Things tend to sneak up on you sometimes...

I've experienced this quite a bit, lately.  Not just with Pickle's impending 4th birthday!  I am learning not to plan much these days.  It seems every time I have something...or multiple things planned, something happens to spoil my plans.  In February, I decided that March was going to be such a calm month, I was going to plan a few things to do...a little organizing party for a small group, outings with the kids, projects that I've been wanting to finish.  What I wasn't planning for, was to be grieving the loss of a family member, or sitting in the ER for 6 hours, with both kids in tow, after Pickle had his 2nd Febrile Seizure, or the 2 weeks of staying home that we endured while BOTH kids fought off nasty viruses!

Now that things are calming down again, (or is it just an illusion?) I am hoping to catch back up over the next couple of weeks, and get back into the swing of things...and the swing of spring! 


We've had some rather interesting weather, lately, and yesterday's earthquake definitely put us all on alert.  We were also sent jumping out of our shaking bed at 415a this morning, as more earthquake activity occurred.  I've always complained about not having a lot of pictures and decorations on the walls, but after yesterdays shaker, I was relieved that there was nothing to fall on the kids, as our house shake, rattled, and rolled!  You can bet your buns I will be making some changes to our decorative shelving unit this week, as well!  It was the sound of glass ornaments and vases shaking around and bumping into each other that alerted me to the beginnings of the rumbling that sent me scrambling for the kids and shooing them outside, where Daddy was in the yard, planting new flowers in our garden.  There, I got to watch my SUV shake like it had been taken over by a couple of lust-stricken teenagers, all while the ground rolled beneath me, and kept me from quite catching my balance.  This was not my first quake...I've lived in California for nearly 15 years, now...but it was the first one that put even a hint of fear into me.  Mostly a fear of not being able to get my kids to safety quickly enough.  And a reminder that we need to have a plan, in the event of a natural disaster, and now that the kids are old enough to understand, we need to teach them what to do if something were to happen!


Just when it seems you can sit back and relax, something else sneaks up on you...


So, when you haven't heard from me in a while, and I'm lagging on writing a post or review, please forgive the delays...I'm trying to dig my way through the rubble of all of the little AND BIG things that have been sneaking up on me.

6 comments:

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Chelsea said...

The earthquakes have definitely had everyone shaken up around here lately (get it? ha. ha.). I totally feel you on life sneaking up. It's been a really busy time!! Hopefully things will calm down...one of these days!

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