Monday, June 6, 2011

I'm Still Here

This week is (finally) the last week of school for my boys.  So, there's the mad rush of end of the year parties, field days, etc.  I'm ready for summer to officially start and a little nervous too.  When all four boys are together there is an awful lot of bickering.  I'm hoping to come up with some ways this summer to re-direct that energy.

My grandmother was taken to the hospital last week.  She's home now & everything seems to be fine.  (It's possible she had a mini-stroke but we can't be sure).  She's been living alone since my grandfather died several years ago.  Now, she's strongly considering making the move into a retirement home.  I feel sad for her.  She has always been such a strong, independent woman.  It's hard to watch her become weaker.

I had to replant 7 rows of our garden.  Our green beans & corn weren't coming up at all.  I bought a bunch of new seed this year.  But, the boys love looking at the seed packets & I think some of our old seed that I had saved got mixed in and that's what got planted.  Apparently, it was too old.  Thus, the replanting.

I've been tracking my moods on the calendar.  It seems that every few weeks I have a major meltdown or a serious UBM (Unexplained Bad Mood).  I'm starting to see a pattern and I'm thinking it's hormonal.  I'm trying to figure out what my next step is, because my poor family shouldn't have to deal with my fluxuating moods.

I've been spending too much time on the computer.  Between facebook, reading other blogs, occassionally writing on my blog, checking craigslist, etc.  I've allowed the computer to become a huge time-waster in my life.  I want/need to make some adjustments in the coming weeks.  I'm not sure what all that will involve yet.  I don't want to completely stop blogging.  But, I may slow down.  We'll see.

That's a short run-down on what's been going on.  I'll check in here again soon.


  1. How smart you are to start keeping track of your moods. I bet you are so right about it being hormonal. Sorry to hear about your grandmother but glad she is doing better. Change is so hard I do not like change at all. Praying you can find balance with your computer time.

  2. Right there with you on so many counts - the crazy mood swings, the time on the computer, the seed replanting(though I think I finally figured out that the major culprit for one section was a big ant colony underneath):) I've been blogging less and it feels good, but not right somehow. Balancing is hard and I know it must be even harder for you with all of your little guys, especially if they'll be all home soon!

  3. And I'm so sorry to hear about your grandmother being in the hospital and the difficulty of watching her lose her independence.

  4. What a good idea to track your moods, that will be a valuable tool to use when you decide to take action. I agree, time flies while on the computer. I hope your grandma is feeling better soon.


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