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Texas, United States
I am a stay at home Mom from Oregon who has landed in Texas.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

What's up

Life has been so much of the same thing lately that I haven't had much to say. Here's the situation with the car. It broke down, Keith changed the spark plugs and it still won't start. We need to get it checked out, but Keith doesn't have time for that, he is studying every spare minute and by the time he isn't studying everything is closed. So it has been frustrating, to say the least.

This means when I was working last week, the kids and I were stuck at home because in order for us to take Keith to school and pick him up, he would have had a shorter study day due to me having to be back by 5 for work. So now that I am off for a few days the kids and I have been taking Keith to school, and we go get him later in the day. It works, but it is a lot of gas, and hard on all of us. Hopefully next week we can figure something out with the trains, or something, and it will save us time and stress. It was hard for us to be stuck at home for so long without a car, and it was hard for Keith because he felt bad that we were stuck at home. ARG!

In between all this pity party we were able to have a nice play date with Kelli and her boys. It was on her birthday so we celebrated with cake (and ghetto lunch, LOL). It was so nice to talk to another adult, and not have it be a rushed 5 minute conversation between feeding the kids, bathing the kids, and putting the kids to bed, like it is with Keith.

This has been the most trying time in our lives for sure. It is too hard to explain why. I mean Keith is home sometimes, it's not like he is gone 24 hours a day, but his mind is SO busy with all these things, and there is just a stress that can't be remedied. All I can say is I am SO ready for March.

Wow, I know this is whiny, but that is why I haven't posted in forever. I am too much of a debbie downer these days. I hate when I get in funks like this. I want to just feel good. I know I have much to be thankful for, the fact that Keith is in the position to be studying for the BAR is wonderful in and of itself. The kids are healthy and strong. We have a clean home and a car that works. I have a job that allows us to have food on the table. We have supportive friends and family, near and far. So many things to be grateful for, but sometimes it gets to be too much and all you want to do is break down and cry for a bit. Sometimes the only remedy is a good cry!


6 comments:

Ashley said...

Aww, things will get better. A good cry does work wonders sometimes! I am glad you are thinking about the positive side of things. Take care!

Caroline said...

Well I'm glad I'm not the only one in a funk! I feel a little more normal now. I hope things get a better here soon. Its not fun to have your husband gone all day and grumpy, cooped-up kids at home.

Caroline said...

Well I'm glad I'm not the only one in a funk! I feel a little more normal now. I hope things get a better here soon. Its not fun to have your husband gone all day and grumpy, cooped-up kids at home.

Caroline said...

Well I'm glad I'm not the only one in a funk! I feel a little more normal now. I hope things get a better here soon. Its not fun to have your husband gone all day and grumpy, cooped-up kids at home.

Jenny said...

My advice is having a good cry and then going to sleep. I know this sounds cliche, but it always seems to work for me. Somehow things always look brighter to me the morning after a good cry.

Shellie said...

Shan- I'm so sorry. It sounds really rough. HUGS!