My Life in a Nut Shell

3 surgeries for Endometriosis, countless medications, and lots of difficult years trying to conceive. We put the medical stuff on hold and decided to work on being parents instead. In July of 2000 we were blessed beyond all measure with a phone call announcing the birth of our daughter, Megan. Megan's birth mother had given birth the day before and was leaving the hospital. We had no warning that Megan was coming. At 4:29 in the afternoon we were a couple, at 4:30 we were parents. Deciding that we wanted a sibling for Megan, we looked into all our options. This time insurance covered IVF. One round and we were blessed with triplets, Abigail, Brigid, and Caroline. Did you know that there is a 70% chance of divorce in families of Higher Order Multiples? Almost two years after the triplets were born my ex-husband and I separated and eventually divorced. During that time both my Mother and Father passed away from cancer. In February of 2007 my sister came to live with us to help out. In December of 2008 she had to leave so now it is me on my own with the girls. In February 2010, Lisa passed away and finally found her own Peace.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Today was one of those days where I'm pretty sure God was just smacking me around.  Seriously.  What a horrible day.  I could drone on endlessly with a long list of the crap going on but I won't.  Because, really, it's just more of the same.   I keep being told that God has a plan for me.  I just want God's plan to include some really good luck too.  So instead of boring my dear readers with a long list of shit,  I'm going to post the positives today:

I woke up.
I had clean underwear.
I made a good lunch in preschool today.
I ate said lunch.
I had gas in my car.
I made stir fry tofu for dinner (ok according to my kids though this isn't a positive).
My children were ALL up and ready this morning on time.
All 4 kids got homework done, agendas signed, backpacks by the front door, and clothes picked out for picture day tomorrow.
I walked with Cassie on our evening exercise walk.
I have air conditioning.
I have utilities.
I'm using free internet.
My jamas were clean.
I have lunch packed for tomorrow.
My cats love me.
I love my cats.
My girls had friends to play with today.
I did the dishes tonight after dinner.
I have a meal ready to go in the crockpot tomorrow.
I'll have dinner ready when we get home tomorrow afternoon.
I get to get my haircut and so do my girls.
I visited with friends. 
I have a great book I'm reading.
Megan let Brigid sleep with her this evening and helped her pick out an outfit for school tomorrow.
My boss and I had a great laugh today.
God has given me another day in which to spend with my children.
Diet Dr. Pepper (well actually it's Diet Dr. K)
I have my wits about me.  Mostly.

You know when I started typing this list I felt bad.  After seeing everything on this list, things aren't as bad as I think they are.  I am really Blessed!

And while you are at it, I am requesting a selfish prayer.  Tomorrow's my appointment to have my boobies poked with a needle.  Well actually only one boobie.  And it's lots of needles.  May my boobies be on your mind all day tomorrow.  :)


jskinney said...

Will be praying!!

MEKMOM said...

Is it good for me to be thinking about your boobies all day tomorrow? Maybe I should discuss with the woman i'll be working with in setting up our charity fundraiser? That way one more woman will be thinking about your boobies.......:)

Kristina said...

Thank you both! Glad my boobies are on someone's mind!!!

loren said...



You are one of the positives in my life, lady, along with the fact that I have a 2L of rootbeer in my fridge which is calling my name right now... :) YUM!