Mine’s been a little fun. To say the least. And I’m very ready for the roller coaster to return to the station.
Here’s what my last seven days have been like:
Had one child with impetigo … Got a laundry room filled with poultry … Had three puking children and a very, very sick husband … Was assistant basketball coach … Hauled hay across town for the first time by myself (WOO HOO!!!) … Filled too-heavy-for-me-gas jugs to prepare for winter storm … Spilled said gas all over myself in preparation for winter storm … Cleaned chick cages and fed and watered over and over and over … Hauled water to frozen outside animals … Changed sick sheets … Made two trips to store for yellow Gatorade … Made two trips to emergency room for fluids … Made two trips to local doctor … Made two trips to pharmacy … Had an allergic reaction to prescription meds for impetigo-ridden child … Survived TWO snow days in the sick house … Got locked out of the house with a Suburban filled with late-for-school-kids and no keys for said Suburban …
AND I SURVIVED!!!!
But I wouldn’t have without the help of my parents, like-family neighbors, Timmie and Mary Ann, Matt’s brother, Patrick, like-family friends, Joy and Kathy, and the rest of our awesome family and friends!
Today all the little Oehlschlagers and resident Farmer are back at school and work. The house is quiet (other than the 58 chicks, two turkeys and resident crazy cat). Now that I’m all “alone” and the roller coaster is docked I can look back on the past week and recognize its significance.
Weeks like this past one are important. They humble me. Remind me that I can’t do it all on my own. They encourage me and empower me to do things I wouldn’t have attempted under any other circumstance. They show me the importance of serving others, especially my family. They highlight the fact that we are loved. By many.
Here’s to the next week being quiet and boring. But I’m not gonna hold my breath.
Categories: Life on the farm
My name is Ginia Oehlschlager and I'm a small-town gal from Missouri. Join me as I document my crazy life on the farm with my husband and four kids. I'm always looking for frugal, simple ways to live the life God set before me. Where faith, family and fun come together on the farm.