Tuesday, February 16, 2010

February 2010: Cursed?

This month isn't going so well. It's actually the worst one I've had in a long time, and the things that keep happening one after the other have made it almost comical. It's been like the dominoe effect! Why does the concept of "When it rains, it pours" actually have to work when it comes to the difficult things in life?!

To briefly summarize this strange, frustrating month, it started out on February 2nd with a trip to the E.R. for my 4-month-old baby Sam. Something had somehow gotten wrapped super-tightly around the little middle toe on his right foot. He's fine now, but it was VERY stressful!

Then there have been various ongoing anxieties and issues that are still causing some inner turmoil. All of that stress coupled with the E.R. trip gave me a kanker sore last week that made life fairly miserable. (Although on the bright side, I think I'm back to my pre-pregnancy weight because I could hardly eat for days because it hurt too much.) Then John got sick, Sam got a temperature, a supposedly big snowstorm never materialized (disappointing!), I was having weird aches and pains in my feet and legs, and I felt like an unfocused, overtired, unhealthy, disorganized mess. We're supposed to put our house on the market in a few weeks, which is overwhelming, as is the fact that we'll be moving away to a new part of the country in a few months. It's all too much!

This week we're in Massachusetts with my family for February vacation and life should be better. I'm planning on catching up on sleep and trying to get myself organized and re-centered. And things are starting to look up. Peter and I enjoyed a lovely Valentine's dinner at one of my favorite places on Saturday night. The Winter Olympics is happening, and I enjoy that, especially the figure skating. Right now as I'm writing this there is the prettiest snowfall outside.

So that's been my month. I hope yours has been better! If the month is indeed "cursed," at least it's halfway over. Needless to say, I'm looking forward to March and the coming of spring!


Kristina P. said...

Oh, Donna, that does sound miserable! It can only go up from here!

Alyson (New England Living) said...

Sorry you've had so much crap happen to you this month. Life can get so overwhelming sometimes. Hope you can recoup this week!

You can not declare this month to be cursed, however, because it is my birthday month! :) Thankfully, my February has been awesome.

We are having the same snowfall as you. It's so very, very pretty!

Ann Marie said...

The crap is here too!! :(
Oh how I know your pain..
Sorry about baby Sam. I actually just heard something similar.. a baby almost lost it's toe from a thread of a blanket that had wrapped around it and made it almost black! It was a clear thread.. and they couldn't see it!

So grateful all is well.. and your on a February Vacation! I hope your move goes well! Wish you some LUCK and happ days...

A New England Life said...

And so it goes in the life of a mother with young children. February is coming to a close and things should be looking up for March. Then the stressful part will be selling the house!

Take care of yourself Donna. Extra showers are calming, and afternoon naps if you can get them are good too. Not to mention burning a Yankee Candle to make the house smell good.

Donna said...

Ann Marie--that sounds similar to what happened to Sam, except that his toe didn't turn blue or black, thank goodness! I was so afraid of amputation. The doctors couldn't even find what was wrapped around his toe because it was so fine and light and cut in so deep. They had to have the podiatry dept. come down and cut into his (anesthetized) toe to get it out. It was awful! But it could have been much worse!

Debbie said...

Some months just seem to beat you down. Here's to hoping it all starts being better very soon!

Sarah Laurence said...

How miserable! Sometimes pain just snowballs, especially in winter. I do hope you are recovering now.

Elaine said...

I'm sorry you had to go through so much! I hope March is a better month for you!

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dougandcheryl said...

Sorry your month has been so hard. I'm sick of these winter months too. I hope your March is wonderful.