Sunday, March 14, 2010
I have mastitis. It's awful!!!
Monday, March 15, 2010
My perch all day today. I barely moved. Mastitis is like the flu (fever, aches, chills)--only with horrific breast pain to boot. I'm dying, I tell ya. Dying. (*Note: I did not actually take this photo today. Are you kidding me? I was too busy with my constant moaning and shivering beneath a hideous Snuggie.) But I definitely MUST point out here that Noah was such a help to me today. My seven-year-old made breakfast AND lunch for all four of them today. He brought Atticus to me to nurse, put him in his high chair, and spoon fed him when needed. And he did it willingly and cheerfully! That is the grace of God right there.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
My friend Erin drove TO MY HOUSE last night (she's a mommy of three, by the way) to bring me a concoction called "GOOT." It's a garlic, olive oil, coconut oil mixture. So I've been "gooping" on the "GOOT" today. It is helping so much! I thank her from the bottom of my heart.
Besides the cabbage leaves and the GOOT, I've done moist heat, hot showers, Echinacea/Goldenseal Root combination capsules, minced raw garlic covered in honey taken by the spoonful, eating lots of eggs (for the lecithin), Emergen-C, orange juice, fresh fruit, and increased my intake of water. I am a lot better today. My fever broke during the night last night. No antibiotics. Yes!!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Halleluiah! I can lift my left arm again!! (Yeah, it was that bad.) This morning as I was slowly waking up, little Atticus was sitting in bed with me and along came Saylor with a storybook to share with him. I lay there amused with her storytelling for a long, long time before I even THOUGHT about getting the camera. Darn. Then they moved on to sitting in the floor, which was just as well because it gave me a chance to get up and grab something with which to capture the moment.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Noah's been "hunting" all morning! (No Academy this week or next!!! Praise God! I'm one of those homeschooling moms who really DOES like to be at HOME.) It's good for Noah, too, to have the freedom to R-O-A-M.
Friday, March 19, 2010
Coldstone and Redbox with my honey. My flavor preference? Cake batter with graham cracker crust mixed-in. A photo of my "Coldstone Deliciousness" would have been MUCH more visually appealing, I grant you. But if you think I had the self-control to take pictures of it BEFORE chowing down or to stop right in the middle of my ice cream blissdom, then...ummmm...you'd be sooooo wrong.
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Today we loaded up and made the trek up to the Wye Mountain Daffodil Festival. We haven't been in a few years--for various reasons. Today, though not GORGEOUS weather-wise, was a great day for the daffodils, as it was not too windy, not too cold, not too hot, and not too sunny; it was perfectly overcast for pictures. Hooray! So, here's a little taste. I'll post ALL the other pics for Wordless Wednesday this week. So stay tuned!
Whew! It was a wild week. Looking forward to another one!
Thanks to Sara for hosting our project.