Friday Confessional


I confess….

I sing to any song I know, no matter the location.  In the car, at the grocery store, watching tv, watching a movie, etc.

 

I confess…

I don’t always know I am singing. Or even singing aloud.

 

I confess…

My sister hated that I sang with every musical or Disney movie we watched growing up. And now my daughter commands me to “STOP SINGING MOMMY!!!” from the back seat of our car. Abba is only for 3 year olds, dont cha know?

 

I confess….

If I’m unhappy, or annoyed, I don’t sing along. So if there’s a catchy tune on, like an Abba song, or an Erasure song, or anything Classic Rock, and I’m not singing along, I am definitely not in a good mood.

 

I confess…

My sister and I used to sing as horribly as possible to songs on the radio, just to see who could sound the worst. And now, when Bean and I play dolls, I do the same with her dolls. Only now I’m belting out Twinkle Twinkle Little Star as horribly as possible. Good times.

 

I confess…

I’m excited to further embarrass my child in her teenage years by being that mom in the grocery song belting out tunes with the radio.

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Friday Confessional


I confess….

it’s been a hard few weeks. Being sick isn’t any fun, but when your hubby, kid and self are sick, it just ain’t pretty.

I confess…

I get anxiety attacks that linger for days. There’s an equation for me to have them: sickness + no sleep + bills + being stuck in the house = anxiety. It’s gotten better with a higher dose of my depression meds, but it still comes.  I still have this lingering sense of panic in the back of my mind, but thankfully it doesn’t cause my body to go into a full on episode of crying, heart racing, labored breathing attack. I am, however, afraid that it will happen. That the feelings of panic won’t subside (usually, my attacks last 4 days).  It’s hard to be a good wife, mother, daughter, and friend when I feel like my world is going to combust at any moment. But man, when it lifts, do I realize how good life is! There is so much in the world today that can cause an unrelenting anxiety attack – sky rocketing prices for neccesities, an economy still in the crapper, tornadoes, massive earthquakes, horrible things happening to people near and far, etc. No matter how depressing these things may be, there are still lovely things that surround us. Sunshine. The laughter of children. Family. Friends. Faith. Good books. Good music. Smiles. A loving Father in Heaven.

I confess…

I started writing this confessional over a week ago, when the anxiety was still plaguing me.  Now I am back to my normal self and so thankful that I am!

I confess…

In an effort to kick myself out of my sad state, I created a daily chore list for myself. And put it on my fridge.  It’s helped a lot, though this week got thrown off by Memorial Day.  Just knowing what I will be doing 3 days out of the week (and having playdates set up for the Bean on Thursdays and Fridays) is liberating. Really, it is.

What do you have to confess? 🙂