Thursday, April 7, 2016

Spring Break, Here and Gone in the Blink of an Eye

Well, I started out great guns on my blogging, and was doing so well! And then, the very life which I try to blog about got in the way! What can we say? Life has a way of doing that, doesn't it? In any case, Spring Break was great, for the most part. The first part, especially, as it was sunny and pretty. We got a ton of yard work done, and my little worker B's got all the sticks picked up out of the lower field.
Brailey had her riding lesson, which was awesome, just like they all are. She is learning how to ride Mater, which is a process, because he is a lot different that Tex. He is more willing and does just what she asks him to do, so now she has to learn when to ask him to do things. We are all looking forward to seeing them grow together this summer. Mater has turned out to be an amazing horse, and our trainer, Patsy Hayes, is doing a phenomenal job with him. We couldn't be happier with what she has done with our Materbug!
Before the rain and sickness hit us, we managed to play some hoops and rope the dummy. Britt has improved so much in his basketball skills, and absolutely loves playing. He spent hours shooting hoops over the break. If it wasn't raining, he was outside shooting. We played a little game of two on two, and Britt and I won. It was great fun! Now that he understands the game, he is really fun to play with. I'm glad to be on his team!  
Brailey is determined to start roping this summer. Her dad is thrilled about this, of course! He loves roping the dummy with her.
We made it through most of Spring Break, just having fun, taking care of things. The kiddos spent one day with their friends, and then WHAM! The sickness hit Brady. And then it hit me! Brady is tougher than I am, and he was able to continue working, although I have no idea how. Thankfully, it hit him at the end of the work week. I hardly ever get sick, but when I do, I am usually super sick, and this time was no exception to that general rule. In fact, I haven't been so sick in years! The last time I can remember being so sick was back in the late 90's. Unfortunately, I had to miss my trip to Dallas Market. This was very upsetting to me, as I had been looking forward to the trip for weeks. Despite my tears, of which I cried a lot, I was unable to make the trip. It has been two full weeks since I have been sick, and I still don't feel 100%. But I'm getting stronger every day! And a good thing I am, because both Brailey and Britt got whatever awful bug it is. Britt got in the car on last Thursday and said, "Something bad happened today." I was thinking, "Oh man... What now?" And then he very dramatically said, "I have the sickness! I have body aches and a sore throat." He woke up feeling fine the next day, but he wasn't fine, and he should have stayed home from school. He said he was fine until the end of the day, and then it hit him full force. So he was sick for a full five days. And then Brailey came down with it on Monday, and is still down with it as I write this post. Once she is healthy, I pray we all can stay healthy for a good, long time. We've had our fair share of sickness this winter, and now we are in spring, and we are done with it! I have to say, it feels really good to be back in the land of the living, even though I am not at full strength. And there is nothing to make you appreciate your health more than being sick. If you have your family and your health, then really, you have everything. All we need is love, and good health!

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