In CategoryNavel Gazing

Scene: Feeling bummed after a crappy day

Me: Do you think I should think about antidepressants?

Jim: I don’t know, do you?

Me: I don’t know. One of my friends is looking into a hormone therapy that is supposed to help with all this peri-menopause crap. My position has always been that I didn’t want to do anything like that, this is how God made us and I should tough it out. But I don’t know now. This sucks.

Me, glumly: Maybe God doesn’t like women.

Jim: I think maybe He doesn’t like MEN.


Scene: Aftermath of Misplaced-Wedding-Ring-Freakout

Me: I took it off to put lotion on. I get these little itchy dry spots under my ring because I’m always washing my hands and washing dishes and cleaning…

Jim: Maybe you should quit washing stuff.



Scene: Combing Big’s hair after a shower

Big: MOM! STOP! I just combed my hair LAST WEEK!


Scene: Snuggling with Little

Little, seriously: Mom. Everyone knows I’m the funniest one in the family, right?


Scene: Kissing kids goodbye as I head out the door to my Knitting Group

Big: MOM! Don’t get lipstick on me! I’m a MAN!



5 Responses to “Conversations”

  1. New Friend Says:

    Scenes From a Great Life

    Also if you are still thinking about hormones or antidepressants THEN TRY THEM FOR HEAVEN’S SAKE WOMAN! I will even go to the doctor with you, hold your hand then take you out for lunch. Or keep the kids if you want OTHER spouse to go. Because I love you and want you to feel like your best self.

  2. Kristy Says:

    Ditto what she said (except the taking you part or watching your kids part because, you know, Minnesota).

    Your family is funny.

  3. Lisa Says:

    Yup peri-menopause sucks big time. My mother told me she never had any menopause symptoms … I didn’t dare point out that when you spend your whole life being a nagging shrew with hypochondria, it is probably hard to see any change!

    Look at natural therapies to see if they can help (pretty sure our Western diet is crap) and then take the meds if it doesn’t work. Depression is serious stuff … been there taken the meds and am here to tell you they helped at the time. 😉

    BTW still laughing at hubby’s comments!

  4. Tressa Says:

    You know how I feel about anti-depressants.

    Good luck with the challenge!
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  5. Tracey Says:

    I like a woman who steps up to a challenge.
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