My Chaotic Life

A few weeks ago my middle child ended up in the hospital with a migraine that we could not get under control. I had picked him up from school earlier because he just couldn’t make it through the day. But by the time he got home he was so much worse. A call to the doctor and we were told to bring him in right away. Immediately, she wanted him sent to the hospital due to his hyper sensitive reflexes and an MRI was ordered. That was a long 24 hours. Seeing him get hooked up to IVs and getting blood drawn all while not knowing exactly what was wrong was terrifying.

From there we had to go to the Children’s Hospital to see the pediatric neurologist. We finally got a diagnosis for my son. There are several more appointments and tests in his future but we are on the path to getting everything figured out. In fact, today was his first appointment at yet another doctor. Which is why I am late posting.

This year I am homeschooling my youngest child. So days have been filled with his school work, my work (luckily I work from home), then picking up the others from school or work.

This week I started taking my nephew to school in the mornings. That was another adjustment we had to make.

Over this past month I feel like I haven’t really taking some time to myself. So, the other night I took a break from working on my newest book to start reading one I had been wanting to read. Rescued By That New Guy In Town by our very own hound J.L. Salter. It has been an amazing way to relax after a long day, curling up with that book, reading a chapter or two a night, while sipping a cup of hot tea.

Have you ever had a period in your life where it seemed like everything was moving fast and chaotic? What did you do to relax?


About Angela Schroeder

Angela Schroeder is a single mother of three. She was born and raised in Iowa in a river town known for its pearl buttons. Having four siblings, she never lacked for someone to play with. As she grew older, she found herself pulled into books and writing more and more. Her parents are her heroes, her siblings her confidants and tormentors, and her children are a wonderful blessing. Church is important to her children and her. They enjoy the friendships they’ve made with the people there. Writing has always been a passion. Her first experience was in fifth grade when she went to a one-day writing conference. After that she knew it was something she wanted to pursue.
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13 Responses to My Chaotic Life

  1. Your family has been in my prayers, Angie, and will continue to be so.
    Joselyn has also had children with multiple health and other issues; Life is HARD!
    “Rescued” is a good, relaxing, fun book by The Hound and if you have not read “One Simple Favor”, I highly recommend it for lots of fun, as well.
    I have been in stressful family situations since I can remember,They have settled down a bit but something, if not everything, keeps coming up. I find reading fun stories, WATCHING fun stories helps.DO take some time for yourself, which I know sounds easy to say,but trust me, I speak from decades of 3-4 hours sleep and everyone needing everything all the other houses, Even if you have to stay up later than everyone or get up earlier, you need to recharge your batteries awake more than sleep.(Although I don;t recommend the 3-4 hour deal. It’s hard.)
    Good luck with the homeschooling, (again, right?). I did it for many years with my sons. Try to join a group that will have fun or do field trips together; it helps.

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  2. jeff7salter says:

    Gosh, you’ve had a plate full, Angie. Hope things soon stabilize with your son’s health… and you learn the cause (& treatment) of his migraines.
    And thanks for reading my novel, RBTNGIT. It was fun to write — my first effort using first person in long fiction. RBTNGIT was my sixth completed novel and the second to get published.

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  3. Joselyn says:

    Sounds like we’ve had similar months!! The chronic health stuff is rough and you get to a point where any little thing tips the scales too far in the wrong direction.Hope things ease up for you soon.

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