*** edited to add: I just put out a fire. Literally. Yesterday I was baking bread and I left the big rack on my stove with the bagged buns etc. on it. And my silicone oven mitts. Well, girly just came upstairs to tell me that Swiper`s gloves were on fire. huh??? I then sniffed the air and thought, hmm it does smell like something is burning. So downstairs I ran. Sure enough, she had dragged a chair over to the stove and turned on a burner. My oven mitts were in flames! I got them immediately into the sink and got some baking soda on the burner and put out the flames. Unfortunately my entire main floor is now covered in ashes from those stupid gloves. Stupid me, I know better than to leave stuff on the stove. And than to leave girly unsupervised for five minutes. I am also pretty disturbed that my smoke detectors didn't go off. I am going to buy all new ones this afternoon and more batteries. ****
I am really starting to miss having to take it easy. The placenta praevia was a blessing in disguise. It forced me to really listen to my body and rest when I needed to rest, take a nap, not over exert myself. And I had time to be on my computer most days! Since my ultrasound I don't think I have sat down much at all.
I have taken the kids on long walks to go visit friends. I have gone grocery shopping by myself, since I can push the heavy cart now:) I have spent 3 very long days cleaning and organizing and cooking so we could have company for Father's day. And I have fallen into bed each night exhausted, only to awaken 5 or 6 times to pee and then lay awake thinking of all the stuff I still need to do.
I do realize that I can still take it easy, or lay down for a nap when needed. But there are so many things that have been left undone for months on end that I just want to get them all done right now. I really need to get ready for our trip in less than 2 weeks, I haven't done anything in that regard really. I still haven't even bought a bathing suit to fit my burgeoning body.
We are also in the middle of moving all the kids' bedrooms around, so there is cleaning and purging and painting being done. (I am not doing the painting though)
Today, I am thinking I shall take a few hours off. I am going to eat one of the cinnamon buns I made yesterday, have tea and visit some of my blog friends. I may even scrapbook a bit, I have a bunch of ideas running around in my head, begging to be put to use. Then I will take the kids for a walk/bike ride before getting ready for my Dad's arrival this afternoon.
This is probably going to be my slowest day this week, so I had better take advantage of it. I have doctor's appointments, sporting events, more out of town company coming. I am taking my sister and niece to Cirque du Soleil on Thursday night, I can't wait.
I hope you all have an amazing week, one in which you find quiet pockets of time to indulge your passions and rest your mind. I am going to make sure that I do.