Thursday, January 22, 2015

HAVE WE BECOME BORING???

I really hate doing these catch-up posts, but it is kind of necessary so you guys know who I am talking about.  I think next time I will have a meaningful blog about family interference or how tired everyone is of winter already... ;)

So, what have we been up to lately?  Well, truthfully, not much. Things are kind of on a steady path right now although we have a spike here and there.

Let's see, my career is doing well. I got my first little orange #1 Bestseller amazon banner in England - YIPEE!!! The Hubs and I are writing together (not sure if that was a part of the last update or not). And to top it off, he is about to venture out on his own. I can't wait. Right now we are gearing up for a new release (The second book in a series we wrote together). My brokenness is at a point where I really can't drive anymore. However, we know the problem but can't afford to fix it.  The muscles in my back (around my ribs) tighten to the point that it pulls on my hips - hence the problems bending and the constant pain. Now just to get them loosened. I am being treated with muscle relaxants, but they only work to an extent- the left side loosens up perfectly fine, but the right side just won't give way. And of course, to find out how to fix it, they need me to have an MRI. I can't afford that. We rarely use up our whole deductible with insurance, so it will be a while. In the meantime, it is exercises, muscle relaxants and hopefully a chiropractor here and there to see if we can fix it on our own. As for my chronic aura's/migraines, they have been bad this year - it really sucks not being able to read!

Gwen came back home for a while, but then chose to leave again. She doesn't talk to us much, but I hope she knows that we love her and that someday she will realize that we are not the cause of all of her problems no matter how much her Grandfather and aunt tell her we are.

The Sophomore - who is now The Junior is the
one who has had the most drastic changes in her life, Her socialization problems from her autism really did affect her social life and then WHAM!!! Suddenly she has a great group of friends and she spends more time away from home than she does here...well not quite, but to see her socialize and go places and have such great friends...wow, it is something I will always cherish. And on top of everything she is secretary of the Japan club at school and she is keeping herself organized enough to get A's and B's in school.  We are very happy and proud of her. She has picked a school in Montana that she likes for college - they have a different way of scheduling and I think it really fits her learning style better than a regular class schedule.

Miss Crazy is...not too crazy anymore. She has calmed a lot.  Unfortunately I think it is due to the fact that she is starting the wonderful world of early puberty.  I had to buy my 8 year old a bra...for the second time in my life.  Yep, we are in for it.  She is now very loving and helps her baby sister and little brother quite a lot. When the hormone's kick in though - she can be a holy terror. She is turning into an absolute beauty. She was born with more exotic features than the rest of my kids and has kept them. She still does very well in school and seems to have a
good group of friends...I'll let you know if the nickname needs to change.

Mr. Insane...well, he's still...insane. I love my boy dearly, but wow, he can be a handful and a half. He behaves perfectly at school - the teacher says he barely moves or talks unless he is told to, but then that means when he gets home he has the energy of ten...twenty...thirty kids? And ever since the terrors from across the street moved, it is like pulling teeth to get them to go outside. Therefore, we have a lot of screaming,yelling and craziness after school. If he wasn't so calm and good at school, they would have diagnosed him with ADHD already. He's a good kid though, he's just a boy who likes all of the crazy boy things that are loud and annoying. ha! Do I sometimes wish he would just sit down and play barbies with his sisters?  yep...but that's okay. What would life be without machinery and weapon sound effects! Ha!

Little Butt...Well, little butt isn't so little anymore. In just over two weeks she will be four.  Do you believe it?  She isn't a baby anymore :( However, she is smack dab in the middle of her threenage years and if I survive, just this one last time, I will think of parenting as a victory. She is still cute, still obsessed with my boobs, and still likes to be naked as much as possible. I send her to bed fully clothed and she comes to me in the morning completely nakey.  Sigh...I've given up that battle for now. Oh, and the best part is...she is potty trained!!! Fully!!! Day and night!!! Thank goodness. No more diapers for this mama...until grand kids come along. Phew!

I hope you have enjoyed our updates and I hope that I will be able to keep up with all of the new fans.  For now, if you can't find us at http://www.brokenwifeandmom.com please try http://www.brokenwifeandmom.blogspot.com. We are having server problems ATM.

