What I Learned this Week

February 6, 2011 Uncategorized 7

It’s Saturday night……the end of another week.
I learned yet again what a fool I am to expect anything from my brother.  We had a little tiff on facebook of all places and so I texted him.  He didn’t want to communicate that way and he kept calling me, I didn’t take the calls.  I felt I was emotional and I would do better writing.  What a mess it turned into.  I again remember to expect nothing from him.  I was up til 4:30am that night, unable to sleep, stressed about if I should follow up, or just let things go.  I had an awful Thursday, feeling exhausted all day, and then I went to bed at 9,and slept 12 hours, almost not getting Nick to school on time on Friday…wow, but you know what, it’s behind me, and I’m ok.
I learned that if you put your foot down your kids will find a way to clean the rooms they have been putting off. 
I learned again that my husband is the best man in the world, clearly I got the better deal, he is so kind.
I hope your week went well, and if you want to participate, visit Terra!!!

7 Responses to “What I Learned this Week”

  1. Terra

    I am so sorry about your tiff with your brother, it sounds like it really took a lot of out of you. It is so aggravating when others can somehow reach in and control our feelings, I do wish I was better at “letting go”

    Yeah for clean rooms!

    and I disagree – while your husband may be pretty great I think you are pretty great too so I am thinking he is a pretty lucky man as well!

  2. Pam

    Sounds like you had a tough week. Sorry about the situation with your brother, but good for you for moving on.

  3. Lisa

    That’s a lot. Family stress with other adults makes me so uncomfortable. Now if I could improve at putting my foot down with my kids, I’d be getting somewhere.

    I’m glad you’re feeling better.

  4. Mnmom

    I avoid hard conversations unless it’s face to face. Writing can’t show body language and voice inflection and so many things are misunderstood. Hugs to you.

  5. Sandy

    Sorry to hear about the trouble with your brother. Sounds like you’ve put it behind you for now. Hug the ones who mean the most.

  6. Bonnie

    I am so behind this week but wanted to stop over and catch up.

    I’m so sorry about your upsetting episode. It’s so hard, I think especially with family because we do love them, it seems they have the ability to hurt us the most. I’m glad it’s behind you now.

    Trust me I can relate to the cleaning rooms thing. Sometimes I just close their door and try to ignore it!

    Clearly your husband didn’t do to bad himself. You are one of the kindest people I know.

    Have a good weekend Anita.. sending love and prayers your way today.

  7. Cathy

    I hope things are looking better for you this week! I just thought I’d drop you a quick note to let you know that I love your blog and its design. It’s gorgeous. Look for ward to more posts. Thanks for sharing with us.

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