Where I’ve Been Hiding…

The past few weeks have been exhausting – to put it mildly. I have felt more out of control than I think I ever have. We are upon the last few days of school. Tomorrow morning, my oldest daughter will graduate from 8th grade, and that will be the end of the year. Next year, we’re off to a new school {actually 3 new schools: primary, elementary, and HIGH school – gasp!}, and off to bigger and better things.

To top that off, my husband, the amazing man that he is, has been putting in countless hours at work to prepare for their “re-grand opening.” The grocery store he works at has undergone a complete remodel, and it has been an absolute nightmare. He gets home about 7 or 8 o’clock at night, eats dinner, falls asleep on the couch, goes to bed around 10, and then he is back up at 3:15am to be at the store by 5. And this is every day for several weeks now. He is absolutely exhausted, and I can’t blame him.

BUT, with him being gone so much, it’s left me feeling like a single mom. I spent the first 5 years of Ashley’s life as a single mom. One kid was exhausting enough. Now I’ve got 6 kids. I take them into the grocery store, and by the end of it, I want to cry.

The re-grand opening happens on Thursday, then it’s Memorial Day weekend. Poor guy is going to be drained come next week.

We have our VBS kick-off on Saturday, which means I’ve got 3 days to get my hiney in gear and get my room decorated. SO thankful I picked the 2s and 3s to teach this year. The room will be so much fun to decorate… it’s just finding the spare time to do it all.

VBS starts Sunday night, and runs all week. We do our VBS in the evening, so I’m hoping to have some quiet {HA!} time during the day. I’m also hoping and praying that next week hubby will finally have a day off. He certainly deserves it.

I know I haven’t posted much about the DietBet challenge – and for that I apologize. I am still losing weight! Just not quite as much as I’d hoped. I started this challenge at 183. At the end of week one, I was down to 178.8. At the end of week 2 {this past Saturday}, I was only down to 178.4. {I told you it’s been a stressful week.} This Saturday will be the end of week 3, and I’m hoping to have lost even more weight. I want so badly to be at my goal weight, but harboring all this stress is definitely a stumbling block.

Tell me – how are YOU? What exciting things do you have going on right now? Still counting down the school days, or are you out for summer?

Angie Vinez (2893 Posts)

Angie is a wife and mother to 8. Her life revolves around cooking, cleaning, laundry, and other household duties. She is passionate about her life in Christ and wants to encourage other mothers in their own walk of faith. Angie is active on many social media networks, loves technology, photography, and graphic design, and loves creating blog designs for other mom bloggers.


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    DARLA KIDDER says:

    Well thankfully both of my sons are young adults , the oldest one works and the youngest one we are working on getting AFO’S for his feet for his C.P.

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    Bless your hearts. Luckily these things iron themselves out. Just keeping remembering, ‘this (stress-filled time) too, shall pass.’ 🙂

    Big hugs.

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