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Thursday, August 16, 2012

That's the Stress Talkin

Well it feels like summer just started, but my kids are back to school on Monday. We had a wonderful laid back summer with a perfect, once in a lifetime trip! I have to say, I really do have a blessed life and have no right to complain... however...

The planets must be aligned poorly, or the moon must be in a disturbing phase, because I swear that everything that can go wrong lately has! Okay, that is totally not true and I take that back. Several more things could possibly go wrong and I don't want to tempt the fates.

I get to beta test lots of products for the Hubby's employer, which is usually fun. But last week they recalled the ChromeBook I've been using for months and then my old laptop decided it was mad at being ignored and died. I had given my old desktop to my son, since I was swimming in laptops, and he is loath to give it back to me. Plus HOW is he supposed to play Minecraft if he gives me back the computer? I don't know.

In the meantime the accelerometer on my smartphone broke, and it doesn't know up from down or North from South. And it thinks the screen is being touched all the time. Which means basically, nothing works except the phone part of the smartphone. It lost its smarts. It's possible I dropped it. Again.

Somehow I ate something with peanuts snuck into it and my face is broken out with two dozen painful pimples. That is why I'm covering my face in the photo - you don't want to see it.

The woman who rents our home half way across the country has lost her mind and gone completely crazy. She thinks of new ways to threaten us and ideas to sue us for every few days. Some days it is actually funny, but most days it is not.

Our plan to finally sell that house, once crazy has moved out, was foiled by the house across the street selling in pre-foreclosure for 100k less than we paid for ours 12 years ago. When my real estate agent told me nearly four years ago when we moved, that it would take longer than this for the housing market to improve, I'm pretty sure I laughed and I certainly did not believe her.

We are growing a weird yellow "mustard" algae in our pool. It grows on the surface and stinks. An algae treatment and three straight days of shock *might* have killed it. Fingers crossed.

I haven't really recovered from the minor surgery I had in June. Some days are fine, some days I take the max ibuprofen allowed.

A friend talked me into being on the PTA board. Basically she sweet talked and flattered me (ps. that is how to get me to do almost anything). Don't ever let someone talk you into being on a PTA board, is my advice now. School starts next week and, well, let's just say it hasn't been fun. (If you are reading this and are a Mom from my kid's school, I'm totally lying, and it's been a lovely experience ...those were tears of joy)

My son's birthday is just over a week away and I haven't planned his party or sent invites.

My best friend moved to Hong Kong. Last summer my best friend moved to England. I sense a pattern.

The weird thing is, I really don't like how I react to some of these issues and I'm questioning myself a lot. At 43 I can see how annoying my behavior is and how much I really want to change it. I am very passionate about things I truly care about. But I see how it can come off as irritating to others. And WHY do I get so stressed, when others can just let things roll off their back? If you read this blog, you know I am not a complainer and I'm revealing tons of stuff that should not be discussed on the intranets. Think positive Amber, think positive! I'm going to pull out Eckhart Tolle's New Earth ASAP and read it from cover to cover. I need some enlightenment.

On a positive note, when I logged on to write this post blogger said I've had over one million pageviews! The Hubby quickly popped my bubble when I told him and said "You got that many today?" No not today stupid, do I look like Perez Hilton? That is total, lifetime pageviews. Argh.

15 comments:

  1. Love your blog today the honesty is great! ... Venting is good for relieving the stress....I know we are to be grateful and come from a place of gratitude...but I also believe you have to let it out and let it go....So Vent! and be grateful you are able to vent in your wonderful life on the rollercoaster. Thanks for sharing and thanks for making me smile.

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  2. I am sorry that things are going like that for you right now. :( School starts for my kids next week, too. They also love Minecraft, LOL. Boyzzz...

    On the days you hurt more, you probably did too much the day before, have you noticed a trend? You def. sound like you've taken on too much. Hang in there, and know I'm here for you!

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    1. There is a trend to the pain, and it sounds like it isnt completely uncommon with my procedure. It is supposed to lessen and go away with time. I hope that is the case!

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  3. Wow you sure do have a lot going on lately. I love venting on the blogs - I hope that you get your stuff fixed and things start going a bit more smoothly for you. Have a great weekend :-)

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  4. I chuckle compassionately, Amber. I'm sure many of your readers can sympathize with you. You'll get through this stressful time, you'll get through this stressful time... Sending you positive thinking waves. Plus, over a million page views?!? That's awesome!

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  5. Oh no Amber! You are such a positive person, I know all this will pass! You should listen to that song - Gotta Keep Your Head Up. HAving a sense of of humor always helps too :)

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  6. I loved your venting. Somehow it makes you seem more like the rest of us, whatever that is. Hang in there, you'll get through it. We always do. Pain makes things harder and when it all seems to hit at once, it feels more challenging than usual. Take care of yourself.

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  7. I feel like that a lot too - overwhelmed is how I usually feel. Once in awhile we hear a story that snaps us back to reality (a friend of a friend was diagnosed Christmas Eve 2011 with leukemia and her funeral was yesterday - 37 with a 1-1/2 and 4 year old). My problems seem so small. It's true what they say, "if you've got your health that's all that matters" - it's just hard to keep that in perspective so much of the time. Hang in there Amber :)

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  8. Stay strong Amber. I'm send a private message to you.

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  9. Ugh! So much going on at once. I'm sorry. I know EXACTLY how you feel about the peanut breakout! I breakout with nuts primarily on my chin as well. Yes, even peanuts even though they are technically a legume. They react in my body just like nuts do. Do you react only to peanuts, or do you have a problem with nuts in general?

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    1. I think a lot of ppl have acne nut allergies and dont know it. My Dr doesn't even believe me - but I know for certain. It isn't all nuts, I think it is those processed with peanuts. A friend turned me on to Blue Diamond, which does not process peanuts at all, so no cross contamination. I used to experiment with different types of nuts, but the breakouts were not worth it so I just gave up all together.

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  10. I love your honesty:) Life is crazy and stressful sometimes and that is what is so beautiful about blogging, we can be real:)

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  11. Life's a bitch and then you die!! I heard that saying once and it made me laugh. Sometimes it sure feels that way. Hang in there. Things have to get better!! Sending love and hugs!

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  12. Oh no Amber! You are such a positive person, I know all this will pass! You should listen to that song - . Being able to smile and laugh is a great way of keeping you motivated... dont give up!!!

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