It’s been a rough summer. I was doing great with this whole blogging all the time thing and then stuff happened.
We took a family trip up north to see my inlaws, my aunt, Monterey Bay, and San Francisco.
Then I took a trip up north again to see my friends that normally live online and in my phone.
-credit Just One Miss
And somewhere along the way the not so good stuff happened. The kidney stones that gave me grief last winter decided to wreck havoc again.
I’ve spent the last month and a half straining my pee and taking pain killers. Getting a CT scan. And I’m still not well. I’m able to be writing this with the help of the meds. And unless things change, like the stones passing, I’ll be having some kind of surgical procedure to evict these suckers. Either way, it all sucks.
I did manage to have some good times this summer and be a mom to my kids and a wife to my husband.
I managed to show up for work most of the time and be somewhat productive. Hopefully I’ll be feeling better soon.
Oh, and this also happened -
-credit Sara Ramirez
I’ll be back soon!
Day 13: Square
Day 14: Flag
Day 15: Friends
Day 16: Dad
Day 17: Books
Day 18: Smile
Day 19: Metal
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Tomorrow I’m doing something exciting and I’m a little nervous. I can’t say what it is quite yet. But I will when I can.
Here’s how I’m coping with my anxiety tonight:
Remembering what’s important in my life.
Having great experiences means letting go of fear.
It’s going to be fun. My twins will have fun too and it will be another great memory.
It’s not going to be perfect. Life isn’t perfect and that’s ok. It will be exactly how it should be and that’s that.
I’ve done plenty of crazy exciting things in my life and what I remember most was the experiences, not the nervousness I felt about them.
What do you do to handle nerves?
My observations from this Post A Day In May adventure:
I really missed blogging on a more regular basis. I really enjoy having daily posts on my page and words coming out of my head.
People don’t comment as much as they used to. But I know you’re out there, lurkers!
I need more sleep than I think I do.
I’m still too chicken to link to my blog on my personal facebook page.
I can have a birthday and still forget my age. I always have to do the math in my head to figure out how old I am.
There can never be enough cake.
I can do magic in my kitchen. And so can my honey.
Having a date night with Marco is quite possibly the best thing we could for our marriage. This has to be done on a more regular basis. It’s not about whether we love each other. It’s about getting out of our mommy and daddy roles that we live in 99% of the time.
There’s nothing like live music to stir up the soul. I still love concerts as much as I did in the 80’s.
The only way to get more organized and get shit done is to dig in and do it. I’ve been doing two jobs at work, filling in for a vacancy. If only it came with the extra pay! With more to do at two different offices, I have to be a better juggler. Juggling work and life and parenting… balls are bound to drop. That’s just how it is.
Looking for helpers is a powerful message. Being a helper would be even better. It doesn’t have to be a big thing. Everyone can be a helper every day in small ways too.
Spending one on one time with each of my girls is difficult to do. But it’s important.
Getting out of my comfort zone is a great thing. It doesn’t have to be scary. And the rewards are great.
June starts tomorrow! Who’s with me?