Sunday, November 2, 2014

Life: It Goes On (Right?) - November 2

Happy November! Can it really be November all ready and the end of Daylight Savings time? That extra hour of sleep I supposedly got last night in no way makes up for the fact that it will now be dark by dinnertime for the next four plus months.

What a week it's been at our house - we had a busy calendar any way and then Mini-him decided he needed far more help and guidance with his costume for NebrasKon (Nebraska's version of ComicCon) and Miss H got really, really sick. Wednesday she was diagnosed with strep throat. When she didn't feel any better two days later, she got in with her regular doctor and was also diagnosed with mononucleosis. Needless to say, it threw our packing plans way off kilter. She spent most of the week in bed and made packing decisions by thumb directions while I sorted through everything. Thanks to huge help from Mini-me and one of his friends, we got her all moved yesterday and she is largely settled at this point and very excited to begin this new part of her life.

This Week I'm:

Listening To: Yesterday I spent several hours listening to one of Miss H's roommate's playlist as they unpacked. For a while it was the usual stuff you'd expect from a kid that age (some country music, some hip-hop, some pop). Then all of a sudden I realized I was listening to Buddy Holly. Before long we were hearing Johnny Cash and a little while later a couple of songs from the seventies. Gotta like a girl with musical tastes that varied!

Peter Quill and Rocket
Watching: Nothing new this week. Sorry to see the Royals couldn't quite pull off the World Series win but what a great, unexpected, year they had. It was fun to watch them.

Reading: If I hadn't been reading at lunchtime, I'm not sure I would have gotten any reading done at all. You'll notice that all of those books to the side have stayed the same all week.

Making: Chocolate chip cookies for moving day and a Peter Quill (Guardians of the Galaxy) costume for Mini-him. We had to create leather pieces to make his boots look right and leather holsters then paint, paint, paint to get the details just right. Because this guy is a stickler about the details!

That piece in the bottom right corner?
That's her dresser on the far wall.
Tiny, yes?!
Planning: On getting the finishing touches on Miss H's new room this week. She needs some curtains and we've got to tweak some things with her room (which is much smaller than her room here) so it works better for her.

Grateful for: Antibiotics and a nurse practitioner who took the time to really listen and get my girl what she needed and the full diagnosis.

Enjoying: Seeing my kids happy, surrounded by friends.

Feeling: Depressed. There; I said it. I'm not looking for sympathy; this is just something I live with that runs in my family. Sometimes it strikes for no reason. This time I know the reason and it's just a matter of working through it.

Looking forward to: My nephew's wedding next weekend. I'm so excited for him and adore his wife-to-be. Can't wait to be with my whole family for the weekend!


  1. I got depressed this weekend when I saw Christmas trees, fully decorated. What is up with that? Can't we slow it down a little bit? It is really the only time of the year that I am off from work for a good long time and it is all rushing past me.

    Glad your daughter was able to move and that you got the right diagnosis, finally.

  2. Glad you know the underlying reason for the melancholy feeling and can cope with it. It helps to know that the kids are happy. Have a good week and enjoyable weekend.

  3. I'm curious to know what my daughter will say when I pick her up from school today, after its dark. It's been getting dark as we drive home, but now it will be fully dark. I have a feeling she'll be confused at first.

    I hope Miss H is feeling lots better. What a time to get sick! It sounds like the move went well despite that.

    I hope you are feeling better soon too, Lisa. I go through that too, and sometimes I have no idea why. My father suffered from Season Depression, which I hadn't known until after he died. I knew he went in and out of a depressive state, but I never before had noticed the pattern. As it is, my husband's feeling pretty depressed these days--a combination of money and work issues. It seems to come this time every year. :-( It doesn't help that we've had major car repair bills and vet bills to pay on top of everything else.

  4. Sorry to hear about your depression and Miss H's mono. I had it in high school and it was no fun. Hopefully she'll be feeling something like her normal self soon (and you as well). Love the Peter Quill costume. I hope this week goes well for you!