Monday, January 19, 2009

I'm wishing for a boring 2009..

Okay, Jay is trying to give me a kick in the butt and get me back to blogging... I'm overwhelmed by how far behind I've gotten with my blog and my check book. Those things are just hanging over my head and driving me nuts. But I just can't focus until I've had some sleep.

You may have heard me mention before that when we moved to WV that I prayed, "God do with us what you need to do to make us what you want us to be". And I've also said that if I knew how much work he was going to do, I might have prayed something else.

I want to preface this by saying that I feel like I live a blessed life. I have a wonderful husband, wonderful children, we love our families, love where we live, love our church and if I knew how to draw a line through church and cross it out and put family I would because that is how I feel about them. But I don't feel like going through the trouble of figuring that out. So, if someone wants to leave me a comment giving me instructions like you'd give a five year old, then I might be able to figure it out. But seriously, five year old instructions is all that I can follow right now.

Anyway, from the time that we moved to WV and on, it seems like there was one thing after another... youth ministry needs a whole other post maybe even blog so I'll leave that part of it out for now but lets just say that that on it's own was enough. But we were constantly having unexpected events that messed with my routine and I'm a routine person.. Broken legs, stomach viruses appliances breaking, trips, job interviews, car motors blowing up, very sick pregnancy, baby birth, three month long ear infections, replacing transmissions, a trip to Disney World the day that my daughter is being discharged from the hospital for fluids from a stomach virus (which didn't get rid of the stomach virus btw) Jay, you had a different Belle, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty and it's because we gave ours a stomach virus.. Nothing that is precious to me has been permanently disturbed but I've got a lot of sleep to catch up on so in 2009, I'm scheduling in a nap every now and then. So it's very possible that I might for go regular blog posts for more sleep and organization.

Anyway, the real question that I have for anyone that hasn't given up on me because I've been a horrible blog companion and haven't kept up with mine or anyone elses is, do you think it would be just horrible if I asked God to live me the way I am just for a year, or maybe two? Or maybe even just grow me a little more slowly? I know there is plenty work left on me but is it possible for one to take a break from said work?

And I just have to say this too. It seems that my children have been sick a lot. One might think that we are filthy people. I also want to say that I have a bottle of hand sanitizer sitting on every corner and in my car and a bottle of antibacterial soap at every sink. I also regularly wash there little noses out with saline. Chloe just hears the word nose spray and starts crying. Emma has just finally accepted her fate and does it to herself. I've become a psycho about it. Just had to clear that up. I do wash my children of germs but they apparently find a way to hold on every time.. I'M SO READY FOR SPRING... Oh and the stomach virus.. You would think that I would have figured out when Emma was hospitalized with Rotavirus how to keep a child with a stomach virus out of the hospital. I measured gatorade with a measuring spoon and gave her one teaspoon every ten minutes for an hour and then graduated from a teaspoon to a table spoon and then an ounce. Just like the doctor ordered.. Chloe didn't get dehydrated but her glucose got low or something like that. Whatever... Anyway, just wanted to say that I do try to take care of my children... Inferiorority complex rising to the top much?

I'll try to come back with a less rant type post after I've achieved that much desired sleep.. Btw, have I mentioned that I'm a bit of an insomniac and when I do get a chance to sleep, I usually can't.. Grr...

Oh well, I'm going to go give it shot..

Jay, that was all just for you. You only thought you wanted a dose of Dana :). I love you!

5 comments:

Jay said...

I am laughing so hard right now (in a good way).

I'm sorry about all of your chaos. You know that I totally relate to the whole lack of sleep/being an insomniac thing. It sucks. It is just so much easier to function with sleep in your system... it's been a while since I knew how that felt. oh well. I think that I might need to look into some sleeping meds, wonder if it would help?

And... I don't know how many princesses they have on file b/c we saw 2 different Belles in one day and 2 different Cinderellas while we were there. Surely the ones you saw weren't sick. (anymore) :)

When Sarah Jane was a baby and had those clogged tear ducts, I remember feeling like people must think that I don't wash my child b/c her eyes stayed crusted over...(regardless of the fact that I had a battery powered wipe warmer in my diaper bag at all times to wipe the little crusties out of her sweet little pained eyes every five seconds... and if i didn't have wipes I was contantly running to the bathroom to get a warm rag to do it) -- Oh yeah, I still got the looks. But I'm over it now. sort of.

Hopefully 2009 will be calm and easy for you guys. I miss you!! and I love you too. Thanks for the update... :)


OH--- the strikethrough thing:
I tried to post directions on here and blogger denied me..

Go to google and type in "How do I do strikethrough text on blogger" --- The first link is the one that I used. Hope that helps.

BASSakward Tales said...

dana, you are a GREAT momma - not mother but momma - there is a difference...you have MOL - momma overload...i will tell you like i tell all of my Resident's family members when they are admitted to my Living Center - "If you don't take care of yourself...then you can't take care of anyone else.

becky said...

hello little one. welcome to the club where mama's don't have endless energy and know when there was too much on our plates. we have been expecting you. we have envied your perserverance. but please, please, come take naps with us. lol!!
i love you. if you lived next door, i'd bring you supper tonight.

hyperactive lu said...

Yes, 2009 needs to be slow and boring!!!! :) Take a nap you deserve it! And bring on Spring!!

Supabloggasuprememama said...

awe. hang in there. and no i do not think you are nasty people. we all have our seasons!