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I know I’m not the only one who has ever felt this way. And it really isn’t even the first time I’ve felt this way. Though I sure hope it’s the last, but more than likely probably not. You know when you’re cruzing through life and things are going pretty good. Maybe not perfect but for the first time in a long time you feel like things are starting to look up and maybe just maybe everything is gonna be ok. Then BAM!!! the rug gets pulled out from under you! You’re left angry, mad, betrayed, frustrated, lost, devastated (these are just a few of the feelings that I have going through me right now). I have no control and not even a say in the situation. It’s just, this is how it’s gonna be and you need to deal with it. I do realize this is just a bump in the road, all-be-it a very large pot hole in my road right now, I will get through it. What really angers me is that it’s not just me who it affects, but also my son. I hate this feeling!
Looking at the big picture I know that there are people in worse situations that mine and there are people who have to deal with worse than what I’m gonna have to deal with. And it could be so much worse. But in my world, at this very minute, this is devastating! And I’m mad! And I’m left wondering when I will ever feel like things are starting to look up again.
Warning! This is not a post about Friday the 13th. I am about to vent.
It is not even the middle of July! I do not care to think about school starting at this point in the summer. I also do not care to think about or see fall decorations. And yet, as I go to Wally World and Pat Catans, and as I see store flyers in the mail all I see are ads for back to school sales and fall decor. It makes me want to scream!!!!! Yes, that did deserve 5 exclamation points. Why can’t our kids just enjoy their summer vacations without being bombarded by school stuff when they walk into stores. The summers already fly by way to fast. And as much as I love fall, I don’t want to be reminded of it in July. It is all a marketing ploy to get more money. But they will not be getting my money until about a week before school starts. If they are lucky, maybe 2 weeks before school starts. Not that little old me will make a difference by waiting until closer to the start of school to by supplies, but that is my way of protesting.
Does anyone else feel the same? Or am I being ridiculous? Please share!
Yep, that pretty much sums up how it has been here in NE Ohio for weeks now.
The poor fields and gardens, not to mention the grass, are drying up. I’ve been soaking the garden every few nights.
It’s doing ok but would be better with rain.
****insert rain dance here****
If only Florida could send all the extra rain they are getting out to Colorado and then what is left could be dropped off here.
I guess I would rather deal with this than what is going on out west.
My thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved with the tragic fires.
Do you know anyone who lives in Colorado? Have they had to be evacuated?
Happy Friday everyone! Do you have plans for the weekend? I have nothing special planned except for lots of work around the house. The main reason for this post is so that I can come back here on Monday and tell you everything that I accomplished. Kind of like my to-do list with all of you holding me accountable.
So here is my list: Laundry (which includes putting away which is the worst part), yard work, gardening, sweeping, work on hypertufa project, making a grocery list, and working on VBS. I’m sure this list will grow. I better get started now. All of this may take a while.
Would love to hear what your plans are for the weekend! Please tell me I’m not alone with all this work I have to do.
Have a great weekend!
I want to take a moment to say thank you for all the “likes” on my recent posts and also to the new followers of my blog. I’m grateful to each of you who take a moment out of your day to read my blog. And I’m enjoying the time I spend following some of your blogs. Again, Thank You!
A friend recommended that I watch a movie/documentary called Forks Over Knives. I didn’t get around to it until last night around 10 p.m. Once I started watching I couldn’t stop and it was an hour and a half long. I found it on hulu.com. It follows 2 doctors in their quest to prove how changing your diet to a whole food/plant-based diet can actually stop and in some cases reverse certain diseases. I was amazed. And intrigued. And motivated. And disgusted. And dumbfounded. And And And……
My friend and her husband have gone the route of changing their diet because of health issues. They haven’t cut out all dairy or all meat but have added in more whole foods and more plant-based foods. They have at least 2 vegetarian meals a week. They have seen amazing results. Not only have they lost weight, they have had reduced symptoms of some health issues, severe headaches have gone away, and they are just feeling better overall.
I don’t want to say much more because I want you to watch it for yourself. It will definitely make you think differently about what you eat. I can’t wait to hear what you think.
Please come back and leave a comment about your thoughts on this subject after you’ve watch this. Or if you’ve already watched it, leave a comment now.
WARNING…..Rant about to take place! I know that millions of women have to deal with their ex’s (husbands or boyfriends) when there are children involved. I know that I am not alone in this area. I know that each of us has different situations and problems. And I cannot even begin to explain my situation in one post. In my case there is usually a new frustration each day.
Today’s frustration is that I’m waiting on a call from my ex so we can “talk” about my son’s “attitude.” And by talk I mean he lectures and rants while I sit on the other end of the phone going about my daily chores and listen. He is a professional lecturer. I mean, not really but he loves to do it and has had so much practice. You see, apparently my son has this “attitude” when he goes to his dad’s house. His dad says he is mouthy. Of course what 9-year-old boy does not have an attitude? They are in practice for when they become a teenager, right? I’m not sure if his dad thinks he should be perfect or if he just doesn’t know how to deal with him. I don’t see it as an out of control situation. I very rarely see attitude from my son when he is with me unless it has something to do with his dad. I try to explain this to his dad but of course I’m wrong and he is right. It couldn’t possibly have something to do with the way his dad treats him or the atmosphere at his dad’s house. It’s me, it’s all me. .
My heart goes out to the mothers out there who can’t even get their children’s fathers to be a part of their life. I applaud all single mothers because it is a tough job. It is hard enough raising children as a couple let alone doing it on your own. And I am envious of the single mothers out there who still get along with their ex’s. Be very thankful for that because some of us do not have that luxury.
Ok my rant for the day is over. Sometimes these thoughts that swirl around in my head just need to get out. Seeing it typed out and reading and re-reading really help. Sometimes not. But I would rather get it out than keep it all bottled up inside.
Till next time…..
Even though we have had some crazy nice weather here in Ohio this March I don’t consider it spring until April 1st. With the start of spring and all things new and fresh, I decided to start fresh with my blog and do some rearranging and add a new look. I kind of like it. What do you think? With springs arrival, I also feel like purging things from my house that I have collected all winter. I see a garage sale in my future.
Do you have any spring rituals? What are they?
Because of the large lottery jackpot yesterday, I posted the question to my Facebook friends….”If you won the jackpot, what is the first big thing you would buy or the first big thing you would do?” I got all kinds of responses from paying off houses to traveling everywhere to helping their hometown. My favorite was from a close friend who said she would take her friends to Jamaica. It included me so that is why it was my favorite.
Many people said they would help out family members, friends, and even their church. Imagine, if you will, the possibilities of what we could accomplish if given the chance to have that kind of money. Oh I know that
some many people have widdled away their fortunes because of not knowing how to handle the large amounts of money that they win. But I would like to think that my friends would be smart enough to develop a plan. The possibilities are staggering. It overwhelms the mind when you sit down and think of all the things you could do. The charities you would be able to donate to. The lives of the friends and families you could change. The ability to put funds away to help pay for your children’s, grandchildren’s, and even great-grandchildren’s college education and their future. It truly is almost overwhelming.
Then when I return to reality, I realize that my dreams are just dreams. I will never amass a great fortune. I will never live the life of the rich and famous. Would I even really want to? I don’t know. I do know that being rich doesn’t necessarily have to do with money. It’s being happy with what you already have. Being happy where you are right now at this very point in time. For many of us that is hard. We like to look back at what we’ve had in the past or look forward to what we might have in the future. But what about right now? Are you happy where you are right now? I am truly blessed. I don’t always feel that way but I stop and make myself look around at what I have. Just be content in the moment. For the past is gone and we are not guaranteed the future.