Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Doomsday Brain

This last week has been highly stressful and caused a mental symptom I like to call “Doomsday brain.” It happens when your life is so disorganized and crazy that the only thing you can think about is catastrophic disasters.

I am a highly strung person.  My brain almost never shuts down. Every night before I fall asleep I tend to list things or organize things I need to do in the near future.  Such as which bills I need to pay, how I am going to organize a birthday party, or what I need to buy while grocery shopping. When an all-consuming event happens (moving) my brain can no longer focus on one task at a time. It goes on super hyper drive and tries to organize everything all at once. This is the moment that doomsday brain flips on. All the sudden the only thing I will be able to think about is disaster scenarios. A few examples that were running through my brain a few nights ago are: What would I do/how would I handle it if my child was bit in the throat by a large dog, how would I and my children escape a vehicle if we were in an accident and the car landed in a lake, what would I do if my husband died in a car crash the next day.  I have never known another person to have this strange coping mechanism, although I’m sure there is at least one more person out there… somewhere. My odd pattern of thinking will only happen at night and never for more than two nights.  There you have it folks. A small look into my lovely misfiring brain.

Monday, January 30, 2012

To My Wonderful Husband

Dear Husband,
Happy birthday! I just wanted to write you a little note to let you know how much I love and appreciate everything you’ve done for me and the kids these past years. We’ve had our ups and downs but we’ve always made it through.  Thank you for being so amazing these past few days (even though you were a bit grumpy at times) with all the craziness that has been going on. I know your birthday won’t be perfect this year but I hope it’s better than past ones. Plus I have a surprise for you! Love you!

My lovely Husbands blog

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Oh the boxes!

Moving. Moving. Moving. It’s one of those things that you just can’t wait for but the closer it gets to the date the more your dread it. We are now 9 days away from moving to our new townhome (thank god). Boxes are everywhere, things are disorganized and I can barely find a clean pair of socks in the morning. My house currently looks like a disaster zone in need of rescue from the Nation Guard.  There will be a large sigh of relief when they moving date is finally here and all the waiting is over. We now have everything set up to be delivered or turned on and the moving truck is reserved.

To keep myself entertained during these last days I’ve decided to turn into an old lady (Yes even more old then normal).  I have been crocheting hand towels, wash cloths and dish cloths in different patterns and colors. They are turning out great but I feel as though I should be wearing a bathrobe (eh hem), fuzzy slippers and have a large cat on my lap at all times.

I hope to have my meal plans back in action within a few weeks of the move so posts will be more frequent and informative. I also have been thinking on venturing into the world of online reviews. Mostly for my own entertainment, plus it’s a good excuse to buy things.

There will be one more post before move date to celebrate R’s 3rd birthday. Not exactly sure what it will entail but I feel the need to say something since my first baby is nearly a child now.

Wish me luck folks. I’m gonna need it. Oh and hope for decent weather!