Tuesday, February 27, 2007

What matters most...

Thank you, everyone, for your kind comments.

As I put in my tag, and maybe you didn't all see it, this is how having chronic illness effects your life.

Hubby is normally very helpful and very understanding.  I know that this is his frustration with the disease coming out.  He hates that I have rheumatoid arthritis and it isn't something he can fix.  He hates that it isn't something anyone can fix.  (and all of him comments I listed out of context)

Believe me, I don't take his crap lying down, I have been giving it right back to him, but it has been a bad few days, and I have had enough.  (actually, sometimes, I have been lying down, but that is besides the point!  lol)

I needed to come here and vent.

The funny thing is that I thought, no one was commenting at all for hours and hours!  Then, I finally opened my journal and found that AOhell was just acting up and I didn't get the alerts!

Not only did you comment, but you rallied in support to my side like a cat who had been rubbed the wrong way! 

THANK YOU! 

I needed that and appreciate it.  Now, I feel like the little cat above... I will be a lioness again, ready to face the day, and fight!

And, fight I will.  Fight the disease, the fatigue, the soreness.  Fight the frustration I feel, and the frustration that my Hubby feels. 

And, give him another swift kick in the arse if I must!  LOL

                                                            

In other news, Pumpkin is feeling much better!  She had school today and a Girl Scout meeting.

They had a special activity learning how create homemade make-up! 

I was skeptical at first, but it turned out really nice.  They made perfumed bath salts, bubble bath, body glitter and lip balm.  All from natural ingredients and things you can buy at the supermarket.

For example, the lip balm is plain petroleum jelly with koolaid mixed in for flavor and color.  Very cute! 

Fuzzy is now up and feeling a bit grumpy because he still has a bit of a head cold.  I am going to settle him into bed with me, and read some of your journals now.

Thank you all again...

be well,
Dawn

 

13 comments:

toonguykc said...

As long as you see yourself as the royalty you are then I'll be happy.  Speaking of snoring -- I need to go do some of that right now.  ;)

Russ

rdautumnsage said...

Hmmm......K, I'll quiet down. But please don't let him get away with that. Its understandable that you are both fusterated with the disease, but him tearing into you isn't going to help either of you. I wish I could take some of your pain and fusteration away dear one. (Hugs) Indigo

tendernoggle said...

I had a feeling that you don't take it lying down! lol lol GOOD FOR YOU!
hehehe!
love ya,
carlene

rebuketheworld said...

It is amazing how your determination caresses your day.  I certaintly can learn from you. Sorry, hubby is having his jerk moments. Tell him you have Jland friends who will kidnap you and one vacation day away, he will be bowing down with " I screwed up and please send my wife back" moments.  

Girl Scouts? I tried that with my daughter. I know they teach kids good things but I was too cynical at the time. I felt like the word corny was written on all of their enthusiam and I just wanted to go home and figure out why I am not like them,lol....that was all I needed, I ran....~Raven

eml625 said...

Morning! Glad your feeling like a lion again!
My daughter loves Girl scouts, they do some great things ! The homemade items sound really cool.
Hugs,
Ellen

ksgal3133 said...

Sometimes men just don't know how to deal and it ends up coming out like your hubby. I'm glad you came here to vent...you need to get that out. We're all here for you anytime!

Hugs,
Gretchen

candlejmr said...

Sometimes a good "vent" is all we really need!  And...to be fair....I am sure it is hard for your husband too.  But....glad you are feeling better and will kick him if necessary (lol)

Vaseline and kool-aid....what a great idea! (lol)

((hugs))
Jeanne

tenyearnap said...

Vaseline and koolade. Sounds like a song title. Or a porn movie. I'm thinking about whippins some up myself!
A lot of men get frustrated with the things they cannot "fix." I've seen that one in my husband, too. But if he doesn't come around, there's always Russ and a 320 lb. Pete to "persuade" him. Hee hee. :-) Cin

helmswondermom said...

Like I said, he just needed an attitude adjustment, and it sounds like you give it to him when he needs it! lol  Hope things are looking up today.
Lori
http://journals.aol.com/helmswondermom/DustyPages

klconard1 said...

((((((((Dawn))))))))) I am glad you are feeling supported and encouraged.  Our guys are hardwired to want to fix what's wrong in our lives.  When they can't (the autoimmune diseases), they feel frustrated.  It comes out in weird ways sometimes.
loving you
karyl

lurkynat said...

Dear Dawn, We love you! hang in there!
love,nat

pharmolo said...

That's the spirit, Dawn. Hope you had a good night's sleep :-)

sunnyside46 said...

we all have our ups and downs.
that's what a journal is good for....safe venting!
Marti