Friday, November 13, 2009


Well this has been one of the most stressful weeks I've had in a while. Filled with a bit of awkward tension, family drama and lots and lots of kids. Ok maybe not lots and lots, but double my normal number. And that's enough for me. oh and dogs. 4 dogs too. There's not really too much to say at this point other than everything turned out alright. I learned that I need to be a little more assertive. Even though I think I'm wearing my thoughts and emotions on my sleeve, and I think the meaning behind what I do say is obvious, it's not. I need to say what I mean and not worry so much what people may think. (that last statement SO needs to work both ways) And that things need to be thought through a little more. And I knew this already, but my husband totally has my back. Even though sometimes the words that come out of his mouth make me want to crawl in a little hole forever (because i hate confrontation so much, whether it involves me or not), he totally has my back. I love that he's totally ok with saying "blame it on me" because he knows he can take it and maybe I can't. He's also very quick witted. The perfect combo to me, the one who tends to close up like a clam shell.
Anyway, it's sort of almost all the way done and next week we get to go back to normal.


Jude said...

:) glad you survived!

camport said...

We are kindred spirits, my friend. I think I'm getting better. I still get a little sick when I go to speak my mind{if it's confrontational}, but the more I do say what I think, the more I see that it's not that big of a deal. Like it doesn't even phase the other person when I speak my mind b/c they obviously don't have a problem speaking theirs!

Someone totally owes you dinner or a massage or at least babysitting YOUR kids for what you did this weekend.


Kimberly White said...

Sounds like God gave you a good man ... so glad you made it through! Kim

Brown English Muffin said...

when I got to the 4 dogs part I was totally done!!! WTH!! Oh many kids....oh many dogs...oh no...and i still have to live, kick and breath...oh no!!!

And you're still alive!! OH NO! LOL

Brown English Muffin said...

oh yeah I always speak my mind whether my mouth wants me to or not...but I usually don't know I'm doing it until the person doesn't speak to me for a while...!!

I was always told honesty is the best policy and I'm only just realizing that sometimes honesty hurts others.