5/30/13

Transition Time

I guess every day when I blog I don't need to update that we are still living in the cabin in the country, because at this point we aren't sure how long it will be.

I feel like I was doing good and handling our temporary "who the H knows what is happening now" situation until last night.

Luke suddenly got some virus that came out of nowhere. I mean one minute he was fine, and the next minute he was in bed shaking with chills and body aches and a 102 degree fever. It was just dandy.

At 8:00 Eli went to sleep and then Luke went to sleep. 

Normally this would be like a little slice of mama heaven. A whole night to myself to do everything that I need to do.

But we are not living under the roof of anything remotely "normal" right now. 

I sat down on the couch to watch one of the few channels we have that aren't a preacher yelling at me to repent or a spanish speaking channel. (did you know there is a spanish version of The Voice? I won't tell you how long we sat and watched it the other day).

And as I sat down to watch TV I realized that none of the channels were working. There was a bad storm outside (hello Oklahoma Spring) and apparently antennas don't work well when there is a storm.

So then I opened up my laptop to take care of a few things on the internet. 

Do you see where this is going?

It wasn't working either. I really wanted to type that in all caps but refrained cause I don't want to look completely crazy. 

So I did what any normal 29 year old woman would do in this situation. I sat and cried. and cried. and cried. 

There, now I sound completely crazy. 

I know this sounds like a very superficial thing to cry about but I have not stopped to cry once in the past two weeks. 

So I cried about a lot of things. We were in such a rush to get out of our home last week that I never really cried about leaving our first home and the place where I brought home my baby. I decided it was a good time to cry about that. I just used the moment to cry about lots of things.

(the last pic of our house I took as we drove away)

And then I quit crying and I ate junk food. I'm going to come out of this cabin 15 pounds heavier. 

Later, Luke suggested maybe the Lord is wanting me to take a time out from all of life and relax here. I suggested maybe the Lord wants him to shut up.

It was a healthy and marriage growing conversation.

However, today I have been on the up and up. We will just consider Wednesday the "low-point" of our temporary "who in the H knows what is happening now" situation. 

Sometimes we just need a good cry. 

And a coke.

And several chocolate chip cookies. 

Just in case you feel the need to never check my blog again due to my excessive whining I can tell you that the next few days will not be that way. I have several products (my Nike Fuel Band, my favorite planner, makeup ) that people have asked me about so I'm going to do a post about all my favorite products. No endorsements included or giveaways. I'm not that cool. 

Oh yeah sorry, debbie downer moment. 

One good thing that has come out of our living situation is Eli is no longer scared of animals. The five kittens spent the night with us last night and he cried when I took them back to their home (i.e. outside). 

At the risk of sounding like a mean mom I was so happy to see him cry cause it meant his little heart has been softened towards animals.

I tried all day to get a picture of him with a kitten but he never cooperated. Clearly he has not learned to be a poster blog child yet.

I really am so thankful to have a place to stay during our transition time and for the most part it has been wonderful.

We will just need to forget that Wednesday ever happened. And hopefully I will never again cry about not having the internet or cable. 

11 comments:

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Classy Fab Sarah said...

Girl, hang in there. And I don't think it's at ALL irrational to cry about lack of cable or internet. That's just good sense right there.

Christi said...

Big changes lately, so there's bound to be days to cry. No Internet or cable especially when the house is quiet...definitely not irrational to cry. Hope things get better, and I'm thrilled to read about your favorite planner. I've decided my life is too crazy to rely on my gmail calendar and need a planner ASAP!

Nicole said...

OMG I've cried in my own house when the electricity has gone out. And now I'm embarrassed...but for reals. What are you supposed to do when there's no electricity (or internet!)??
Seriously.
I think it's pretty darn healthy that you had a good cry over leaving your first home. This is a stop along the way & you know what? It's not ideal. But it sounds like you have a good sense of humor about it and you're making the best of it. Hang in there and cut yourself some slack. :)

Brigitte said...

I feel like I'm gonna cry a little for you too! That's a lot of BIG changes, and throw in poor connection with the outside world (i.e. Internet, tv, cable) :( not fun.

Lauren said...

i can only imagine how hard this in between time must be for you & your precious family! definitely not a problem to cry!

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we hope the following links will assist with any inquiry you have.

Mailing Address:
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Willoughby Ohio 44094

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we hope the following links will assist with any inquiry you have.

Mailing Address:
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