That's the only way I can describe my day. Some highs, some lows...but as the night draws to a close, I can't help but reflect on the day and feel a bit overwhelmed.
Determined to put it behind me and not mope around all day, I headed up to the hills for a picnic with my 2 little ones, and my gorgeous sister in law Taz (aka Butter and Buntings) and her wee little man. We had a beautiful time in a great spot and with great food (complete with vintage picnic baskets, rugs, mugs, and thermoses of course!!) Unfortunately my nearly 7 year old Coleman Jnr's "quirkiness" got the better of him for a while today, and it was a battle...but, we worked through it, and all in all had a lovely time together. (Thanks Aunty Taz, for being so wonderful by the way! I often find that I can get highly stressed when my "special" child struggles, and it's amazing how often his Aunties and Uncles are in the right place at the right time, and able to step in with love, warmth, humour and distractions when I am running out of all of those things!)
The drive home took ages (over 90mins) and my 2 year old Little Miss was crying all the way home. Yep, the whole time. I was sure it was just tiredness so tried to ignore it and kept driving. When we got home, I realised my poor, poor little girl's tummy was covered in blood. I freaked. Trying to figure out what an earth the problem was, I ripped off all her clothes and found (would you believe?) that there were three leeches on her tummy, sucking her blood. The fact is, she is totally fine, but it was just horrible. I felt bad about the car trip home, and its never nice to see your child in any sort of discomfort.
So they are my lows.
But you know what? Even in a day that's been a little off, I can see lovely and wonderful things in all parts of my day, and I feel so blessed. There is always love and beauty in my life...sometimes I need to look a little harder, but it's always there.
Some of the highs from my day....
Spending time with wonderful Taz
Kookaburra's laughing at us while we ate lunch.
Spending a bit of time outside of my usual urban environment, the fresh air and gum trees did me good.
Community meal with friends (I nearly didn't join my friends tonight, but in the end I did, and am glad!!)
Hearing my dear friend Sara, sing for the first time.
A wonderful, wonderful hubby who picked up on my vibes today and has just gone out to get me some chocolate!!
a bag of vintage material from Taz!! (will share later.)
Remembering that my problems really aren't that bad.
Thanks for reading my little rant.Mezz xo