Sunday, February 20, 2011

KEEPING IT REAL


Some days you have NOTHING but random.  At least nothing that would not be a downer to share and seem so small  compared to what so many are going through. There are hurting people everywhere, many in the blog community.  I can get overwhelmed with those stories in a heartbeat. 
This has been a week with some bumps in the road, some hurts that really  hurt, I am down in my back and have an aching shoulder from tripping over a thousand covers the little's had on the floor watching movies which I automatically tried to catch myself and caused a giant
flare-up with my chronic bad shoulder…I went the entire tree season and had almost no problems and then to take a fall in my own family room…Irritating plus keeps me from getting back to walking regularly.    Plus I have some major decisions just about life in general that I need to make soon. 
Jack has had some medicine problems that we are trying to get straight which has caused him to have a very low pulse and be lethargic.  (that’s a word that no one would use to describe him).  So that has meant doctors appointments and more this week.  I think it’s a minor problem, but still one we need to stay on top of. 
Add to all that I am not sleeping….I mean not even sleeping with a sleeping pill….just some form of a menopause problem and is so frustrating to me….so all this sounds like whining. 
I do need some help.  I had said I was not going to do this, but I have been approached about advertising on my blog….GIVE  ME SOME FEEDBACK, pros and cons.
If you would prefer to email me, (annah99@aol.com) or even if you don’t advertise and know some one that does, send me to the blogs that you think might be able to help me. 
Thanks for all the sweet words about my blog anniversary….
ANOTER  REQUEST
If you are going to Beth Moore's living proof in April, would you let me know?
I am trying to decide what to do on my holiday blog during this time of the year…I hate just leaving it empty. 
 ANY SUGGESTIONS?
For those of you that won Pioneer Woman's LOVE STORY…..you should be getting it any day….Set aside some reading time…
So this may have been my worst post ever…just trying to keep it real….Some days, weeks and even months are just a season of “STUFF”! I promise to try and come back with sunshine soon. 
a couple of cute pictures of Grayson tonight.
  Grayson and supper
Looks like the food WON Grayson bath
BATH  TIME
The winner of the cards is…….and remember this is my BEST giveaway……is

Nama Halacy's Comfy Cottage....This is a new blog to me so stop by and check it out….

Have a good week……

29 comments:

Kat said...

Life just isn't fair sometimes and it seems lots of things pile up at the same time...health issues, family concerns, injuries, etc. I am so sorry sweet friend that you're in one of those "seasons" (for lack of a better word). You are in my prayers every time I pray.

Hugs,
Kat

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Lots of hurting people out there, you are right. For the most part I keep my things like private..but I have purged now and then. We are here for those that need to talk but it is difficult at times to see unhappiness. It really is..and there is a lot of it out there!

That little guy is about the cutest thing ever!!! :)

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I agree with Kat and I'm so sorry that you are having a hard season right now. I'm always encouraged by the fact that although times may seem so hard, I am so glad that God never gives me more than I can handle. Plus, I am comforted by the fact that He is right there by my side every step of the way. If I don't feel him by my side, it is "me" that has stepped away. He is ALWAYS there for me. Teresa, I got my lovely book and bookmark and I was so excited! Thanks for perking up my day! The package was so adorable! I loved all the stickers and verses! Thank you again, so very much! Love & blessings from NC!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

It does seem like there are hurting people everywhere and situations to make decisions or stress and worries that we try to handle the best we can. I'm pray that it works out so very well for you!

I still can't get over how big Grayson is. It just seems like yesterday he was a beautiful newborn. Now he is a cute toddler.

Praying for you!!

Kristens Creations said...

I'm sorry you are having a hard time! I hate that you fell in your own living room. I hope you sleep soon too. It's awful not to be able to sleep. I hope they get Jack's meds in order too...

Cute pics of Grayson...I think he is just the cutest little boy! All of your grandsons are handsome! Thanks for checking out my appliances...I really like them.

Kristen

Theresa said...

Bumps in the road, we all have them and it will get better! I don't do advertising but I will keep my eye out for some who do!

Sweet pictures of Grayson:) Love the food on the face picture!

Enjoy your day, hope you feel better REAL soon and I'll be praying for you and Jack!

BIG HUGS!

Vicki said...

