Monday, May 14, 2018

The weekend that we celebrated mom's ... in between naps....

I dont think I have ever wanted or needed or looked forward to a weekend more in my life than this past weekend.

It was a tough week last week going back to work & it has just exhausted me..... so that was my plan for the weekend - SLEEP. Rest. Recover.

Anyone know if anesthesia can stick with you for nearly 2 weeks?  I will say, I'm super sensitive to medicines anyways so it wouldn't surprise me - but it honestly is like I'm drugged still. I sit down for 10 minutes & I'm asleep. 

Saturday, I literally slept for 10 hours... & then took 3 naps in the day.  True story.  It's like I can't sleep enough.

So this was basically my view all day Saturday....

Alternating between reading & knitting... knitting & reading.... & a catch up on Grey's Anatomy.... what an exciting Saturday.  Actually, it was pure perfection to me.  I'm actually kinda sad it's over & counting down to next Saturday.

.... except next Saturday, I'll be setting my alarm for 4am so I can watch the Royal Wedding - YAHOOO!!! But I plan on a few naps Saturday afternoon.

The surprise of my day though was when I had a text from my sweet friend Chasity where she & Ryan & my Grand Buddies dropped me off a Mother's Day gift.  How precious is that?  They just touch my heart in such a special way.

Sunday, I made myself get up & get back to church. I've missed my MSM girls so much & so glad to see their sweet faces.

They actually made me laugh so hard, it literally hurt.  They were asking me about things & I was telling them how great Ricky had been during all of this chaos & how marriage is a challenge at times & you want to make sure you pick a good husband to stand by you in sickness & health & in good times  &bad..... & one of the girls looked at me with the most serious face & said, "I can't even get a guy to text me back".... I literally laughed about that all day long.  Middle school hearts - how precious are they?

A card a MSM'er wrote for his mom for Mother's Day & left it behind
.... how stinkin' cute is this?  I love middle schoolers

I got home after church just in time to.... you guessed it.... take another 10 minute nap.  Geez, am I Rip Van Winkle at this point? I think its possible.

But then I went over to see my Momma for Mother's Day.  I'm telling you - my whole family is just falling apart at this point.  My poor mom had to go to the ER this past Thursday because of blood pressure issues & they said she's had a mild stroke.... but sent her home with no sort of reference & a blood pressure that was still in the 220's.... makes sense?  Yeah, in today's medical guidelines, anything goes.  

& yeah, for the record, me, my brother, my dad & now my mom have all been in the hospital within the past 30 days.


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But mom is still not feeling great.  Still in so much pain & still struggling with her face being paralyzed & her sight recovering.  

So I just enjoyed sitting on the front porch with my momma just chatting the afternoon away.  

Got some more rows in sitting & chatting

I hope everyone had a wonderful mother's day.... however you MOM. & yes, I used MOM has a verb. I think that works.  I know people MOM in so many different ways - I know I have in the past years  & I know others do it as well - with their own birth children, their adopted children, their blended family's children, for fur children, for children that aren't even their own but they invest in.... lots of ways to MOM.  I hope you were celebrated or you even celebrated yourself.  TREAT YO SELF!  I actually bought a brownie from a bakery on the way home from church to do just that for myself.  & it was the best brownie I've ever had.  

What did you do for Mother's Day?

Do you love naps on the weekend?

You going to watch the Royal Wedding next weekend?


  1. I hope that you are able to get back to your energetic self this week Sleeping Beauty!

    I love that you use the word mom as a verb and it made me realize that i kind of do mom here at school. Makes me wonder if its a coincidence that teacher appreciation week is the same week as mothers day?
    I just found out (from the radio), that saturday was fur momma day. I had no idea that even existed!

  2. You needed that sleep to assist in the recovery. Glad you got it and I just know this week will be much better!

  3. Yes, anesthesia effects can linger for weeks in some people. Illness takes a lot out of us. One answer is bed by 10PM as you heal optimally between 10 and 2 AM. And don't forget that mental stress of your parents illness will also contribute to feeling down physically.
    I hope you are all back to full health soon. :)

  4. I'm glad you took some time to really recover and relax this weekend! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  5. Getting sleep is part of the recovery process, my friend, and I say sleep and rest as much as you can. I am so sorry to hear that your entire family has been in the hospital over the last 30 days! I have vowed never to take my health for granted again. Prayers of continued recovery for you and your family. Glad you had such a relaxing and enjoyable Mother's Day!

  6. So sorry to hear about your family all being in the hospital. Sending good vibes your way. Glad to hear that you had a good weekend. Stay strong my friend. You are stronger than you think.

  7. I don't know much about anesthesia but I do know we carry so much stress in our bodies that when necessary, it will shut you down and make you rest to recuperate. So let it happen without guilt. Your body needs it! I love taking a cat nap with Max. Pure bliss! I am so sorry to hear that your family seems to be a little too fond of the hospital lately! Making "mom" a verb sounds right to me. Glad you did some recuperation time and hopefully this week things will start to normalize for you.

  8. I'm glad you got so much rest this weekend, your body clearly needed it! And that's great that you got to spend that time with your mom too :)

  9. Yes, I will be watching the royal wedding! I'm glad you got some rest and I'm so sorry your whole family has had such health issues this month. Sometimes it feels like you just can't catch a break! Hope your week goes smoothly.

  10. I think it sounds like a perfect weekend to me. Hopefully, this week at work will be easier for you. I love those flowers. They are so pretty. So is the photo of the barn you took.

    After church, we went to lunch (hamburgers and hotdogs) at my sister-in-law's house and spent time with hubby's mom and dad and other friends and family. It was a wonderful afternoon. However, we did not get our Sunday afternoon nap, which is our favorite time of the week. So, in answer to your question, yes I love weekend naps.

    No, I will not be getting up to watch the royal wedding in the middle of the night, unless I just happen to be awake. However, I'm sure I'll catch some clips here and there. Diana's is the only one I remember ever watching.

  11. I'm happy to read that you are being good to yourself! Rest, nap, and eat brownies!! Perfect!

  12. You needed some deent sleep after everything you have been through the last two weeks!!! You and your family need to stay away from that hospital for awhile! Goodness! I hope you are feeling back to your old self :)

  13. Glad you got to rest this weekend! It can take time to recoup just from being sick and not even being in the hospital so I imagine it's even worse from anesthesia. Hope you're feeling more refreshed this week.

  14. Oh. My. Heavens. That hospital needs to take better care of y'all. Sending your poor mama home like that?? For shame! I'm glad you're feeling just a little better but soon you'll be 100% and all this will be behind ya. Nap whenever you need to! And I'll be up watching the Royal Wedding, too!! I can't wait!

  15. Heavens! I hope that this streak of health problems is now behind all four of you!! Be sure to let everyone know of this strange 'reaction?' to anesthesia for any future procedures. Sounds like you are ultra sensitive to it and need very low doses to do the trick.

  16. Oh geez. I’m sending you and your family prayers. I love a good nap but that is a ton. Let your body recover. I hope you start feeling like yourself soon!

  17. I love your love for your middle school girls. It makes me smile so much. Also, I am so glad that you're recovering and being so gentle with yourself.

  18. I had a minor surgery in January and for 2 weeks all I wanted to do is sleep! Glad your recovery is going better! Sending prayers up to you and your family! I stopped by your photography page and simply beautiful work from a fellow photographer


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