Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Nothing to blog about...

I really have nothing to blog about. How sad is that?! I found this picture when I was looking through my stuff. It certainly wasn't taken during the golden hour, but I like it. I like seeing my "big" kids together with their girls. Their cuteness makes me smile. My moods have been running wild this week. I can honestly say that I'm emotionally spent. It's not just Chad being gone, which is really tough. I feel bombarded with so many things, so this post is just going to be some random stuff that's going on around here (not everything)...
  • Chad had all of his dental work done yesterday and had 6 shots today for things like typhoid, anthrax, small pox, etc. Pretty serious stuff if you ask me. He said guys were passing out all over the place and most of them didn't get all of them done today. His arm is sore, but he did fine with them. He said that on one of them he has to change the bandage everyday for the next 3 weeks, but can't touch it or bad things will happen. He has to wear gloves to change it. That scares the crap out of me.
  • Please tell me I'm not the only one who still gets pimples...I'm almost 39 for petes sake. What's up with that?
  • Still don't have a final figure on how much we'll owe on the truck. I guess it really doesn't matter because we don't have the money no matter what the amount is. I so miss my truck. :o(
  • I had a really emotional bad day yesterday and broke down crying in the afternoon. I totally missed Cole's parent teacher conference. What kind of mother does that? I've never missed any of my boys conferences. I feel just terrible about it.
  • My house has a lot to do with my moods so I've been working around here while the kids are at school. If I can get this place clean I know I will be happier. I've been working on Mount Washmore and got 4 loads done today. My bedroom is looking better and my bathroom is clean...really clean. Not just wiped down...we're talking scrubbed, swept and mopped too. It looks great. Working on the downstairs tomorrow, then my scraproom on Friday and Saturday....yes it's going to take 2 days to clean up this mess, but it will be worth it to feel peaceful again.
  • Praying for money to come in so I can pay my bills. I know we have some out there. It just needs to come in. It really wouldn't hurt if we could get some more business too. I hate that owning your own business is either feast or famine and I'm really not enjoying the famine end of it. I'm sure it will get better. It always does.
  • Taking dinner in to the sweetest family of 7 Thursday (tonight) night. The mom is pregnant and on bedrest. This one is 2 fold. I can count it towards my service resolution and it gets me to put my attention on someone else instead of my own problems. That always makes me feel better.
  • Mark is calling me to bed now. He hates it when I stay up too late. Night all!! Boy that was a whiney blog. I'm so sorry! Next one will be much better....honest! :o)

27 comments:

Cee said...

Jolene:

Mail me some of the company's business cards. I will post them in my neighborhood (on coffee shop bullentin boards, etc.).

Hugs!

Cee said...

For your face, purchase some Cetaphil. It's a great facial cleanser (and it's inexpensive). In fact, CVS makes a great knock-off version. It's like washing your skin in water. I hardly have any blemishes, and I use Cetaphil 2x a day. Mind you, I hardly drink water and still don't break out. Try it!

Nikki *Ü* said...

Darn it!! I hate that emotion thing. I hope you get feeling better soon!! My cousin actually had a dishonorable dischage from the military (navy) because he refused to have the anthrax vaccination, back when it first came out. Hearing about what Chad has to go through for all those, I can see why my cousin chose not to, but thank heavens for our servicemen who do!! Yeah, I get acne around that hormonal time of the month and I'm 32. Does that help?? LOL

casey said...

first of all i would just like to say that you have a precious family!

sometimes it feels nice to just be able to whine a little, so its okay. glad to hear that chad is doing well with this new transition in his life.

hope you get your truck mess figured out, im sure you will. and i am also hoping that your week gets better!

p.s. i use proactive but occasionally i still get pimples...we all do!

Jen said...

I break out more being 31 that I EVER did as a teenager. Hormones, I'm sure.
Feel better :)

Wendy said...

I always feel like I have nothing to Blog about. I love reading your Blog. You have a great supportive family

Things will look up if you just.....

P.U.S.H.
Pray
Until
Something
Happens

Have a Great Thursday!!

Kim said...

I had a day like that yesterday too, Jolene. I was so upset that I couldn't even blog about it. Hopefully today will be a better day for both us. It's almost the weekend. :) As for the pimples, I too broke out a few days ago--it must be stress! Hang in there and know that you are not alone. Hugs.......

Gina said...

Jolene,
You are loved! Your entire family is in my prayers and I lift you up especially as a mom, friend and woman that does so much for others. God Bless you Today,
Gina

Kassie said...

Jolene, Sorry things are so stressful right now, but hold on and it will get better. Remember we aren't given more than we can handle. I honestly have to say that out loud to myself sometimes. On acne, I'm 39 and still having breakouts and I think I'll have it til I die.

TK Angels said...

Jolene,
Sorry you are so stressful at the moment. Heh-the acne thing (you young one) I recently turned the big "50" and guess what? I sometimes get breakouts (along with chin hair-now that is really bad)
Take care,
Terri

Amy Mowbray said...

