Quick question - what do YOU do when you feel in a funk? How do you break free of it, and get to feeling like yourself again?
Anyway, woke up at my normal Sunday morning time, and got ready for church. Got all the kids ready, and were almost ready to leave the house, and Captain America and I got in another fight. Sigh. I'm getting tired off all the fights. I know everyone fights. It's part of life and marriage. I'm just getting weary of it. And we fight about SUCH stupid things. I guess it's better than fighting about super big important things, right?
Needless to say, we didn't make it to church. And if you know me, I HATE missing church. I was just in such a funk after the fight that I couldn't go. They wipe me out. I struggle with low self image anyway, and the fall out from a fight doesn't help. Even after Captain America and I apologized to each other and made up, I still felt like crap. I was kinda in a daze all day long, feeling crappy.
At 10am, I went to the airport to pick up a friend who was on vacation, and dropped her off at her house. That didn't even rouse me from my bad mood. I'm sure she thought I was just being stuck up - ROFL!
We had a BBQ at lunchtime, since Captain America had taken chicken breasts with him to the field on Friday, and didn't cook them. They'd been in the cooler, so they were still good. Chicken and hot dogs and salmon. I just had the chicken and cucumbers.
Captain America and I worked together to make Jake's Birthday cake. The first one we'd made in the morning got ruined while we were fighting. No, I didn't throw cake at anyone. The timer went off, and the kids took it out of the oven. And it wasn't done cooking. Not by a long shot. So we had to make new ones. Sigh. The child who picked the cakes out of the oven prematurely felt REALLY bad. I know they were just trying to help.... Once the new cakes came out of the oven, I showed everyone what DONE cakes looked like...
Before Sunday afternoon nap time, Captain America and I played Dominos with the kids. They like playing games as a family, and we need to do that more often.
Here's Captain America and I. See, this is as good as it gets, happy wise...
After the game, we sent all the kids to their rooms for quiet time (reading, coloring, napping, whatever), and Captain America and I took a nap. I still wasn't feeling happy, so sleeping was good.
When we woke up, we cooked Tacos for everyone, and watched a family movie. The newer Joseph Smith movie. I'd never watched it before, and really enjoyed it.
So after the movie, we had Jacobs 13th Birthday party. Captain America is gonna have a busy week this week, and Jake's birthday is on Tuesday. So we figured we'd have the party over the weekend, and make sure that Dad could come.
Here's the cake that Captain America and I made. Jake wanted a Master Chief cake from Halo. This is the best we got. LOL! We tried making a 2 layer cake, cutting it in half, and making if 4 layers, but it kept falling over. So we put the layers pack, and carved it out, and it kept collapsing. So we turned it around, decorated the back, and called it good. Just don't turn it around. It looks like crap in the back - LOL!
And everyone with the cake and ice cream. Yeah, I totally shouldn't have eaten mine. I took the smallest piece of cake, and one little scoop of ice cream, and I still feel bad about it. Sigh. Maybe I'll just skip birthday cake completely for Jimmy's bday (9/11). I'm not liking how I'm feeling about it right now...
I could have sworn I'd gotten a picture of Tom too... Hmmmm... Anyway, people didn't eat all the food on their plates, just so you know. I don't think they even touched the cake - LOL. They just wanted the ice cream. hehehe.
Here's Jake with his Birthday present, Halo Legos.After the party, it was almost 8pm, so we put the kids to bed. Captain America went to do something to his car, and I took a hot bath. I was feeling cold, and that's the best way to warm up, I've found. I'd totally turn down the air conditioner, but then the people in the upstairs rooms freeze. Funny, but the only rooms in the house that are consistently cold are the ones with vaulted ceilings. Go figure on that one...
After I was warm, I came out and blogged/designed, and chatted with my mom on the phone for a bit. She had a project that she needed my help on. Tomorrow, I'll work on it tomorrow :)
So how am I feeling now? Slightly less crappy... Does that count as an improvement? I'm hoping that with a good nights sleep, I'll wake up feeling happy. Like myself. I'm just not feeling it at the moment.
Oh yeah, and I put it out there yesterday that someone could make me an apron (hehe). Well, if you wanna make me one and send it to me, I'll totally give you a $20 coupon to my store. Would that be a fair barter? Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested :) Aprons are fun. All my old ones are from when I weighed 180 lbs, and I'm 140 now. Yeah, they're a tad bit big. So, any takers? Just let me know :)
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