Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Mondays... How can one day be so routinely bad?
Patrick, my asthmatic, woke up having trouble breathing. His nebulizer wasn't clearing him out, so another trip to the doctor (we went on Friday-but our regular family doc wasn't there). I decided also to have a chat with the "specialist" who told me last month that Pat doesn't appear to have asthma. Dealing with that office really messed up my mood. Thankfully, our regular family doc was wonderful.
The checkbook... I had neurotically kept track of the checkbook all last week. Hubby had made an unexpected trip to Sam's, nine days before his paycheck. It appeared that we made it. I got online to check our accounts. The mortgages were coming out like expected, however, where's the paycheck? Hubby's employer had some kind of mix up, and the check SHOULD get deposited Tuesday. My mortgages came out yesterday. I had to spend part of my day on hold, then dealing with the bank's customer service to see what we could do. I got it all figured out, assuming the paycheck comes today. STRESSFUL!
The kitchen... I worked all weekend, noon to 10:30 pm, and I commute. That makes for a long time away from home. I looked at the kitchen Sunday night as I came in. You're kidding me! The counters were full of dirty dishes, pots, pans and baking sheets. My Monday work was all lined up.
On the way home from the doctor's office, I decided to stop at the school to get some of Patrick's school work. I park in the middle of the lot. What I thought was dirt around the area that I parked, ended up being the squashed remains of some critter, fangs and snout still intact, the rest was extremely gross and stinky. "REALLY!?! Kid's get back in the car! Don't step on anything!"
All this, and the usual Monday morning: "Mom! Where's my...?" or "I don't have jeans." Yesterday was tough. I was unable to get a workout done. I managed to not blow up too badly at anyone, and was even patient with the bank guy. It helped that he sounded like he was from our country. He actually understood what I was saying and was very helpful. I used the time on hold to just put up my feet and relax a little.
So, today... I plan to watch "Toy Story Three" with the twins and Patrick. I'm going to get the hugs I so desperately need. I WILL work out! I will just keep plugging away at all the "mom stuff" I do every day. Monday is gone and done.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Today started out with me wondering, "How on earth am I going to get through today?". I had a horrible night sleep, tossing and turning since 4am. The kids were slow to get out the door for school, and hubby is on a business trip. I try to not let myself get overwhelmed, but it's hard with so little sleep.
A short rest (I don't nap well), some coffee and a workout have helped. Now I look outside, and it's raining. Believe it or not, I'm relieved. When the kids come home, they will have to stay inside. I usually let them play outside as much as possible, which has left many areas of our house messy. Yes, because of the rain, it will be chore day for them! This will hopefully relieve some of my overwhelmed feelings. My messy house stresses me out, and working part time, I don't have as much time as I'd like to take care of the house.
So bring on the rain! Let's get this mess cleaned up, kids!
Monday, November 08, 2010
Time change, yuk! That has really thrown me off. I was actually on a streak of sleeping well until Saturday nights time change. Now, I'm in a funky mood. It doesn't help that everything is still broken around here. Or that I told hubby to watch his spending on Friday. I was okay with charging some tires at Sams. Charging postpones the payment until his paycheck. My paycheck is this weeks money, not nearly as much. He couldn't charge groceries, that wasn't allowed with this charge card, so he BOUGHT them, a bunch of them.
Yikes! Now, I have to be neurotic about the checkbook until next Monday, his paycheck. Guess what! The computer is still massively infected with some virus. He'll put some kind of temporary fix on tonight, so I can catch up.
I'm typing on the iPad right now, which is better than nothing, but still more frustrating than a keyboard.
In addition, the water softener isn't working, and that's affecting the dishwasher. One thing after another, everything is breaking.
You guessed it, I'm in a bad mood. It's Monday and I'm tired and grumpy. For some reason, habit I guess, I still got on spark people. I'm caught up on tracking and have
posted a few comments. I've even read a positive blog post.
Wow! I feel a little better already. Maybe I can get a few things done around here today. I will get on that elliptical! It seems funny to me how just logging on to spark people helps me get motivated for my day.
Thanks spark people!
Things don't seem so bad anymore. I think I can get a few things done today
Wednesday, November 03, 2010
Over the last several months I feel I've done a pretty good job of improving my physical health. At times, however, emotionally and spiritually I've been a mess. I've been neglecting my spiritual life, basically becoming lazy with it. "Lukewarmness" had set in.
About nine days ago, I finally started doing something about this. I decided to apply some spark people techniques to help me make baby steps. I set a new goal to track, daily rosary. As a family, we have been saying our rosary most days together. On Sunday, we got to church early, and almost everyone made it to confession. Monday was All Saints Day, a holy day of obligation, and we made it early again. A few more of us got into confession, but not me. Yesterday was All Souls Day, not a day of obligation, but they did have an evening mass at our church. Hubby and I went, and I finally got into confession. It had been a while, and the guilt was building up in me. To finally be able to receive God's grace in Holy Communion was wonderful, and I pray that I don't fall into laziness again.
Yesterday, I was overwhelmed by everything. Today, with prayer, I am able to handle things. I feel at peace. I can start attacking the mountains of laundry and my very lived in house. I'm not obsessed with worry over the school curriculum. We moms have met and have a plan of action and I can patiently wait and deal with this situation in a couple of weeks.
I know this blog won't appeal to everyone, but I think it's very important to point out how important our spiritual lives are to our overall well being. My spiritual lif was a mess. It's still a work in progress as I try to keep up good prayer habits for myself and my family. I just feel so good today and I wanted to share that.
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