Wednesday, April 21, 2010


my new favorite picture in the whole world, taken last Saturday.

I must admit, I've disappeared this last week because I've been in a bit of a funk, and really, who wants to read about that? By the way, you should leave if you don't, because I am going to write about it. Hormones are obviously the largest of all contributors, as is the fatigue and the still-present nausea and something that can't decide if it's a cold or springtime allergies. I can't control those, though.

Let me interrupt this blog post to tell you that my son just brought me a plastic medal and said "This is for the best mom I ever saw and because I love you." Let me now pause to wipe tears from my eyes. Okay, back to blogging.

As I was saying, I can't control any of those things, so I've been looking at what I can control.
I can help the fatigue by going to bed at a decent hour.
I can remind myself that hormones significantly shorten my fuse and that I should cut everyone (Stinky, other drivers, cranky women at church, and myself, to name a few) some slack.
I can take the time for things that make me happy like crafting and writing here, both of which have been woefully neglected.
I can stop procrastinating dealing with things that are ugly because they're never as bad as I think.
I can ask for help when I need it, instead of absorbing everything until I lose it at the slightest provocation.

So, with that, I'm back to writing, and hopefully to crafting soon. There's no lack of projects (or deadlines that I'm, yes, procrastinating).


Heather said...

I'm just coming out of a funk (and I can't even site hormones as a cause) and so I'm so with you, Rachael. Kudos to you for your self-awareness and for doing something about it. My tendency is just to wallow. And there is nothing healthy (for me or my family) in that. Please add to your list, "I can remember how many people out there love me and think that I'm just about the best thing since sliced bread. Plus I have an awesome husband and some pretty cool sister-in-laws." Please feel free to call if you need to chat. I can't wait to see you this summer.

P.S. That picture is awesome.

M said...

I miss you. I miss hanging out with you and gabbing. I'm sorry you're in a've got some good company. I've been in a funk, but I have no pregnancy hormones to blame.

Cindy Brinkerhoff said...

I agree a very fun picture indeed! You look great! Have fun crafting...

joyofem said...

Also, that is the best picture I have ever seen.

Elizabeth said...

What an adorable picture! We all get in funks, cut yourself some slack. And I'm excited to see what you've got in the works!

Melissa said...

Cute picture! I have also been feeling a little in a funk lately. Pregnancy is definitely worth it, but it sure does a number on our bodies/emotions/everything!

Kevin or Anda said...

I love that photo! How cute! And I know at least part of how you feel. :) Here's to couple more months of funk!

balloongal said...

I'm with Heather on this one (though I do have those hormones to blame). But we do think you are an amazing person. So awesome. And I love that we will always be related. I love coming to your blog. And I'm glad that sometimes you feel okay to write about some of your frustrations. I'm also excited to see you this summer.
And the picture- Love it, love it, love it, love it, love it, love it, love it.
You are such a great mom (and wife- I've heard it directly from your husband).

Rachelle said...

That picture is stinkin' adorable!! Sooo cute!