Monday, September 25, 2006

Lousy Weekend

I love this Dear Diary series of Little House Needleworks, and this is the first one. I managed to stitch this while I was dealing with family hardships and my own demons. I went through a really dry period and just this weekend picked up my stitching again. I think this time was a record for me not stitching---two months, I think.
This was another difficult weekend for me. My brother went back to his home and family in Richmond VA after visiting with us, and I had a really hard time upon his leaving. He's precious to us all, and we really need for him to be closer.
I did have the pleasure of seeing my youngest grandson play well in his last home football game, but later on, I got a call from my daughter to come over and help. She and her husband have an impossible situation with his, mine, and ours and all of them teenagers with all the problems both those things bring with them. They were fighting, and I was ashamed of them both. It was midnight, and Richard and I both went to try to calm ruffled feathers. The kids were up so Richard took them to McD's because they were hungry, and they really needed to hear something besides arguing for a while. I don't think we solved a thing, but at least I haven't heard from our daughter today, and I don't want to. I figure "no news is good news." It's just so depressing, and we keep telling them that raising kids is hard and that this will pass. It will, of course, but it's really hard on everyone, and I'm under a psychiatrist's care (THERE! I said it!), so I literally forced myself to get out my cross stitching and actually stitch. First time in at least 2 months. I did have a very nice mail day today, and I'll show a pic tomorrow. My house is a pit because I've been so unwell, and I'm just overwhelmed with it all. I think I haven't felt that I deserved the luxury of stitching. At least my kitties got their litter pans cleaned regularly, even if Richard and I didn't fare so well. ROFLMAO!!! At least his mother was a slovenly housekeeper, so it is of little concern to him, LOL! I need to get around to all your blogs and comment, and I've managed a few, so that's a good thing! "Baby steps," as Fly Lady would say. I'll make it. I have wonderful friends here and you all out there, and I have a wonderful family. My mom & dad are alive and well and the most wonderful parents anyone could have. I'm very blessed!

8 comments :

Von said...

Baby steps indeed! And you are not behind. Do what you can, including taking care of yourself first so you can care for your family too!! I'm so sorry you're having to deal with additional stress right now, Nancy. Lots of big hugs for you!

Dianne said...

I agree with Von! You have to bite the bullet and take care of you first!! How can you be any good to anyone else when you feel crappy? I am also talking from experience. I've had a hectic year with both my mom and uncle not being well. Things seem better, but my uncle is still in rehab and the next thing they will do is make him take a driver's test to see if he is capable of going behind the wheel. I doubt he'll ever drive again. Be glad your parents are doing so well. : )

Shelleen said...

You hang in there Nancy. You have your own health problems to deal with. Your kids are adults and need to act like one and raise their kids without calling you. Glad that you are back to stitching again, that is good therapy.

Kim said...

First off your stitching looks great! Glad to see you are doing something nice for yourself. :D

Stress and other "life stuff" can definately make it tough to focus on things. You are definately doing the right thing by talking to someone and I hope that feel better soon. :D ((hugs))

Stitchingnow said...

Baby steps is better than no steps at all. God is watching I just know it and he has better days ahead for you all.

Wendy said...

It never rains but it pours. Crazy old saying but it seems to be very true.

There really is so much help available out there, I'm really happy to hear that you made the huge first step of getting it. I really think everyone could use a little help now and then, and speaking from one who has been there, its the best thing I have ever done for myself.

Stitching is also great therapy - I'm so glad to read to that you have picked it up again.

Meari said...

Ya know... You did your job raising your kids. They're adults now and shouldn't be bringing you into their problems. Take care of yourself first. Can't do any good if you don't. Take care...

Chelle said...

Baby steps are good steps! I'm glad to hear you are taking care of yourself. You need to be your own top priority.

Your stitching looks great! I hope you find it to be cathartic. If not, put it down until another day. It will always be there, ready when you are!