Monday, December 22, 2008

Feeling Better


funny pictures of cats with captions
more animals

Three good nights of sleep, a very enjoyable Christmas caroling party with some friends & the prospect of seven lovely days without any commitments has restored my equilibrium. Thank you for all the well wishes & prayers sent on my behalf~ I felt your care & love lift me back up.

There was no one catastrophic episode, but lots of smaller troubling events which all happened within a couple of days; two of my children had relationship meltdowns, while the third told me about his new 19 yo girlfriend with the 4 month old baby; Sam flunked one of his “easy” classes; Jess isn’t making enough to pay her rent & learned she has to move again after only a month; Chris has been sharing his fears about the work situation with his mom, who proceeded to fill me in on both his anxieties as well as her own; my direct supervisor gave her two week notice, so everyone is looking to me to take up the slack (not an option); my coworker’s husband got laid off his job, after they lost their home this summer~ consoling her has aggravated all fears with which I struggle.

Distance & reflection has helped; I find that my situation is more secure, the winter weather has brought a spike in bookings for Chris’ company & short staffing problems gives him plenty of work for the next few weeks, & my kids…well, they’ll have to figure out their own lives.

Before I head off for an eye exam, I want to share a photo of the goodies I received in the Christmas Swap sponsored by Becca; the jewelry & scrapbook embellishments were created by White Hot Magik & I am impressed by her talent & artistry. I wore the necklace & earrings to the party the other evening & received several compliments, so I passed on her website address,






Hope you all are having a great holiday week~ I plan on being back by later this week to share some Season’s Greetings.


Jane! said...

Glad you have rebounded. Sounds like enough to take anyone down.

Take care!!!

Becca said...

I am glad that you are feeling better and that you loved your holiday gifts! What beautiful things you received! Hey can you follow me on Twitter so I can add you? I have gone private so that I can speak more freely.
Hugs and Merry Christmas!

Mrs. Staggs said...

I'm glad that things are looking up for you some, Meg. It can be tough to get through some days without a bit of a meltdown, and it's hard when everyone seems to be having a hard times, all at the same time.
Those are very pretty things that you've shared,and I'm sure the jewlery looked lovely on you.

Take care.

Shana said...

I love esty!! The jewellery looks really nice!

Kelly said...

Pretty! It's so much fun to see what everyone got in the swap.

White Hot Magik said...

Thanks for your kind words, I was so scared you might not like my homemade gifts.
As far as the fear goes, I get you. It seems like we get stable and then....bam. The bluebird picture is killing me here it so states my mood right now lol.

Becca said...

You live near the Ghiradelli outlet? Oh dear I will send you!

Debbie said...

Honey, you need some goodies. Those revelations would be enough to sideline me a loooooong time. I hope you have a great Christmas.

Tulabell said...

I am so glad you are feeling better and keeping positive about life. It can be hard when you add up everyone else's dilemma's and it will get overwhelming that way. Too bad we accountants do this with everything, don't we? Always accounting for everything and storing it in our little ledger deep in our mind making us crazy. You are right, your kids will have to work their own feats but as a mother you will always worry. Keep praying and don't give up, that's all you can do. Merry Christmas!

Rebekah said...

Oh Meg,
I am so glad you are feeling better. I am sending you hugs!