Saturday, August 22, 2009

Midsummer funk.



I've not been an avid blogger because I've been in a bad mood. Do you ever get that way? I mean, a seriously bad mood. So bad that I even chewed Chip out for buying me flowers for our anniversary last week! I admit it here and apologize for it too. I wish I could say that I've got it all together all the time. But the truth is I don't. In fact I can hardly think of a time when I have had it all together.
It's not that there's been any one big thing, but more little stuff that just takes the fun out of living each day. Once you let one day drag you down, it seems like it's just easier to let the small stuff pile up. Or is that just me?!
Wyndham's surgical consult went okay. Her surgery won't be until sometime into January now, and she may have some pre-casting to go through prior to her re-allignment surgery. The surgeons are leaning toward doing a bone graft procedure- which is better than bone fusion- so that's a good thing. But it will still require double casts (up over the knees) and her immobility for upwards of at least 3 months. So it will be a big deal when it all plays itself out. We still appreciate your prayers for that as the time approaches.
Little Crew man turned 11 months this week. In between being crabby (both me and him!), Bella happened to snap these photos of the two of us together. =) He's weighing in at 19.5 lbs and measuring 28.5 inches, which puts him in the 11% and 24% brackets respectively. In addition to those stats, I find that at this age he's about 50% handful and 50% charmer. I can't help but love that he's lovable at least half the time. Sometimes he's lovable much more than that. I love those moments the best.
Today we're all sitting inside with rain pouring down- the type of day that could put one into a funk. But we're in luck! My parents (Grandma Genie and Grandpa Floyd) are expected to arrive from Minnesota any minute. We're all very excited about that. If there's anything that could put me in a good mood, it's laughing and being hugged on and doing life with family. Well that, and a really good buttercream! I have a feeling there will be lots of fun things to blog about. Soon.

15 comments:

rosie said...

I am in an end of summer funk-so I know where you are coming from. We are only 9 days away from the start of school and I filled with sadness of the summer being over. So much I wanted to do with this time and it's gone by too quickly.

Keeping your family in prayer

mandiegirl said...

He's just so SWEET! :)

Shell said...

he's adorable!
hope your visit goes well!

Jan C. said...

Try this. When you feel totally crabby and hateful, and you know it, just go up to your kids and say, "I feel crabby, and I need a hug!" It will make you feel so much better right away. Just admitting it out loud helps so much, and letting them have the opportunity to make YOU feel better for a change is a gift to both you and your little darlins'

Anonymous said...

I was worried about you with your spoardic blogging. (No guilt here - it is just a pattern of yours. The less blogging = funk.)
Thinking of you in Canada . . .

Karey said...

Tell Bella she does a great with the camera!
Love his bellie in the 1st pic.
You know you showed us all that your Walmart last year (when you were expecting) had carrot cake ice cream. Let me tell you ours never did get it. And we have 2 walmarts. I still looked this year for it.
Oh, back to you, I'll be praying for W's surgery. God has brought her so much further than dr.s expected. Riding her own bike. You and she must be proud of her accomplishments!
I agree with the hugs. With all your kids 1 has to be around with love to wrap around you.
Be praying for you this weekend.

Lauren Kelly said...

Hey, we all go through our funks, you are not alone my friend!!!!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I am in that funk also....so you are not alone.

Penny said...

Bella did a great job with those pictures! I think it is normal to get in a funk every once in a while. It happens to all of us!

Enjoy your time with your parents. It is great that they are able to come and enjoy their grandchildren. Take lots of pictures!

My mother would always say, "This too shall pass."

jane said...

YES "This too shall pass," but we, you, do need a break. Do you ever feel that your cup is just empty? spiritually, physically, emotionally, mentally? you don't have another ounce to give? I feel that at times. And for the first time in my 27 years of being married and 26 years of being a mom I took the break. I got away by myself (and i tried not to feel guilty) I went to my sisters where i did not have anyone to take care of but "me". I only wish I did it years ago. I did come home refreshed and ready for any adventure. Praying for you and your family.

Abbie said...

Thanks for being real. And still trusting God from the crabbiness - me too, me too. My 10-month-old boy is quite the charmer too - love those baby smiles!

Veronica said...

I too am in that funk...and the silliest things make me cry! Good thing no one is around to see me cry or feel the wrath of my funk.

owlintheplumtree said...

I miss you so and I can't believe that Crew is going to be 11 months....where has the time gone?!?!? I got your email and I LOVE that photography site you sent me, thanks so much Jody!!!

Anonymous said...

It's OK to be in a funk...we have all been there and I think I "am there" some of the summer. You have had a busy summer full of growth and remembering. I think you're great! I love your insight and your love for the Lord. Take care of you. God bless!

Lisa

Anonymous said...

Jody, we miss you, are you okay?