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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I love our pediatrician, she's AWESOME

Took Ham to the pediatrician today. Mainly to help me feel better, normal? I don't know but I'm glad I did. My Ham, even though having a seizure just 4 days ago, is totally back to her normal self. She was literally bouncing off the walls telling jokes and reading books. Doctor comes in and asks, "What is wrong?" with an odd look on her face. Heh, now what?!?!?! Her doctor is passionate about supporting those with neurological issues. Which makes *me* as a mom feel better.

I love my kids pediatrician. Have I told you this? She knows my children by name, asks about them when on the off chance I only bring the appropriate child to the appointment. Asks about their dad. Asks if I have lost my marbles. I wish I could bring her with us.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Heart outside your body?

This past weekend was one of the worst of my whole life. Watched one of my children have a seizure. I think that and not being able to help her or even know what to do was the worst thing. Ever. And then to have doctors tell different reasons why or that they don't know for sure why. Plus having the Hubs not here doesn't help at all. Stress really did hit the fan and all I could was cry. Cry out to God that He would heal her and the docs would have some answers. The Comforter to comfort my husband for being so far away. I can't imagine how he must feel. I know how *I* felt with him not here. Thank you Lord for family and friends willing to help with my other children.

Friday, September 10, 2010

What are YOU learning?

Sometimes stress hits the fan. And that's only when the Hubs is home. When Hubs is deployed, stress seems to hit the fan a bit more often. Okay, maybe a little more. Today was a busy day so my stress level was a bit higher. And now it's 12:36 at night and I'm almost done. All I want to do right now is cry myself into an exhuasted sleep. Srsly. Tomorrow is about as busy as today with soccer clinic in the morning and then a birthday celebration in the evening. I hope to get some laundry done and prep work in for Sunday in the afternoon.

This does not include the normal stresses of vehicles not working, palmetto bugs coming in my house, daily care of children, sale of home that comes with the added bonus of visitors I don't know, school and then, to top it all off, all my kids need some special time with Mom and here I sit after midnight just to get some ME TIME. Any wonder why stress hits the fan?

Just having a tired moment I guess! :) It's time to just relax, I may need to invite some friends over for a dinner party!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Hello?

Schooling is going great. I love having school at home. I feel more organized and life seems to flow easier. Not that I'm great at organizing. I'm horrible at it. I need to call in reinforcements every few months to help keep myself in check. Especially when the Mister is deployed. Heck, even when the Mister is home. Especially when he is home. I love teaching my kids. At least for now. I may change my mind tomorrow. You never really know with me. I'm sorta wishy washy that way.

Lately I've been more diligent in making sure all our schooling gets done and in a timely manner. Which has helped in the behavior department. Better schedules and good sleep does a Mommy good. Oh wait. I meant to say children. I sometimes think I am crazy for homeschooling. And, with the Mister deployed, I do go crazy some days. . . . Okay. I lie. On most days I do go crazy. Even with a good schedule in place, my SON still gets bored with his "school toys," the daughter who doesn't want to do her seat work while I'm working with her sister get up and cause a ruckus in another room. I would gladly grab some gates and gate everyone in but, NO. That would be too much for ME, the crazy woman who enjoys having her children at home.

Crazy, I tell you, is my new name. I wonder if there is a better way to manage the house? How does a normal person do this? I suppose a normal person would follow cultural norms of the 21st century, right? So I'm out there I geuss. I better rephrase that. How does a Christian Navy wife, mother and teacher to 3 children do it without losing too many marbles? I do not have too many to dole out but I suppose I can lose a few on the way if I had to.

I just realized that the Mister will be gone the rest of this year. Whew!!! We are finally down to the last few months! The end is near and I am ready for the long awaited homecoming! I wonder if this is what it will feel like when Jesus returns? Not that we know a sure day of that happening, but the anticipation of just KNOWING he's coming back soon. . . . . Hmmmm, you thinking what I'm thinking? That seeing Jesus, knowing he's coming to get YOU to take back to your real home is better than seeing your husband who hasn't been home in over a year? I know, no comparison, but gosh. If I'm this excited in anticipation to welcome the love of my life home, I can hardly imagine the joy of seeing Him when He comes to get me!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

We had a viewing for my house this afternoon. Which is great. Except I wish they were not early! I was still doing the dishes when they showed up. Didn't seem too promising though, they did a quick walk through as my kids swarmed around them asking a million questions. I felt like because we were here they rushed through the house like we had the plague.

I am not sure how much longer I can take this whole home selling situation. I want it to be over and done with two months ago. I am going insane with keeping the house spick and span. Not saying I don't love a clean house but who lives like this? Seriously? I feel like I am living in a magazine and my husband isn't here to help me out.

I think that's what's got me going. All this without Schuyler here for another few months. This deployment has me going through one jump and another doing this and that. Him over there telling me do this and that not having any control and wondering why I can't do things on his timeline. Seriously. It's a cause of major irritation. I don't like fighting or anything of that sort. Especially with him half way across the world. UGH.

Friday, September 3, 2010

This morning I braved the comissary. Normally I do not on a Friday. Or right before a 3 day weekend. Or within 2 days of pay day. And most definitly when all those things happen at once. BUT. I was desperate. I figured with the wake of the hurricane that only gave us some rain I may have had a fighting chance with the crowds. We get there and much to my surprise, the parking lot is not too bad and the inside were no crowds. Shelves were stocked with the food I needed and my children were well behaved.

I love it when that happens. My morning was awesome. I should be okay till next week!