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Two Sick Kids

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

I did oatmeal and banana for breakfast yesterday and the day before, but today I had oven toast with cinnamon and sugar emoticon

Ryan got sick on Sunday. Yesterday was Martin Luther King Jr Day, so both were home. Aiden woke up with a fever this morning. So both of them are home today. That makes helping my stepdad more complicated because he doesn't need to be sick for sure. I'm hoping I don't get it emoticon

Whenever someone is sick, I end up running around like a chicken with my head cut off if there is added responsibility, such as my nieces being here or now taking care of my stepdad. Running back and forth is more work and trying to keep germ sharing to a minimum is extra work too.

I am (hopefully) gaining some kind of grip on my anxiety. I'm learning to catch myself before my body "fully" reacts to stress and just PAUSE, say a prayer, or focus on the next step only. For example, I got out of the shower today and was like I gotta do this, this, and this. I stopped myself... okay, first dry off. Did that. Next get shirt on, etc. I was still anxious but at least it was more manageable.

I am also using the YouVersion Bible app with an anxiety to peace devotional plan, which is helping. I saved a few other anxiety plans on there because each one is 3-5 days long.
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    You are a busy care giver. You have to take care of yourself first and make time to rest. No one else can do it for you.

    519 days ago
    I’ll have to look for that on my Bible app! Hope y’all are taking lots of elderberry and feel better soon!
    519 days ago
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    things will get better
    519 days ago
    HUGS and sending healing vibes. It's hard w/both boys sick. Kids are veritabole germ factories. **SIGH** Stay well.
    519 days ago
    oh man, 2 sick kids. That's rough! All 3 of my kids were sick last week but not at the same time thank goodness! I suffer from anxiety too. Especially with driving. Taking a moment to tell myself everything is fine and taking one step at a time helps so much!
    Hope things get better soon!
    519 days ago
    You are a busy lady! A lot of people are depending on you. Just remember to take care of yourself first, so that you can be well enough to do the things you want to do for others. Good job on slowly changing your meals to healthy ones. You're going to get back in the swing of things in no time!
    519 days ago
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