Since when did we become such a fast paced society?
I seriously don't remember life being like this when I was a kid.
Maybe I should ask my mom and get her perspective on it, but truthfully I don't think it was this crazy.
This week my life went by so fast I think my brain is still in bed thinking it's saturday.
The past few days were all about my Son Jackson and his district championship swim meets in Livonia.
We were Up at seriously 4:50 am to get showered, packed, and on the road by 6:00 am. o.k., that right there is insane.
there is something wrong with being on the road when the sun isn't up yet.
but there you go!
So this was my boys first swim meet since having his cast removed from his arm 8 weeks ago......
it was exciting to see him back to competing again.
call me crazy, but when they ask you to stand and salute the flag while they play the national anthem I get all teary eyed. feeling so Patriotic.
my boy didn't quite feel the same, he was full of butterflies, nervous to be competing again. (that's him next to the boy in the white cap)
Regardless, He did beautifully! he was so confident even in his nervousness!
He managed to win 2 of his heats, and came in second place on 3 of the other ones. that made him feel better,
by the second day of competitions he was really excited about it and getting his fire back in his belly.
We ended up having to sit in the stands for 6 hours watching the meets both days, this was pretty grueling.
I will admit though that I do love to watch them swim, my husband said he's never seen me so fired up about a sport before, it's true, i'm not really the sporty type. I'd rather watch antiques roadshow or HGTV over any sport, but this is exciting!
my son was happy he did it too.
Later that night after the first meet on saturday I came home and started to have this itchy patch under my eye.
it progressed to my whole face becoming inflamed and red. eyes all puffy, I was having some sort of crazy allergic reaction to something.
I took some claritin, and benedryl, but nothing seemed to make it better.
by sunday I was a huge bloated red mess.
I ended up going to see the doctor on Monday, then an allergist on tuesday. I still have the rash and am on steroids, prescription allergy meds, and various creams.
today my eyeballs feel like they are on fire, and somebody stuck 2 red hot pokers in them.
i'm looking lovely.
The bad thing is that I think I might have an allergy to Chlorine!
has anybody heard of this? I googled it, and come up with not much as far as information.
I'm really trying to think this is NOT the reason for my outbreak, because the thought of that makes me sad,
but so far everything seems to be pointing in that direction.
My daughter and i sit in the stands for an hour and a half watching him do laps 4 days of the week.
there is something so zen-like about watching him swim...like one of those little japanese sand gardens that you rake.....it's peaceful. gives me time to think,
and my little faithful artistic companion time to create.....
So i truly hope that's not it. Unfortunately with allergies, it's a process of elimination, so we'll see what the next few days bring.
today I am taking the kids to an indoor water park, because I promised them (we have the week off for mid-winter break) this should be interesting!
anyways, so to all of you that sent me emails recently, and nice messages, I'm sorry i am behind in responding, I am trying to get it all done, but between all of the recent events, and drama, not to mention high energy kids home all week, I am a bit behind.
needless to say I haven't finished my painting projects around the home either.......
oh well, it'll all get done one of these days.
I will leave you with one little image from my living room, an adorable pillow made by one of my blog readers Emily. So if you are in her area, check out her shop!
The pillow is So darn cute I can't take it!
I am honestly overwhelmed at the generosity of people.
i get so many little goodies sent to me in the mail, or dropped off in person. I haven't had time to document them, or properly thank you all.......
a gorgeous swiss cross vintage kimono from Japan,
from a sweet, and generous friend, a hand made painting, a nice felted home made hot mitt with red and white polkadots, 2 delicious cupcakes, ceramic vases filled with grass, and too many more to document!
so PLease KNOW that I appreciate everything with all of my heart!
it makes me feel so special and loved
thank you thankYOU!
One of these days, when life stops being so wild, or when I learn how to juggle it all with grace I'll be able to thank you properly. so please forgive me!
o.k., I am off, hope all of you have a wonderful day,
and sorry for the boring post.
i swear more exciting things to come soon!