Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Feeling Overwhelmed with Motherhood

You don't mess with a mom....  animal or human.   
This lioness was at the zoo and has 4 healthy, playful cubs.

 Feeling very overwhelmed. Everything feels like more than I can manage. Still getting my energy back from being sick, I guess.  And I still don't get a whole night's sleep.

 (Finally had my nose looked at. It's straight and that's what matters.)

Didn't manage to get Missy to school today. She was awful for her homework helper. 
James had a tantrum, too. 

I have 300 tomato plants that need transplanting. I've been letting people know that they are ready to go if they are ready to plant, but truth is, we should wait 10 days to be 100% safe from frost. And so, I will have to transplant them all into 6 inch pots, but this is where overwhelming comes in...
the baby eats rocks and the toddler wanders. You know, they're cute, but they're work... I guess I didn't have a market garden when my first kids were small... And maybe I bite of more than I have time to chew.  But I can't say I knew life would take such a twist.

I have to say, though, that Christina is motivated. She spent part of her day at the college doing all her homework after her piano lesson and so she's all caught up. She has a driver's permit now. I've calmed down a bit in my old age.... I let her drive me around Cashmere to choir and such. And now she's weed-whacking all the grassy slopes around our place. What would be do without our kids.


Anonymous said...

Hang in there Angie... praying for you. The pictures are soooo beautiful and cute. The Lord continue to give your strength as your day demands it. Those tulip fields look like something from heaven!! Antionette

Kelly said...

Do not know how you do it and with out the strength of God you couldn't. You inspire me.

~marci~ said...

Good news about your nose! Just needs time to heal...and be gentle on yourself...
I understand the overwhelming part~and praying that God will show you what is most important~and that you will listen.. ;)

Emily said...

I prayed for you this morning, my friend. May God give you abundant energy this morning. Hugs to you.

La Tea Dah said...

There must be a few high school guys that would like a minimum wage job for awhile --- maybe? Growing kids and tomatoes is a lot of work to do at the same time!

I hope you feel better soon!


Cathy said...

so cute guy, i love him! Best wish to hime and YOU!