March 25, 2011

a faint glimmer

Amongst the nursing, cuddling, cleaning up, futile feeding, comforting, working and day to day grind, there is a glimmer of hope that I might have Max's quilt top complete before his birthday next week.  It's only a faint glimmer and at times it's not even that - a week of looking after two sick little boys has put us behind on a number of things, but it's been completely necessary and a bit of a reality check.  It's so easy to take for granted the days that don't involve cleaning up puke and washing bedding within hours of it going onto a cot mattress, the days when I normally complain about the laundry (hah!) and the housework and the exhaustion of it all, they really are easy days in comparison to the way things have been this week.  But, I've said it before and I'll say it here again, in this time of floods, earthquakes, tsunamis and turmoil, even with a pile of puke, there's plenty to be thankful for.

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