Sunday, June 29, 2008

A Midsummer Night's Whine

I believe the heat and humidity has sucked the life out of me. I don't like summer. My apologies to those who love summer, but summer holds no magic for me. The average summer day here is over 90 degrees with high humidity. The mosquitoes are thick and hungry. The only relief is in the water. We are fortunate to live near a lake, but we can't swim all the time. It looks we are headed back into a drought this summer. Water restrictions are soon to come.

The children aren't dealing well with all of the inside time. Sweetie and Wild Thing keep fighting (any suggestions?). The Crafter whines “I'm bored” all day long, but she's starting school again in a couple of weeks. Wild Thing needs more outside time to get out his boyish energy. If he doesn't get his running time, he is nearly uncontrollable. I would take them on more outings, but we are trying to stay home to save on gas. It cost $70 to fill up the mini van today. I need for a tank to last longer than a week.

I haven't been sleeping well lately. I feel tired and lazy. I need to get my act together and order the rest of the Crafter's curriculum so she can go ahead and start 4th grade. I need to purge books and clutter. I need to get back to meal planning. I need to stop neglecting the housework. I need to work out a homeschool schedule for next year. I just can't seem to get enough motivation to do anything beyond the necessities for survival.

I'm a bit depressed. My 35th birthday was last week. The Historian had his days mixed up and thought that it was the next day. I've gained some weight and my summer shorts are tight. I'm in the midst of a full blown pity party and I need to snap out of it now.

I know that I have nothing to complain about. I know that I am blessed beyond measure. My children and parents are healthy. My husband has a decent job. The vehicles are running. We can still afford to put gas in the cars and food on the table. The air conditioner works.  The house needs some repairs, but God will provide. I have to remember to count my blessings and not my problems.

Whine over.


  1. spooky! It's like we're living mirror imaged lives or in a parallel universe or something!

  2. diamondsintheroughJuly 7, 2008 at 10:39 AM

    Hi Chemist,

    Your blog name caught my eye on the list of those online. I have a chemistry degree (minor) but don't let that fool you. All I know is don't mix ammonia and bleach, lol. Just wanted to say hi and tell you I enjoyed your soapbox below. :o)


    Oh, PS if your kids are fighting, it's time to start school again. :o) (But <b>I'm</b> on vacation!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

  3. blessedwith2angelsJuly 7, 2008 at 5:34 PM

    I understand your frustrations! With kids fighting and high prices, etc. it is easy to forget all that we have. However, it sounds as if you are doing an excellent job remembering all your blessings. : )