I have found the skirts are the only way to go. I hate sweat pants, and the flowing material of a skirt is easier to get on and off.
I am performing light cooking duties (mostly reheating) and serving. The kids are still a bit help and Lily is in heaven as she gets to go for "rides" on my walker.
Yes, that is still a whistle hanging around my neck. It has been such a huge help when I can't walk to go find a kid. They can hear it in every room of the house and outside as well. It has kept me from yelling. It is embarrassing though when I discovered that I am in church and I am still wearing it when I am all dressed up! It doesn't exactly go!
I can't tell you how much I miss cooking! I am going to attempt a crock pot creamy chicken dish tomorrow when my mom and step dad come for the weekend. Should be very easy. Dump and stir. Oh, yeah, that is my kind of meal!
Little Miss Lily Pie has turned a corner as well. I can't believe she is 22 months already! Her hair is growing in big time. Jessica had the idea to put her hair in two pig tails. Oh, we all just loved it! She has also been talking, talking, talking, talking, and talking some more. I think she talks more than all of her siblings put together! She is so cute and it is amazingly clear. It is almost impossible to watch a movie when she is awake, because she starts singing her favorite song, "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star", and then she starts telling us about the baby, horsey, or anything else she sees in the movie. She does all of this very loudly! It is so funny!
She is so happy to have her mommy back. We have lots of snuggle time.It is amazing how much of a difference it makes when you are not in constant pain. My outlook seems more hopeful and I am excited about practicing all of the things God is teaching me. I feel more positive and love the fact that I can do a few things around the house again. It is less stress on our marriage as well. I think Steve is much relieved to not always having to be on the kids to clean up their messes.
Steve is able to get more overtime, which makes him a happier man. I think he has to pass up 4 or five shifts. I could tell it was killing him! You firewives out there know what I'm talking about! LOL!
I also have revamped my home school during the past few weeks. The kids are really excited about it as they are new receiving grades and we are backing out of phonics and grammar for awhile. We are studying more of the fun stuff like health, ancient history, world geography and science. We are reading more, too. I have had more time to be consistent and it is paying off. Attitudes have never been better and a willingness to learns seems prevalent by all of them.
The Lord is so good to me. I am thankful for so many of His blessings! Thanks for letting me share my heart.