Sunday, October 28, 2018

My Crazy Life

So many thoughts, so much going on.  I seriously need some therapy.  So you've been warned.  (I think I've said that before, you know it's true!)

In the past month plus, we've done a LOT around here, mostly good, but even good stress is stress.

Matthew came home from his two year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on September 12th.

Joseph went through the temple for the first time on September 22nd, the same day we did Deborah's bridal pictures.

Matthew spoke and we had family and friends over for dinner on the 23rd.

The wedding was the 29th with all it's attendant parties, etc.

We moved the three boys from the basement to upstairs bedrooms and the newly weds moved in downstairs which has been turned into an apartment. 

In the meantime, if you remember, Aaron's heart rate and seizures kinda kicked up and he was on a two-week (okay, ended up being 6 days) heart monitor.  'Cause he'd been told to be good, and he was trying, but still, you gotta make sure you're not forgotten, right?

Then there are all the preparations for Joseph leaving for Louisiana for two years.  He spoke last Sunday, the 20th and again, friends and family joined us.

If you're counting, that's four weeks between Matthew speaking and Joseph speaking.  Deborah's birthday was in there.  It's soccer season, which means two games and two practices a week, plus refereeing, because it all costs money.  And Deborah had a birthday. And music lessons and school, and oh, yeah, that homework thing that the kids would really prefer we forget. 

By the way, I'm still subbing (mostly) full-time.

Tired yet?  I am.

Then Aaron got sick last week.  Pretty sure it was the norovirus.  For those who don't know, that's a fairly nasty intestinal bug.  Last time, he ended up in the hospital.  Fortunately, this time we were able to stay home, but still, so grateful for a washer and dryer!

Anyway, it all kinda caught up to me.  Wednesday I ended up in the ER with what turned out to be my ulcer acting up again, which is a much better answer than the initial concern of a heart attack.

So there you have it, folks.  My life in a nutshell.  The good news is, we're all still here, still kicking, still getting things done (mostly).  Aaron's monitor results came back pretty good, which means that we're thinking the low heart rates we're getting on his pulse/ox may be more seizure related than
heart related.  I don't know that that's a good thing necessarily, but since he's not having seizures that we have to "rescue" him from, that's better than additional heart issues.  You know, trying to think positively here.

And with soccer season coming to an end, I really am hoping for some more "down" time, or at least a break from the reffing drama.  'Cause you know, asking adults to actually act like adults is way too much when they're on the sidelines.  Nevermind.  I'm not going there today.  I'm going to clear my mind and focus on my blessings.

Whew!  I needed to get this out!  Don't know about you, it probably didn't help you, but I'm feeling better.  It's been a long crazy several weeks since the beginning of September, but you know, most all of it's good, and I've learned from all of it, the good and the rough. 

This life is to learn from, to give us experience.  Those are good things.  So even though both good and bad stress is stressful and sometimes hard on the body, so do good and bad (okay, difficult) experiences teach us, if we let them.  Think I'd better make sure I learn, right? 

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.
Maya Angelou

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