we're all moved out/in over here. good grief do we know how to pick the worst week to move or what? my mom winds up in the hospital and we have a huge snowstorm, YAY LET'S MOVE! i think we got 9 inches of snow, according to a friend. it was a pain in the rear but it was decided before we even knew about the snow coming so what can you do? an incredible amount of friends came and helped us, it was a real blessing! we moved the whole place in about 4 hours, then my awesome in-laws stuck around for a few more hours helping us tie up loose ends, entertain the kids, etc. as soon as we put everything away and settle ill put up some pictures of our new digs.
i was hoping that the move would sort of reset my brain and help me sleep better at night. since the break in every little bump in the night sends my heart racing, hands clenching the covers, bolting upright in a defensive pose. i don't think it's completely offbase to say that i think i've got a certain level of PTSD going on. the walls here are rather thin sadly and i didn't get to sleep last night until our neighbor wound down for the night sometime around 2:30. we are planning to get a puppy soon, which i hope over time will become an alert dog, sensitive to only noises that threaten us so i can adopt a "dog isn't barking, we must be fine" sort of mentality. i feel like im back in my children's infancy with the scant amount of sleep i'm getting. oy vey. last night i peaced myself out with two benedryl, ear plugs, and me curled up in a ball praying. this is not my favorite season of life.
my mom is doing better, thank you Jesus. her inflammation and pain are down, as well as her need for as much pain medication naturally. i talked to her on the phone a few days ago and she said the drugs were starting to make her feel paranoid, which i had great sympathy for being an anxiety sufferer. (good grief if i ever have to endure prolonged medication use i will FREAK) she is having surgery to remove her gallbladder today.
in completely unrelated news, i got a new pair of shoes.