Thursday, February 19, 2009

alive and kicking


We have all recovered from one of the most revolting and unflattering bouts of the flu we have had. I have thought of posting often, but in all honesty, I am exhausted and am enjoying a bit of a hiatus.

I am attempting to keep the house more in order again. The rythmns of our home more intact. The jobs on the job list in a state of activity. I am finding that my sanity is more intact when I can see the floor. When I know which jobs I am actually going to be able to accomplish in one day and which ones are just plain ridiculous and setting myself up for self-loathing. The kids seem to prosper when we actually do what I say we will be doing and still to the plan rather than follow my poor distractable mind.

With these rediscovered gifts, I am enjoying time to sit with the kids on the floor and draw. Play playdough. Or look out the window at a new bird. I am relishing a moment with my kids. I am drawing deep breaths and calming down.


These last few days have been restful and sedate. I am hoping that this is a new leaf. I know that there are things that I probably 'should' be doing, but I am 'pleased at the moment to be pleased with the moment'.

So please forgive my sporadic posting, I am hopefully sitting with a little one in my lap, sipping a cup of tea and happily rocking to the sound of Bobs and Lolo...or attempting to take a 'normal' family portrait of the three of us....

20 comments:

Ashley said...

We're glad for a hiatus if it means you are smiling like in that last picture - enjoy your babies!

Jenn said...

Wow, that is just perfect! Please don't stop doing that just to blog, although we miss you when you are gone!!

Anonymous said...

WOW whatta a wonderfuL kids they are :)good to see a smiles on your post.....:)keep it up...

josie said...

happy that you are feeling well and enjoying being :)

hippymummy said...

What lovely pictures! Seeing you all smiling is wonderful! Your children're just beautiful, their eyes! If you don't mind me saying they both look so much like the pictures you've posted of Jeff, it's uncanny. I'm glad to hear that your on the mend and also seeing lots more pics of your smiling faces xXx

Marissa said...

what a lovely entry today. i'm so happy that in this moment you are living in this moment and content with the moment. that is so wonderful jackie. i hope there are many, many more moments like this to come.

Dianne said...

I hope you thoroughly enjoy many more moments of joy today and tomorrow and everyday. (P.S. I also find myself so much happier when the floor is clean too. Messes can be everywhere and not bother me, but a messy floor is my undoing.)

Roads said...

Great smiles. Glad you're all feeling better than buckets.

Best wishes from London.

Kathryn said...

It's so heartwarming to see you smile like that! Great pics of you and your children :O)

So glad you're feeling better!

Hugs from Berlin,
Kathryn

TheSingingBird said...

you are such a beautiful family

Desha said...

So glad you are feeling better, Jackie. Those stomache bugs are horrible! Love the pics. They made me smile today=)

Anonymous said...

Hi Jackie,
It's good to hear you sounding so calm and in control. Some respite after the storm. What beautiful photos of the three of you. Yes, enjoy the moment.
Nancy

Single Parent Dad said...

Those are wonderful snaps, and it is fabulous to read of your high. Take care you three.

Cadi said...

So nice to see you guys smile. Much love!

Rach said...

What a gorgeous smile...
xxx

leigh in the sav said...

gorgeous pics. enjoy your time with those wonderful children.

darcie said...

those pics of the three of you are just too cute! and now, I'm off to follow your lead...I so need some sort of balance in my life...

Hawkfeather said...

family pix.. i can never get em.. they always look really fake or really chaotic..

but i suppose that is a fairly decent representation after all.

here's to good health sister.
make no apologies for enjoying your recovery from the flu in the *real* world with yer gorgeous little fae-lings..

K. said...

I love the progressive joy in these pictures. What a beautiful post! I'm glad you're all feeling a bit better after all the yucky illness.

Kirsten

chelle said...

Isn't recovery beautiful?!?! Enjoy!