Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires...courage.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, August 11, 2008

Exhaustion

I haven't been writing as much lately...I've been so very tired. I often lie around on the couch napping while the kids play nearby. They've been pretty good to let me rest. :) Karl's been great too about letting me take naps when I can't stay awake in the middle of the day. I guess that's the stage I'm in now; I'm looking forward to the next trimester when I'm supposed to get my energy back.

The weather here has been nice and cool lately. We've had a good bit of rain, and it hasn't been too hot. Karl and I actually wore sweatshirts with our shorts on Friday when we went out shopping. It was in the low 60's and, with the wind, kind of cold. We finally got Logan a new bike, and went ahead and got Corbin one too. We were going to let him have Hailey's old one and just add training wheels, but the one at Wal-mart fit him so well we decided to buy it. Karl also adjusted the seat on Hailey's bike and now she uses her 'girl' one again instead of Logan's old one. I think she's glad to have her pink bike with basket back in her possession! And Corbin's happy to have a 'cool' red bike to match Logan's. They've spent lots of time outside since Friday riding up and down the sidewalk.

Corbin has continued in his swim lessons (he has one this evening) and is doing very well. I'm hoping at the end of the session he'll finally be ready to move up to the next level, but we'll see. We may end up having Logan and Hailey take lessons again just so they have something ongoing that they do for regular exercise....we still have to decide that, too.

It's been a struggle for me to get to the gym and workout; I've been so tired and haven't wanted to do anything. I've been about twice a week, which isn't enough, but at least it's something. I'll work out today since I'll be there anyway for Corbin's swim lesson. Karl has been going about twice a week too. It's been hard for him to get there with his longer summer hours. He has been diligent with his physical therapy exercises at home though, and I think he's improving in being able to move his shoulder more freely. It does still hurt him some, and he's still unable to do some things. That is completely normal, and it will be that way for a while.

Well, that's really all I have for now. I'll try to post more frequently, but they may be fewer for a while until I am feeling better...I'm not really feeling sick (maybe nauseous), just a lack of energy. :) Prayers are always coveted for renewed strength for all of us. Have a great week, everyone.

2 comments:

D & J said...

LOL... Erin said she was nothing but tired too her first Trimester. That stinks. hope you get your strength back soon.

D & J said...

LOL... Erin said she was nothing but tired too her first Trimester. That stinks. hope you get your strength back soon.