Me and My Family

Me and My Family

14 February, 2012

Time passes

I have my ups and downs with this blog. I get on a roll, posting several days in a row and then I go on hiatus! I want to be more consistant. I talk about consistancy, I strive for it, I look for it. But for some reason with this project it escapes me. Actually as with most projects these days, consistancy escapes me. I am the most consistant when it comes to parenting Damon. And don't let that comment fool you. I mess up a lot. I slip, I let things slide...yep I am a pretty normal parent. I don't even take pictures and videos consistantly like I would like to.

I seem these days to be getting a little laundry, do a load of dishes, make dinner once or twice a week for john, vacuum sometimes, clean off the desk once every few months. John must think I am just a slacker when it comes to housework. I am doing my best. Some days I just don't have the energy...I do one or the other thing. it's either dishes, or laundry, maybe not both. lol

I am attempting to do less on the days I really don't feel good and in return, do more on the days I feel good, but guess what? Do you ever run into this? There ISNT enough time in the day. I try to plan, prioritize, and somehow I still run out of time. Maybe I am still sitting around too much. I think part of that is winter. It's easy to do up here in Alaska where it's cold, dark, icy out, windy, and snowy. It's easy to let oneself hibernate. I try not to. It helps having Damon around, he keeps me on my toes.

My mom bought these little ankle weights, the kind that are filled with sand or some such thing and they velcro around the ankle, know what I mean? Anyway, they are about 1.5 lbs each. I had Damon put one around each ankle and go up and down the stairs. He talked about how they were heavy and made it difficult. bingo. I was letting him know that is how Mommy's legs feel after I get treatment...tired and heavy. That is why I don't like going up and down the stairs if I don't have to. I wanted him to start to understand a little bit about what the meds do to my body. He didn't seem too terribly interested, but I think in the back of his mind he will mull it over and put two and two together.

Speaking of putting 2 and 2 together....Bode is working on it. He has a ways to go, but boy can this boy jump and smell. He has a good sniffer this one.
Poised and ready.......
 And legs meant for jumping....
And the jump....this boy can jump, and he has a GREAT nose on him.
 And a face to love!!!
Had to cool off a minute.
 And then there is Ari...So sweet and pretty.
Can't pass a good photo op of the blonde beauty.


  1. Hang in there sweetie. You are doing so great! I am in awe of your attitude and persistence and faith. You are my hero! I love you, Mom

  2. Thanks for sharing the stories with us and man , u are blessed with love by all friends and family cuz' of who you are , my friend !

  3. You sound pretty much like the rest of us. Don't beat yourself up for not living up to being seem to be pretty normal....I would venture to say most of us have the same shortcoming (if that's what we want to call it).
    I'm glad you are trying to take time out to rest when you need it (try to be consistent with that:)). Love you so much daughter of mine!! Dad

  4. I feel the same way about my stairs and I have no excuse for it. My ex's grandmother taught me a saying a long time ago that has helped me live in this big house with two flights of stairs and I want to pass it on to you.

    DON'T WASTE YOUR STEPS. For me, this means I usually don't go up or down my stairs without something that needs transported. Hope this helps you as much as it helps me.

    LOVE the puppy pictures, especially the snow face!