Thursday, July 17, 2008

Thursday Thirteen: 13 Reasons I Haven't Been Blogging

I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. ~Mother Teresa

Have you missed me?

I've been a poor blogger the past couple of days... and I've missed y'all. But here's what I've been doing instead.


Beating my DD at Battleship.


Bandaging her foot twice a day.


Weeding and watering my garden. I admit to being just a little afraid of my cucumber plants... there are (no exaggeration) probably 150 baby cucumbers. **gulp**


Dealing with a bored dog who has: torn up a throw pillow, eaten part of a couch cushion, and gnawed on a rug. So far.


Carrying my DD wherever she needs to go because her good leg is now so sore she can't even hop well


Constant headaches. Severely limits my time on the computer. There is good news, though. I may have found a solution... but that's a story for tomorrow.


Housework. I know, I know... I could let it slide. But it needed doing, badly. And, it's something I can do even when I do have a headache.


Errands. Made more difficult with a DD who can't walk.


The Cunning Voles of Doom. I finally had to bite the bullet with these guys, when they started on my ground covers (I lost more than HALF of my dragons blood seedum, pretty much the only thing left in that garden). After catching and releasing 1,984,735 of them I decided that they were procreating too quickly for me to get them all. So... I broke down and used:


Revenge. I hate the name. I hated using it. I've always felt like we should try to live with the critters instead of just killing them off. But, once they finished with this garden, they'd have moved to another, and another. It was the most humane way I could find to assassinate them -- certainly better than anti-coagulant poison (nothing like bleeding to death slowly, over a period of a week). I still feel guilty. But, it's been two days and no new holes have appeared. Man, I hope it worked.


Utter exhaustion. Mostly mental and emotional, but I also haven't been sleeping a solid eight hours (or even six) either. Who knew taking care of an injured kidlet could be so wearing? Unfortunately, this has also led to:


Depression. This is something I struggle with, even on good days. But, since there has been quite a bit of stress and difficulty lately, it's been worse than usual. And, I typically react to it by retreating. From everything. And doing really brainless things like:


Playing games at Facebook. Nothing like a good game of Blocky to make you smile. Now if only people would stop snatching my pets (like Tori and Groovy) from me, all would be well in the world.



anno said...

Oh, I wish I could give you a hug. Or run an errand for you. I'd even help with the voles and play with Dakota. It's hard when anyone in your family is sick or injured -- I hope you are all feeling better soon.

ellecul said...

hi, it's my first time to your blog.
happy TT! :)

Snap Catch said...

Nice one for TT! Mine's up too hope you can drop by... Happy TT!

Adelle said...

Hope your daughter is better real soon. I;m sure things will settle down once she is. Sending healing vibes. Happy T13!

MaryF said...

HUGS, Marianne!!!

keri mikulski :) said...

Hope everyone feels better soon. :) Sending bunches and bunches of hugs.. How do you get pets on Facebook?

Diane Craver said...

You're amazing. Your photos are great - that alone would take me so much time for me to post. Hope your daughter heals soon.

Sorry about your headaches and depression. I understand the depression - dealing with it myself. I never thought I'd be taking care of my husband from hip surgery when he's only 58. Our lives have changed with all kinds of medical equipment necessary for his recovery.

Dru said...


Elaine said...

those are very forgivable reasons for not blogging for a couple days.. me, i go months/years without an entry in my blog lol

Amy said...


When active children get hurt, it's like having a newborn all over again. Only now they can VOICE their complaints.

I remember when 13 first injured his knee. Criminy Dutch! I practically had to sit on that kid to keep him still. And he was no help around the house, either :)

Sorry about the depression and headaches. Been there. Fight it daily. This will pass and things will get better.

Can you rent a pair of crutches for DD? Then she can get around on her own. I think we spent something like $15 to rent a pair for a week when I had foot surgery.

That turtle picture is priceless...another one to add to 9's iPod photo collection.

Try to spend some time on something for YOU today, okay?

Tori Lennox said...

*hugs* sweetie.

I'm anxiously awaiting the day somebody forks over Big Bucks for me on Facebook. *g*

Denise Patrick said...

It sounds like you just have your hands full. I hope you get a chance to rest and regroup. Depression is not a good thing. Take care of yourself.

groovyoldlady said...

I saw the pic on #3 and thought your neighbor's cat had also been revenged!

Facebook can be an evil life sucker. Advice from Facebook Mom is to say "NO" to all those applications everyone tries to lure you into unless you really, Really, REALLY like it. I just deleted something like 400 requests to playy all sorts of games.

By the way, It appears that I now belong to my army friend (and former science student) Sam. He bought me and I am his pet.


Ceri said...

((((Marianne)))) I don't know how you do it. I couldn't do a quarter of those things... with the exception of the brainless stuff (my brainless fun of choice is Bejeweled) and take care of the kids.

Hope all is better soon.

Brandy said...

Goodness, you've had an extreme few days. I hope that you get some rest soon. HUGS!