Yikes the caos and crazienss. I’m feeling like I could really really use a vacation right now and that I am holding up too many balls to carry myself. I usually don’t get that overwhelmed. but today for some weird reson I am feeling it. Maybe it was cuz I just had a crazy day no time to breathe, and the whole week or 2 after this are going to be the same way.
About a second after I said I had a free minute the neighbor girl came over to tell me her mom needed a ride somewhere. These are the poorest people in the ward that need help but hardly ask for any and the grandma died almost a month ago. The house is in dirty dissaray. Kinda like mine when I was a kid.
I went to her house the day before Nathan got home the day I was supposed to be cleaning mine. I spent almost 2 hours cleaning her kitchen and she told me about her washer giving out on them. So I took 4 loads of laundry home with me got it washed and cleaned and folded and by 1:30 in the morning finally got myself in bed. I had her laundry delivered by 9:10 am on Saturday. It felt really good doing service for others, I almost teared up when I thought about her mom whom I got to know after a couple years. I looked up at the ceiling in the laundry room thinking of Vivian. and knew I was being called to help poor Alisha. I knew her mom was praying for someone to help her little girl. I knew it was me. I feel blessed to have known her I have always had a soft spot in my heart for their family. I went to her funeral the first one since my grandpa died when I was 12. and i cried thru the whole thing. mostly thinking about the family she was leaving behind that needed help, love and support. I cannot fill that void alone, but I will do my best to fill her heart with service and love.
So today I went to her house, Alisha was in tears. She didn’t like that she had to ask someone for help. I just gave her a notepad and told her to write down what was most important. She filled out the notepad while i got lunchables for the kids and HER, and $100 so she could pay for a bearing in her car to be replaced so she could actually drive again. I took her to smiths got cash out so she could pay for her car to get a bearing replaced. Loaned her the money picked up lunch for them. Took them home to get her deseret food bank papers and dropped her off while I fed her kids in my car the lunchables we picked up at smiths. We stopped by some horse stables so i could make the kids happy for a small moment then tried to pick my kids up from school. Got to her place unloaded groceries and had to overhaul the inside and out of the fridge……discusting…an hour later the food was put away. I fear the tackling of the living room. But know it needs to get done. So tonight I called in a few reinforcements. I called my Visiting Teaching companion so we could go over and talk with Alisha and Ranada could get to know her too. then from there we will asses the situation and see if we can get Compassionate service leaders to help us get the place cleaned up. Alisha doesn’t know where to start. there are boxes piled a mile high. the baby clothes I folded in the 4 loads of laundry i washed were just things that had been laying around since the 2 year old was 6 months old – so that kind of stuff needs to be sorted as well. It will all be easier for them once the grandma items are properly sorted, stored, donated, or thrown away. I want to help in that but cannot do it alone and neither can Alisha she needs help.
Got home made homemade pizzas, delt with sleepy grumpy aurora, got homework situated done and corrected. And made appts for optomitrist for all 6 of us since hailey complained of havint to squint to read far …not too far…kitchen island away from 24pt font.
Washed 4 lods of laundry folded and put away 1 of those loads,
got my VT planned out,
Janika is coming into town with her twins and her dog tomorrow night.
We have to attend a school program tomorrow night for Hailey,
I have my Physical Therapy appointments Tues/ thurs,
The babies have preschool Tues/ Thurs
I’m in charge of Sierras St. Patricks day Party at School Still have to plan the scavenger hunt for that!
Got Xrays on Sierras feet today. she started complaining last night and said it’s been happening for over a month. shooting burning pain in her feet make a popping sound and more pain. Took her in she has Fallen Arches or flat foot or “Plantar Facitis” just like Grandma L. Ugh! Poor kid! arch supports the rest of her life, the bone is crooked causing it. we can to a$2,K + surgery to get an implant put in
we haven’t met our $7,000 deductable yet, thank heavens we already put $5K on out Flex card to help with that, but man, ER, MRI, X-Ray PF, Ear problems, we go in for eye exams next week too!4 xrays for me 1 for sierra. we may need ear tubes in Sierra yet again she had them at 6 and now at 9 may need them again. she’s very VERY hard of hearing since her last infection.
I’m coming up one of the craziest busy weeks of my life & my sister gets to share it. Jans, be warned, we have a school program at 6:15 about the time you get here, then have jr high registration, preschool babysitting for a preschool & I am in charge of the St.Pattys party for Sierras class, and a lady in my ward needs babysitting and driving to help with work, housework
Ear appointments, and not sure what else. I hope you have plans to make it all better.
Family Photo Shoot Friday
Crazy day. Crazy Next Few weeks… Calgon……take me away……