Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Getting Over My Time of the Month

That's what Joan calls it. I was kinda hoping you hadn't noticed. In fact I'm not used to acting like a bitch and it actually can be sort of fun. Over the past few days I've discovered mood changes can be beneficial in some ways. Chores get done. Dinner with the in-laws gets canceled. Ben laughs a lot.

Perhaps having so many mommy bloggers as friends increased the amount of hormones raging when things aren't happening like I want them to? I don't know. I'm guessing that unwinding after six straight weekends of shows that are all at the doorstep of the holidays might have something to do with it.

Anyway, I'm feeling a little better today. We finally received a check from EdVenture (overnight delivery thanks to Joan) which will help pay most of the bills this month. Everyone is healthy at the moment which is a far cry from years past. Jessie seems to be rebounding from grief like you'd expect an almost 11-year-old should. Add to the equation two full days of not listening to the same Christmas songs playing endlessly and the day seems much brighter.

I guess I'm finally tuning into my kids' delight about Christmas approaching. There have been more smiles and laughter today than in recent days. No doubt we're still missing Baloo but that sadness will eventually pass.

I don't have much to say tonight other than thanks for the kind thoughts and e-mails the past two days. You guys and gals are wonderful in how you express sympathy and kindness our way when things seem so dark I just hope I can be just as gracious and thoughtful when the time comes.

Most of today has been spent unloading the van and preparing the images of our notecards, prints, and original paintings that we'd like you to consider as a gift for your loved ones. Ben actually worked on some new canvases today and it was sheer joy knowing how much fun he was having!

Stick with us folks. The good does outweigh the bad and we still have plenty of joy to spread around the Blogosphere. I realized how little I've been able to share about Ben's progress and how cool it is to be around him. Seeing a huge PKS smile can cure the blues quicker than anything else in this world.


Gretchen said...

Those PKS smiles are such a joy! Glad you're feeling a bit better--I was getting worried.

Looking forward to all the new paintings, card, etc!

moplans said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better.
Mommyblogger friends have saved my sanity.
I love reading about ben's joy in painting.
I received the flowers canvas and it is wonderful.
Thank you.

PJ said...

It's great to hear that you're all feeling better!! Can't wait to see the new paintings, cards, etc.