Monday, February 23, 2009

We're back... sort of...

The dinner event was.. I just cannot find the right words to describe.

Boys had a BLAST in the water park. It is amazing to see how they progress and change from visit to visit

I am finally succumbing to all the various viruses the boys have been battling over the winter. I was able to stave off the inevitable over the weekend, but I'm going down, down, down...
(mission is to hold it together until 8.15 am when the boys get on the school bus, and then it's gonna be 'crash and burn, baby').

[can I just say this? "I want my mommy...."]

So the details of this weekend will have to wait. John wrote about the event here. Kyra (ThisMom) wrote about it here. Hopefully these will hold you over until I can get my sh!t together again.


[oh, and Salamander just had an absolutely amazing early morning. Especially considering that this is the first day back to school after the break and considering that we had a very busy weekend. He was incredibly focused and on-task, zipped through breakfast and all of his morning supplements (and there are a LOT) in under 20 minutes!! In a very pleasant and calm mood too, and very little trouble waking up. May I say it, dare I say it? Maybe, just maybe, these effects are due to the HB12 shots? He had his second one last Friday - and he is rapidly overcoming his anxiety around being stuck with a (itty bitty tiny teeny) needle. I will probably give him his next one on Thursday..

Potatey on the other hand was a GRAND pain in the butt this morning..]

One more thing that I MUST add. While I was gone this weekend, a dear neighbor (who is rapidly becoming a good friend) posted the following Old Cherokee Adage.

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.

"My son," he said, "the battle is between two wolves inside us all.

One is evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and ego."

"The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith."

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, "Which wolf wins?"

The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."

This weekend, especially the dinner event, and even more so the 50 minute very lonely car ride back to the water park at 1.15 am on Sunday morning, back to my boys, while I really really really had wanted to stay at Jess' house triggered a roller coaster, up/down, all over the place tidal wave of emotions for me. I am still processing, I am still trying to figure out exactly what it is that I am feeling and why....

Reading this Old Cherokee Adage put some definition around what is going on inside me.. the wolves are battling it out.. and I've been feeding a certain one way too much as of late.

I need to decide.. which one am I going to continue to feed.....I commented to, I think it was Kim, I am not sure anymore, that I wanted, no needed, to change the title of my blog (no worries, the url will not change..). Travelers we are, my boys and I, but the 'BiomedLand' is only a tiny little part of the journey...


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