So much difficulty, mamas. I hope the upswing starts today. It hurts my heart to read the frustration; I can just feel it. I had a friend who used the analogy of the Universe putting us into a slingshot and pulling us back, back, back before releasing us into a breathtaking step forward. I like to remind myself of this, even when it's only to get myself through a tough moment. But I am reading along and thinking of you all as I take leave of family and friends and step on the scale a painful number of times (without bag, with bag ). Finalizing packing, getting ready for the big trip tomorrow afternoon. Chicagoland Dingos, I'll send down happy vibes as we take off tomorrow night.
Truly, technology is an amazing thing. 15 years ago when I left last time for an extended period, it was like cutting off a leg. Now, I know we can be in contact quickly and easily, and share photos, video, audio, and can even videoconference in real time. So Dingos, keep me in mind on your travels around the world. You really just never know.
But happy congrats to Gaye on the job!!! And sympathy on the difficulties with ds--I'm solo now 3 weeks+ with my two and I am ready to throw in the towel.
Sparkle, I have been there, down to your very description of being on the verge. Hugs.
Penelope, while my dh doesn't sabotage himself that way, he does in other (financial) ways and I know that terrible not-sleeping-at-night feeling. And yet, you know you will be OK, and that itself shows your wisdom.
Dh is frustrated doing everything for himself, as he usually relies on me for anything administrative. Kids got into the school we wanted and I am not sure it's the school I want anymore...dh and I haven't yet realized a common vision for housing, but I'm hoping we get on the same page next week. And on another note entirely, as amazing as technology is, I love being with my sisters and closest, dearest friends and I am going to miss them SO MUCH on a day-to-day basis.
Bright side, back is feeling great, hip is feeling OK, and I am looking forward to fabulous gyms and pools.
I love you, Dingo Mamas.