Sunday Lately is normally a way for me to share a little more about myself using the prompts provided by the Blogger Tribe.
November was a tough month for my family, so taking inspiration from the Complaints Choir, I’m going to use today’s post as a mental health exercise instead.
Let the complaints begin.
My brother died unexpectedly early this month. We’ve been grieving and trying to get over the shock of it. I’m in a general malaise and everything just feels like a chore and going through the motions.
On the topic of illness: There have been a total of seven days this month that I have not been sick; about the same for my husband but he had the added trouble of breaking a toe while we were out-of-state for my brother’s funeral and later some sort of conjunctivitis. Our little guy got all the same colds as us, but miraculously got over them in a matter of days. Almost all of my extended family got a nasty, long lingering cold while we gathered to mourn my brother.
Our Thanksgiving gathering evaporated. With our family being sick and my in-laws being sick, the day was a no-go. Since our day was caput, my husband volunteered to work, so a co-worker could be home. It’s pretty depressing to watch about family gatherings and holiday meals when you’re not with family and eating leftover pizza.
For good measure let’s add on a lot of little annoying things going wrong that normally roll off your back, but pile on when you already feel beaten down. For example; the kitchen sink that’s threatening to break loose because of a bad install and is propped up by a croquet mallet until we can get a guy over to fix it, or the new set of tires that are jokingly referred to as my Christmas present.
Song over. Do I feel better? Only slightly. Thanks for listening.