In my mind there's no such thing as a "worst post" as long as we're being honest. You've had a lot on your plate these past several months and it's only natural that at some point all of that is going to get to you in one way or another. Keep the faith. Rely on your prayer partners to stand in the gap for you. Love on your family and let them love on you. That's my best advice, and it's all stuff that you're already doing! I don't have an opinion about the ads. I don't (and won't) do them, and I don't look at them on the blogs that do. That's just me...

Nama Halacy's Comfy Cottage said...

I am so sorry you are struggling, some times it really is helpful to share! Your blog is beautiful and your family is adorable! I am so excited about winning the giveaway! Also, thank you so much for the link up!

Linda said...

Hey Teresa aka Grammy Girlfriend,
I will say a prayer for you right now as soon as I am done commenting.

I know it would be hard to see hubby having some issues...but I pray they can be fixed by adjusting meds, as you said. Please try not to worry sweetie.

I too can get down when reading all of the needs out here in blogland...but then I just take time to pray for them and I feel God's peace. After all...we are all in God's care and everything is in His capable hands! Right?

Just think back to all He has brought you through and you will draw strength from the miracles He has performed for you.

I loved the pictures of Grayson. I have some of those messy face ones of my girls too. So sweet!

Hang in there sister.

Love, Linda

debi said...

Teresa,

Sometimes the whiner thoughts take control. Whiner/the enemy....he wants nothing more than to distract us from all that is good and put our focus on that which isn't.

This is when I make myself create as list of what is good in my life. The good, usually the winner hands down.. I too, when down in spirit try and remember one of the worst chapters in my life and realize my current chapter is just a hiccup in the scheme of things.

God usually directs me to a very sad blog story of another and that puts things into perspective too. Someone always worse of than I, but when I'm in the middle of it I forget that :-)

Now, the sleeping or lack thereof, I went through that with menopause for sure. I would wake thinking I had a great nights sleep only to realize its only 1 a.m. and then take hours to return to sleep. VERY frustrating!

I did make little changes like, didn't drink much after 6 or 7 p.m. to avoid any nature calls in the night. This will sound bad but I swear its not intended....my best way to get back to sleep is I would start praying about each person in my family, friends, pastors etc....I fall asleep quickly and never get through my list :-)

Maybe God has allowed some injury to slow you down for reason you may not know? I am praying for you to feel like new soon at any rate.

Jack, well.....he is present with you and I know you know how big of an answered prayer that was... God answered those prayers and wants you to trust Him with the little things too!

Praying for you to have a season of rest and calm ....I am so sorry you are going through all this now. Hang in there my friend!
How awesome you are going to see Beth Moore...she is something else.....

Hugs!

Beth E. said...

I understand your post completely. I've also felt guilty about mentioning things going on in my life. However, I finally did it today. Check out my blog when you can.

I hope you feel better soon. I'm so sorry to hear that you fell!

Hugs...

Nezzy said...

You are so right when you say there are a lot of hurtin' people out there. I posted a 'real' post about my feelin's today also.

I'm so sorry that Jack is havin' some problems, hopefully it's something they can tweak with his meds.

I hate to hear you fell. Dang, isn't that just the way it happens. You can move mountains then some little silly something will put you down!

Congrats to Nama...I'll go check her out.

Ads...I did Adsense for some time and just when I was about where I'd get payment...they pulled me sayin' I had to many hits too soon. Lost everything I'd built up. Just sayin'....

God bless ya and have a marvelous Monday sweetie!!!

Sally said...

So, so sorry you fell, that stinks. I hope you and Jack both get to feeling better soon.

As for ads, like someone else said I never click on the ones I see, but I guess they make money when someone clicks on their blog.

God bless, and your grandson is precious! :)

Michelle said...

Hugs and Prayers my sweet friend.
I'll be on the lookout for the book.
Thank you once again for the giveaway.
I love the photo's.
Thanks for sharing!

elizabeth said...

Teresa this is in no way a "downer" post (especially with darling Grayson photos!). We really do all have times when things pile up and I remember once being in a time like that and a friend shared with me that when we try to go it alone we are denying our friends and prayer partners the opportunity to pray for us. Those were some powerful words to hear and I try to keep them in mind. So when you do share on your blog it is NOT whining - you are giving us an opportunity to pray for you.

{{{hugs}}}

Tete said...

