I've been lost in the forest for a while, wandering around aimlessly. Now I find myself standing is a clearing gazing around and wondering how I happened upon this place. I believe I'll rest here for a while and revel in the beauty that surrounds me.
February 15, 2011
October 5, 2010
Well, my trek through the forest has led me far away from where I expected to be. We recently relocated to the other side of the state where I know nobody and have very minimal knowledge about the surrounding area. It has been a bit overwhelming.
This change has been good in many ways, though. The past few months have been a blur of chaos and despondency that found me unable to write more than a few words at a time. I am hoping that the new location will help me regain my inspiration so that I can revisit my writing projects, and perhaps even complete the book I have been working on for some time now.
Posted by Mom at 11:11 PM
May 16, 2010
Oh, to be by the side of the ocean waves every day. To wake to the sweet smell of salty water. To hear the calling sirens of the crashing waves. Were it possible, this is where I would be. It matters not what shore I roam, as long as the water is near. As long as I can gaze upon the ever changing roll of the seas, my heart and soul are at rest. Alas, it is but a short respite that I take at water's edge to restore my soul before returning to the barren lands of where I reside.
Posted by Mom at 1:10 AM
April 28, 2010
I has a sad.
I'm having a birthday party - Tea Party - for my youngest child. My sister is refusing to come because my brother will be there. Seriously? How old are you? It is quite irritating. Frankly, I'm not surprised. She's never been to any of my kids' parties. This time, though, she's placing the excuse squarely on the knowledge that my brother will be there and she can't possibly make nice for the short 2 hours that the party will last.
I swear. What is one to do when adults behave more like the children than the children?
Posted by Mom at 10:22 PM
April 13, 2010
I've been lethargic over the past few months. I haven't had energy or motivation to do anything. It's difficult to have a list of things to be done when there is no energy for doing.
I took a week off away from the babies and my husband. I took my teenager out of town - just me and him - for a week in Washington D.C. The trip was good for me. It was difficult because this was the longest time I've spent away from my girls. I was away from them for a full week. I missed them terribly. I recognize, however, that the time away has helped me to recharge and regain a bit of focus. Marisa is almost 4 years old and I've been caring for her and Kira basically full time for the past four years. I have a day or two off here and there, but never more than two days at a time. The week off was good for all of us.
Coming home was good, too, though. It's always nice to return home after a few days of being away. I missed my husband. I missed my cats. I missed my bed. (Well - maybe not my bed so much. The bed at the hotel was very nice and had piles and piles of cushiony pillows that I didn't have to share with anybody...)
Even though the week did not go quite as planned, the time was well spent and the Mom returned feeling refreshed and in a more positive state of mind.
Posted by Mom at 11:40 PM
March 16, 2010
Today's post is brought to you by my recent Facebook Interaction.
For the players: Shaunalynn - is meself
Celena - is my sister
Tammy - is Angel's biological mother
Randall - is my husband
Angel - is my oldest child who just turned 20
I have deleted the last names and the FB avatars to avoid any identifying information being posted here, just to be sure nobody can come back and file any kinds of lawsuit.
Shaunalynn My oldest child just turned 20... Sigh... (At least I still have one baby left.)
Posted by Mom at 11:55 AM
March 8, 2010
I love warmer weather, when it's not too cold to be outside and not too hot to be outside. I love being able to hang out at the park and let the kids play. I love the gentle breeze and the healing warmth of the sun that is present at this perfect time of year - before the sun is so strong and hot that even a few minutes is enough to make me run for cover. It's awesome.
Posted by Mom at 2:05 PM