Ohhhh great gravy (mmmm gravy. Mmmm thanksgiving. 🥧🍁🦃! It has been a hot minute since the Brehm house has been in full-force. From the gagging to the coughgags to the barfs to the fever to the pneumonia... it’s been a spell, friend. •
Lucky for me, I’ve done sick before. I’ve done times where I had to just rest. Times where I had to just step away from the to-dos in order to get myself in working order. And I’ve amassed many a mantra to remind myself during those times that this is not my forever. Because heck, none of us know our forever, right? Right. •
The Littlest was fever-free through the night after 5 days (which felt like 5hundred42) of running consistent 103-104 temps. The Middlest hasn’t barfgagged or had an asthmatic coughing fit for 36 hours. And oh bless, I am feeling 9,763 times better this Monday than I ever could have even thought of feeling last Monday. •
My friend, @pamandie45 and I have been pairing up off & on with her pictures+my words. I shared this one a while back but it is exactly what I reminded myself all last week. Because we had a bug, a virus, an infection... where we were, we had to do that part.... but it so isn’t where we were always gonna have to sit. •
Also, because sweet Pam Pam has recently had her knee turned into a Bionic creation with a knee surgery, I felt this was a good one to share to wish her good vibes as she continues to have to sit, heal, and remember that this is not her forever (which in no way means it doesn’t hurt like a bitch or completely suck balls right now). •
If you are in a moment of something (even if your moment is going on a year) remind yourself, even if you can only think with such positivity for .3 seconds, where you are now, in the sludge and shit and hurt and pain and grey skies... there’s a good chance it could not be your forever. So sit in it, begrudge it, crab about it, have a pity party, and then, as a wise woman named Sally always reminded everyone, “roll up your socks and move along.” •
Where you are IS where you are for now. But it is NOT where you’ll always be. •
And now, my babies are better, and my pneumonia is gone-Ish. What a great day to get to have another fresh Monday.