Monday, August 24, 2009

Wound Ever So Tightly

I was telling a dear friend the other day that I feel a little like a guitar string that just keeps getting tightened, and tightened, and tightened. I am wondering when I might just go plink and break in two. So far I am hanging in there, although I'm really hoping the tightening will subside soon.

Despite the rough start to my sister's last week, she ended on some good notes (pun intended). Her recovery from LVAD surgery has gone really well. She still has a long road, especially with a transplant looming. Right now we are all just so thankful this surgery has gone as well as it could.

Our first week of school could have gone better. My poor children had to deal with a mother who was dragged kicking and screaming from an all too short summer in which only a quarter of the "To-Do List" was finished. To add to that, this mom is riddled with anxiety about how she will pull off the second semester of school with two new little ones. Her response to the anxiety is to push, push, push for a really successful fall semester. If the first week is an indication, we are in some real trouble.

Not only is this mom suffering from these emotional woes, she is hormonal. Seventeen weeks pregnant hormonal. You know, the tired of looking so fat, constant headache, can't get comfortable, overtired, and still suffering from morning sickness hormonal. To add to those physical woes, she has an ear infection in her right ear that is now making its way to the left ear.

The guitar string continues to tighten...

On top of these, this silly mom was trying to be super-cool, fun mom and signed her two oldest girls up for fall soccer. Banana is at her first practice right now. Monday and Wednesday evenings now include scarfing down dinner (a dinner I am hard pressed to find time to cook) and heading off to practice. Bear's coach called tonight and her practices are on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. So now we get to scarf dinner (assuming I actually make dinner) every weeknight for the next eight weeks. What was I thinking?

I must have been thinking how cute these girls are in their soccer gear :)


Unknown said...

I know exactly how you feel! I just spent 2 1/2 hours up at the soccer starts next week, impending baby work situation (can't even figure out my leave until I know what is going on with my job...)...Let's pray for each other, OK?

Kim H. said...

It's taken me a long time to come to terms with the fact that I truly believe organized sports are over-rated. It surely doesn't keep me from doing the same boneheaded thing and signing my kids up when I have no business adding one more thing.

But I second T's comment -- we Mom's must keep praying for each other and we MUST keep the words of encouragement coming (which is why I love this blogging thing!:), We need to keep sharing good ideas and timesaving meal ideas to help keep us from losing our minds.

Although tonight we had hot dogs and I still was losing my mind. I made a BIG pan of brownies and now I feel better. I'm going to chalk it off to hormones.

Herd Momma said...

Prayers!!! HUGS!!!! LOVE!!! To you girls. You three are my Bloggy Buddies. William is auditioning Saturday for another play. We are signed up for 4-H and the club we chose might not be together this next year.So waiting to see when that will take effect. But only one meeting a month! Audrey ballet twice a week. I nearly smacked Tom last night when he started asking the boys about flag football! augh. outside. heat! practices. sweaty boys who don't like to sweat. They get that from me. :) And church activities will be getting under way in a couple of weeks.
So we focus. Don't sweat the small stuff. Take as many pictures as we can. Hug them. Love them. and when we get stressed read the blog and facebook post of our friends who have sent their babies off to college or their last year of high school and realize it will be us some day so we take a deep breath and keep on truckin'. And when we need to we vent via blog!