of getting more. I am going to return to word verification for awhile so I stop getting them!


momto9 said...

I really enjoyed this post as I can relate to it, Life with teens is very dramatic!..and the littles in the mix too...just like my house!!