Monday, October 01, 2007

its official

s A N I T blue y

I have never gone so long between posts. Anyone still reading out there? One would think that some major drama has unfolded in the two weeks between posts. But no. Just life. Just kids. And Nutcracker. And crazy trips. Sigh. Some days I feel like my life is going at a speed I can never catch. Laundry. Cooking. Quilts that need to be done by Wednesday. Running kids here and there. Cleaning. Graphics for t-shirts. DVDs for the church. Laundry. Packing. Pocket squares for a wedding. Drying the tears of a third grader who is having trouble with bullies at school. Consoling a fifth grader who doesn't want mama to leave (going to LA for five days). Laundry (wait, did I already say that one? probably needs repeating).

Then I visit my sweet dear friend who was just diagnosed with late stage ovarian cancer. Then I realize how trivial this all is.

If any of you can find my before mentioned sanity, would you please send it my way?

29 comments:

lera said...

Oh, no. I hope something good comes your way.

I hope you get the bullying situation taken care of ASAP! It's just plain wrong.

(I have a nephew who was bullied last year. We just found out the boy that bullied him broke his ankle last week playing football. Karma got him.)

And so sorry about your friend. That's very sad.

AM~Erica said...

Honey...not sure what sanity is. I've heard of it though.

I will keep your friend in prayer, as well as you on your journeys.

Obviously, we are still out here trying to catch you.

It's all good.

Alicia A. said...

Oh, dear. I'm so sorry about your friend. Ovarian cancer is really a tough one. That's so sad.

Well, if you find your sanity- look around and see if my is hanging around with it. I can't find mine either.

Take care, friend. And have a safe and great trip.

Jada2929 said...

One day at a time! Thinking of you and your friend as well.

nikko said...

Sigh. When it rains, it pours.

Keep your head up and I hope you find some peace in your (right now) crazy life. :o)

Stacy said...

oh dear. my sanity is in the pot with everyone else's. but, i'm terribly sorry to hear about the sad & tough stuff.

madmommy said...

Unfortunately, I think your sanity ran off with mine. Maybe we should offer a reward for their return?

Heidi said...

I recently learned of a friend just diagnosed with late-stage (is there any other kind?) ovarian cancer, too. I"ll be praying for both of our friends.

Erin said...

Oh Heidi I am so sorry to hear about your sister. I will be praying your sister and for you and your kids as well. You are right... sounds like we are having a similar situation with our kids and my Mum is going through Chemo right now. It's so hard to see our loved ones suffer and struggle.

Praying for safe travels for you!

Chara Michele said...

Oh sweetie, I am sorry about your friend.

I hope life slows down & you find your sanity...

Ragged Roses said...

So sorry to hear about your friend. I think your sanity has eloped with mine and we're left alone to cope with all that laundry!!! Wishing you better times and thinking of you
take care
Kim x

Samantha said...

Hi Heidi,
Baby steps - and keep thinking positive thoughts.

Thinking of you

x

erin said...

hugs coming your way....

beki said...

Sanity? What's that? Im pretty sure i lost mine long ago.

I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. A good friend of mine (we're the same age) went through ovarian cancer a few years ago - what a shocker that was. It really does make you realize how fragile life is.

Big hugs are many prayers to you ;-)

Amanda said...

Your sanity is probably just hiding! Actually, your post sounded very sane to me! I'm sending good wishes your way, and I know that you will get through everything. I'm so sorry to hear about your friend, it's so hard to hear news like that.

laeroport said...

Cancer sucks but boy, does it put things in perspective. I hope life smooths itself out in your neck of the prairie. Have a safe trip.

capello said...

i was with you until you mentioned your friend. crap. that really sucks. and really puts my pitiful existence into the proper focus. i'm lucky to have too much to do.

XO :) said...

Sounds like what I do. Just when I feel sorry for myself and life gets a bit rough, I just pause and thank God for the health of my family and friends. And when one of them is suffering in health, I just pray that God is with them and healing them. I'm here when you need me.

Rachel said...

How awful about the bully issue. That is always one of those things I worry about.

And I hope your friend knows so many people have her in their thoughts and prayers.

Kerry and Rachel said...

laundry, laundry, laundry. Maybe the sanity is in there spinning around like that lost sock :) Hopefully it will come out in the wash.

sorry about your friend. Stories like that keep things in perspective.

melissa said...

i'm so sorry to hear about your friend.
and, i know that feeling, the never-quite-catching-up one. hope you get some restful time for you soon.

Jane said...

Good luck with all of your callings. Coming to LA eh? Need a list of fun things to do?

Alice said...

So glad that you had time to post; I was getting worried. So sorry about the bad things happening right now. I totally understand your daughter's feelings of not wanting you to go away for five days. I still don't like it when my mother travels!

kimberly said...

I think if I found your sanity I'd have a hard time letting go. I can, however, let go of plenty of prayers.

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Oh :-(
so sorry about your friend.

Life does get hectic--but that just means that you have a lot of living going on in your life, which is a good thing. Before you know it, the kids will be grown and you will miss these days.

Blessings on you, your family, and especially your friend.
Smiles, Karen

amandajean said...

have a safe trip. good luck with your to-do list. I think most of us are in the same boat with the loss of sanity. (I really miss mine.)

I'll be praying for your friend!

clara said...

Sometimes I find it hard to draw the line between sanity and it's opposite but a health challenge would always be an important reminder. I had been reminded.

Miles Away In France said...

I would like a share in the sanity if you find some.

Sorry to hear about your troubles.

Racheal x

Cindy said...

Don'y come looking for sanity here! I lost my years ago! But if you want to share a cup of coffee ---that I have! We still haven't closed on our house YIKES but have purchased the other YIKES. My husband is trying to lay about 1000 miles of hardwood floor YIKES and I am still only THINKING about packing YIKES!!!