Yesterday, after a FULL night of sleep, and even being able to sleep in, I woke up feeling like a human again. No panic attack hovering just under the surface. No baggy eyes. No numb zombie mind.
It felt great!
The sun was out, William and Molly seemed to be feeling great, the house was spotless and thoroughly sanitized, and we had the whole day to ourselves. No schedules, no homework, no practices, lessons, no sickness, etc.
Ben and I went to the gym, and then we all spent the afternoon outside, enjoying the sunshine. The kids played with friends...even William!, and I did some serious spring cleaning with the yard and garage.
Check out this load Ben drove to the dump!
Due to the sickness during the week, and worry about spreading it, we had to cancel some plans that we were looking forward to at the end of the week, and we were tempted to let that get us discouraged and sad, but instead, we decided to take advantage of the good day, and head to Provo to swim at the rec center.
The kids love the pool they have there. It had a huge kid section for the three little ones, a rock climbing wall that comes up out of the pool, a deep end, a lazy river, and a basketball pool, for the older kids.
We had a great time at the pool, and I thoroughly enjoyed soaking in the hot tub for a few minutes. I am not a bath person, but when I go to swimming pools, I LOVE the hot tubs.
The kids swam until they could hardly swim any more, and then we headed over to our favorite family restaurant....Red Robin.
I think between all of us, we pounded down 6 plates of sweet potato fries along with our dinners.
We grabbed ice cream cones on the way home, and then called it a night.
As I tucked all of the kids in bed, especially William and Molly, I was just so grateful for health, fun times, times of peace and harmony, and for life.
I could not think of a better way to end such a rotten week.
I said a very sincere prayer of thanks that night.