Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Okay, first, I'm on Zoloft now. Things are so much better. So, so much better.

Things have also been insane. Between work and baseball and soccer and lacrosse. All I do is get up, get the kids ready for school, go to work, take children to sport, find rides for people, watch some sporting event, go home, refeed children and put them to bed. By then it's around 9:30-10:30 and I read for approximately 3 minutes before falling asleep. Rinse, repeat.

Plus, the last 3 weeks I was taking an intensive ASL (American Sign Language) course. It was so much fun. My classmates were fabulous, the teachers rocked. I'm sad it's over. But it was one more thing on my plate.

Good news? Today is the last day of school.

Bad news? Three weeks where I have no childcare in place and no camps or activities over the summer.

Good news? Lacrosse and 2 baseball leagues are done for the season.

Bad News? 2 Travel soccer leagues and 1 baseball league is still going. PLUS, 2 local soccer leagues start Monday.

Good news? Children will have time to do chores.

Bad News? Looks like one of the kids needs therapy for depression. And medication (depression & ADD).

Good news? Husband and I have been getting along really well. (Meds help immensely)

Bad news? He is making a difficult situation (re: child in therapy & meds) worse. He ALWAYS makes the most difficult situations worse and it's pissing me off.

Good news? Getting help for my depression.

Bad news? Have just realized my husband has no understanding of depression. NONE. And won't listen to what I have to say about it.

Looks like it's turned into a list. Sorry. Just so much going on and my brain is overwhelmed.


Cursing Mama said...

Your silence makes sense now. When depression made its first appearance in our family we found the book "Depression, A Primer" by Ellen Very helpful in explaining it to everyone; including the adults who wouldn't listen. Might be helpful for your family too. Pop in & say HI when you can.

Ditsy Chick said...

I am glad the zoloft is working, I was on it for awhile and liked it as well. I hope you're able to work with hubby on the therapy and depression discussions.

You are a busy gal, take advantage of the downtime you kinda have between camps.

Toni said...

I'm sorry your husband doesn't understand what you're going through. That's got to be a huge barrier. But I'm so glad the meds are helping! Zoloft really helped me a lot when I experienced depression a few years back.

Marshamlow said...

That is quite a list. My husband is the same way drives me crazy. I'll tell you what works at my house. I only tell him something once or twice then I quit having the same argument and start trying to hear what he is saying. Seems like when I repeat what he is saying instead of telling him why he is wrong he all of a sudden starts listening to my side.

Lala said...

good to know you're feeling better, crappy to know you're hitting your head against a wall with your husband. I have the same problem with my son's autism, he just doesn't want to understand and he thinks the kid is using it as an excuse.