Friday, November 12, 2010

Random Whining Ranting

It's been quite a week~ Oh boy! Has it been quite a week!!!

First. I hate the time change. Hate it.  Spring, Fall, doesn't matter...I hate it.  Really throws off my groove, or my chi, or whatever!  I hate it even more after living in Arizona for 4 years~ they have no such barbaric practices there.  It was lovely!!! Really, why must we do this???

In the last week...

My husband has switched jobs.
He is temporarily working from home.  He is on the computer. A lot. Get my drift???
He's much happier now, so that is a good thing! But he's gone a lot more right now (except for the whole at home/on my the computer thing).

Our ward was split. We are still teaching Primary~ yay!!! I've really been enjoying Primary. I team teach with Rick...even better!

Rick's younger sister and her son were in a terrible car accident. Thankfully, they are both okay.
He had minor injuries, but she got broken up pretty badly.  She'll be recovering for a while.  She's pretty darn lucky! (I know she's not feeling too lucky right now, her injuries are catastrophic, but could have been so much worse). She broke her pelvis/hip/sacrum area in several places. OUCH!!! The doctors are optimistic that she will make a full recovery~ it will just take time.

My Emily has had a rough few days. She had a trip to the ER for chest/arm pain. She's also seen a chiropractor, a massage therapist and our regular family doctor this week.  (The chest/arm pain has just gotten worse since Monday. Her heart is okay~ it looks like it is probably muscle related). She is just in a lot of pain right now, kind of inconclusive as to why.  Hopefully the current treatment will help everything settle down.  And unrelated to all that...She will be going for a follow up visit to her cardiologist on Monday. She has an irregular heart beat (arrhythmia) and low blood pressure. She's had this since she was 13~ but it has gotten worse. She had to wear a heart monitor for 2 weeks & we'll be doing the follow up for that. Hopefully with some treatment options to get her feeling better. (That's why she had to be evaluated in the ER earlier this week, just to rule out that her heart was not causing the pain).

My house is in utter chaos...I don't function well when my environment is out of control! :) 
Let me tell ya, I am beyond ornery and  I have been so stressed the past few days...I had a complete emotional breakdown because I had to buy a new cell phone!  I was crying about a cell phone, for Pete's Sake!!! It was just one more thing that I did not want to have to deal with, ya know??? I'm fine now. And I did get a new phone. :)

I still have a Halloween post or two to do. I realize that it's way past Halloween right now, but I'm finishing them up anyway! Hopefully this weekend some time.

And on a little more serious note: Thanks for all the kind comments on my last post about my sister-in-law, Amy.  I was trying to thank everyone "personally", but got a little waylaid with all the dramatics of the week.  So please know that I appreciate each of you for your kindness.

Next week is bound to be better, right?  Hey~ at least there's not another time change for another 6 months or so!  I should be fully recovered by then.

Right now I think I am going to go relax in a nice warm tub and then go to bed. 'Cause I think I need a time out.  I am a little irritable. (Might be a gross understatement). Oh...someone beat me to it. There goes all the hot water.... :)

Whining Over


  1. Oh Valerie.... we are sisters at heart.
    It is hard when the days and weeks go on and we feel continually battered!
    I certainly hope that Emily regains her health and that she is pain free!! I hope that they figure out what is going on, and get it resolved. It is so frustrating to see our kiddos be sick and not be able to do anything about it. Our Spencer is now on prednisone , and feeling better, but still there is no answer for why his knees have been killing him.
    Also... I can relate to the house not being in order and driving you mad! I get really, really cranky when our house gets cluttered!! I also do not function well, or at all if things are not organized and spit-spot clean.
    Take time for yourself, and watch a favorite movie (personally, I love the Holiday :)) and sip a big mug of hot chocolate. Restore your reserves, and I hope that next week is so great, that it makes up for this one !! :)

  2. Sometimes I have those crying breakdowns and it is so cathartic. I always feel better afterward.

    I hope your daughter is mending up well, along with your sister-in-law.

    And, a chaotic house is so hard to live in.

    I am pulling for ya.

  3. I hope that this week has some fun breaks for you! I understand about crying with a small problem when it's just the next thing to a pile of crazy problems. Hope you're feeling better already.

    Btw, I love the look of your blog!

  4. wow, when it rains it pours, doesn't it?? I don't do well with change either - whether it be related to time or routine. Hopefully everything improves, and you'll soon have full access to you computer again! :)

  5. Thanks for your visit. My, you have had a crazy week..lets hope next week will be a really good one..enjoy Thanksgiving! :D

  6. Hope your daughter is doing better soon. May next week be better.