Monday Check-in

Well, it’s Monday and my sweet wife cannot be with you today – I’ve tied her to the couch and taken her laptop.  She’s hard to keep down, believe me, even after surgery, and after the surgeon and several nurses have warned her over and over to take it slow, to take it easy.  I’ve caught her doing all sorts of things: walking around the yard (albeit hunched over), folding clothes, digging through some toys I’d decided to “sequester.”  So after escorting her back to the couch for the tenth time, I’ve decided just to strap her down.  Sorry.  I need her healthy.  The clothes are piling high outside the washing machine and some things that were white are now pink – I tried.  Toys have somehow multiplied and spread to the foot of our bed.  And the kids are wondering if we have anything to eat besides peanut-butter and jelly (minus a couple of great dinners they gobbled from friends and family).  Heal woman!  For the love of your family, heal!  So no blogging, just rest (if someone can be forced to rest) and recuperation.  Maybe Tuesday.  We’ll see.  Think of the children.

A hopeful husband who loves his wife,


21 Responses to “Monday Check-in”

  1. Emily August 5, 2013 at 6:28 am #

    Kent, your a keeper!
    Behave Grace, and get well soon.
    We miss you, but we know you will be back!

    • Grace August 7, 2013 at 10:40 pm #

      Emily, he is a keeper, most definitely! He has been coming home from work, taking care of and feeding the kids, putting them to bed, checking in on me, and managing school for the last week. As for me, I am behaving pretty well. I am not usually up for more than my three alloted times a day, and getting better for sure. Thanks for missing me. 🙂

  2. Victoria August 5, 2013 at 6:32 am #

    Grace (via Kent)

    From one who can’t sit still to another. I have a chronic illness that flares up from time to time leaving me weak and exhausted and in pain. Today is one of those days and I have been ill for about a week now. And yet I’m thinking about drilling to fix a new blind, moving furniture, rearranging bookcases, clearing the kitchen, putting things in the loft… the list continues.

    And I have to listen to those closest to me (including the sensible voice in my head) when they say slow down, take it easy, rest now and build up your strength again.

    I find it really really hard because I don’t feel like a useful member of society sitting still. But it is truly the best thing you can do for yourself and your family.

    Having said that sometimes you have to do something just to be able to relax but take it easy.


    • Grace August 7, 2013 at 10:44 pm #

      Victoria, I’m so sorry to hear about your chronic illness. But I can totally identify with how you feel. I have always been good at managing multiple tasks, and it takes quite a bit for me to feel stressed. It is hard for me to be down, but I am definitely not going to risk having to have this surgery again! Prayers for your rest and recovery, thank you so much for taking the time to comment. G

  3. Melinda August 5, 2013 at 7:16 am #

    Go Kent!

    • Grace August 7, 2013 at 10:44 pm #

      Melinda, he’s pretty great. 😉

  4. You have a real keeper there, Grace – rest up and feel better soon.

    • Grace August 7, 2013 at 10:45 pm #

      Denise, absolutely. I got very very lucky. Thank you so much, G

  5. Karen August 5, 2013 at 9:34 am #

    What a sweet husband! Get well sooooooooooon!

    • Grace August 7, 2013 at 10:45 pm #

      Thank you, Karen. He is pretty awesome. 🙂

  6. Erin August 5, 2013 at 10:24 am #

    Adorable – take care and heal, Grace!

    • Grace August 7, 2013 at 10:46 pm #

      Thank you, Erin! Getting there!

  7. Lindsey August 5, 2013 at 11:03 am #

    That was ADORABLE! Feel better and heal up Grace!

    • Grace August 7, 2013 at 10:46 pm #

      Thank you so much, Lindsey. I’m starting to turn a corner, for sure.

  8. CJ Harris August 5, 2013 at 11:51 am #

    Hi Kent,

    Get some Shout Color Catcher. You just throw it in with your wash load and it is supposed to take care of the “pink” or any other color. However, I must tell you I have never used it myself. Might be worth a try.

    Bless you all,


    • Grace August 7, 2013 at 10:47 pm #

      CJ, thank you so much for taking the time to post that idea. I have to admit, I haven’t seen the pink laundry yet (oh dear), but I will definitely add that to the grocery list. Sounds like we need it. 🙂 G

  9. Elizabeth August 5, 2013 at 1:11 pm #

    What a great husband! You are a lucky girl…and of course he is a very lucky man to have such a beautiful and talented wife! Wishing you a speedy recovery Grace!

    • Grace August 7, 2013 at 10:48 pm #

      Elizabeth, yes he is! Thank you so much for the kind words and well wishes. I will admit, sometimes I wonder how I snagged such a great one. 🙂 G

  10. Nanette R. August 7, 2013 at 1:22 pm #

    Wishes for a speedy recovery!!! Nothing is more important than a healthy mama!

    • Grace August 7, 2013 at 10:52 pm #

      Thank you so much, Nanette! I am actually really missing caring for my family. I’m so thankful for sweet friends and helpers that have loved on them!

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