Thursday, October 2, 2014

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

It's been a rough week.  Everyone has them.  I'm glad mine is almost over.  Sometimes it helps me to just write it all down, get it off my mind, and visually see what it is - and that it's not that bad....so that I can move on.  So, here it is.  The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of my week.

Valley Rental Center:  Remember that old Lincoln school that we bought?  Yep, it's part of my rough week/month/etc...  It's been a lot of work.  Did I mention I already have a full time job, a part-time job, 2 children and my little jewelry & scarf making "hobby."??!!! 
The Good:  We had four different events held there this past weekend.  Everything went well, and I am so happy that it's being used by our community.
The Bad:  My to-do list is still 500 miles long.  It's overwhelming.  We're plugging away at it, and we'll get there - but there are definitely times when it sucks.
The Ugly:  Have you driven by while I'm painting??!  LOL  It's a bit scary.  There have been times when I've been there for hours, with no break, a stinky sweaty mess...all while 12 feet up in the air painting block walls and endless amounts of trim.  I'm tired of painting.  But that old CAP room (or even older kindergarten room) is looking SO much better!
More Good:  We've had so many amazing compliments from people who have used, seen, or been in our renovated space - and it helps SO much to hear those kind words.  It keeps us going.  It makes our financial investment, and even more importantly all those countless hours of hard work - worth it!  So, thank you!

My kid was almost hit by a car:  Yep, that happened this week.
The Good:  He is fine.  He has guardian angels.  He was able to stop in his tracks and back up just in time.  He is safe - and I thank God for that.  It made me think of his specific guardian angels throughout that whole day - who I believe are family that I miss very much...and I am so thankful to them for keeping him safe.
The Bad:  Someone ran a red light, in front of the school, at 7:55am, and did not even see my son start to cross the street once the sign said "walk."  It happened right in front of me, and my heart nearly left my chest.
The Ugly:  You know, when you're a mom, and all you can think is the worst what-ifs that could ever happen??!!  That was the rest of my morning.  That, and extreme anger.  I'm not a violent person.  I've never punched anyone in my life...but I wanted to that morning.
More Good:  I forgive that person.  If my son had been hurt, I don't know that I could ever say that - and I certainly hope that person has learned a very important lesson and never makes that mistake again.

Stupid health problems:  That truly is how I feel about them...I don't have time for this crap.
The Good:  It could be worse.  I'm still hurting...so that's all the good I can think of right now.  But I am fully aware that others have it so very much worse.
The Bad:  My auto immune disease is back.  The one that I talk about here and followed up on here, has flared up again.  I made it 11 months symptom free and medication free, but now it's back.  It's also been a really rough migraine week.
The Ugly:  I sometimes struggle with depression. Didn't know that?  I hide it well, usually.  But when you're in pain and sick, and then exhausted and overwhelmed...it really tries to rear it's ugly head and strike you down.  So, there have been tears...multiple times.  Only a few people get stuck seeing them though - so the majority of you are probably safe.

Well, I suppose that's all I have.  So, I guess it's not so bad after all.  I feel better about most of it - except for the stupid health problems.  Seriously, I'm totally grouchy about it and probably just need to go to bed in hopes that I'll feel better tomorrow.  And don't bother telling me it's because of "stress" or too much on my plate.  I already know that (see?  I'm so grouchy).

On a lighter note - tomorrow is FRIDAY, which means then comes the WEEKEND, and it's a PINTEREST PARTY weekend....which technically means more work for me (but at least it's fun) - I'm just SO glad to see this week come to an end.  The end.

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