Until next time...Cherish every moment you have with your family because you never know when a lying, cheating man will steal one of them from you. NOTE: Never just come out and tell your kids that their mate is cheating on them, it won't turn out good. GET PROOF!!! Oh yes, I went there - I'm not the big chicken I used to be. :)

DISCLAIMER: Remember, I write this like a journal so grammar will not be perfect. I like you to feel like we are sitting down for coffee together and chatting. Besides, I can't afford an editor for everything! Ha. :)


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

THE RETURN OF THE BROKEN!


Hey hey everybody!!! You probably didn't think you would ever see me again did you. Well, I'm back and better than ever...I hope :p

So, as most of you know, I've been waiting to find out what the heck is wrong with my hips because I don't have the money to visit the doctor. Well, I went today to get my checkup for my depression and anxiety and she let me talk about my hips!!!!! Wooo Hoooo.

First: We found out that it is most likely the muscles around my ribs that are causing the pain, tightness and pulling in my hips. Who woulda thunk it huh?

Second: She put me on muscle relaxants to try to fix this problem. If that doesn't work, then we will take x rays and go from there. There is a possibility that my ribs are either out of whack or the cartilage is inflamed.

Third: I am so flippin excited!!! What if I can become unbroken? What if I can LIVE again?  Believe it or not, my biggest fear is that you all won't love me anymore. :) Okay maybe I shouldn't be worried because I still have the migraines and the chronic back problems, but hey...

You are all probably wondering how the family is. Well, I'll tell you.

Gwen: Wow, she is one heck of a girl. We had a falling out last year but we are back together now and things are great. She is starting her second year of college and will be working part time. She has been great with helping me to drive and get everybody where they need to go.

The Junior: Yep, her nickname is changing because my second born is now a Junior!!!! She is an amazing girl. Quirky, funny and stubborn.  I hope to get her counseling again for her autism/social issues but other than that she is an amazing support to me.

Miss Crazy: She is still a bit crazy, and emotional, and starting to go through puberty and only eight...sigh. Yeah. She still suffers from middle child syndrome but we are working to make her feel involved and loved. She starts third grade this year!!!

Mr Insane: Still insane but he lets those sweet moments shine through once in a while. He sure does love his little sister (Most of the time). He starts first grade this year and will do just great!

Little Butt: She is crazy. She still likes running around nakie, she is now potty trained but it took a trip to the hospital with a sever bladder infection and severe constipation to get her there. She loves YouTube, and Disney Channel and will be doing some home preschooling this year.

The Hubs: The hubs is doing good. He is only working part time but we hope that will soon change. He helped me write my latest novel and is now a published author! It is so exciting for both of us.

Me: Well I'm okay besides the usual stuff. I have become a #1 bestselling Amazon author in a few countries (Cruise/Travel) and we are about to release another book that is sort of a prequel to all of the others I've written. As you know I gave up on blogging for a while, but as you can see, I couldn't stay away.

So, that's about it. We are all doing good and getting better. I hope all of you are doing great and if you aren't, just know that I am sending hugs and prayers out to those who need it.

Until next time...I'm just glad that I am able to write those three words again!!!

And remember, this blog is conversational - like we are having coffee together or you are reading my journal so you will have to excuse any grammar mistakes because I refuse to professionally edit a 'journal'.  Thanks for the support!

Monday, May 19, 2014

SO LONG - FAREWELL...I LOVE YOU ALL

OKAY...so, the official announcement on my blog is this....As of right now, I am giving up Adventures of a Broken Housewife (and Mom). It was a wonderful experience for me and has helped my career in many ways. Unfortunately, the world of mommy blogging is not one I wish to be a part of anymore. I have met some wonderful, amazing people through the journey and I hope to remain fans and friends of these awesome ladies. But there is an aspect of the whole realm that I just can not be a part of at this point in my life. Moms need to be helpful and non judgmental to each other and I refuse to lower myself to a standard that is hurtful to anyone. I reserve the right to resurrect the blog if there comes a time when I have the time and patience to deal with the negativity. This has been an amazing experience - one that I will always cherish. Meanwhile my blog will still be located at http://www.brokenwifeandmom.com for anyone who wants to give it a read. Love and hugs to all of my friends, family and fans. Now is MY time to concentrate fully on my romance writing....sooooooo, wish me luck!!!