Monday, June 6, 2011

Mamavation Monday - Wow, Life Got Me

Where do I start? Life is...I don't even know what word to use to define it right now. Stressful. Let's review the past few weeks, shall we? We shall because I'm going to write them for us.

My grandmother, who raised me, got very sick and ended up in the hospital. She had pneumonia, bladder (I think it was..or maybe uti) infection, as well as seriously high fevers and realllllllly bad infections in both of her legs. Thankfully, she's better and has been moved into a nursing home for rehabilitation purposes. No word quite yet on when she's going to get out but we went up to see her a few days ago and other than weak, she's doing so much better.

Sadly, this has opened up a whole new set of dramas. My sister, during this, decided that she was going to move in with her boyfriend. Ok, I can understand that. It's beyond time that she moves out on her own. However, she pulled her 10 year old daughter from school two months early which means she's now going to have to repeat yet another grade.  On top of that, she left her two teenagers behind with friends. Then, my parents went and got them and so now they're living there. Now, most of you are like ok, that's not so bad, right? Well, you'd have to know my family to understand that I'm not happy with this whole arrangement. I'm seriously considering the possibility of them coming to live with me.

Then, there's the fact that my family doesn't think that my grandma should be living on her own once she goes home. My parents think they might move in with her but I talked to Grandma about it and she doesn't want them moving in with her. This is leading me to think about the possibility of the boys and I going over there for the summer to clean up the house and to help her once she gets out.

Did I mention that I lost half my income in about 2 months and while I had a part time online job in the works, I haven't heard from them in a couple of weeks so I don't know if that's going to pan out and even if it does, it won't bring in enough income to fill that gap.

So, stress. That's the only way to sum things up for me lately. The more stressed I got, the less I took care of myself. Things aren't any less stressful but I'm working on babystepping my way back. I'm setting myself a daily average water goal of 64oz. Once I master that, I'll be working on adding other things back in as I can.

So, welcome back me and I hope all of you stuck with me through that long post. Hugs!

PS Applications for Mamavation Mom are now being accepted. I saw that they're open until the 29th. I should know by then what's happening with my family. If it's possible for me to participate, do you think I ought to apply? I need to know if I'd have the support needed.

What gaps in your nutrition knowledge do you want to fill?
I don't really know, to be honest. I guess I would just love some healthy alternatives to things like pasta (like is whole grain pasta really better?) or snacks. Right now, I'm just focusing on the babystep of water.
Please include, “This post is sponsored by Omron Healthcare and I’m writing this to be entered into a Omron Go Smart Pedometer giveaway hosted by Mamavation .


Angela @ Nine More Months

I'm sorry you are having to go through all of this drama. Please know that you can call or text me anytime to need to talk and it will NOT be a bother.

If you apply to be a mamavation mom, I will support you. It is hard and stressful, but I think you have some wonderful people to help you, especially those smart and caring boys of yours. :)


Sometimes life really throws us for a loop. But way to keep up the positive attitude.

As for Mamavation Mom. Go for it. Never hurts to try right?

Beth M

Many hugs and positive thoughts right now! That is all so much to deal with! I hope you can take a few minutes each day to do what makes you happy. Keep going ... you will make it to where you are suppose to be!

Andrea Kruse

Sorry about all that happening at once. I always feel like when it rains in my life, it pours. I know family can be tricky, heart breaking and rough from personal experience. Best of luck with all that.

As for applying? If you decide to do it, I will be there to support you. As Angela said, it can bring it's own stress and struggles... so worth it, but still... Glad to help you anyway I can and hope it all works out so you are comfortable and 100% able to be successful. Have a great week.

Carter Family

(((Big Hugs))) for my Wifey. First off if you apply you know you have my support in anything and everything you do cus I LOVAS YOU!!!

I know all about the family drama we have major family drama here all the time and I hate it with a passion. But I know you'll end up doing whats best cus you are awesome like that!
Im here for you anytime day or night 24/7

Grace Matthews

Hugs to you and your family. I know things seem close to impossible now, but they will work out in the end. God has a way of stepping in when we need him :)


So sorry about all the stress in your family! Hopefully things will smooth out soon!


I love you... I am here for you... I believe in you... You have my support...

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I have the hardest time staying up with the water too. I should set a water goal too, probably two liters since I have a couple of 1 liter water bottles. You will make it through this.

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