am I that affected by the weather?

I am not having a sunny day. I just feel yucky inside, and nothing seems to be going right. I’m trying to think of a way to keep this from being a whiny post. Nothing is coming to mind.

I popped in a DVD this morning and plopped all three girls in front the TV. Well, I plopped Nina. The other two don’t really need plopped. I tried to catch up on everything–straightening up the house, laundry, dishes, bills. As I loaded clothes in the washer, I thought, “Wow, it’s been at least a couple weeks since my washer acted up. It’s a miracle! Thank you, Lord!” I typically have to keep switching cycles or moving the knob ahead manually, and if I forget, the water could run all day long until I go down to put the clothes in the dryer. Well, wouldn’t you know it? It’s being a pain again. I’ve had that same load in all day, trying everything I can think of to get it moving.

I’m soooo glad we sold our house. I don’t like April. Being self-employed stinks when it comes to tax time. And our car insurance is due in April, Ava’s surgery is coming up, blah, blah, blah. And yet God always provides. I need slapped upside the head for letting finances get me down.

Ava’s nose is still really swollen. It’s bruised all the way across and over one eyelid. I’m calling the doctor tomorrow to see if they recommend that I bring her in or take her somewhere for x-rays. She told a friend today that her nose was swollen, and the little girl giggled and said she looked funny. She meant no harm, but as Ava recounted the tale to me, she burst into tears. It about broke my heart. (Little Girl’s Mommy, if you’re reading this, it’s sooo okay. I’m sure Ava’s over it already. No nap = over-sensitive four-year-old.)

I had another meeting at church today about helping out with the intimacy series. As Randy Jackson would say, “It was just okay for me, Dawg.” I met with 2 pastors this time instead of 1, but it just felt like the same meeting rehashed for the senior pastor. Not a whole lot was accomplished. I hate asking someone to watch my girls and then feel like it was time wasted. But I’ve never really talked to our pastor before, so it was nice to get to know him a bit. And my friend and I had a good chat before and after the meeting, so all was not lost.

Except that I lost track of time and didn’t leave her house until Gabe was already home. Not a huge deal, except that he had Men’s Group at church and had to rush through supper. Oops. Also found out that Livi and Ava both have soccer games on Wednesday evening starting next week. Half of them start when Gabe usually gets home from work. Plus we have Awana and Men’s group. And we’ll each miss at least one of our children’s games each Wednesday. Grrr…

I bought a fresh pineapple yesterday–yum. Except that I cut it up today and it was way too ripe. Yuck. Tried to make smoothies with it tonight using strawberry ice cream but the smoothies should have been called stringies. We all started gagging on the pineapple strings and ended up putting the “smoothies” down the garbage disposal. What a waste.

Hmmm…anything else I can complain about?

When I get in these funky moods, I find it tough to get out. Unfortunately, I realize that it’s more than just moodiness–it’s a multitude of sins that I just wallow in passively, completely unmotivated to snap out of it. I need to go spend time in prayer and then curl up with a good book.

My writing is frustrating me, my house is frustrating me, life is frustrating me. I am focusing waaaay too much on me.

On a happy note, the three girls and I looked through old photo albums tonight while Gabe was at church (no Awana–spring break). They were sooo cute and precious when they were little (still are), and it was so much fun to reminisce. Some of the pictures of Livi look exactly like Nina now–crazy. I’m so stinkin’ blessed.

I’m not watching AI. It just seems so pointless. I’m feeling better now though. Thanks for the outlet.

16 thoughts on “am I that affected by the weather?

  1. KmHunsberger

    ^^Yeah…it is getting more difficult to make it clank It happened almost 9 years ago…WOW! Anyway, now you all know why if anything ever comes close to my nose I react violently and may get teared up Did you take Ava to the doctor today?

  2. jbnygaard

    ^^”if I tap it rhythmically I can sometimes hear little pieces clanking together.” Oh, Kristen! That sounds disgusting! But that makes a great discussion piece!^^

  3. KmHunsberger

    My nose bled a small stream when I broke it…and I broke it into 15 pieces. I escaped surgery but the ENT did push it back in place and to this day if I tap it rhythmically I can sometimes here little pieces clanking together Both eyes swelled up and I looked like someone beat me to a pulp. It was one of the more humbling experiences of my life…I got stares everywhere I went. Anyway…I can feel for the poor girl. Hopefully the swelling will be better by tomorrow but if by chance they do refer her to the ENT, maybe you should ask him about her tongue surgery too

  4. Hoffmom

    I bought a pineapple yesterday, and planned to leave it out and cut it up sometime today.  After reading this last night, I cut it up before bed and got it into the fridge!  It was perfect….thanks for the heads up on overripe pineapple.  🙂

  5. ClutzyButtercup

    Oh how I can relate to those “whiny” days!  Everything can be going along grand and then I wake up and nothing is right…On those days it is so hard to have a perspective that would be pleasing to God.

    As for Ava’s nose, children’s noses are alot of cartilage so the chances that anything is broken are slim.  Most doctor’s suggest an x-ray in case later on you need to do some corrective treatment…This helps make it a medical necessity vs. a cosmetic procedure.

    Hang in there and know that there are people praying for you even when you are just in a funk!

  6. ch1pch0p

    I wonder how they make pineapple smoothies when you buy them places… they don’t ever seem stringy there, do they?

    Did Ava’s nose bleed when it was hit? I’ve heard that if it bled, it’s not broken, but if it didn’t, it is. I don’t know if that’s true or not, but when I broke mine, there was no blood.

  7. Abs7

    the best way to tell if you are buying a pineapple that is good for eating is to smell the outside of the pineapple. If it has a slight pineapple scent, then it is ready to eat.

  8. Nixter77

    Sorry you are having a tough time – will be be praying for you lovely friend.

    Hope Ava’s nose gets better soon. Love ya and will pray right now.

  9. tonialynn59

    I’ve been having one of those days today too.  Must be the weather plays SOME part in it,right?  I’ve been having a pity party here today.  I know part of my problem is that certain someone in my life right now (you know who I’m talking about) and taking things back on myself instead of leaving her at the feet of Jesus!  I loved your story about the pineapple.  My husband hates pineapple and so I read that to him and he about threw up actually just thinking about it!!  I sure hope Ava’s ok.  Cheer up dear friend!

  10. jbnygaard

    Your Randy Jackson comment = hilarious!

    Poor Ava! Your story reminded me again of the huge difference between boys and girls. My boys would be so pumped for a big bruise or cut or some kind of “war wound”. And they would proudly show it off. They are crazy like that! I hope Ava is okay though!

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