Open Diary 08

This past week has been fun but hectic. The aftermath of tropical storm, Zeta, left us without power for almost 48 hours. Going through that gave me a new perspective of what it must be like for those who are hit by natural disasters on a larger scale. I really don’t know if I could have made it through some of the more major natural disasters that have impacted others over the past few years. We did our best to make our time without power enjoyable. My kids and I played a lot of board games and spent time together coloring and drawing. I was thankful to get to spend some extra time with them, especially Brent who spends most of his time up in his room.

All of the food in our fridge went bad. We were able to salvage some of it but I’m not sure how we are going to replace everything that was lost. For October, it got really hot during the night which made it hard for me to breath. I had a difficult time falling asleep and even woke up in the night from a nightmare having a panic attack. I’m glad that I was able to hold it together enough to keep my kids entertained during the black out. I was really worried that the power wouldn’t come back on before Halloween, but thankfully it did. I don’t know if my anxiety could have taken much more. I was starting to go into apocalypses mode, feeling like the world was going to end right in front of me. Aside from the extra time spent with my kids, I’m glad its all over now.

*Cute thing that I wanted to add* Because it was so hot, we decided to open up the windows. Gail has been obsessed with the “Jack and the Beanstalk” story lately, so she got some fake toy baked beans from her play kitchen and threw them out the window. I guess she thought that they would grow into a beanstalk haha.

Our Halloween family party went really well. My mom came over with lunch. After we ate, we all carved pumpkins. Gail made a jack-o-lantern face and Brent made a skeleton. We watched The Nightmare Before Christmas, Hocus Pocus, Halloween Town, and Orphan. I had hoped to watch more movies but I suppose that we could only fit in so many. We played two board games, “Kingsburg” and “Castle Panic.” They were both strategy games and took up most of our time. We had Halloween themed snacks and a few kiddy games for Gail to play. Around 6ish, Gail went out trunk-or-treating with her grandma and Ross while Brent, my mom, and I stayed home. We had pizza for dinner and we were left with enough candy to last us a month. I think that we all had a really good time.

I’m not quiet done with Halloween yet, so I think that I may leave my decorations up for a few more days and watch a few more spooky movies before wrapping things up to prepare for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I know that the holidays are a terrible time to start a diet, but I have been considering it. I’m already a bit chunky (which I’m fine with), but I have definitely packed on a few extra pounds over the past month or so. I want to get ahead of it before it gets too far out of my control, but I don’t know if I want to commit to a diet right now. Maybe I will just start with a few small changes and see what happens.

I may not write as much on my blog this week as I usually do. As I said before, the week has been hectic and has put a strain on my mental health. I have been experiencing waves of anxiety since the power went out, maybe even before that. I think I may just spend most of this week recuperating. I will try to check back in at the start of next week for Story Time Sunday, but if not, I will definitely resume posting on Monday.

How was your Halloween? Did you do anything fun? I would love to hear from you in the comment section below. If you enjoyed this post, please shoot me a like, comment, or follow.

Love Always, AnxiouslyM

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