I’m calling in sick today.
Who exactly do you call when you’re a stay-at-home mama? I’ve yet to get that person’s number.**
All I know is that I’ve got a sore throat, some major snot issues and a head that feels like it’s been stuffed with a bazillion angry midgets.
(That wasn’t a midget joke. My head really IS that big. It was a “I have a big sick head joke.”)
Anyway, I literally can NOT be sick right now. There just isn’t time. Alice starts THIS coming Wednesday (eek!) which means I’ll practically be living at the theater until then. Alice has to smile a lot and be beautiful and nice and not speak like a frog. I am not Alice right now. No. Right now, I slightly resemble a cracked out on Alka Seltzer version of Lindsay Lohan.
(That WAS a Lindsay Lohan joke. She’s a hot mess. And so am I.)
But you know what?! I feel so amazingly blessed, even when I’m sick. Maybe especially when I’m sick. Sickness has a way of slowing me down to the point where I’m able to actually LOOK AROUND. Look at this blessed life that I did absolutely nothing to deserve! These kids that pull and yank on me and make me yearn so badly for 6 more just like them. A husband who works hard every day to put his family first and who treats me like I’m something precious. This teeny house that holds way too much clutter and crap but also holds everything I love. A faith that stands firm when the world wants to test it and belittle everything I stand for.
And, finally (but not “finally” because I could speak about these gifts until I’m blue in the face), I’m blessed to have a body that is fit and well and extremely healthy 99% of the time. This other 1% will be gone before I know it. What an amazing gift!!
Yep, I’m calling in sick today.
And feeling super duper blessed about it.
Happy weekend, my friends!
QUESTION: Tell me one thing that makes you feel BLESSED!
**Edited to add: “You call your mama, of course. She’s taking the kids for the rest of the day so I can sleep! Blessed, I tell you!!”