Sooo… life has been busy. It seems I’ve all but abandoned this little corner of the internet that I call mine. The past few weeks have just been insanely busy and I seemed to reach a breaking point last week.
I probably didn’t sleep 12 hours in 5 days and I cried more tears than a girl ought to cry in a year. A lot of the crying was due to a huge mistake I made regarding one of my big orders plus my sheer exhaustion from lack of sleep and being utterly overwhelmed with all.the.things.
Without getting into too many ugly details, here’s what’s been going on for the past
three four weeks…
I have baked over 90 layers of cake for a total of 26 completed cakes (I think I counted right), plus over 200 cookies and I lost count on cupcakes. That pic above is orders from one of the past four weekends. There’s oh-so-much-more than that.
Plus this cake that I made for an amazing Easter collaboration:
In addition to cake, our church did a production of “The Living Lord’s Supper” for Easter.
That entailed lots of practices and family involvement plus we had a dress rehearsal and two performances. My husband was “Jesus”, my oldest son ran the sound board, my second oldest son did video, and I sang and took pics…
On the night of the first performance – after it was over and we were having finger foods in the fellowship hall, the kids were outside playing on the playground when this happened:
And guess what? It was the same kid who broke his arm in the exact same spot last July. So, we rushed to the ER and spent 3 hours waiting and finally…. got him a temp cast.
Unfortunately – all of this happened on Noah’s 10th birthday (which got no cake, no party, and we didn’t get around to opening presents until after 1am because of the trip to the hospital… 🙁 )
But the next day… Easter Sunday… we had homemade Oreo Ice Cream cake with gummy worms added (his favorites) along with Easter lunch plus took a picture of him with one of his favorite gifts (the owl!!) and I even managed to get a quick Easter picture of all the kids:
I went to bed before 10:30 last night (which never, ever, EVER happens) but unfortunately, I didn’t sleep until after 1am. My mind was just running non-stop.
I was thinking about all the doctor appointments I needed to make and reschedule – my disastrous house – my kiddo and his hurting arm…. so much.
Finally around 12:30 I took a Tylenol PM which was great to get me to sleep, but made getting up this morning very hard.
And then today. It was no different than the previous 3 weeks. It was hard. I was still exhausted. I cried some more.
I made multiple phone calls to try and get Christian set up for surgery and reschedule previous appointments that were already set up for this week (my heart check-up and Asher’s vaccinations). Then I ended up still having to drive the 40 minutes to the hospital to completely get the surgery scheduled… plus I went to Walmart and knocked out my shopping for the week.
So that’s what I’ve been up to. That’s why I haven’t blogged much (or at all). That’s why I’m crying out to God for mercy for my little boy, for some peaceful rest and restoration for my mind and body, and for a housekeeper 😉
I hope I’ll be back here soon with a much less dramatic story!