Hello Again World…How Are You?
Well well well…it’s been awhile since we’ve chatted, hasn’t it?
Feel like I’ve been riding a broken roller coaster at the amusement park, only I’m not amused. Up and down we go, stopping and starting along the way, sometimes at the top of a hill, sometimes stalling at the bottom, but on and on it goes, the ride that never ends. *ha*
The back/sciatic nerve is old news…wish it didn’t even warrant a mention anymore. Acupuncture has been helpful in the extreme, but everytime I start to ramp up my activity, it ramps up it’s activity in kind. I am learning to adjust with each flare up, and each one lasts a shorter amount of time, but I won’t deny that each flare up sends me to an unhealthy mental place. Been reading alot about the Soul/Mind/Body connection though, and working to keep my Mind in it’s rightful place, Soul in charge.
We’ve also been dealing for two (three?) weeks with an invasion of these horrible little teeny tiny critters called Springtails. They have covered the exterior of my house, and began invading through the windowsills. The first night I found them I FREAKED out! Not knowing what they were, they gave me quite a scare, sending me into extreme Fight or Flight mode. My Pest Man has moved up to third on my “Most Important Men in My Life” List, right below my Husband, and my Needle Man. He is slowly getting them under control, as we eliminate any possible sources of them outside. They may have come in a wood pile that was delivered a month ago…or we disturbed a nest of them under a flagstone slab when we put up the temporary pool and had to drain it almost immediately after filling because it was lopsided. Who knows? But millions of teeny bugs trying to get into your house, no matter how “harmless” is unsettling in the extreme. Borax and Clorox have become my number one cleaning team. Sick of having all my windows closed though. Ugh! Thank goodness for AC. Seriously, they make me want to move. ‘Nuff said.
I have had to miss my Niece’s graduation two weeks ago, and a Family Reunion today, but I have my eye on the prize…an Ocean City, NJ vacation in a few weeks. Even if I have to be strapped to the roof on a mattress, I’m GOING!!!! 🙂
Let’s see if we can find some good news to share? Having the kids home has been a pleasure. Little Girl is thriving with all her activities, and Big Girl is enjoying the teenager’s version of vacation: sleeping in, chatting with friends, and having sleepovers and days at the amusement park. Mister is adjusting to having to share Mommy and the TV, and is simply “chillaxin'” as the teenagers say.
We’re having the Construction Guy back next week to get serious about the work that needs doing. Thought long and hard about needs versus wants and must have him back to form a plan. Sadly, my slate roof will likely be sacrificed, but if it means a healthier, more pest proof home, so be it.
Sorry, but that’s all I’ve got. LOL
Haven’t posted much because who wants to hear my woes? I’ll be back when I’ve got something worth saying. 🙂