Monday, April 11, 2011

Why 2010 was a Crapfest

For a while there I was just going to let it go and not blog anymore. Most everyone I know has Facebook now so I saw no real point. But I've decided I need to do some good old fashion venting and I really can't do that via Facebook.

Let me start out by saying that 2010 was, to date, the worst year of my life. I am now in a state of depression that I feel the need to talk about. I'm having trouble moving past it. I am not looking for sympathy. I was completely content to suffer in silence which is exactly what I was doing. That was until this fucking depression started to affect me physically. (I'll get to that later) So now I feel that if I don't get it out and (hopefully) let it go or it will never get better.

Why you ask was 2010 such shit? I had not one, not two, but three miscarriages. Yep! That's got to be some kind of record right? 3 in 12 months. The first one I was 6 weeks, the second was 7 weeks, the third I was 12 weeks. My very first one back in 2008 I was 9 weeks. So that's 4 babies that I will never hold. 4 babies that I have loved from the moment that the lines popped up on that stupid stick, that are gone. 4 grandchildren that our parents will never spoil.

Please understand that I have a good life. I have the best husband on earth. We have a good life. Jobs. A roof over our heads. We are by no means rich but we aren't hunger. I don't ask for much. I never have. I don't want the world I just want to be comfortable and happy in my little piece of it. Terry & I have done some pretty sweet things. More than some people will ever do. Which is one reason I feel so guilty for being depressed. But I can't stop being sad. I HATE THIS!!!

Everyday I wake up and am grateful for everything I have. Then I hear a song or see a baby or a pregnant chick and my wall crumbles a little. Most days I can rebuild but other days it's too much. Truth be told I didn't even realize I was depressed until 3 days ago. For the last 3 weeks I have been suffering from "mystery pain". It seems to come from nowhere last a day or so then move to a different spot. From hip to wrist to knee to a finger to shoulder etc. I have no other symptoms. Except the ones associated with depression. Awesome.

I believe that the first step to me getting over this is to accept that I really have a problem. I have a problem. Fine. I don't want to talk about it I just want to write about it. Please don't tell me that the Gods have a plan or that you know how I feel. You don't and I don't give a shit about Their plans. This is MY life and I have a fucking plan! How you like that?! See, I'm a little angry. I'm working on it.

And before you ask, yes we've been to a fertility specialist and we know the problem. I've taken the steps to help neutralize it. It's a gene thing. I still may never be able to carry a child to term and if I do it may have down syndrome. Of course.

Okay, I'm spent. Until next time.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

New Addition

No, it's not a baby. As some of you know my BFF Stephanie has move in with Terry & I. She has moved from PA to start a new journey in her life. Terry & I, starting July 30, drove to PA to help move her back. And plus I never miss a good road trip! We got to see my brother, The Badlands, Yellowstone, Rushmore, Crazy Horse and nearly everyone else in PA I wanted to see. I did miss a few people but time was short. It was fantastic! 6000ish miles later I've got some awesome pictures to share. Bare in mind this will be a lot so I'm gonna break it down into a few blog post.

So without further ado, PICTURES!!!

Our PA Family & Friends:

Me & my super handsome brother!

Terry's side. My Beloved In-Laws!

All the Nephews

The Kalgren's: Our Surrogate Family


The Bayler's: Our Long-Distant BFFs

The Badlands

AntalopeStephs favorite: Prairie dog!Always good advice!

South Dakota

Steph and her new man. I like him but he's kind of cornie.
Crazy Horse now and what it will someday look like. Maybe!


One of the prettiest places I've ever been.
I could go back to Yellowstone over & over!Seriously! No Molesting of Animals!
Mammoth Hot Springs
A baby eagle
A momma Grizzly Bear and her 2 cubs!!
Old Faithful
The Grotto Geyser
The Morning Glory Pond
Elk just chillin' in town