Monday, February 25, 2013

Meghan's Menopause Moans

Seriously I should rename the blog.
Something catchy.

Like Meghan's Menopause Moans.

Not that I am in menopause.
Although I'm not using it, so really they can take it.

I think I am perimenopausal.
Yes, I am only 29, 32, 39 Ok FINE! Over 40 & that's all your getting.

Let me tell you about the hot flashes I've been having the past year...Holy Mother of God, it's ridiculous.  I can go out in 20 degree weather with a light hoodie.  Don't even get me started about the temp at work.  Ugh.

Of course, this is where the men readers of my blog may not want to continue...or in other words "Dad...stop. reading. now!"

Aunt Flo visits with a vengence anymore.
Not to mention I get cramps...haven't had those since my teens
AND
Now my lower back aches.

Really?
It's just unnecessary.

There should be a pill.
Just dry it up when it's no longer needed.
A girl can dream, no?

Let us not mention the mood swings.
I've always been a moody bi-atch but holy cannoli, now...watch out.
The fangs come out & no one is safe.
Well really just Bobster.
In reality, he was never safe.

Sigh.

It will have to come to end quickly, right?
I mean how long will I have to suffer with this unnecessary process of Mother Nature?


Tell me, are you experiencing any fun perks from getting older?

Sunday, February 17, 2013

What I've Been Stuggling With

Some of you may have noticed I have not been blogging here much.
Lately, it just seems like nothing worthwhile has been going on.
Although a lot has been going on.

At least in my head it has.
I've been having anxiety attacks left & right, all day & all night.

They started on the weekends back in the fall.
Especially on Saturdays.

It seems like if I don't get up, jump in the shower & get started on the days chores & errands I will get an upset stomach, my heart will start racing a mile a minute and my head starts to hurt.

Gets worse once I am at the supermarket, as well.  I feel like I am not going fast enough for people so my heart will start to race while checking out & then bagging.

The anxiety has started to affect me during the week.  Not too bad at work, yet, but my the attacks will hit after dinner...I think to myself "Do I have enough time to do this? that? Will I get enough sleep? How will I get my stuff done in the morning?" 

Our financial woes are at a all time high, so I know that has a lot to do it with it.  I just worry all the time. 

The worse part is about 3 days after my little monthly friends disappears.  People can't talk to me without me wanting to cry. 

I try not to let things bother me or to let it go but the anxiety just isn't going away with those thing.

I already take Celexa and I'm not going to lie, I've been known to take a Benadryl or two when I need help going to sleep.  Although the last time I took one, it didn't make me tired at all...although my nose was clear!

Worries just seem to always be there.  The anxiety has gotten so bad now that I am trying to use breating techniques to help calm me down..so far...no good.

Perhaps sharing that I have anxiety will help. 

Do you have it? Do you have any methods to help you cope? 

It just seems to be getting harder day by day.

I promise my next post will be more uplifting.  I swear I am not a Debbie Downer just wanted to share.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Hey Philly! It's Here!!!!

Hurry!
Hurry!
You don't want to miss the Greatest Show on Earth.

Really, it's the Greatest Show on Earth.
How do I know?

The Aunt Erin, Cheeks & I hit up Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey Circus last night.  It's showing at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.  I love the sports complexes...they are like 15 minutes from my home in Jersey.

What an absolutely fantabulous time.

It was the Aunt Erin & Cheek's first time at the circus.  Cheeks kept saying to me..."This is Awesome" about every 10 mins & the Aunt Erin kept snapping phots.  I just sat there & enjoyed. 

We all the best time.

How could you not when it starts out like this?

 
Then they break out the Tigers (Cheeks thought they were going to wrestle..he was a tad disappointed they did not)


Of course, a high wire act always makes my tummy do somersaults since I am a wuss & can't stand heights...even for other people...Oy!

 
 
A circus worth it's name, always has a girl shot out of a canon!
 

 
Of course, the piece de resistance...CLOWNS!


If I were you and you are in the Philadelphia area, check out the circus while it's in town because my family had THE. BEST. TIME. EVER!


*Disclaimer: I was given complimentary tickets to the show.  All opinions are 100% mine.


Monday, February 11, 2013

Brrr...Really? You HAVE To Play This Sport?

I love my boys.
They are all there own person.

The middle one, he is a sports nut.
So much that he has decided Winter Deck Hockey is the sport for him.
Wouldn't be bad if we lived in Florida.

To say this past weekend was bone chilling cold was an understatement.

His team, The West Deptford Eagles, played a tournement in Somers Points, NJ.
All night Saturday.
All day Sunday.
And this evening.

Somers Point from our home in Jersey is over an hour away...down the shore as we like to say.

I did get some great action shots:

 
 
The Face Off...my favorite part of the game.

This kid plays with heart.
He was falling, sliding & even had his stick flung in the air by the other player.

His legs, elbows, knees and hips show his heart...with bangs, bruises and cuts ands scraps.
Sigh.

God knew what he was doing when he gave me boys, right?
RIGHT?

What sports do your kids play?

Monday, February 04, 2013

Hurry! Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Built to Amaze!! Giveaway

It's coming to the Delaware Valley.
Feb 13th -17th!!!

I am so excited I could tinkle.  Not gonna lie.  I think I am more excited than the 6yo.

Guess what else?

I get to give a family 4 pack of tickets away to one of my readers.
HOLLA!

Of course if you don't win, you can always purchase your tickets here: < Click me >
Plus since you are a reader of my magnificient blog, you get a code for 20% off.
Just use the code: MOM

Tickets prices are:
$15 flat price (valid on all $30, $25 seats)
Valid 2/14 10:30am and 7pm, 2/15 10:30am and 7 pm

Here's the fun part.
Enter to win a family 4 pack of tickets.

We are going to make it easy, peasy...just leave me a comment with your favorite thing about the circus.

That's it.

Of course, if you would like "extra" entries, you can follow my blog through GFC ~~~>
AND
Tweet this (by using the handy dandy button down there at the end of the post) Leave me the link in a comment
AND
Share on Facebook, (see button below) Leave me the link to your post in a comment.

Giveaway ends Sunday, Feb 10th at 8pm est.

*Disclaimer: This is a sponsered post.  I received tickets to see the circus but all opinions & views are totally 100% my own.

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Comes back to bit ya in the tush, err, ear

Magic.
It's a great thing.

Even greater when the Daddy can go it.

Bobster constantly "finds" things that Cheeks "looses". 
Of course, Bobster has lost these items for him.

It's all in the illusion of magic.

Well, well, well...that illusion is being put to it's test because as most of us know, 6yo's constantly misplaces items.

Now he expects Daddy to find them...behind his ear.

At least twice today he has asked Bobster to find his angry bird and a truck from behind his ear.

Bobster had to think fast & come up with an answer. 
He told him magic doesn't work that way.

That's a solid answer Bobster.

Way to have the magic come back and bit ya in the rear!