This Past Week and a Sloth’s Adventure

Hello, everyone. I’m sorry it’s been a while. While we were out of town, I tried to stay off my phone so I could focus more on family time. I really don’t have an excuse for not posting/reading since being back (I got home late Thursday night), other than guilt. I have this horrible habit of letting something slide, whether it be calling someone, missing a medication dose, posting on the blog, and so on. The first oops, I feel bad but think, I’ll do it tomorrow for sure. The second day I forget, I get mad at myself. The third day, I feel guilty and instead of facing things head on, I let the guilt consume me and more or less try to run away from it. Does this make any sense? It’s a habit I’m trying hard to break. I will try to do much better from here on out.

The few days we got to spend out of town were wonderful, even if I did come home with lobsters for legs. A short amount of time in beautiful cool weather while the sun is shining, can do a lot of damage. Wear your sunscreen, kids. Since this was a last minute trip, I forgot to grab my antidepressant. The first day was okay, but the second day I started to feel it. Thankfully, I called the pharmacy and was able to get a few pills. Because it wasn’t time for a refill, insurance wouldn’t cover it and we had to pay for them. Oh well. One of the days there, the husband and I hung back while the grandparents surprised the kids with a trip to the amusement park. They had a blast! We could have joined, but I really didn’t think my body would be able to handle it. When they returned, my son surprised me with a little sloth for surgery day. He bought it with his own money. It was such a sweet and thoughtful thing to do and I absolutely love it! He named the sloth Mr. Cuddles, and he made sure I had him with me as we left for the airport. The kids would not be back for a couple more days. The kids were a little bummed that were leaving, so I decided Mr. Cuddles would have an adventure. I sent these to my father in-law to show the kids:

Waiting our turn to board
Flight safety is important
Pushing back
Hard to see, but he stole my coffee. Apparently it calms his nerves.
We remembered to get the boogie boards
Home at last. Time for a snack.

The kids thought the pictures were cute and I was told it put a big smile on my son’s face. That’s all I wanted.

The day after my husband and I returned, we were headed to my Mom’s to pick up the dogs. About a mile from her house, we hear a terrible sound coming from under the hood of my car. Next thing we know, the engine cuts out and we were luckily able to coast into a parking lot. The car has been towed home and now it must sit until we can replace the engine.

Yesterday, anxiety and depression were being nasty little “bleeeeeep”. I had two big meltdowns. I tried so hard to fight it off by staying busy, but it was no use. I don’t know if it’s because I messed up my medication or too much excitement in one week. Today has been better, I just feel wiped out. On that note, I will wrap up this post. I hope you have all had a great weekend.

With love,


13 thoughts on “This Past Week and a Sloth’s Adventure

  1. I love the Sloth pictures and I am glad you had a good time with family.
    Don’t feel guilty for taking time on getting reacclimated to reality.
    It’s okay to update in your own time.
    It’s Your Blog, after all.

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  2. I agree with authoress; this is YOUR blog to do as you feel able. Nobody is going to shame you except you….so don’t be so hard on yourself. You are a great daughter, wife and mom (among a lot of other titles) and your family and friends adore you – most especially me wink wink.
    Love the pics of Mr. Cuddles. And the fact that your son bought it for you just proves how much he cares.
    I hope today is a good day and tomorrow even better. Xoxo, Mom

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      1. Hi! I’m OK. We are in the midst of moving. I’m felling very unsettled right now. Am having more pain than usual, back pain is really bad. But I’m excited! We are so close to selling our house and RVing full time!!! I just have to hang on, you know? We are almost there! Thanks for asking Jo. I hope you are resting and recuperating as you’ve just gone through surgery! I’m sure you are glad that part is done! I’m very excited to follow along on your recovery. Be good to You, my friend.😊🌷

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      2. How exciting!! I’m so happy for you two!! I can definitely understand the increase in pain, with so much going on. I hope that it settles down for you. Just keep focusing on that RV life. I always thought that would be so nice! Thanks for being a part of my crazy journey!! Hugs and prayers coming your way.

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    1. Mr. Cuddles traveled along for the procedure today, but wasn’t feeling quite as photogenic. Thank you.💛
      How are you and the kiddo doing?


      1. I’m sure I would look quite out of place in my winter clothes, ha. Enjoy your ‘warm’ weather while you have it. Send a little rain this way if it comes back.

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