Tuesday, December 23, 2008

I Cried Over Jelly Today

Yep, Jelly! And I am not even hormonal.

While I love this season and all that it stands for, it is stressful. In the best years, people can get...touchy!

This season has just about done me in. You may have noticed that I have not totally adjusted to life with four kiddos and this year has been a blur of chasing baby out of trees, presents, ribbons, tape, you name it.

Top it off with him getting sick and the last couple of days have been rough. My baking day turned into a day of waiting for Dr. calls and half of it didn't get done. Errands went out the window and to do's have piled up again.

Today, we returned to the Dr. to find out that Tigercub is allergic to penicillin and that the medicine he has been on for a week has not helped a bit! So, add to that another trip to Walmart (two days before Christmas, UGH) and then home to a baby on three drugs with 103 degree temperature. I cannot move without him crying, he screams in the bed and I really can't remember a night with decent sleep.

And then, I called my Momma. I LOVE my momma! She was shopping. With my two sisters. 2,000 miles away from me. I want to be shopping with my mom and my sisters.

Needless to say, I have been on the edge. And then, my precious grandma sent a package. Full of homemade grape jelly. She sends it every year. It is delicious. And THAT did it. I sat there, unwrapping little jars of jelly, sobbing. Over jelly.

So, I have a post all about holiday baking (most of which didn't get done) in my head. I have a post about Tigercub and a just a various holiday happenings post. But I am not sure you will ever get to read them. At least not before Christmas. I may be busy. Crying. Over Jelly.


Aimee said...

Don't cry, mama! I am sending you hugs and prayers through the internet tonight. I'm sorry to hear about the baby being so sick - I'll add him to the prayers! Wish I lived closer to help you out. I'll just have to send my support heavenward . . .

Thinking of you - Merry Christmas :)

Aimee said...

PS: I'd like to send you a little e-card, would you mind giving me your email address?

Spesamor Academy said...

I'm praying that the baby gets better soon!

P.S.He loves you.. said...

It's just jelly?

..and sick kids are never fun this time of year!

Hang in there!

CJ, the Purple Diva said...

Oh, how sweet is that...a package of homemade jelly!
I'm sorry your little one is still sick. Hopefully the new meds have kicked in and he is doing better now.
I've got the below 6 posts to read...and I just can't hold my eyes open any longer. I wanted to read them all before I fell asleep, but I just can't make them stay up another minute or two!
I'll be back! I promise to read them!
I want to wish you and your family a very very Merry Christmas. You are one dear lady and I've loved every minute of getting to know you better.
I've got lots of posting to catch up on. I will soon!
Happy Day to you!

Growin' with it! said...

poor thing. hope you are coming out the other side of this sweet holiday with a big ol grin, healthy baby, relaxed body and mind and grape jelly smeared all around your mouth!

Dan said...

I love your mama too! You are GREAT! Pops

Anonymous said...

Awwww...I can so relate! Kiddos sick around the holidays is never fun! I hope your days have gotten a bit better!
My little guy is also allergic to penicellin (sp?). We found out the hard way too!

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