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Space, Spouse and Spirited Son Issues

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Hi everyone! Yes, I'm home.

My son is being EXTREMELY challenging to me today. He missed me and he misses having other children to play with all the time. Driving me nuts doesn't begin to cover it. At least I got up with him today.

And my husband decided he needs to move his office home and he created a new room in the house.. our very tiny house, with a professional office partition. So the library that was also our dog's bedroom (huge cage) is now nearly empty. All the books and movies are boxed up. The bookcases are on the porch. He did this without any input or discussion with me first. GRRR.

The thing I ASKED him to do was to clean up the toy corner of the living room that looks like we need Hoarders TV show to come and empty it out. He didn't do anything with that, but put more stuff in there and the dog's big pen, too, in his moving project.

The result is that I do not have any room to dance, to lay down a yoga mat to do strength training, nor hardly to MOVE In the living room. Very unhappy about this whole thing. we had a long talk about the clean up project and I gave him a lot of advice.. like bagging up ALL our son's toys except the castle, train, and the toy storage cart with the Toy Story characters and leave out the books on the shelves. But there are tons of other things there to be trashed or bagged up to be put away. I thought he said he would and was really going to do it, but he didn't do ANYTHING to help there.

And how on Earth he expects our son will be QUIET while he's working is beyond me. Nicholas can't even be quiet while he's trying to sleep. I try so hard to keep him quiet and it's ridiculous. But it's not fair to Nicholas either to have to be quiet all day cause Daddy's asleep AND at night cause he's working here. There is potential for this to change soon, as DH gets his new schedule Monday which will go in effect in two weeks. He's asked for a day shift. If he gets that, it will help. I THINK he could keep the office downtown til September and then move it home. So let's pray that he gets a day shift as this will be the best thing for our family.

DH got me a new chair for my desk, but it hasn't got decent back support, which I need most of all. It's useless to me and painful.

So, I'm struggling to be happy with being home.. and it's not easy right now.

My mother and her husband will be here on Tuesday. We need to get the house presentable with some space to entertain.. a LITTLE space.. OMG and it's such a mess right now I'm completely overwhelmed. COMPLETELY OVERWHELMED!!!

At some point I'll be uploading some vlogs I took at the beach.. two or three.. and I'll write a summary about my trip. It was really wonderful! (Except for having PMS and my period the entire week.)

I weighed in today and I'm down 1 lb. I'm at 227 now. Pleased with this. I didn't track a couple days. I didn't strength train either and have to get back to that SOMEHOW.. well, someplace is more of the problem. I didn't dance a couple days, but walked a lot and hooped every day. One day I walked 22,297 steps! Holy mackerel! I've never gone over 20,000!!! Got over 10,000 steps every day, though some times weren't tracked when my phone was charging and I got over 8000 tracked steps and walked another couple hours after that, so I'm sure of over 10,000 a day.

Wow, I'm tired.. Going to walk and have to grocery shop.. maybe go to Farmer's Market.. DH is planning to clean this afternoon before work. Well, I'm waiting to see that. He said he would after work last night and he did not.

Anyhow.. back to Sparking and somehow I'll be on here a lot more. Glad to be back to you guys.

If you posted any really important blogs over the past week, please comment and tell me the name or date of the post so I can go to your page and find it easily. Thanks!

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    2170 days ago
    2170 days ago
    You are on a roll - congrats
    2170 days ago
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    2170 days ago
    I would be super overwhelmed, too!!!! You tracked tons of steps while you were at Ferry Beach! That is wonderful. I hope DH helps you get things back in order in time for the visit with your mother and her partner. Hang in there-- Glad you are back!
    2171 days ago

    The husband-wife relationship is SO HARD! I feel for you. Hang in there.

    2171 days ago
    Welcome back! We should do a project together. My garage is a DISASTER!!! Maybe I could send you a 'before' picture, and then you could work on a room and I could work on my garage, and we could send each other 'after' pictures!!!

    I have not wanted to touch it but this could help!

    2171 days ago
    Sorry for the stress you are currently under. Hope you can get out and walk or have other healthy outlets. Prayers your way.
    2171 days ago
    Sorry for the stress you are currently under. Hope you can get out and walk or have other healthy outlets. Prayers your way.
    2171 days ago
    Glad you made it back safe and sound. Get some rest and I know you will handle the home front the best you can. emoticon
    2171 days ago
    I'm thinking, just thinking that maybe to start you both thought you were on the same page but wasn't! Now that you've spoken to him maybe he'll get it together and help you out to you can get back to some normalcy! I'll keep my fingers crossed for the day shift, we had the night shift in our house for 6 months and it almost killed us, because of the kids!

    Good luck to you and I hope that you're able to get back on track!

    2171 days ago
    I agree with SUGARSHOCKER!!! not cool at all!

    Glad you had a good time...I can remember my kids being a pain in the ass too when I would come's stressful for them...just be patient with him...I think because kids like routine, and when we leave them, it screws them up huge...he'll get over it soon...just give him lots of love and praises for not burning down the house while you were away!! hhehehehe :)
    2171 days ago
    Good luck! Do you have a garage? If you do,put hubby's office out there.I feel for you! emoticon
    2171 days ago
    give him hell
    2171 days ago
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