This Mom’s Crazy Life

I’ve been MIA for a bit.  Dealing with normal busy mom stuff and some health issues.  I posted briefly before about my scare a couple weeks ago.  I felt kind of silly afterwards, but at the time it really freaked me out when the advice nurse told me to go to the ER for a possible heart attack.  I am glad I went though to rule it out.  And it made me re-examine some things in my life (but more on that in a bit).  The meds the doctor gave me did not end up working – I found this out while on a road trip with The Girl.  Lucky for us, she is old enough to drive and is a very good driver.  She ended up chauffeuring me across two states and back over a period of 4 days.

The doctor had thought it was a really bad case of heartburn – I had NO idea heartburn could be so bad it felt like a heart attack.  But then I have only had heartburn one other time in my life – that is when I was pregnant with The Girl.  However, I still had episodes as I called them daily on my trip while on the meds and then when I got back I had an episode that lasted 2 days straight –  so we ruled out bad heartburn. Continue reading “This Mom’s Crazy Life”

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6 Word Prompts – July 20th

A big thank you to Jo from A Creative PTSD Gal for creating the 6 word story prompts for July. If you’ve been following along, I’ve decided to pair my 6 word prompts with a picture each day. I’m loving this exercise! To see her original post with the full list for July – click HERE.

Today’s Prompt – DARK

This goes along with my life right now. It is time to face the dark, face my fears, face my insecurities, and face the uncertainty of life so I can find the light that I’ve been looking for. I’m realizing I won’t find it if I don’t go on a journey through the dark to find it.

Last Night’s Scare

She woke up feeling pain in her chest. Like a vice exerting a steady pressure across her sternum and ribs. No shooting pains, just the steady pressure making it hard to move or breath.

She had gone to bed with a slight tightening in her back, between her shoulder blades. That was nothing unusual. She worked at a desk all day performing highly demanding tasks and it was normal for her to carry her stress in her back and into her dreams at night. But this tightness in her chest was new. Continue reading “Last Night’s Scare”

6 Word Prompt – July 19th

Jo from A Creative PTSD Gal has created a 6 word story prompt for July which I am participating in. To see her original post with the full list for July – click HERE.

July 19th Prompt – Soar

This is timely given what I wrote yesterday. It is time for me to break chains and really start soaring into pursuit of my dreams. Funny how when we try to break those chains the world tries to throw more over us. But I’ll leave that for another story/post.

Today is the Day

I’m tired of being afraid, of doubting myself, of living adventures only through books because I hide my fear behind being “safe” and “reasonable”.

I’m tired of only seeing my dreams as someday and never actually doing anything to pursue them. Never taking a risk. Convincing myself if they are meant to be they will somehow just fall into my lap. Never stepping out of my comfort zone because God forbid – I might fail!

Continue reading “Today is the Day”

6 Word Prompt – July 17th

Jo from A Creative PTSD Gal has created a 6 word story prompt for July which I am participating in. To see her original post with the full list for July – click HERE.

July 17th Word – Hands

My hubby has always joked that I have old woman hands – even when we were 17! Not the thing you really want to hear from your significant other – but he is kind of right. My hands have always had lines in them. But I’ve decided that is because they have always had so many stories to tell. Our hands have such amazing stories to tell – stories of compassion, creativity and sometimes even regret. What stories do your hands have to tell?

6 Word Prompts – July 16th

Late again – due to me being sick on Monday. But I’m recovering now and catching up. I promise I will start doing more than just these 6 word prompts again. However, I have to say I’m really enjoying these.

So THANK YOU to Jo at A Creative PTSD Gal for creating these July Prompts. To see her original post with the full list for July – click HERE.

July 16th Prompt – Boundary

Since I was sick yesterday and missed my post – this one goes along with that. Sickness could care less what you have going on that day. Even if it is a full day of work, doctor appointments, Senior pictures and football practices for the kids.