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I feel so frazzled. Tyler has been working so much that he might as well still be in Japan. I know it sucks for him, of course. I’m not denying that. He’s been working 7 days a week. This week he’s working from 5:00 in the morning until 7 or 8 at night. They are setting up the new Lexus line at the plant. That means I’m with the kids 24/7 and I have no break at all. Ever. EVER. My...

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Oh.

Giving away pieces of your heart unconditionally is dangerous. And hard. And painful. Very, very painful. Mariana has such difficult behaviors. First there was the aggression–biting, hitting, pinching, punching, grabbing things roughly. Breaking things on purpose. Destructive. The bedwetting. Nightly. Sometimes pooping in her underwear and hiding it. Refusal to eat anywhere except at our house. (And at first, not even at home, or at all!) Outright fear of strangers. Refusing to go into someone else’s home, instead standing outside and...

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The News.

The world is really getting me down lately. What a sad time it seems to be these days. Ukraine is at war with Russia. Families are being killed in the east, caught in crossfire. All of the capital city Kyiv will be without hot water and possibly heat until October or later. It’s cold in Ukraine in October. This is due to the gas shortage and the country’s debt. They’ve announced that orphanages will no longer be funded, all staff except...

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Update: Pictures & Cabin.

I’ve been having a rough few weeks. First I got terrible mastitis completely out of the blue. No idea why. 2/3rd’s of my left breast was hard as a rock, hot, and red one morning. There wasn’t any warning beforehand, no plugged duct or anything! I got an antibiotic, but it didn’t work. Finally I went to the ER over the weekend with a 102.5 (f) fever that wouldn’t go down, completely miserable. Body aches, nausea, the whole shebang. They gave...

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Lacking.

I’m having such a hard time adjusting to living here. We live downtown in a town of about 30,000 people. There are always people walking around outside on my street. No privacy. People here aren’t nearly as friendly as the last community we lived in, which is a little more than an hour away. It’s so noisy. My neighbors talk and yell all night long. They have barking dogs that are louder than my own barking dogs, and the most annoying...

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Lost two homes & a grandma, then gained a castle.

Where did I leave off? We spent days cleaning up my grandma’s old house and moving things in there, trying to get it ready to be livable. It was completely Grandma’s idea, of course. It still had some piles of stuff, but it wasn’t too bad. It was clean enough that we could stay there and be ok! My grandma had been helping, she was in charge since they were her things. She kept telling us how happy she was that...

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Refrigerator-less.

Yesterday (Wednesday) morning when I woke up I realized the refrigerator light wasn’t on. It wasn’t running either. You know how you get used to the hum of things, like appliances. When they are silent then it is suddenly Very Quiet. Some things in the freezer had already begun to defrost a bit, they were getting a coat of white frost on the outsides of the packages. This makes me think it must have died during the night early on. I...

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7 Days!

My insurance woes continue. They sent us two letters in the mail this week. One listed Tyler, Amy, Rosie, and Ada as covered by insurance from September 17th, 2012 to January 1st, 2013.  (Yay!!) The second letter listed Tyler, Amy, Rosie, and Ada as covered by insurance from January 2013 to January 2014.  (More yay!) Tyler called them to double check that my issues had been resolved since they never gave him the confirmation phone call they’d promised.  The lady on...

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Snafu & Christmas Pictures.

I’m really stressing about how I will get Host Boy from the Atlanta airport.  I keep praying there will be some painless solution.  I know at 8 weeks pregnant  (Click here if you missed it!) I am not going to feel like driving 16 hours round trip alone.  Tyler doesn’t understand, because he’s never been pregnant.  He keeps rolling his eyes and saying I will be fine.  I know it’s not just me…most pregnant women at 8 weeks wouldn’t feel like...

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Grandma West.

This evening’s crazies: Tonight we hung out with a friend a few doors down. The little girl is 3.5 but very verbal and talks like 50 year old woman, similar to Rosie. Rosie *loves* her, and her mom is my age and a normal person/responsible parent. (This is an exciting thing for me, someone I can relate to!) So we were walking down our street talking when this old lady (probably 75 or so) comes barreling out her front door yelling,...