Yeah, that woman would be me. I know I posted a bit about it last week but let me tell you: perimenopause is NOT for wimps. Whew. I wasn't sure I was going to make it last week for awhile. Shaunte posted about it at the same time I was going through it and her post just about saved me. Just knowing that someone else was going through it helped me to stay sane.
Without going into too many details, I will say that my mind was the first to go. I woke up one day suddenly furious. Furious that I was awake. Furious that I had to get up. Furious that I had family members that actually expected me to be a part of the family. Fun, fun times that was. And then, with no warning, I woke up a few days later certain that my life was over and that it was not worth living. I was sure that my life was hopeless and I wanted to cry all the time. Luckily, there was a voice in the back of my head telling me that this was not normal and that it must be perimenopause and I reached out to my amazing fellow Creative Team members at Designer Digitals. Needless to say, I will be seeing my doctor and we will find a way to handle this.
The best part is that I was smart enough not to blog much while going through all of that. What a hoot that would have been, right? I would have had either CPS here to investigate my fitness as a mother or someone knocking at my door with a straight jacket. I knew enough to keep most of my feelings inside my head and not to let all of it come out of my mouth. Both when talking to my hubby and kids and when blogging. Which is a rarity for me. LOL!
But, a good thing happened, too! We met Angel. :) Full credits at Designer Digitals.
Journaling: Elizabeth had her first horseback riding lesson this week and it was love at first sight! We signed her up on a whim, thinking it would be fun for her to try for a 6-week period. But, wow, did she love it! When she arrived, she had to brush her horse, learn how to walk Angel around the ring, and then ride her. As Elizabeth walked Angel around the ring, I could almost feel Libby's reverence for what was happening. It was so quiet and Libby was so calm and really in tune with what was going on. And Angel was so wonderfully behaved. You could almost feel her understand how much Libby was loving every minute of it. Every few minutes, Angel would lean forward and smell Libby and I got goosebumps watching them get to know each other. It was just joyful to watch and I think Libby has a new love!