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Everything Happens For A Reason

Everything Happens For A Reason

I’m going to put a pause on the “A Revelation” series for now given that my hands are killing me due to the swelling caused by pregnancy. My right hand is not as bad but my left hand which already has pre-existing carpal tunnel is hating me. I picked up some compression gloves today and I’m homing that will help. The only down side of course is that they make my hands hot, but it’s better then the alternative.

I’m probably going to start picking up some design work as a means to bring in extra income. R did not get the job in Seattle as we’d hope, which neither of us were surprised about. He is a good fit for the company, just not for that particular role and that boils down to the fact that the role would have put him in a non-executive, non-management position and he’s surpassed that role by years. Right now he’s working with a firm whose focus is to locate a job for him that fits his criteria, including pay, benefits, location, etc. They say that they’re usually able to place a candidate in a position in 90 days so we’ll have to see. I hate seeing him like this because I know it wears on him, especially his ego, and his need to provide for his family. I just have to keep telling him, we will be okay. It’s just a matter of getting him to believe it.

I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason and the last time this happened, it proved to be a good thing for us, so I’m hoping this will be the case as well. Obviously, time will tell, but I figure there’s no sense worrying over split milk.

Well, at least not yet.

Barely Surviving But Surviving Nonetheless

Well, today has certainly been filled with more people and time out of the house then usual. As a result I almost forgot to blog today. I just happened to look at the clock, see the time and think oh, crap, I need to blog; yay, for small miracles?

I felt a little better this morning when I got up and having people over wasn’t has intense as I thought it would be. I think it helps that my friend, Kim is pretty mellow so it doesn’t seem like she’s imposing so that goes a long way. It’s been pretty mellow since she got here. We ate and talked and just sat around until my mother-in-law arrived. Now we’re in the midst of watching The Shannara Chronicles, since neither my mother-in-law nor Kim have seen it. I figured now would be a good time to sit down and blog.

Tomorrow, I’m going to try to get the baby clothes organized by size and gender. R will need to run down to the old house to grab the dresser so we can use it to store the clothes but that shouldn’t be too bad. After the clothes are organized, I need to sit down and make a list of the essentials we are missing that did not get gifted to us for the baby shower. Once that’s done, I will be moving on to thank you cards. I’m hoping it won’t take me too long, but we will have to see.

Right now, I am more stressed about organizing then I am about the babies coming. I know it’s a weird thing to be stressed about but I am nonetheless. Here’s to hoping to some productivity tomorrow. Once can certainly hope.

Running On Fumes or Not Running At All

Running On Fumes or Not Running At All

Well, it’s safe to say the baby shower took its toll. Not only did I swell up today in both my hands AND feet, despite the fact I was barely on my feet today, but I can feel myself retreating as I try to re-energize my already depleted batteries. The lack of sleep isn’t helping and is only adding to my inability to recharge.

I had planned on blogging about and posting pictures of the shower today, but I realized I didn’t have it in me. It’s a miracle I’m actually blogging because that in itself seemed like a feat too, which is problematic, given my desire to blog every day this year. People have the tendency to wear me out in general, but when you add pregnancy to the mix, my ability to deal dwindles much, much faster and I struggle to find the desire to care or try.

As it stands, I have a friend staying with me tomorrow and my mother-in-law will be here later that afternoon/evening and I’m dreading it. It HAS to happen because R will be flying out to Seattle and someone needs to be here in case I go into labor, but it’s only going to cause me to further retreat into myself, as I haven’t had time to recharge from Sunday’s festivities. Sometimes I wish I was a little more like my sister, who’s an extrovert and finds she recharges by being around people but ultimately, I recognize that I much prefer to be introverted as it means I’m less trusting of people I have just met.

I make no promises that tomorrow’s blog will be any better than the last two, but I do know, well know to a degree, maybe 90%, that I will blog tomorrow… or at least I’ll think about blogging and I guess, given my current state, that’s all one can ask for.