CURRENTLY... In a Bloggy Funk :(

Hi Friends,

WARNING: this is a "Debby Downer" kind of post. I'm sorry :( But I can't let a month go by without linking up to Farley, so here goes...

So if you've been following this blog for a while, you know that we've had some trying times in my house in the past month or so. The hubs got an infection in his leg that just wouldn't go away. Infections are nasty beasts, I'm learning. To make a long story short, everything that could've gone wrong, pretty much has gone wrong. He's had surgery twice (the latest one being this past Thursday) and has been the hospital three times for a total of 16 days... so far. He's there right now. The doctors are "taking it day by day" (UGH! For real?!?!), so I don't know when he will get out. I'm really hoping it's tomorrow, because my son will be having surgery on Monday to remove a cyst/cleft on his ear that he was born with (for the third time!), and I really don't want to sit in the waiting room by myself. Oh, and did I mention we have an open house for our house tomorrow? So I've been in clean up mode for the last 2 days. Why didn't I cancel it, you say? I don't know. Maybe I feel guilty that our realtor has been advertising it. Oh, I also didn't mention that the hubs' last day of work at his old school was on Friday, so I went in there to pack up all his personal stuff... like I really know what's his and what stays?

One thing I am so thankful for is our family and friends. My mom left work early to come and watch my kids on Thursday so I could go to the hospital. She packed them up and drove 45 minutes to take my son to hockey practice. Our friends have been watching them for me during the day, bringing us food, cutting the grass (because, don't forget, I'm still dealing with my dislocated shoulder, and I still can't do any heavy lifting), feeding and letting the dog out... I have people I would have never expected offering to take my kids or help out in other ways. I am surely feeling blessed during this time of craziness.

I must say, if you ever know someone who's having a tough time, offer to make them food. It sounds silly and cliche, but I can't tell you how much of a relief it is that my fridge is packed with tasty, healthy food, and all I have to do is heat and serve.

Farley's blogging advice really struck me today. I've been in a blogging funk. Probably because of all of this crazy nonsense I'm dealing with. She says "if you don't feel it, don't do it." Sorry, friends, but I haven't been feeling it lately. I do post pics on Instagram though, if you're really curious as to what I've been doing lately. Like getting stuck on a broken-down zoo train. That was fun... My advice is to be yourself. No one likes a faker. Or as Farley puts it, a Robo-Blogger. Hahaha!!

By the way, does anyone want to go to Cabo San Lucas? The hubs and I were supposed to go July 6th-July 13th, and we didn't think he should go with an 8" hole in his leg. No, I'm not exaggerating. I wish I were. We were supposed to be staying in one of the Top 5 resorts in Cabo through our time share. They won't do a refund or allow an exchange because this is a rescheduled trip from last year. Any takers? Seriously.

We will most likely be dealing with this all summer. He will need a skin graft, and I hear those are painful.

I'm not trying to make people feel sorry for me... this is just what's been CURRENTLY going on over here.

Well, as it says above, I need a nap. I don't sleep well when he's not here. My babies are CURRENTLY napping, so I should probably go do that too.


  1. Wow! It sounds like you have a lot going on. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. I hope that your husband heals and your son's surgery goes well. I am now following you and glad I found you through Farley's Currently.

  2. I'm so sorry for all the craziness you have been going through. Thank goodness you have so many wonderful people in your life to help you out. Hang in there. It will get better.

    Ms Richards's Musings

  3. Bless your heart! Get some rest. Things have to get better.

  4. Oh my goodness. What an awful summer you are having!!! Sending prayers and pixie dust your way.

  5. Oh, Angela. I think you are totally entitled to being in a blogging funk... My goodness, Girl, cut yourself some slack! I can't imagine going through even one of those things at this time of the year, let alone everything at once. Remember to take care of yourself, too. I'm sending positive thoughts and prayers that things turn around for you and your family quickly.

    Mrs. Beattie's Classroom

  6. I am so sorry to hear about your crazy summer! Thinking and praying for you and your family!

    Hunter's Tales from Teaching

  7. So sorry to hear about all your troubles! :( Several years ago, the whole family got hit with MRSA and my husband got the worst of it, going to the hospital for his leg. Fortunately, the IV drugs they put in him worked (although he still has scars). My heart goes out to you.

    Adventures In Second Grade

  8. I will be praying for you and your family, since I can't make you food. Thanks for blogging from the heart and sharing your troubles! This is what the blogging community is here for to share and support one another.


  9. Oh Angela! Sounds like you are made of tough stuff and have a wonderful support system... Hope in all of this you can find sometime for yourself {somehow}. Sedning good thoughts your way xx

  10. Oh man, I am so sorry to hear about all that you re going through, sounds like a very tough time. Hoping that things start to smooth out for you and get at least a little bit easier. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Clearly Kindergarten

  11. Oh Angela! I missed this post this weekend- I'm so sorry! But you DID win my grand prize of my bloglovin giveaway! I hope that cheers you up a bit! :-) Check your email- please send me your mailing address ASAP so I can get your box in the mail! :)
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  12. Angela,
    I am so sorry to hear about all of the extra stress you've been struggling with. :( Don't feel Debbie Downerish--sharing the ups and downs on our blogs is what we're all here for. I'm sending relaxing, happy thoughts your way and prayers for your Hubby's speedy recovery.
    ♥Teaching Fabulous Firsties & Second Grade Smarties!♥

  13. Oh man... I am SO sorry that you are dealing with all of this! :( I hope your husband and little guy recover quickly! I wish I was closer to give you a big hug... but this will have to do for now... {{{{{HUGS}}}}} !! Hang in there you will get through this!
    Tori's Teacher Tips

  14. Praying for you and your family Angela. I hope that things get better soon.

    Compassionate Teacher


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