Posts Tagged ‘tired’


February 8, 2016

There are some days, even weeks, that feel like they suck the life out of you.

Thus week has had a few of those. Some of the behaviours and defiance are just enough to make me wish I could crawl under a rock.

I was talking to another parent who has adopted a couple of kids with FASD. I commended her for making it. She said the teen years can be tough, especially with hormones and all of the fun that’s on with that.

There has been so much going on that I just feel wrung out.

In the past couple of months , I came across a new to me blog, Confessions of an adoptive parent, blogged by Mike and Kristin Berry.

They have been wiring for a while. They have adopted some kids with special needs, including FASD.

They have just launched a podcast called Honestly Speakimg, which can be found on their website. It can also be found on iTunes.

They also offer a free resource, “The Weary Parent’s Guide to Escaping Exhaustion”, for subscribing to their email.

I have found several posts to be right where I’m living at the moment.


End of the trip

September 29, 2012

After a couple of tiring days, we are back at home.  Both kids in bed.

We left around 5:00.  Both boys fell asleep a few minutes into the trip home.

We decided to stop a at a restaurant about half way home.

They woke up and ate.  Poor Reid was so exhausted, it took him a few minutes to wake up and settle down enough to eat.

We had our meal, and headed home.

The boys had a quick bath to wash off the chlorine, and they went to sleep.

Good night, boys!! Rest well.

Done at Wonderland

July 5, 2012

Wow, what a busy day.  For us.

Actually, it wasn’t really too bad at the park.  I expected it would be a whole lot busier.


Long weekend

July 2, 2012

We are at the end of a long weekend, after celebrating Canada day.

Things are a bit unusual in Ontario when Canada Day falls on a Sunday.  Normally, stores have to be closed on a holiday.  However, because the holiday falls on Sunday, they are required to be closed on Sunday.


Perspective on life

March 20, 2012

It’s funny how easily our perspective on life can be thrown off.

In the past few month, I have written a number of times about how there have been several challenges this winter:

What a day, A Night in the Cold, Sickness, End of the Week, Recovering from the bug, Sickness …… continued, Sharing the wealth, Frustrating days,

However, there have been moments of insight in the midst of the clouds:

Frustrations – more thoughts, Do everything,

Hopefully my last post, Cycles of failure and success, is the beginning of a change in perspective.

Last night when I came home from work, I was spent.  Very little energy left.

I tackled another project from a couple of weeks ago – putting a smoke detector back together.  It was the pain I was wrestling with before I had to deal with the toilet with the crappy attitude.  I could go down a road with some more bad puns, but let’s flush those thoughts away.  Last one, I promise.

Anyhow, I got to the smoke detector.  I realized I needed a couple of small wire connectors.  There were none around the house.  So, I went to the closest Canadian Tire.  The one I hate because the management in about 8 years has taken it from a good store to one of the worst in our city.  It’s closest competitor is something like 40 years old, cramped, but has stuff.  I actually found what I wanted, and stuff for the toilet job. 🙂

And, I got the smoke detector done.  And it actually took the amount of time it should have.

As I have been writing this post, and not getting ready to leave for work as I should be, I have been listening to “Do Everything”, by Steven Curtis Chapman,  (3 times for far, likely the soundtrack for the morning) being reminded again that we do are called to do to the glory of God.  No matter how glorious, or disgusting.  Do it gracefully, without complaining.

Time to go and glorify God.

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