Sunday Night Check In

I’m tired. I’m REALLY tired. And I’m REALLY sick of winter – those winter blues are setting in hard core. I don’t think the temperature has been above 0 for a few weeks now here in Iowa.

Craig is exhausted, today he had to fix a broken busted pipe at the farm – he had to lay on the ground and fix it while water was still spraying with wind chills around -30 F – by the time he was done his coat had frozen to the ground.

The boys have hard core cabin fever and I can’t wait to kick them outside this Summer. Things have honestly just been tense in the house because we are all itching to get OUT OF THE HOUSE! We were going to go roller skating today but honestly it’s just so much work when it is this damn cold. Carver doesn’t have school tomorrow, I was going to take him to the fitness center and the pool but man. It. Is. Just. So. Dang. Cold.

Craig and I are laying on the couch here chatting – even if it warmed up to above 0 maybe we could even just go sledding for a bit. HOPEFULLY by Wednesday I think it is supposed to warm up. The more we spend time outside in the Summer like mountain biking or roller skating or going on walks or to the pool the harder it is in the winter when we are stuck inside.

Please keep in mind as well, while we are following out own precautions, we have all already had COVID, I’m fully vaccinated, and Iowa has completely lifted all restrictions.

Gannon is doing better – we had his follow up x-ray and he is CLEANED OUT! Check out the difference!

We used several enemas which was actually super easy – I’m not afraid to use those again. They were really effective and pretty painless.

When we were at the doctor Gannon was playing excavator ??

On a lighter note, just a friendly reminder that I don’t choose the ads that pop up on my website – I saw this come up the other day on my site ???

Anyway, thanks for reading, hopefully we can shake these winter blues. I hope you all had a wonderful Valentines day! We stopped and brought my mom a few truffles (she loves truffles) for Valentines day!

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  1. Kim J LeMere
    February 15, 2021 / 1:53 am

    Poor Craig, what a brutal day. I’m so glad that Gannon is doing so much better, how wonderful. The weather in Iowa has certainly been cold this winter. Stay safe and warm

  2. Ell
    February 15, 2021 / 3:40 pm

    Can you do a scavenger hunt all over the house for the kids to burn off some energy? Upstairs, downstairs, garage? Send each for a different item at the same time so they are not competing?

    I know it doesn’t help Mom/Dad burn off energy but the kids will have a blast and Mom/Dad get some moments 😉

    Can you and Craig find a bootcamp style workout video and do it to get some much needed movement? Clear the middle of the TV room so you have space to move?

    Hang in there. Hugs.

  3. Candy
    February 16, 2021 / 12:56 am

    How about “tub time” instead of “pool time”? My kids used to love playing with balloons filled with water in the tub. A little “splashy”, but lots of fun! Hang in there girl!

  4. Ginny Clyne
    February 16, 2021 / 1:10 am

    Have you tried Maltsupex with Gannon? When my daughter was that age she would not go on the potty or in the pamper. She began to hold it until she vomitted.. The maltsupex really made a difference when she took it . I know Gannon has a different issue but perhaps this could help if you used it on a regular basis.

  5. Susan the Farm Quilter
    February 16, 2021 / 2:47 am

    When going to the grocery store and Costso count as the big outing of the winter, I totally understand cabin fever. Glad that Gannon is doing so much better and got cleaned out!! Poor little guy!! Get ready for the super cold coming with the storm nailing Texas and surrounding states!! When Texas has temps below 0, you know it’s a cold one!! This too shall pass…right???

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