Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Norwegian Toast

Because she is just a funny girl, Beth decided she wanted to eat her toast in the bath this morning. It made me laugh and think of Norwegian Wood, and my sister. Once when she spent the night at my apartment when I was in college, she wanted to sleep in the bath, because it would be funny if any roommates woke up early and wanted to shower but found her in there. Weird girl. My brother I think slept in the bath at my sister's house. We are a Norwegian Wood sort of family, I guess.

"I once had a girl, or should I say, she once had me
She showed me her room, isn't it good, Norwegian wood?

She asked me to stay and she told me to sit anywhere
So I looked around and I noticed there wasn't a chair

I sat on the rug, biding my time, drinking her wine
We talked until two and then she said, "It's time for bed"

She told me she worked in the morning and started to laugh
I told her I didn't and crawled off to sleep in the bath

And when I awoke I was alone, this bird had flown
So I lit a fire, isn't it good, Norwegian wood?

Sit, sleep or eat in the bath, that is how we do it.

In other news, it worked! I wasn't tired today. I didn't take any unisome last night, and I had energy today! I got quite a bit done, and it certainly made me feel great. I miss having a clean house. Not to say that my house is clean by any means, but it is much better than it was yesterday. On the downside, the nausea hasn't been great. But really, it is so much better to be a bit nauseated over being drugged.

Aside from that fun news, today was a regular day, just like any other. The girls had fun playing together while Keith was still at school. We had to make a trip down to SLC and it ended taking us so much longer than I had anticipated. There and back plus a few errands run meant we were in the van for a total of two hours. They were a bit crazy when we finally got out.

And I just have to say, I absolutely adore my husband. He has been so wonderful and kind through this all. There is always so much more peace when the house is clean, but he has been understanding that the house is messy, and sometimes dinner is frozen burritos or sandwiches, or even just cereal. I haven't made bread in months, and although he loves having homemade bread, he has been suffering through the cheap store bought bread without a word of complaint. And while he does that, I do my best to do what I can. He has also been taking the kids on little excursions so that I could rest, and he has really been pitching in with the cleaning. Of course, his version of cleaning and mine are very different, but I really appreciate all that he does. He is wonderful. I just love his guts!

This has been quite a learning and growing experience for me. Between this and primary, I have really had to learn to let things go. I usually get wound up and uptight over a messy house and not being in control of things. My counselors and secretary are amazing with helping me learn to let go and to trust other people to follow through. I really think they are a large part of my learning to let go of things. And then there is the whole not being able to do anything about the mess. I sort of had to let go. And experience has taught me that after a baby is born, it usually takes me a good 6-9 months before I get on top of things again. So learning to let things go right now is probably a really good thing.

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