Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Pity Party, My Place, Right NOW.

Every now and then everyone needs a pity party. It's good for the soul. So, if you're not in the mood, you don't have to keep reading, but hey, maybe my "stuff" will make you feel better about yours. . .Here's my Yeahs and Boos over the last couple of weeks.

Yeah: I love to serve.
Boo: I'm in charge of our "roadshow" for Church and the person that's helping me was just called to be the new YW president, so who can blame her for being crazy right now (her own words). I have to twist people's arms to participate and give me SERIOUSLY only like 15 seconds of their time, while I'm putting in hours and hours. . (and hours, and hours.)
Boo #2: I'm also in charge of the Karoke/Singing Bee/Don't forget the lyrics for our Ward Activity next Friday. Fun stuff, but busy work stuff.
Boo #3: On Sundays, I really have no time to get anything done at church (let alone, feel the spirit) once the Amen is said for the closing prayer in Sacrament Meeting. I'm the Primary Music leader (Jrs, Srs, and nursery), and the Secretary. **There are a few "goose-bump" moments when the kids actually sing with me.

Yeah: Whitney's arm isn't broken
Boo: She took a fall at church, then had a bad night, and still wouldn't even pick up her arm the next morning so. . . 3 hours at the Doctor (1 hour with the Dr., 1 hour with x-ray, then another hour with the Dr reading the x-ray films), to get sent home with a sling. . .then one hour after, Whitney is moving her arm all over and acting like absolutely nothing is wrong.

Yeah: We're going to Disneyland for Grandpa Camp 2007!!
Boo: We decided (Ok, I did volunteer) to make/design shirts on Cafepress for Grandpa camp. This was WAY too many hours. But they're cute shirts.

Yeah: We'll have a beautiful lawn next spring.
Boo: I hurt my wrist holding up the huge bag of grass seed while I was throwing it all around our yard. (note: a hurting wrist is NOT a good thing for a dental hygienist.)

Yeah: I don't have cancer.
Boo: I found a lump and had a couple of stressful weeks with Midwife visits, mammogram squishes (with extra squishes since I found the lump), ultrasounds, thinking it was fine, then having my Midwife want me to see a breast specialist, wait a week (read: stress), then find out it's fine. This was a huge relief. It's amazing the tricks your mind can play on you when you're in the maybe it's this. . .or maybe it's that phase.

Yeah: I have a job.
Boo: I have a job. I'm working 20 hours a week again.

Yeah: I'm married and have 3 kids.
Boo: I haven't had much time to be a good mom or a good wife lately. I HATE that.

Yeah: I'm not pregnant (can you image all of this AND being pukey??)
Boo: I'm not pregnant.


AzĂșcar said...

Next time I recommend, they have a really easy to use design tool that makes it simple to create great shirts.

Now that I'm done doing my commercial, I hear you on the yeahs and the boos. I'm so glad the cancer (boo) turned out to be nothing.

Hollie said...

Wow, you do have a lot going on. Good luck with it all.

At least you still have your sense of humor...yeah:)

Kristi said...

Awww, hugs to you, Wendy!! You definitely deserve a big ol' Pity party with lots of chocolate!!

FYI, our roadshow is getting about as much support. We had to recast several people b/c we have Scouts and leaders who usher at the NE games. Then our music director went and got tickets to the game too.

Oh well, I am sure it will all work out! Here's hoping the next few weeks are much better!

Lyle said...

Pity Parties are more than acceptable. I've even posted about one before.

Deb said...

You really are wonder woman!!! And I do believe that you are a great mother. Yeah Wendy!

Boo: Too bad it's not Dove truffle season.

wendysue said...

OOh Deb, that's a fantastic BOO. How did I not think of that one??

~j. said...

You can have ANY KIND of party you want, and I'll support you. I'm so glad you're healthy. And I hear you on the work thing...

lisa v. clark said...

Sounds like you need a visit from the HAPPY FAIRY!!! I'll say, I'm going to come visit you. . . RIGHT NOW!

(um, that's me.)

compulsive writer said...

Was it a cyst? I did not know women commonly get cysts in their ovaries until I had one burst--OUCH!!! And then I had no idea women got cysts in their breasts until I had one of those--mostly uncomfortable, but not remotely as painful. How could I not know that? Why is that useful information not on Oprah and featured on the front page of Cosmo?

Anyway sorry about the boos, but happy for you with your Yeahs.

wendysue said...

CW-nope, not a cyst. . .it was called a mammary fold, kind of like a piece of tissue where it usually isn't, and actually I had 2 of them. She said it's like a little fingertip sticking out. I know that is such a scientific definition, but that's the gist.

One YEAH: people actually showed up for the roadshow practice!! (And were excited, and laughed!!)

Another YEAH: my sister from California surprised us and came for a quick visit. . .she was doing some business stuff in Omaha, but we get to play this weekend!!!

Tour de Life said...

You did a great job on the Singing Bee and the roadshow is going to be great! I am amazed that it is going to be funny and creative and all done in only TWO practices!
Thanks so much!