Monday, September 14, 2009

Yes, I KNOW it's been a terribly long time....

I'm so sorry to make anybody worry. There's nothing really going wrong (not a heck of a lot really going right either, but....) I've just been in something of a "funk" all summer, and not really feeling like I've either got anything to post on my blog, or not feeling like what I WANT to post is appropriate to post. Mainly because my Mom and both of my sisters read my blog, and some of the ranting I'd love to do, is about one of those sisters..... And my mom and other sister have warned me off telling the one sister off, for the sake of the family. Even if I don't say it to her face, knowing that she follows my blog..... I'd post just to rant to friends, and wind up ticking off my mom & other sis. *sigh* So, for lack of "freedom" to say ANYTHING, I'm not saying anything at all, I guess.

Things here have had their ups & downs. The weeds got ahold of my veggie beds this summer and pretty well took over, despite my efforts to keep on top of things. (Didn't say my BEST efforts, but I did make AN effort.... *wry smile*) Thus, the veggies that I GOT planted didn't do as well as I'd hoped this year. Kinda a down season, I feel. Almost felt kinda burnt out on all the effort, this year.

On the home front, we had some interesting times as well. Not happily so. Things with the kiddo came to a head, and we wound up putting her in a group home. Only for a week and a half. I would have prefered to keep her there longer, but her daddy (my husband) was all flipped out by her not being "in the house" with us every night. (He's got NO problem with her spending as many nights at her best friend's house as she wants. BUT, to put her in a highly supervised "group home" situation due to bad behavior.... freaked him out. He just couldn't handle it.) Suffice it to say, after a week and a half, she came home. Some attitude changes were immediately noticable, but have decreased as time has gone on...... I truly think she'd benefit from at least a couple of months in a group home. The good news is, her ADD meds seem to be helping out. She's doing better in school this year than she has in past. *sigh* Not that she's ENJOYING school more, but her graded papers are showing better results than in past years. Partly due to the meds, I believe, but also partly due to the fact that she's repeating 5th grade this year. And she's at a different public school than she was before we attempted to homeschool her.

I'll be honest, as well..... I've been spending a lot of time on Facebook, playing mindless games. I just don't seem to "feel like" doing much else. I mean, that's not ALL I do. Obviously. I'm still working, I'm still baking & cooking most days. But, I completely fell off the Food Independence Days wagon. My garden was a sham this year. And all in all, I'm just feeling like there's not much worth posting about, or at least not much I'm able to post about. *sigh*

I've got some lovely flower pics to post, one of these days. I won't promise when. That's one area of my "gardening" that really did lovely this year. I guess 40-odd pkgs of flower seed is the trick to getting that abundance of flowers I've longed for in past years.

Sorry again to make anybody worry. I'm around, I do visit blogs sometimes, I just don't comment much at all..... We're all "fine", but in a rather blah kinda way, I guess.

Have a Blessed Day.


Tori_z said...

Sorry to hear things haven't been going to great for you lately. I was hoping your absence was due to good things going on that were keeping you busy.

Hugs, hugs, and more hugs... Because it sounds as though you need some!

Meadowlark said...

I have just two words to say so you'll know I feel your mindlessness:


hang in there... next week will be a whole 'nother week.

Fr. Peter Doodes said...

There are a lot of relieved people out here Kati...

Good to hear from you!

Patty said...

I'm glad you posted. My summer has been on the blah side too. I really haven't found much to blog about. My muse must be on vacation. Hopefully as fall approches I can find some things to talk about.

peppylady (Dora) said...

I believe we all rant and rave about all sort of stuff. At one time when I was first blogging I would rant and rave about my brother in law.
But I never use a person real name.
I know it up set him.
But I have to say each time I post something about my brother in law I would e-mail him a link to let him know I post about his life.
Well it up set him and I couldn’t give rats’ ass.

I don’t know if I would try growing a garden that far north. I have a cousin now that live in Fairbanks.
Some things did ok in my garden and other thing not so good. Like most years.

Sorry to hear your having some ups and downs with the kiddo. I don’t know if I’m stepping out of bounds.
Hope you don’t mind me a suggestion.
Have you every thought of taking your daughter to Natural doctor someone who isn’t allopathic.
Maybe it something simple like lack of mineral or two much mineral. The guy who owns the nursery got to much vitamin B12.

So your on face book so am I. Not sure how to link you to my face book but I bet if you google in Dora Vandenberg.
It would pop up.

Hope you enjoyed our cup of coffee and hope to hear more.

Robin said...

I'm glad you posted, as well. And girl, you sound depressed.

I'm sorry things aren't going all that well. Don't fret about the garden. Take it from one who knows, no one's gardens have done well this year. The weather has been too strange.

Ever think about starting a new anonymous blog? Another blogging friend did that and she's much happier. You should be able to vent when you want to , about what you want to.

Take care of yourself...... Sending lots of good thoughts....

MarmiteToasty said...

((((((Kati))))))) huge hugs to you girl......... so many are in the blahhhs this summer, I know I for one am in a deep hole of blahhhhhs what with more surgery and all the problems that tag onto that.....

know you are in my thoughts as is your lass.... kids aye.... its what we sign up for, along with life......

know you are loved..


Tori_z said...

Hope Tay had a good birthday last Wednesday! :)