Moving is never easy

We moved into the town we live at now 4 years ago. During that time I was 6 months pregnant with my twins and I already had the 4 other kids who weren’t too happy to be leaving the town they were born in and used to. I remember being quite frazzled at the thought of moving into a city and county that I had never heard of before. I would be lying if I said I settled in right away. It took me a very long time to get used to the town I live in and sometimes I still think I am not quite used to it.

My kids were able to make new friends and settled in but let me tell you that it took a while for them to get used to it too. When we first moved school was almost over so for a couple of months they were the new kids with the school year ending in a month and a half after their arrival. They did not like the fact that all the kids had already been a whole school year together and they were coming in as outsiders.

It took the beginning of the following school year when the students were starting a new grade and some other kids were nee for them to feel comfortable enough in their new surroundings. My kids told me that the hardest thing for them to do was move into a new town. I told them that they should be thankful that their dad wasn’t in the military like their uncle is. His family has to be constantly moving and their cousins have to be constantly uprooted from their surroundings. The good thing about my brother in law being married and with kids is that he gets provided military housing for his wife and family instead of living in the barracks but they constantly have to be moving which I am sure can be quite stressful. I never thought about how many military personnel have families and have to be constantly uprooted and moving until I saw this info graphic here

I am sure glad that we bought our home and don’t plan on moving again anytime soon. I just hope and wish that my bro in law gets to stay put until he is out of the military because I am sure his wife and kids wont want to be moving again and getting adjusted to new surroundings and making new friends when they are barely settling in from their last move.

Our plans went out the window

I had great plans. I was looking forward to this labor day weekend but on Monday while I was putting up picture frames in my living room I went to step down from my two step stool and I must not have stepped right on the last step because I ended up falling and twisting my left ankle during the fall. The doctor said it was only a sprain and not a fracture but as many of you know a sprain can be more painful than a fracture.

I have had swelling on and off for the past couple of days. I have be told to stay off my feet as much as possible, but with 6 kids you can forget it. I need to take them to school in the morning and I have to be able to pick them up. I have tried to keep my foot elevated as much as I can and I make sure to take my pain killers when I can. I am a very impatient person so as you can imagine I cannot wait until my ankle is healed.

Going away for this labor day weekend is out of the question. There is no way I would be able to hike or be walking up and down any type of hill. I always say that even though you can plan things as much as you can they are never guaranteed to work out the way you want them too. Here is a picture of my swollen ankle 🙁

sprained ankle aug262013

Have you ever given thought to how you slept or what you slept on ?

If you have read my blog you know that I have suffered with back pain for over 8 years now. I loved sleeping and waking up refreshed from a good nights sleep, but as you all know I have not had that in a very long time. I toss and turn either due to my back pain or an uncomfortable bed that I might happen to be sleeping on. I never thought that my sleep would depend so much on what type of bed I slept on that particular night.

Two years ago we went to visit my aunt and I fell in love with my aunts bed. I couldn’t believe how comfortable it was and how well I slept. My aunt told me ” honey the reason why you slept so comfortable is because I adjusted the bed to fit you” I didn’t quite understand what she meant at the time. I was so tired and hurting from the countless hours we spent driving to her house that I just fell asleep. The next morning after waking up refreshed and full of energy like I hadn’t felt in years I asked her to explain to me what she meant by adjusting the bed. I always thought that beds came one of two and as of recent three ways .. either you got a regular mattress bed or a pillow top mattress bed or a memory foam bed. My aunt told me ” sweetie I have an adjustable bed ” I thought to myself the only adjustable beds I have seen are hospital beds and only hospitals have them.

Well that’s not the case anymore anyone can buy themselves an adjustable bed. Everyone’s bodies are different so why would everyone not have a different type of bed? Some people prefer a soft bed and others like a more firm bed. If you have back problems like me you would want a bed adjusted to the way your spine is to give you the most support. I never thought about beds the same after sleeping on my aunts bed and I bet you haven’t given much thought to your bed or how you slept have you ?

How do I make it all go away ?

I feel so alone and so lost in this world. I feel like I don’t have anyone to count on. The people who should love me unconditionally don’t. I am not a very demanding person. I do not require much. All I have ever wanted is to be loved and accepted. I want to matter to someone. One of the cruelest things I was told was ” I am used to you” not I am with you because I love you or I want to be with you but because ” I am used to you” those words cut me to the core.

I often wonder what did I do wrong in a past life to be treated the way I am treated. Why is it okay for others to think they can walk all over me? I would do anything for anyone if it was in my power to do so. I love completely and give my love without conditions, why don’t I deserve the same thing ? How do I stop the hurt and pain ?

Which one would you prefer ?

One of my favorite memories as a kid was going to Disneyland and before leaving the park I would go to the coin machines and stick a penny and get my penny imprinted with one of the designs that the machine offered. Now that I am older I thought what a great Idea it would be to give away coins imprinted with a design. I went looking online for someone who would design coins. My friends kept asking me what is a challenge coin and I told them a challenge coin is a coin that has been designed by customers.

I thought to myself wouldn’t a special designed coin be an awesome party favor to give out? I know I would treasure a special coin given out from a party or a wedding. I think I would have a blast designing my own coin and it would be even more special because I would have designed it myself versus getting party favors that other people might also have or would have gave out. Would you prefer giving out party favors that everyone else might have already had or would you like to design your own personal coin and give that out as a party favor?

I hope it is a simple cough and sore throat

I have this sore throat and cough from hell. It will simply not go away. I have taken cough medicine and I have tried that cloreseptic spray to numb my throat and besides tasting awful it is not making it go away or making me feel better. I am hoping and praying that I do not have strep throat again. I hate having to go to the doctors to have that big q-tip looking thing stuck down my throat. I also hate taking those nasty horse pill looking antibiotics.

If this cough and sore throat don’t go away soon, I am not going to have a choice and I am going to have to go to the doctors to get some meds. I am hoping that I can wake up and be all better but I highly doubt that will happen by tomorrow. I do not want to spend the rest of my weekend sick. This sucks 🙁

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