Jul192012

Behind.

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I am so behind.

On everything.

J was in a car accident on July 5th.

It was bad.Thankfully, he was okay.

The car-

not so much.

We still have a rental, and there really hasn’t been word of when we’ll get our car back. It’s a stressful situation. Even though we have great insurance, we’ve been paying more and more of our bills off and weren’t expecting this kind of expense. Hind-sight is 20/20 meaning: have at least your deductible PLUS some in the bank ready to go at all times. We’ve been literally on the phone with our insurance and their lawyer everyday since it happened (For those wondering, J was side-swiped/t-boned but because there were no witnesses the other person wasn’t cited, and we have to have our lawyer/insurance company go to bat for us.)

On top of this, M has been having some severe temper-tantrums. Some of her lashing out might be because of all the changes going on (car accident, among other things). But I’m not exactly an expert at this, so my conclusion could be wrong. One of her tantrums was so bad, that I had to call J home from work to help me deal with her at a friend’s house. I don’t get it. Neither does J. We are both at a loss. We’ve taken everything away from her. Toys, electronics- the works. And nothing seems to get through to her. We’ve even done the dreaded spanking. It got us no where. In fact, she’s convinced that we’re her equals. She’s rude. She’s “whiney”. She’s even hurtful (physical and mental). We’re not this way at all with her, so we have no idea why. Every time (okay, not exactly every, but pretty darn close) we ask her to do something, the answer is NO.

On top of all this, I’ve been experiencing a crisis of faith. Something happened at our church and our daughter’s school that I never in a million years expected (maybe someday soon? I’ll get the courage to post about it), and it really changed my outlook of not only my faith in my faith but faith in others to tell the truth and/or do the right thing.

Bottom line, life has been overwhelming the last couple of months and it’s the reason I haven’t been around here lately. And it’s not that I don’t miss it because I TOTALLY do. My blog can be my sanity (therapeutic) and insanity (deadlines anyone?) all at once.

Then last night I was supposed to be working on catching up on some posts. I ran out to the car to grab something and I tripped and fell into our patio bench making a huge gash in my leg. J had to carry me in, and I was a mess. Needless to say I didn’t get any work done.

So like the title of this post says, I’m Behind. On everything. Posting, cleaning, laundry, grocery shopping- the works. If you wouldn’t mind being patient (I’m hoping to get caught up this weekend), I’d really appreciate it.

Thanks 🙂

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May82011

Seriously Slacking Sunday

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I know it seems as if I’ve abandoned my blog, and I kinda have.

Unfortunately (fortunately that we’ve noticed?) lately, life has certainly taken over and motherhood has been the focus. We’ve been having some discipline/educational issues with M lately, and are giving our complete focus to her.  Granted the issues we’re experiencing are because she’s bored in school and in her ballet lessons. She’s one of those kids who need constant movement, and once she has something figured out, she needs to move on or it’s play time. We recognized the issue, and prayed about what to do. Thankfully God pointed us in a positive direction that is already benefiting not only M, but also our entire family.

Even though I swore I never would home school M, it’s been the solution to her discipline issues we’ve …Continue Reading…

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