The Life of Jennifer Dawn: Winter Blues

Friday, January 20, 2012

Winter Blues

My poor little blog has been so sad lately...
I have been neglecting it and my lovely readers.

Where have I been?

I've been...
trying to keep up with the heavy demands at work...
taking care of a beautiful baby boy who I swear has a hole in his stomach because he eats so much...
figuring out a solution for why my once potty trained two-year-old has suddenly decided that going potty isn't a good idea anymore..
dealing with the never ending feelings of guilt I have for be a working mommy...
attempting to keep my house up to the sterile standards that my OCD, neat freak self usually has it up to...
and feeling like I'm failing miserably at all of the above...

I think I've got the winter blues.
My energy levels have been at an all time low which I hate because I'm an on-the-go, non-stop type of gal.
My top FAQ is...
"How do you do it--teach, take care of your little ones, keep your house clean, cook, craft, blog, sew?"

The answer lately has been...
I can't!

I have felt so horrible recently that I've wondered if a check-up is in order, but then I'm not a doctor going type of person.  (Unless I'm pregnant and then it isn't for my sake--it's for the baby's health.)

Can postpartum hit you three months after a wee one is born?
Is a vitamin in order?
More sleep?  No, that isn't the answer because I'm already going to bed when the kids do.

What is wrong with me?  Who knows!?  But whatever it is...I've go to snap out of it because I hate this version of myself.

Maybe I just have a case of the "winter blues".  Maybe some pretty things on the blog are due.

I promise to post some more things soon.  In the meantime, I just wanted to explain where I've been.

I'm sure spring is just around the corner.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Jennifer,
    I'm so sorry that you're struggling with all these mixed emotions. :(
    I wish I could be closer to help you, but I'll offer up a prayer instead.

    Dear Heavenly Father,

    You never give us more than we can handle. You give us the gift of life and with that the strength that we never knew we had. I pray that you will life Jennifer up and fill her with encouragement, drive, strength, and a feeling of accomplishment. Your power is greater than we know and for that we are thankful for all that you give us!


    I know that you're husband probably already thinks your doing an amazing job, heck I'm sure you're doing an awesome job! We are our own worst critics, especially as mommies! So take a moment...inhale....exhale....go snuggle with those babies and let that laundry wait. No need to overwhelm yourself....God made dirt and dirt won't hurt ;)

    Let me know if there is anything I can do for you!


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