Thursday, March 7, 2013

A Mess

I won't name names, but one of my children helped me cook supper tonight.  He or she had a little accident--he/she dropped the bowl of pancake batter.

I did not panic.  I sent the child and all other children in the room to just go ahead and take their showers while I cleaned the mess.  I really didn't know where to begin.  I used almost two rolls of paper towels, and then a hot dish rag---rinsing it over and over again.  It was very difficult to get the batter out of the decorative end of my island.  The batter even splattered and ran inside the cabinets.  Yuk!  Lastly I mopped, and mopped, and mopped.  The whole cleaning session lasted about 45 minutes.

Not all of the pancake batter was spilled, so the three children that were here (two were gone to a birthday party, and Jimmy was at work) had pancakes.  I just fixed myself a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.  And then I had oatmeal for dessert.  I was hungry after all of that cleaning!

My week has been sort of like that pancake batter spill.  A little bit yukky.  I guess some days are like that.  I am in the hard part of my marathon training, and I feel guilty for all of the time I have to spend running and then recovering from the run.  Blah, blah, blah.

A couple of nights ago, the girls and I had such a fun time playing dominoes.  It was crazy!  Leah was acting so silly, and we were all laughing so hard.  I love times like that.  It more than makes up for the yukky times and the spills.

A year ago today I had my double mastectomy.  Some times it seems like it was just last month, and other times it seems years ago.  Looking back, it doesn't seem like the whole ordeal was that bad!  Time has a way of clouding your memory.  This morning I ran 10 miles, and this time last year I was on the morphine pump.  What a big difference!  I am so thankful, so thankful for my life!  I have such a loving, supportive husband, the best kids I could ever ask for, wonderful parents who are available to me at a moment's notice, a super family of siblings, in-laws, etc., a loving church family, and the dearest friends.  I don't deserve any of that, but I am so grateful.  I am grateful for the good health I am enjoying today, and I try not to take it for granted.

"It is good to give thanks to the Lord, and to sing praises to Your Name, O Most High;"
Psalms 92:1


  1. Glad you are feeling well. Yes somefays are just big pancake spills. Thank the Lord for the children in our lives who cause such chaos.

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  3. I'm so glad you're doing so well! And I wanted to say thank you for your sweet comment after I had my baby--it was so thoughtful! I've been needing to tell you that for a long time!! :)