Wednesday, March 20, 2013

An Update and Things to Come

Sorry for my lack of attention to the blog.  I would like to tell you all about my life away from the computer so maybe you will understand a little better.

I am a wife and mother.  I handle all finances and pay all bills.  I wash all the dishes in the house.  I wash all the clothes, too.  I am the one who vacuums and shampoos carpets.  I do all the cleaning and cooking.  Imagine living with three more of you and only one of you does anything in the house.  That is me.  However, I do sometimes get help taking out the trash. 

My husband is disabled and can not do much for himself.  Imagine your significant other being able to use his or her left hand and arm only 1% to 5% of the range s/he should be able to.  Imagine your significant other being able to use his or her right hand and arm only 5% to 10% of the range s/he should be able to.  Imagine not being able to wear pants or jeans that have buttons and/or zippers because you can't button or zip them.  Imagine one side of your body being 1/2 the size of the other side of your body.  Imagine taking thousands of milligrams of anti-seizure medications per day.  Imagine taking dozens of pills per day period.  If my husband wants or needs to wear jeans or pants, I need to fasten them for him.  If we want haircuts and face shaves to be free, I have to do them for him.  I have to portion out my husband's medications because he is on so many for so many different maladies that any average person would get confused.  When he has to take his medications with him to a doctor's office, his bottles have to go in a box with us.  He can't drive, needless to say, so I must do it all.  I fill many roles when it comes to my husband....nurse, maid, mother, wife, personal assistant, chauffeur, chef and so much more.

Our children are 16 and 14.  The 16 year old has no interest in driving yet so I am his taxi.  We have just one vehicle anyway so it's probably for the best.  We have two dogs, also.  I think they need the least amount of work and attention in this household.

I am not telling you all this so you'll feel sorry for me.  I am telling you all this so you will understand why I don't blog as much as others in the blogging world.  I do hope with all my heart and soul that I'll blog more often.  By the time I have time to paint my nails, it is late at night and I am so worn out that sleep is all I think of.  I take pictures the next day and you've already seen what my day entails.  If I am awake and in my house, I am busy doing something that is not for me, generally.

I will be posting a giveaway tomorrow so be sure to look out for that.  I am part of a multi-blogger giveaway and am excited about that.  The hostess put a lot of work into it and she surely deserves some praise.  I decided to have my prize be cosmetics.  I know we all have different tastes in nail polishes, clothes, cosmetics and more.  I decided maybe the cosmetics were the least varied and would be the safest to give away.  I hope the new followers (if there are any) will give me incentive to make more time for blogging!


  1. You are an angel. I wish everybody in the world had a heart as big as yours. Stay strong - you are a role model for the human race!

    <3 Ariel

  2. God bless you and your family. No need to explain. Too bad there aren't more people like you in the world. Your family is very lucky and blessed. You can only do what you can do.