Wednesday, July 15, 2009

just to let you know....

...I am, in fact, alive. But definitely busy. I'm mostly dealing with a very challenging little girl who is battling sleep like a newborn (can we actually regress as far back as rocking her to sleep again? Why, yes. Yes, we can.) after arriving back from the most fabulous getaway trip ever without husband or kids with some of my sweetest friends who are also pastor's wives. The morning we returned home, my back started hurting horribly, and it turns out I have a pinched nerve. WHO comes back from vacation--rest, relaxation, zero stress--with a pinched nerve? That would be me. The woman who is rocking her 2 year old to sleep.

We're also in the middle of VBS this week at church, which is great fun, but really tiring. I am in charge of making sure the youth volunteers don't do something crazy, and I was even handed a very official name tag with the title, "Youth Bouncer" typed fondly on it. Little Bitty has not recovered from having mommy gone for almost a week, and so she's been throwing tantrums every time we leave the house....the kind where you feel like you're trying to catch and rope a cow. With a pinched nerve.

So, as you can see....I'm alive.

But just barely.

Hope to be back writing soon!

9 comments:

Sharone said...

Wow, that is a rough conclusion to what sounds like a wonderful time away. But just think, some day this rocking-your-two-year-old-to-sleep phase will morph into a hilarious story with a heartwarming message. Some day in the far-off, distant, unimaginable future.

I hope you're feeling better soon. :)

walkers said...

poor girls:( hope the "pinch" goes away, if it can and bitty sleeps forever!

Cindy said...

Hang in there, pinched nerves cause "PAIN". Hope all is back to normal soon. Love the "Youth Bouncer" title! When my children were young I was the neighborhood "playground police". Now my little bitties are 17 and 21!

Kelly said...

Awh, you poor thing! She wasn't ready for Mama to be gone so long! Rocking is good - she is just afraid you're not coming back, and she's too little to understand. We had Piper sleeping just fine and then we moved down to Charleston, and we can't get her back in her own bed! Now that our traveling is mostly finished before Button's arrival, we're gonna try to transition her, but she still wakes up and cries at night when she doesn't find herself in bed. Do let us know how things work out!

Lael said...

Ahhh the twos. Wait until she stomps that foot at you from out of no where (where did Clare see this? I mean seriously? Foot stomping?). I'm glad your trip was amazing and I hope your pinched nerves relaxes soon. Until then hot bubble baths seem in order :)

Jill said...

Girl!!! I am sorry about your back. I FEEL your pain about the sleep regressions though!! This too shall pass, this too shall pass, this too shall pass... come on - say it with me now!!! Louder now!!

Faith Imagined said...

Iy certainly sounds like a crazy time for ya!

Diane J. said...

Oh my goodness. Sending prayers for some sleep filled nights.

Nicki W. said...

so sad about the pinched nerve! hey, do you forgive me for not making it up to the zoo??? can we do it in the fall? i might melt if we go at this point. want to see you. shy girl needs someone to talk to.
hey! do you remember when we also did the copy cat girl and made up the baby songs? we are funny.