Friday, December 13, 2013
Every Holiday season we have bad luck through the whole time. My husband is the one who has to fix everything which is why he hates the holidays, but it is frustrating for me too because I feel so bad for him that things are going so badly during these times. I can usually keep my Christmas spirit up, but this year I'm in the hating the season myself. Hopefully things will settle down, but with the bad luck of this year we have had anyway, I feel that the holidays are going to just continue with things going bad. The furnace acted up and took 3 visits with the furnace people before things settled down. The sewer pump went to hell and had to get a new one(a lot of work for my husband). The drains froze and took 2 days for him to be able to get them to work again. They weren't working again today and flooded the bathroom. Yesterday the drain for the washing machine was froze and forgot to check it first, so it flooded the bathroom also. The air compressor he uses to air up the tires on the 4 wheeler that has a plow on that he uses to do all the smaller areas that a large plow can't do that needs to be done broke down today and he had to fix that so he couldn't do the areas he wanted to do. The 4 wheeler was being stubborn about starting too. He put in a new wood stove in the addition, but took a lot longer to do than it would have just because of all the other problems that kept interrupting him being able to work on getting that done. Both of us have had bad luck with bashing up our knuckles and I took a chunk out of the side of my index finger on the left had while cutting pieces for the quilts I am doing(I think I was trying to go to fast and that's why it jumped the side of the cutting piece use for running the cutter against. There has been more, but I can't think of it all right now. I get super busy during the holidays and don't check in as much as I would like to. I'm trying to get some Christmas spirit, but I am not there yet. Hopefully I do get there before Christmas day. With the way things are going, I'm not holding my breath on that. My husband just wants to get 2013 over with because so many things have been bad this year. I'm glad I'm in DBT because helps to be able to talk with others who understand how this can make my bipolar depression, SAD, and other things I have worse and I'm not getting in too bad of a low. I think I'm in the same mode as my husband and can't wait for 2013 to be over. I hope the new year will be better! Hope all of you are having a wonderful Holiday season and not having my problems, deaths or other things going wrong.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
I have been super busy. I have many projects to finish for Christmas, and lots of appointments. I don't know about anyone else, but I hope I finish the projects quick. I don't think it is going to go as quickly as I want as the quilts are time consuming. The other projects are not super easy either. Everything takes longer than I expect. My fibromyalgia can and does play a big part in that. I didn't get all the summer projects done that I wanted to get done, but I will have them on my list for next year. Maybe the weather, my body, and state of mind will be better and more cooperative. We are having furnace issues, which have interfered with the projects and exercise that I want to do. I do not function well in the cold. I try to keep moving around to help with staying warm, but if my hands are too cold I cannot work on the crafts right. Furnace guy is supposed to be out today. Hopefully better than the idiot we called last year. My husband had to correct a bunch of stuff he did. Then it ran all winter until spring, and then started acting up again. Last year was the first we had any problems with it since we got it. It is a fuel oil furnace with electronic components. The electronic components make it harder to work on. My husband could fix the problems with the other furnace until it gave out. I appreciate my husband tremendously. We do not need repair people for hardly anything as he does electric, plumbing, building, sewer, and many more. The car can be tricky because so many computer components in the car, so that goes to the garage to fix and thank God we found a reliable one that does the work correctly and doesn't over charge. They have looked at things for us and if nothing is wrong they do not charge us for the checking, test drive, and testing for us. Money is so tight with all the prices going up on everything. Every time you turn around the prices have gone up again. Chocolate is outrageous, but we buy several types for the grandkids for the different holidays and have a little for us. Anyway, my wish is to be done or almost done with all the handmade items by the end of the month. It will cause less stress to make sure things are done. I should have been working on them more during the summer. Oh well things usually work out, I just want to prevent some of the Christmas rush. We love all the grandchildren and more will come through the years as Mandi & Brandon will be trying one more time for a boy, and our youngest daughter has not had any yet. She needs to find the right partner first and her luck with the guys she has dated just haven't been Mr. Right yet. It gets costly to make sure all the grandkids get stuff from Grandma and Grandpa as well as the rest of the family we buy for. We all agree that the kids are the most important to get for. I stress to the kids to make sure they are buying for their families first before anything for us. We understand all to well how stretched money gets for the season. As we get older, and their kids get older, a great present for me would be to help put up and take down the stuff for Christmas. Christmas is my favorite holiday and have a lot (emphasis on lot!!!) to put up. I don't know when I would want to do less. Holiday lights are calming and make me Happy, so they are a great help to have up. Every room gets lights and decorations. My husband helps with some of the light putting up, but putting the nic nacs, Christmas village (which has gotten very big) and all of that to me. He does help with the meals though and does a lot for those which is a huge help. Hope all of you are able to get all your stuff done early and make the holidays a real enjoyment!
Monday, October 07, 2013
October already. Trying to make sure have all the supplies for the Christmas gifts that I am making and get busy on them. Time has gone by way too fast. Try and finish summer things and now need to get busy making sure ready for winter. Have had a lot of appointments. I wish they didn't seem to take so much of my time but they do. I swear they wear me out more than exercise does. I don't know if others feel this way, but my husband says the same thing. Wish I could have more energy. I hate feeling so far behind on what I want to get done. Haven't put up any Halloween decorations yet either. It still gets to me at times when I see the pictures of how thin I used to be and how I look now. I try to keep a stiff upper lip, but I feel I loose the battle a lot. I hope things get better soon. Winter is hard for me too. I know where to get the uv bulbs for my existing light fixtures if the lamp thing still does not go through.
Sunday, September 01, 2013
It would be nice to be able to have the colorful trees they can have in warmer climates. I got my zumba exercise done twice this week. Today I made it through the whole step-by-step DVD. I had to pause it and walk around until my heart rate and breathing were at a good level to go again. Hoping to get into a good routine and stay in that routine even in winter. Even got more cleaning done this week than have in a long time. Normally if I had a good day for cleaning I would get a lot done, but my fibromyagia would hurt like the devil for the next two to three days.
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