Saturday, November 9, 2013


This is going to be a busy weekend. We have relatives coming to visit for the weekend and we are all looking forward to seeing them. It's been so long, that I think most of us have never met their two young children! Mom has been busy for the past few days preparing for their visit; grocery shopping, cleaning, and so much more. 

As I'm sure you can all relate, I try to help with all these preparations, and I managed to do a few things around the house and I am TRASHED! I am in so much pain right now, I'd rather go back to bed. But, I'm showered, hair washed, clothes on, and I will relax until they arrive.  Just sitting and visiting will take its toll, but I will do it. Maybe since their youngest isn't even a year old, there will be napping opportunities for us both! 

Tomorrow, our whole family will come for a big dinner in their honor. It's nice when we have these dinners. It's so great to spend time with family even if it's hard. It feeds the soul, even if my body is yelling back at me to go lay down! In these cases, my soul speaks louder than the pain and I find a way to participate. 

So until they get here, I'm going to close my eyes and rest. I will enjoy the family time regardless of how much I hurt and it will be worth it. Some things just are; this is one of those things! 


  1. Hi Catherine! I'm a Catherine too....I know exactly what you mean about family get togethers....they can be exhausting and no one seems to understand that you're not being lazy, it just hurts to exist, and the pain just drains me, my energy level can really bottom out. BUT, I do love seeing them and it is worth ignoring the pain and just enjoying their company.

    1. Hi Catherine! I am lucky; no one in my family thinks I'm lazy so I consider myself one of the lucky ones. But yes, doing stuff just drains me, I hurt all over and just feel trashed! Sometimes it is worth it and this past weekend was one of those times. I'm still recovering though! Thanks for your comments and feedback!