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50 Things I Learned In Bed

For two months I was completely bedridden...they said it was a kidney infection, then they said a virus...swelling on my brain made it difficult to speak, read or write - even walk at times. The exhaustion was so debilitating that showering was a major victory. Pain management was the clock I lived by. But even in the dark times, we can find humour. So this week's blog is a collection of random thoughts and lessons learned watching life...from my bed. 1. Whoever invented NetFlix from the bottom of my heart, thank you. 2. I'm so grateful to live where I can see the doctor over and over and not lose my house. 3. My GP says go to emergency for care....the emerge doc says go see

Life As A Mom. Of Seven.

I'm not sure how it happened. But I know it happened. Because they all sit at my kitchen table and eat my food. I think to myself...there are so many of them. And they are so old. Which means I must be....nah uh...not going there!! :P Life as the mother of seven just kind of happened. It wasn't planned - I am not religious and I do value birth control (because I get asked that a lot) - I just had this unshakable feeling that I would know when the family I was meant to have was complete. And when our last was born, the feeling came over me and there was no denying it...might have had something to do with the epidural wearing off and thinking oh my god I am never doing this again but no, serio