Can I tell you something? I’ve had a rough week (or so). Not any one big thing. My Beloved is (relatively) safe, and that’s all that matters. But little things have been dragging me down. I did pretty well on my last list of goals, but I’ve been struggling since I didn’t make a new list last week. I’ve felt sad, stressed, hurt, tired, scared, and so much more – and I just didn’t want to bother y’all with what I’ve been going through.
I acquired a cold and felt like I’d been thrown from a horse, my Quality Time love tank was feeling pretty low, my Beloved told me that there is a good chance that his deployment time will be extended and he might not get to come home next month like we had planned, and it hasn’t been an easy week in co-parenting after divorce.
I could use a hug. And chocolate. And my Beloved. Not necessarily in that order.
Okay, I’m finished pouting now.
This whole time, aside from not wanting to whine here on the blog, we have been keeping very busy. I finished planning for school, and we began our year last Wednesday with a field trip to see the Little House on the Prairie site in Independence, Kansas. Laura Ingalls Wilder has been a hero of mine since Aunt Nanette first gave me the Little House books for Christmas when I was little. My family visited the Mansfield museum when I was a teenager, but this was my first time to see the Little House cabin here in Kansas!
I also spent some much-needed family time with several of my siblings, tried to catch up on sleep, and took my dad and boys to spend a day in Bartlesville/Pawhuska, Oklahoma.
I really did have good memories in there, but I have been letting all of the negative emotions drag me down. I’m not entirely sure how to handle all of the stress, but I can see a little clearer, now that I’m coming out of the fog. I may even share what I’m learning about dealing with stress. I’m far from strong and perfect, but hope that I am learning and growing as I walk through this military/divorced/remarried wifey/mommyhood/homeschooling/writing life of mine!
In happier news, Monday was our one-year blogiversary birthday! One year ago, I was terrified as I shared my first story with you. I can’t tell you what your encouragement, inspiration, and friendship have meant to me over this last year! I am honored that you have let me into your lives, and that you are part of mine! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
How are you taking a little time for yourself? I would love to keep in touch this week as we work together to take better care of ourselves! You can find me on Facebook and Instagram, and don’t forget to check out our Pinterest group board ~ Taking Care of Ourselves!
Let’s do this, my friends! I’m going to try really hard to take better care of myself while my Beloved is deployed, but I could use your help. We can take just a little time to care for ourselves, and we’ll be stronger wives, moms, and friends because of it! You’re not alone… We can do this together!
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