Hi Teresa! Love your blog and your post today. We all have bumps, but it just makes the smooth sailing days that much sweeter.
I hope you heal quickly and are able to enjoy the warmer days coming and I hope your husband gets his meds straightened out.
Your grandchildren are so cute.
Nezzy is just the greatest, isn't she? I love her so much! I'm glad you popped in and said hi!
Hugs and prayers- Tete

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Deaest Theresa,

Oh dear, as I read your post, I so understand about NOT SLEEPING! I am just getting back to a normal pattern, but for months due to menopause or at least peri-menopause, I had been waking up at 2:00 to go to work as a TEACHER!!! ANd I teach 50 children! I am an early riser, but 4:00-4:30 is something I can handle, but that pattern was frustrating. Growing "mature" as well has had its moments of shock, feeling tired, or just cranky! But there is always a way out of feeling the blues....and the portal is UPWARDS...thank you for visiting me, enjoying my header and leaving a comment. Stay well, and I do hope that you will find a way to get to sleep....Anita

Joyce said...

I think there are seasons that are full of 'stuff' and that's one reason I like to blog...it's a place to mentally drop some of the 'stuff'. Honestly, I like reading bloggers random posts because those are the ones that make me see we're all doing this day to day life thing with its ups and downs in much the same way.

I have stayed away from advertising so far. I tend to avoid blogs with too much going on in the margins-that might just be me and I'm sure there's a way to make it less busy looking but my personal tastes run to simpler blog styles that don't take a long time to load.

Hope you're feeling better soon...I've had shoulder issues in the past which occasionally flare up (usually as the result of something non-major) but you don't realize how much you use your shoulder until you can't! Take care.

Out of My Mind said...

Another hello...
Boy, do I hear you. It seems like the world has turned upside down. Everywhere I look there are people hurting mentally, physically, or financially ( or all three).
My Mother's favorite quote was, "This too will pass."

Iim moving on to check out some of your other posts.
This is me moving on>>>>>>>>>>>>>>kt

Nancy Mon said...

If you can get the meds adjusted Jack is going to feel so much better. My heart beat was 39-45 most days and I felt like doing nothing. Since they adjusted my medicine, my heart still is a slow beat, but I have more energy. Hang in there! Been thinking about you and praying for you.

Kathy said...

I wanted to thank you for stopping in at my blog and I had to visit yours. My mother was a Grammy to my daughters. She's been gone 4 years, but I always smile when I hear my 20s and 37 yr old daughters mentioning Grammy.

I am so new to this that I don't have a clue about ads. It sounds like a good thing. I'll watch and learn.

twinkle said...

Well, a hurt shoulder is pretty tough, T. And no sleep? That isn't good either. Sometimes I wake up and look at the clock and it's the same exact time as the night before...2:36 a.m. What's up with that! I usually see it as a call from God to pray for my family and friends.
You know your other blog would be a great place to share some ideas for seasonal decorations. I still have three "smallish" trees in my dining room that I have decorated like a winter snow scene. I used one of those lambskin rugs (the size you would put in a rocking chair) as the "snow" and no ornaments on the trees. Just a few candles around the scene. It's pretty. I would love to see some ideas for spring trees...like with little birds and nests with eggs.

You are AWESOME! Everytime I come here I am encouraged. "HiFive smack" for all you share...I love the real you.

Nightly Cafe said...

Great pictures. I miss those bath days when mine were little. Happy Wednesday. New follower from the hop.

BK
www.immortylcafe.com

TexaGermaNadian said...

I think most days are just 'stuff' days. An honest post :)
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PEA said...

Awwww, dear Teresa, you're not whining, just letting us know what happened and I have no doubt it hurts more than you're even letting on! Those bumps in the road of life can come at the most inoportune time but we always manage to get through them, don't we:-) We're all here for each other, through happy and sad times...so wonderful to know that we never have to be alone!!

Those pictures of Grayson are so adorable, those eyes of his just capture my heart!! xoxo

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Traci said...

Advertising can be such a challenging decision. It usually doesn't provide a huge income but from what I've seen with Adsense it can definitely help out here and there. I feel (personally) that advertising is okay, as long as it doesn't change the vision or the functionality and purpose of the blog. So in other words, if you can monetize and work your ads around your current blogging then great. It's the idea of writing posts only to make money that can change the direction of the blog.

I hope you're able to get some rest soon!!!