Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Exhaustion!

Well, I am back from my relaxing (NOT!) vacation! When we made these plans, little did we know that this would be the hottest string of days in I don't know how long. We spent most of the time in the swimming pool, cooling off in the room, or trying to find something to eat! We didn't go to Disneyland as it was just too hot! I think it was over 100 degrees each of the days we were there.

Three year old Emily was not on her best behavior during our vacation. She threw a scene every time it was time to get out of the pool. She wanted to stay in much longer, or she wanted to be out of her wet bathing suit shortly after. I tried everything I could to quiet her down and cheer her with something else, but to no avail. She would whine and cry until we got to the room and could change her. I tried to avoid eye contact with others that we would pass by!LOL! Needless to say, I questioned my abilities as a mother often. I think overall we did have fun. We got to swim, eat out, and relax a little. I tend to relate it as being pregnant When you're going through the aches, pains, and discomfort of pregnancy, you don't like it, but when you remember it later, you kind of forget the discomforting stuff and look back on it fondly. So, I do thank God that we got to spend this little vacation time together!

On the night of our return, we had a power failure! Luckily it was at bedtime, so we all just went to sleep. I was hoping it would be back on in the morning but it wasn't. The electric company said it wouldn't be on till that night or the next morning. That wasn't good because we needed to get the cars out of the garage. With no power, we couldn't get the the electric door to open. There is an emergency switch that lets you open the door manually, but you really need to have the strength of Hercules. It was just too heavy! So I gathered the kids and we rode the bus to school! It took us awhile, but we all made it. Meanwhile, back at home, I had to try to salvage what I could from the refrigerator and freezer. Most things were saved, but there were some meats and milk that had to be tossed. Oh yea, and in the midst of all that, Ryan turned 6! I'll have to post something about that later.

I think this post is too long now, so I'll end it. I'll be visiting everyone soon! Here is one picture taken on vacation. Unfortunately, I didn't take many pictures. Kathryn took some but they came out blurry.

6 comments:

MITZI said...

Lisa, your blog name became true this past week! Unexpected Journey!! Just remember in your journey God is with you every step of the way and things will get better. Mom gave me a few more details. I've been there and done that. And believe me everything will be alright. :)

Maryellen said...

Lisa
I can relate to your failed vacation. We always hope it will be relaxing but are often not. Better luck next time.

I can Soooo relate to the electric garage door. They are so heavy. Ours failed one time years ago when I was headed out to the funeral of a classmate's mother. I never got there - just couldn't lift that door open ,(and I was 25 years younger and stronger.) We lived in the Country then with not very many neighbors to call upon.

The lack of electricity was a true 'last straw' event upon arriving home. I'm sure you offered up that trial to the Lord, and it should count for a lot of penance.

Lisa said...

Mitzi & MaryEllen - Things have gotten a little better, but with God's grace and strength, I am surviving. Life does seem to have these ups and downs. I don't know how others survive without the Lord!

SuzyQ said...

Oh, my three year old is the most trying of all of my other girls put together at times ;0P Getting into the pool, getting out of the pool, getting into the shopping cart, getting out of the shopping cart etc, etc...

SuzyQ said...

Oooh by the way lisa , I added your blog to my blogroll, I hope that is okay :0)
Hope you're having a great weekend :0)

Lisa said...

Suzy - I'll be honored to be on your blogroll! Likewise, I'd like to add yours when I do it! I still haven't done mine yet. That is on my To Do list for sure. I think I've procrastinated enough!