Thursday, February 4, 2010

How Time Flies

Wow!  I guess I wasn't lying when I said I would be around a lot less.  Sadly, I haven't been using all of that time to work out.  Some of it, yes.  All of it, no.

You know I have been remiss when BFF sends me a BBM telling me I am a lazy blogger.  How is that an indication, you ask?  Well, BFF isn't a blogger and she only checks in to mine periodically.

So what have I been doing in the week+ since you've heard from me?  I wish I could tell you that I went on a cleaning spree, got my house in tip top shape, and I am 100% caught up with my laundry, but I'd be lying.  Honestly, I've been having myself a bit of a pity party and spending too much time sleeping.  Not even my BB Chat bishes have heard much from me. 

Last Thursday, a dear friend of mine lost his life to cancer.  He was 70 and we often joked that he had 9 lives.  This was his 3rd boute with cancer and sadly, the cancer won.  We celebrated his life on Monday night and after the funeral had a huge dinner, drinks, and played some bingo.  I will definitely miss my pal WTF Chuck.

I have also been struggling with my precious daughter's behavior and grades.  While I'm not a stickler for the letter of the grade my kids receive, I do ask that they do their best.  After speaking with teachers, I know that The Girl does her best less than 25% of the time.  It is sad and frustrating to see that she is not at grade level in her performance and does not seem to be making academic progress.  Unfortunately, she is so accustomed to manipulating herself out of participating, I'm not sure how to get her back on track.  Every "undesired" activity turns into a war and honestly, I'm tired and don't know that I can take this challenge on by myself. 

On the bright side, a dear friend learned she's going to be a mommy again very soon...  Blessings come in all forms, and as her hubby so eloquently put it, God just didn't think their family was done yet.  Also, this weekend my "sisters" and I are hosting a 50th birthday celebration for my children's godmother!  Both of my children were matched with a Big Brother/Big Sister in the Big Brother Big Sister program and they seem to be getting along well.  I am getting my taxes done on Tuesday and can hopefully catch up expenses I've fallen behind on AND I got all of my shifts covered at work so the 2nd Annual Big Fat Family Roadtrip is a GO! (And The Man is coming, too!)

Hopefully soon, I will be out of this stupid funk.  Thank you to all that have been hanging tough while I have a meltdown.  I hope to "be myself" soon!!!

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10 comments:

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

I haven't been around much either, and I get it...something about this week is just sucky...sorry about your friend and your daughter. I wish I had some glowing advice, but if you figure it out let me know, because I have those same issues with my son.

singedwingangel said...

Ahh motherhood.. I feel ya on that one.. so glad to see you back. So sorry about your friend, my hubby's mother had cancer a total of 8 times before she finally lost her battle to the wicked beast...

Daffy said...

We miss you but COMPLETELY understand!

FeliciaE said...

Sorry for your lose. And good luck with The Girl..

I understand about being in a funk I have been there for a bit finally crawling my way out of it.

Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

Looks like there are some pluses and some minuses, as life usually goes. Glad to "see" you again :)

Mike said...

Sad to hear about the loss of your friend.

Yeah its hard to motivate kids.

Tracie said...

Glad you're back. I think winter just sucks. Seems like everyone is up and down.

Noelle said...

we're here...we miss you...we will be here when you get things back on track!

adrienzgirl said...

Love you doll! Please call me if you need to chat. I listen REAL GOOD! Mwah!

Andrea (ace1028) said...

So sorry for your loss. :( Cancer sucks.

Congrats to your friend who is expecting, though. Life comes in waves, doesn't it?

Hugs to you. Hang in there!

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