recovering

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When I am really sick (and this week I was REALLY sick), I can get to a place where I am convinced that I am always sick, always laying around doing nothing. This is my life. Heck, when I was in labor I convinced myself that I am always and will always be in labor! It’s a very dramatic experience, being me. Geesh.

So this past week, in my confined-to-bed listlessness, I started thinking about the good days. The days where we have successfully chased down adventure, or joy, or delight and claimed them for our own. Like the Day Out With Thomas. And like this day we went to Storm King last Spring. and I found comfort remembering through my own little Highlight Reel. So during the week, when the aches would settle down enough for me to wander around and start doing things, I began to put this page together.

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And it a little bit felt like I was claiming our regular non-sick life. Yes, my life is sometimes confined to bed while the bathrooms slowly become horrifyingly filthy and the kitchen gets cluttered with old cereal bowls with their leftover puddles of milk fermenting quietly on the counter. But not always! Sometimes my life is fresh air and beautiful smiles and cool places! Remember that part, Robyn? Remember?

Yes. :) Just beginning to.

I have a few things planned this weekend that I am very excited about. Fish Eye Lens. Baby Zaida and family. Snow. and the continued progress out of this dang lingering post-flu fatigue! I got my eyes on the prize! ;)

Happy, happy weekending to you all!


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About robyn

I stopped teaching Kindergarten in 2005 to become the mom of two crazy boys here in Brooklyn. At first I thought being a stay at home mom meant that I needed to pour all my time and energy directly into my sons, but I realized somewhere along the way that being a rockstar mom meant not only taking good care of my boys, but also taking good care of myself. And taking good care of myself means pursuing something creative...just about everyday. I started Made In Brooklyn to motivate myself in my creative goals as well as share my work with others and perhaps inspire them in their own creative journeys.
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4 Responses to recovering

  1. janel says:

    Feel better soon…and just like when you are sick…sometimes as one parents..you think that it is never going to end…and all of a sudden you have an empty nest….so all this “practicing” of taking your mind to wonderful, fun, fresh places is good exercise for all the days ahead. Germ free hugs to you!

  2. Vicki Dill says:

    Do you think your “boys” have noted that the “bathrooms are horrifyingly filthy”? If there have been complaints from them, I would be surprised!!! Please feel better soon!
    If I were nearby……
    “Had her flu shot” Mom

  3. Ruth says:

    How horrid for you! But glad to hear you might be on the mend.

  4. MamaV says:

    being sick is no fun!