Archive | April 2012

Stress

It comes in all forms. Some people say they deal with it better than others, other people say they don’t deal well at all. I’m kind of in the middle. You can’t always avoid it…..at some point something will happen that will stress you out and then the question becomes not how do you deal but how well do you cope. Here lately every little thing has gotten on my nerves….I mean that seriously……EVERYTHING. I know it stems from me not getting enough rest, which stems from me being stressed. As many of you have read we have had head injury week in my camp with two of the crew getting concussions within days of each other. My daughters was labeled as mild but she’s still getting killer headaches and my husband is back on the horse, back in the groove, doin his thing.  Then there is me…over on the sidelines trying very hard to find a compartment in my overloaded overdrive to put this week and I’m coming up with nothing. I maintain a face of strength in the storm because that’s who I am and that’s what I do but right now I would like nothing more than to cave under the pressure and cry like,a baby. It won’t sokve anything but I might feel a little better about me. So I say again……the question is how do you cope and right now I would have to say on a scale of 1 to 10 I’m at a -2. Hope everyone else had a good week, if not take comfort in the fact tomorrow is a new day 🙂

Are we done yet?

I know it’s Wednesday, Hump day, the middle of the week but this so far has been seriously on hell of a week!!! Sunday night my daughter got a mild concussion, today my husband got one as well. Not nearly as mild as my daughters. I have been late for just about everything, I have a tire that has developed some major problem with air. I’m outta vim, I’m outta vigor and all I want to do is sleep the rest of this week away. Ah yes, I almost forgot I was 15 minutes late to a test on Monday ( I couldnt find my pencils any of them so I had to go all the way back down to my car and get one from there )and then I found out yesterday I bearly passed the test and it’s one I really studied for. I ask can we just offically make today the end of the week or push a rewind button and start the week over? *sigh* sucking it up and driving on. Until next time I hope all is better for you and yours than me and mine.

Taking time to make time

How often do you take time out of your day to tell the ones closest to you that you love them or to let them know how important they are to you? How often do you make time to take time for this seemingly little thing. How often do others do the same for you? I am a firm believer that by doing unto others as you would have them do unto you you get what you give. For example if you give out negative comments all day long to those around you and walk around all huffy puffy high and mighty people are going to avoid you like the plauge and keep you at a distance if however you show care and compassion to those around you praising their good works and helping them out with the not so good you forge a relationship built on love and respect. All to often we as people ignore the good (and the little things like the bear hug with the just because I love yous or the flowers) but we very easily focus on the negative (you didn’t do this right or you didn’t do that right and the eye rolling, picking a fight or arguement over every little thing) it’s time out for all that. That close friend you just got mad at cuz she got a winning lottery ticket could step off the sidewalk and get hit by a car and where will you be? Sitting around with a heart full of guilt because you didnt say hey friend I’m glad you are in my life. Let’s all make a habit of showing more love. When we do we will see the world as we know it is a much happier place.

Deceptive

I live in western Washington in the great Pacific Northwest, where we are know for our wet weather and now also vampiers that glitter amoung other things. The labels attached to this region for the most part are fair and true however there is one that tends to go without mention and that is just hoe deceptive the weather in this fair region can be. I woke up at 7 this morning to rain, left in grey skies but came out of class to blue skies and white puffy clouds. Not even a hint of the yuck weather that was around this morning. To bad it’s still cold……makes me miss the south even more.

Choices

Everyday people are faced with choices…..to return with with good or with evil, to show forth love and compassion for others or to turn a blind eye, to go to class or a meeting. To bring youself and those around you up or to tear down. When making these choices do you consider how it will affect others around you or do you just go for yours? As a mom, wife, sister and daughter I find that more often than not I consider those around me long before thing of myself.

Upon learning that one of my children was deaf instead of choosing what would be easiest for me, a hearing parent I chose what I felt would be the best for my child. I learned ASL and have taught my other children how to sign as well. Recently the choice that I was left to make by myself 14 years ago has come into question. I have been told he should of been implanted, or taught SEE. In the 20th (now 21st) century you would think there would be more tolerance for those “different” from ourselves or “different” from the norm but even now on a daily basis we learn this is not so. It’s not even just a matter of different levels of ability it STILL comes down to the color of someones skin, how they talk, walk, and look. These things shouldn’t matter but the choices we as people make on a daily basis make them matter.

I think my biracial, deaf male child is a beauty and a wonder and I wouldn’t ask for him to be any other way. It’s a choice I’ve made.