Simply Thankful Saturday – Survival


It’s been almost two weeks since I posted last, which I absolutely HATE.  The problem is that the last two weeks have almost been survival mode.

Two weeks ago I got sick and was down for about 3 days.  When I say sick, I mean on the toilet every hour kind of sick and we will leave it at that.  I rallied for a short while and felt really great to be able to go to clinical last week only to be up all night last Monday night.  It was horrible.  I could barely eat and just barely made it to my lecture class the following Tuesday.  Luckily I was able to get through it and put it behind me but that put me behind on my studying, housework, and everything else.

Last week I also had tests, both in Med-Surg and Chemistry, which were no fun and took up a crazy amount of time studying.  I’m also taking an advanced Physiology class, which is also a time sucker, more than I can say.  So that was everything I was dealing with.

While I was sick Livi also was down with her belly and last weekend Aiden got a fever and wasn’t feeling fabulous.  Then on Friday I got a call from my SIL saying that when she dropped off Aiden at pre-school and went to leave his right eye was red and swollen all of the sudden.  Apparently pinkeye has been making it’s way around school so I definitely didn’t like the sound of that.  Being that I don’t particularly like taking the kids to the doctor for everything little thing and that I try to avoid antibiotics when possible, I did some research before calling the doctor’s office.  Everything I found said that pinkeye (or conjunctivitis for my medically inclined readers out there) is most commonly caused by a virus.  We decided to treat with ibuprofen for the swelling and lubricant eye drops for the redness and itching.  By the end of the night last night his left eye was just as red and irritated looking.  Luckily tonight his right eye looks almost completely clear and so far no one else in the house has come down with the same symptoms.  I’m probably jinxing us by saying that but I’m still putting it out there.

So the last two weeks have included far too much eating out, far too little blogging, and just getting by.  Since you are sticking around with me I will share pictures of the people that have been working on surviving with me.

Our friend Dusty has a fun app on his phone that did these pics, which of course the kiddos loved.  You can see Aiden’s poor swollen left eye.  And my silly husband who will do anything for a laugh.  Sometimes survival is something to be thankful for and know that you can get back on track in short order.  Survival isn’t so bad sometimes.

About Brandy

I'm a wife to my amazingly talented writer husband, Gabe, and a mom of two, Aiden and Olivia. In my free time (ha!) I'm a registered nurse. More importantly than the rest, I am part of an Apostolic Pentecost church and am currently a Sunday School teacher. I care deeply about my service for the Lord and part of that is being a modest woman. Modesty isn't just part of my religion, it's my life and how I live every day, but being modest doesn't mean having no fashion or fun. And that's what I want to show you here. I hope you come along for the ride.

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