We love you Jolene. You're too cute.

Maren said...

I'm with you on the house thing. Bringing order to my surroundings does wonders for clearing my head and helping me feel peace. I am a huge fan of flylady and routines. My house is still quite far from being where I want it to be, considering my 2 year absence from tending to it while I was the sickest--my husband did his best, bless his heart. Little by little though, order is beginning to return and everyone in my house is feeling the effects.

I am sure you are having an emotional roller coaster right now. What a tough time. So much is going on.

Thanks for posting Chad's address. I want to send him one of my cards.

sohpiasmom said...

Love the picture and the randomness...lol!

Coleen said...

Hi Jolene! I am amazed by everything you do. I know you are stressed out. I wish we could change that but remember it will get better. YOU WILL CONQUER MOUNT WASHMORE!!!!

Cee said...

Ladies:

Did any of you take advantage of the Cricut special on QVC - 5 Easy Pay payments!!! I've been waiting 5 months for this!

Amie said...

LMAO Mount Washmore... Leah will know how you are feeling there.

I hope the rest of your week gets better.

Amie

Susie Q said...

You hold tight dear Jolene. All will be better...so many are praying for you and it WILL be so.
You are an inspiration to us all...
I wish I could just give you a big hug and help in some way...

We are all here for you...shoulders aplenty!

Love and hugs,
Sue

Valerie said...

whiney, schminey. you're in a tender place right now, and you need to cut yourself some slack right now!! (I HAVE SPOKEN!!!!!) so you missed Cole's conference, big deal! you're still a great mom!

such a drag for Chad and all those shots...and scary, too...can't blame you for that. but if it makes you feel any better, i'm 44, soon to be 45 and woke up this a.m. with FIVE (count 'em, five!)little red zits scattered all around my face. and i'm not even starting my period! if you can, check at a salon or a Sephora (www.sephora.com) for Murad Acne Spot Treatment. (well, look for it after you get a little more business, it's a little pricy) this stuff knocks pimples on their butt!!

crud - why didn't i just email you?! big ol' hugs!!

The Smith's said...

Hey, My name is Kim and I am Telahs sis in law. I live in Alabama. Hope everything is better for u soon and you are in my prayers. Love your blog! Feel free to check mine out. www.freewebs.com/kimbama

Jacquie said...

I think I have the Canadian version of Mount Washmore sitting in my laundry room, no matter how much I do it NEVER shrinks and I swear I can see my kids faces in it too ;-)

Melissa said...

Oh Jolene,

I know all too well how it feels when life piles up on you! :) I can't imagine how hard it is having Chad gone, Jake was just talking about joining the Navy the other night (he is 14) I thought great Josh just stopped talking about it (he's 17)!

I can totally sympathize with your Mount Washmore, I had to laugh at that one . . . but how true when you have 7 people in your house! Does it ever end? That is the thing, it doesn't . . . ahhhhhh

I also know the feelings of your truck, although my mini van wasn't wrecked, the transmission died and it really isn't worth putting the money into even though it is a 1999, so now I have a new"er" mini van and a car payment, when does it end . . . when can you ever get ahead???

Which brings me to owning your own business, it is HELL . . . too much work to not enough work, to health insurance that is outrageous but covers nothing to no one wanting to pay their bills they owe you . . . and on and on.

But somehow we make it . . . we get up and go on everyday . . . somedays are better than others, but it is so nice to know that no matter what, we have our friends to whine too! :)

Melissa

Chickenbells said...

Whine away girlie...it's been a hard week!

Melissa said...

At least you're putting those feelings to good use - cleaning up and helping others!

Here come some hugs from Mississippi!

Cheryl Wray said...

I'm there with you on a lot of this--I still get pimples and I'm 38. Ugh!!! I wish some more money would come in to. More bills to pay and it's just the 10th of the month. Double ugh!
Hoping you are doing okay. I know you are still nervous about Chad. (Ooh, those shots sounded awful!)

Coleen said...

Hey Sis!
You know I told you we could go out and do something cheap or free. It will take your mind off to get out. I'll think about an idea and get back to you.

Brooke said...

I've been a lurker for quite some time - but wanted to leave a comment that I sent you an email (to the address in your profile).

Sorry for all the bad news - let's hope 2007 turns around for you !

Diana said...

Jolene..
I'm new to you but I heard about your blog & family. I don't know you but am so proud of you for so many reasons. Your family is lucky to have a Mom that supports them in everything they do. Even if that includes War. You put on that strong face and even though you are dying inside with heartache you support Chad. My kids are small both boys and I cannot imagine what you are going thru. All your kids understand, how can they not, you raised them to be the men and young men they are. If they have an ounce of you in them they are going to be good father's and husbands.
You are a great Mom and our prayer's are with your family. Keep you head up and know that all things happen for a reason and that something good always comes out of something bad.
Chad is a brave strong young man and the reason he is where he is is because his parents raised him with pride, respect and loyalty. Your family is an example to everyone! My thoughts are with you!