Wednesday, June 13, 2012

me : a whirlwind week

Hi y'all! You know how you have hopes and dreams of having blogs ready every day and everything being structured and organized? And you know how that almost never works out the way you want it to? Yeah, I'm there right now. Let's just go over the last week of my life. 

Last Thursday was VBS at church, which I organized. It was insanely busy, we had some stressful moments and there were a couple times when I just wanted it to be over. BUT, we also had 19 kids show up, we had lots of fun and I'm excited about what this will mean for future VBSs here. 

Friday, as most of you already know, we got our newest foster placement. We're calling him McCrae and he's absolutely adorable! He's the tiniest thing, but so far he's doing great! BB has had lots of jealousy issues to work through, but he's getting better and better every day. Also on Friday, we had to have an AC repairman come out because our AC was leaking and had soaked the carpet when you first walk into our bedroom. Also on Friday we got the papers for Joey's new jeep finally. And Friday evening, I cooked stromboli and invited friends over. So it was a crazy busy day. 

Saturday I had to go to Lubbock to pick up a few things I needed for McCrae. A friend went with me to help with the boys and she also needed to pick up a few things. On our way back home, Joey called to let me know the AC had froze up and wasn't working anymore. No more AC. With two little ones. Oh no!! After a bunch of calling around we finally were able to pack up and move to the H's house (from church) since they were gone for the weekend. It literally felt like we were moving in since we had two pack-n-plays, lots of bags and clothes and it was a lot. I was definitely feeling overwhelmed by everything. 

Then on Sunday, things seemed to settle down a little bit. Monday was right around the corner and I knew the AC would probably be fixed by then, we also had a plumber coming on Monday to fix the dishwasher and garbage disposal, so I felt like we were in the clear. And then we went to evening services at church and Joey said he didn't feel that great. Later, I find out that as soon as he got up there to preach, his stomach started rolling and he didn't know if he was going to make it. We got back home to the H's and within an hour, Joey was throwing up. Which left me to take care of him and the two boys. THANKFULLY, the H's were there, I don't know how I would have made it without them. They helped with all three (haha) of my boys!

Monday morning rolls around and Joey is out of commission, so I take McCrae and go to our house to wait on the plumber and the AC guy. The AC guy shows up and fixes the air conditioner.... YAY! The H's watch the boys while I take Joey to the clinic where he gets a nice shot in the hip. (I told him if he's not nice, I'll bring him back to the nurse and let her give him another one.) I get Joey home and in bed, I get laundry done and the house straightened up a bit. I move all of our stuff from the H's back home and bring BB with me. I fix and eat some dinner, I've got the boys fed, Joey's sitting up on the couch, things are going well. And then... I get sick. I started throwing up and was up all night Monday night. Poor Joey just had to suck it up and get up at night with McCrae. At one point I also had a breakdown because I didn't know what we were going to do with us both sick, two boys and living so far from family that no one can come help. We survived. 

Yesterday I started feeling better. I slept most of the day, but last night I showered and started feeling worse. This morning though, I feel better again. Hopefully the worst is behind us and neither of the boys get sick. And hopefully we can start settling in to an actual routine. 

Needless to say, it's been a whirlwind of a week. But maybe things are settling down and I can get back into the swing of work, blogging, etc. 

Anyone else have week's like this? Surely we aren't the only ones. 


  1. It's wonderful to stop by your blog, first visit. I'm glad things are looking up for you and it's nice to hear of what you have done and it is also inspiring that you are taking care of another human being in your care. I trust they really appreciate you and all that you are giving them. :) xox

  2. Regina I'm tired just reading your post. Lol! My weekend was busy as well. Glad you are feeling better.

  3. (((HUGS))) Hang in there! Things will get easier! Glad that your AC is fixed, too!

  4. Sometimes we are thrown a week like that. The reasons for that? Well, we can all make up our own reasons. We do survive eventually and so much better for it.
    I am so so glad that your AC is working again and that you are all getting better now.
    Much love!

  5. Oh my goodness, that was a wild ride! I hope things are calm for a while, but two little ones can come up with their own kind of excitement for you.

  6. Yesterday just ended day 14 of no AC for us of course our summers are nothing like the south's but of course this weekend we hit 94 degrees! You poor thing that does sound like a whirlwind of a week but you know what else it sounds like?? FAMILY. You and Joey handled that tornado like any parents would!! You do your best. Hope you feel better:)


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