Thursday, April 10, 2008


I am still confined to my bed. All my interactions with the world are through my telephones. I sneak downstairs to get on the computer once or twice a day. I think I need to have a better attitude about this. I was thinking about this around 3:00 am while I was wide awake with a gazillion things racing through my mind. Perhaps being sick is what I need to pay attention to my health--be more careful of what I eat and where I eat. Maybe it's my body's way of saying slow your ass down and chill out so that I can make good choices about what I eat. Now I do not feel like I do a lot, but maybe that's just a warped sense of perception. Perhaps being sick is telling me to build in some private time to reconnect to myself. Not just trying to stay up later after I do all the chores and think that is winding down time. I have to re-think this. Hhmm what does it mean to build in time for myself? And can I do it and not let anything else fall by the wayside. Or maybe some things ought to fall by the wayside. OK now I have something new to discern while I lay in my giant fluffy girlie-girl bed! I will say my children have been very helpful and concerned and caring, but If one more child brings me another cup of water I swear I will die! (smile)


Stephen Bess said...

I'm wishing you a speedy recovery. Be well. Peace~

Lovebabz said...

Thank you Stephen Bess,
I shall be up and running soon!

Sister P said...

I know what you mean about focusing on yourself and your health. It's challenging but well worth it. Get well soon!

Lovebabz said...

Hey Sister P,
It is one of those things that we just assume we will enjoy...good health without doing any work to get or keep.

laurie said...

Yes, do slow down (and isn't it amazing how people step up when they are most needed. Some things may need to go by the way-side but good health is so very important. Lung stuff is not to be messed with. I'm so glad that you are doing what you need to get better. I wish you lived just down the street and I could bring you some chicken soup. Or chocolate. ;-)

dejanae said...

be happy your kids
i wouldnt have been bringin nobody any dang cup of water

Princess TinyButt said...

now you know i'm a HUGE proponent of women, particularly women of color, slowing down and taking care of themselves. we dont' realize that we are killing ourselves until we are flat on our asses and sick in the hospital (like i was!). heed your body's call my dearest babz, and feel better soon.


Lovebabz said...

Hey Laurie,
I wished I lived down the street from you too! Chicken soup..homemade from you sounds like heaven!

Dejanae, you cracked me up!

Yes indeed Princess,
Our health is our wealth, but I better start acting like it!

James Tubman said...

water is good for the soul lol

yup sick huh


at least you get some time to think and chill

except for when your kids bother you lol

Mango Mama said...

Isn't it funny that when we're well we dream of having a mandate forcing us to stay in bed, but once we've been there for a bit, we're itching to get up and get things rolling again. Listen to your body and get some rest.

I just discovered your blog and it's wonderful.

Lovebabz said...

Hey James Tubman,
You are so funny and a bit right!

Welcome Mango Mama,
I am glad you came by. You are welcome here anytime!

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

poor baby, washing clothes may have been like going out to u then lol

Lovebabz said...

Yes Torrance (smile). No matter how sick I am things have to be done and laundry is one of them!

Piecake said...

Hope you can be up and about soon.

Sharon said...

I am so sorry you are not well. As one head-strong, got it all together, the world will stop if I stop, if it is to get done it must be done by me kinda sistah to another....the world spun on its axis before either of us and it will continue to spin without us (just not as well nor as cutely ;).
So take my advice and take care of yourself because none of us, not your kids, not your family, not your blog family, NOT THE WORLD is ready, willing, or able to do without you for long at this point in time.

CapCity said...

Those aren't glasses of water those babies are branging - those are glasses filled with love so DRANK UP, Sis!! ;-). Besides, water flushes all toxins. Feel better! Hugz!

Mizrepresent said...

Glad you are feeling better! Lol@ the water bringers,too cute!

Rich said...

Slow down grasshopper, you know we are on the other side of 25.

Some wise woman told me that a few days ago.

Lovebabz said...

Me too! Being sick is akilljoy!

You are too damned wise for your own good! Thank you!

I love those cyber hugz. Ok there is something to be said for too much water no matter how sweet the gesture!

Girl somehow they believe that water will make we well! LOL!

hhmmm I guess we better heed that wise woman's words!

Anali said...

Feel better soon LoveB! : )

The Artist In Me said...

Your children love you and they show you by trying to take care of you. I love it! The spirit of a child is absolutely untouchable.

I pray that you get well soon. When you do...take time out for you!

Will be emailing soon!
Be blessed!