Wednesday, January 27, 2010

I Will Be Back

Hopefully tomorrow! To bloggy-land, that is. I'm sorry if you've been waiting for posts that I just haven't written this week!

I have been in some sort of funk all week... not wanting to do anything. No housework, no laundry, no nuthin'.

This afternoon I think I figured out why: I have been staying up way past my "bedtime" and waiting to get up until the last minute as a result of staying up too late, then feeling tired and blah all day.

Well, today is Wednesday, so that means I have 1/2 a week left this week and by golly if I'm gonna let it go to waste just because I've been in a funk so far! So, tonight, I am going to bed earlier and I plan to get up earlier so I don't have to rush around getting Daniel's breakfast and lunch made. And hopefully tomorrow will be the start of funk-less days :)


Sally said... [Reply to comment]

I wish you the best! I need better days than today, that's for sure. We spent way too much time in town.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Glad you are back. I was concerned that you might be sick.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I was worried about you too and glad to see all is well!


Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Funk? Funk!?!? You know, this is pathetic. Get a full time job to contribute to your household, do more in your community, raise a couple or more kids, start a hobby that challenges you mentally ... I can assure you, there will simply be no time for "funk" if you do that. Funk is a state of mind of emotionally, mentally and physically lazy people. You're young, start getting into a habit of doing something *now*, before you settle into a funk for the rest of your life. You child deserves a mother that can do more than jut worrying about what coupons are expiring this week. Do more, and you'll have less time for "funk". I know you're pregnant. Been there, done that; worked full time up to my delivery days, commuted 4 hrs a day (!) every day, taught a couple of classes on top of it, got a challenging hobby, and still found time to do the dishes daily. I did not have the time to go into a "funk", though.

Candi said... [Reply to comment]

I was worried too! Glad you and the baby are okay. We all have "funky" days. :)

Phoebe @ Cents to Get Debt Free said... [Reply to comment]

Hope you get back to you, soon! :) I've been fighting off a funk again myself.

As for Anonymous #3--You must not be a loyal reader of Miriam's blog, or know her very well for that matter. She is very active at home, making all of her meals, a lot of them from scratch, gardening, housekeeping, amongst other tasks of a Stay at Home Wife. She attends MOPS, and is active in her church and it's activities, amongst other things I am sure.
Lazy is definitely not a word I would EVER use to describe her.

I think you are the only person I've ever met who has never experienced any form of funk, especially while pregnant. I'll bake you a cookie, you obviously deserve it.

Elizabeth said... [Reply to comment]

Oh, oh, oh. "This is pathetic" Anonymous, I just LOVE how you posted: "worked full time up to my delivery days, commuted 4 hrs a day (!) every day, taught a couple of classes on top of it, got a challenging hobby, and still found time to do the dishes daily."

And I just LOVE how you included how much time you had to be a good wife and do something special for your husband everyday. How you had time to be a good helpmeet. How you had TIME FOR YOUR KIDS.

And don't tell me you did because I'm doing the math in my head. Full time job, classes, 4 hour commute, housework, dishes, and a hobby = no time for kids.

Great advice.

And don't respond bashing stay at home moms. I work. But I was selective with my work and would never take all that time away from my family.


Miriam, funks are SO NORMAL. Three 3rd trimesters = 3 major funks for me. My doctor said it has to do with hormones. And do you know what he said to do to pull myself out of it? He said "once you have the baby, your hormones will level out." That's it :\ Not much you can do.

My funk was gone almost immediately with each little man :)

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Obviously the nasty "anonymous" person doesn't know you since he/she doesn't realize you ARE very involved in your community. One of my greatest joys was helping you serve dinner to some inner city, underprivileged kids whose eyes lit up when they saw the spread you placed before them. I don't think anyone had ever cooked for them like that! Those of us who have the joy of knowing you outside of your blog know that anyone could take a lesson from you in hard work, kindness and compassion for others. Your baby will have a wonderful mother!

Katie said... [Reply to comment]

Miriam~ I hope you don't let that negative comment get you down. From regularly reading your blog it is obvious that you are FAR from being lazy! I think it is awesome that you are choosing to stay at home and take care of your home, husband and baby (when it arrives). I don't think women should have to feel like they need to defend themselves for choosing a career at home, that is the most valuable work you could do!

Cate said... [Reply to comment]

Miriam, I will never understand why people on the internet don't keep their nasty thoughts to themselves. When I read a blog post that inspires only meanness, I don't comment! I have better things to do with my time than dump on people I disagree with or disapprove of. Just saying. (Not that I disagree with or disapprove of YOU, but you know what I mean).

That said, comments like these are why SAHMs are so undervalued in our society. If you balance family life and work outside the home, more power to you. But suggesting that you're not contributing to your household unless you have a full-time job is not only plain mean, but disingenuous. My very best childhood memories are of being home with my mother all day every day. If she'd had a full-time job to "contribute to the household," I wouldn't have those memories. Anonymous, taking shots at Miriam's couponing is silly--ever thought that maybe couponing is one way she can afford to stay home and manage her household? I'm with Phoebe--good for you that you're the only person alive who's never been in a "funk."

Also, while I'm not saying that Miriam's depressed, there ARE clinically depressed people in this world who get into "funks" because of the chemical makeup of their brains--not because they're "emotionally, mentally, and physically lazy people." Think next time before you comment.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Miriam, at least you are willing to be honest enough to admit when you have fallen into a "funk" and are willing to do what it takes to get out of it. We all have those days--even people who work outside the home! Good job for being diligent about getting to bed on time. Remember that you are where God has called you to be and be the very best Mommy and Help Meet that you can be. ((hug))

--Mary : )

A family at our Wits End... said... [Reply to comment]

Miriam, as someone who knows you personally, I can say with most certainty that you are not lazy. Thank you for sharing with your loyal readers, that you have weaknesses! I sometimes fall into the trap of believing that some bloggers are perfect and have no struggles.

I commit to holding you in prayer now and in the future, specifically that you will be encouraged and energized in you work at home and that you will continue to be a Godly example of a Proverbs 31 woman in the making!!

Miriam said... [Reply to comment]

I just want to jump in and say "thank you" to each of you who have left encouraging and uplifting comments on this post!

Really and truly, the not-nice comment has not bothered me one bit. Oh, there have been days where it certainly would have :)

If nothing else, that comment has made me think of all the blessings that I have, and also to think about why I am SURE I am exactly where God wants me to be, doing what He wants me to be doing :) (And I may even blog about it one day soon.)

Katie said... [Reply to comment]

I can't believe that someone would write that. I guess they were never taught, "if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all"!

From regularly reading your blog it is evident that you are not lazy at all. I have learned a lot of great tips from reading your blog:) I know first hand that blogging is time consuming and if you are in a is hard to write.

I can't figure where anonymous even finds time to read your blog since they are soooo busy. Plus, if you are going to be so bold, you should be bold enough to leave your name. Don't hide behind the anonymous comment.

Anyways, I love your blog! There are so many people getting benefit from it...please don't let it get you down. You are doing what God has called you to do...and that is all that matters in life.