Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Newsflash-Mojo Found!

Okay, as it turns out, I don't think she was ever really lost..... 


Poor girl.  I mean  I'd buried her so far under piles and piles of crap (stress), I can't believe she didn't suffocate. 

There was marital stress.  That was rough.  And we had no idea how to fix it.  Round and round we went, just piling more and more crap on top of each other, on top of my Mojo (his too).

My  husband and I each lost a parent.  More crap (that pile just gets bigger and bigger on top of my Mojo)....

We had struggles with our children.  I mean, you have nine children from your previous marriages, you're gonna have struggles, and they don't politely take turns, several of them are gonna give you some kind of headache at once.  Mojo keeps getting buried....

Financial struggles (see above, nine children, thank God some are grown!).  Just pile more crap onto my Mojo...

Then there is my poor aging grandmother, who needed me to care for her after her hospitalization, while I was working and taking care of my family full time, but in her home, not mine.  Not that I didn't want to (I did want to, and I did it, but it was wasn't easy),   C'mon,  more crap for Mojo please....

And poor health, my own health was suffering too!  And you can't take time off work to take care of your own health..... OMG did you see that big pile of crap that just fell on Mojo!

Which brings me to the biggest pile of all.....work stress and lots of it.  A word of advice, not that you asked, if you are thinking of going into law, be it as support staff, or law school, and are considering family law.....RUN!!!!      

Pick something else.  Like, ANYTHING ELSE.  Sure, you might think you're gonna be able to help those people through their hard, emotionally trying times, and you might be able to help a little bit, but it will take it's toll on your Mojo.  And if you happen to be the "support staff" to a family law attorney...well, I'm sorry,  you're Mojo may still be alive down there, but you'll have to start digging her (or him) out.  Hurry!

So anyway, that's the story of how my Mojo got buried.  But you know what, I'm lucky.  Because I've had the time, and the support of my friends and family, and the positive comments of everyone that has visited my blog.  And because of that, slowly but surely, over the past few months I've been doing some excavating, and Mojo has been uncovered!

Hallelujah!  I've figured out that it's not so bad, not so sad, I like my life, my age, my body for what it can do for me (and I forgive it for what it can't).  I don't have to work a crappy job that I hate,  I can figure out something else (if you have any ideas I'd love to hear them please). My marriage ROCKS instead of being "rocky".  Grandma is back on her feet.  The kids...well, they're still kids but with less stress, a good marriage and my Mojo back I can cope.  Now I'm not going to say that every day is wine and roses (roses are expensive, some days it's just wine), or that I'm whistling Dixie out of my hoo-hoo every moment of the day, but all in all, life is pretty damn good.

I appreciate all of you that supported me this past several months, thank you.  Thank you Zinfandel, Cabernet, Sirah and Shiraz.  Gracias my fabulous Malbec, I do love you and appreciate you.  In all seriousness, thank you to to my friends, and to my kids, those that helped me through this, I know it's not easy having a mommy that's sick and stressed out and the last few years have been hard.  Thank you Ashley for being there and listening, being the oldest child isn't easy.    But I especially want to thank my husband, for loving me and for helping dig out my Mojo, especially when it was such hard work.  I love you.


  1. I do have sympathy with you, but I couldn't help but laugh at your ranting. There is always light at the end of the tunnel, and I am glad you made it this far.

    Thank you ever so much for your fabulous comment on my blog. I just read it to my wife, she says thank you, it is always great to get positive feed back.

    Hope the rest of your week is peaceful and stressless....


  2. As you've been digging through the crap to find your Mojo, you must have been shoveling it my way. But I've chosen to toss the crap right into the garden where it will do me and my flowers some good. The glass is half full.

    Keep the faith!

  3. Colin, I guess it is kind of a rant. I'd rather look at it as a "how I buried my Mojo" post.

    KJ, Oops! Sorry! YOU were NOT the wife I was trying to bury. Let's sling it where it belongs together :) xoxoxo

  4. Excellent post Mama. While it addressed serious issues you kept it light hearted and funny. I love you so much and I will always be happy to help you dig out of the crap. Lord knows you've helped me many-o-times! Hehehehe.

  5. What a great post!! You have a new follower...and I will be back to see what you are up to next. I only have 2 kids, (although they are teenagers, so it feels like more,) and I feel half-crazy most of the time. But NINE? You might be my hero....haha

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  7. Lesa and Claudia, thank you so much for the encouragement! Smiles :)))