I’ll consider it a good day if the house is still standing

I woke up this morning with one of those “did-a-truck-run-over my head” feelings. I’m still coughing and congested and it’s just plain awful. I’ve found myself wondering how many times a person can cough before internal organs start flying out. Apparently, it takes quite a lot, because mine have not made an appearance yet and I’m sure I’m in competition for some coughing world record…

Anyway, I made a brief, miserable, appearance this morning. And it gave me a clue as to what I would find later when I re-emerged from my room. DISASTER all.over.my house! Hubby was working on bills and things that had to get done on his day off, so during that time the kids thought they were at a carnival or something – minus the balloons and rides, but you get what I’m sayin’.

This afternoon, after a LONG nap that seems to have allowed time for some things to clear out of my sinus passages, Sean took the older 2 kids with him to get haircuts. I am sitting in the middle of a mess that is indescribable. Words just won’t do it justice. It’s like a scene out of some B-rated sci-fi movie, after some awful thing has moved through the land and left it completely and utterly destroyed before deserting it.

I am slowly making my way through it (trust me – they’ll be making their way through A LOT themselves!) But it’s amazing what you are willing to overlook when you feel lousy.

Happy weekend!


  1. carrie*postma says

    poor Karla! I’m so sorry and since misery loves company, I can so relate my friend. BIG HUGS!

  2. Terri @ In His Hands says

    I wish I could come over and clean for you. I’m bored with my house and would appreciate having a variety in my housekeeping repertoire.
    (((((feel better)))))

  3. You’ve been sick for so long! Should you go see a doctor again on Monday?

  4. ahhhhh. i am sick too karla. and my house is also one great big amazing mess.

    i’ve been overlooking it for a week now…..

    hope you feel better soon.

  5. Bless your heart, I hope you feel better soon and I hope those internal organs stay put.

  6. Becky Wolfe says

    Found your blog on CWO random blog ring :)

    Oh how I feel for you. I feel like I’ve had a headcold for MONTHS. Forced to sleep on my back so I can breathe makes me wake with a honey of a tension headache. (bless my husband for coffee & advil)

    You have a fun blog. I too am desperately passionate about Heaven. Just acquired the Randy Alcorn book called Heaven. Its fascinating! I can’t wait!

    Hope you feel better soon!

  7. Becky Wolfe says

    Thanks for the comment!

    Yes Yes! I too LOVE Randy’s books!

    I have only read his fiction work till now and I’m eagerly anticipating Deception but have read Deadline, Dominion, Foulgrin, Ishbane & Safely Home. This is the first “non-story” of his that I’ve bought.

    I am so excited about the “New Earth” that some days its all I can think about. *grin*

    Again, thanks for visiting my blog! Better get off to church now!

  8. hugs, Karla…being the sick mommy is hard–when I’m sick, my husband just seems so thrilled to have kept the kids alive! The dishes, laundry, etc are bonus duties, in his eyes.

    Did you get my email? sorry it was delayed!

  9. Michelle-ozark crafter says

    So sorry you feel so awful! Sending big huggles your way! Get well soon!

  10. I agree with Beck, Karla. You should see your doctor. This seems like it’s hanging on forever. And yes, you should corral the kids and make them clean up the disaster they made. No fair to wreck the house when Mom’s sick.

    You poor thing. I hope you get over this soon. See your doctor! Or at least call him.

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