II Chronicles 7:14

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

cramps-n-zits-n-tears oh my!

(warning: guys--you'll wanna skip this one. Trust me!)

So...you'll never guess what I got today?
Yah--Mother Nature, Aunt Flo, the CURSE!
Remind me again why women got the 'pleasure' of menstruation? What did men get?
I'm actually one of the lucky ones. Since I have an IUD, my visitor only visits about every 6 months these days...but gee...when she comes she brings a whole load of 'presents' with her. Today, the first present I recieved was a GINORMOUS zit gracing the center of my chin. How lovely! Of course I couldn't wait to pop it so now I have a big red scab there instead. Nice.
Next, since 'she' came unannounced, I had the 'pleasure' of soaking and scrubbing my new favorite undies. (sorry girls...gross and way TMI i'm sure--but you know you've been there!) Shortly thereafter I hear the chime of my cell phone telling me I have a new text message. I open it up to read one of the sweetest things my husband has ever said to me and immediately the water works began. The bad part is I was driving the kids to school. Driving and sobbing aren't the best pair-fyi. Plus, then I have to try to eplain to them why I'm "so happy that I'm crying". Yah--4 year olds just totally do not get that.
Since then, I've been experiencing those long-forgotten cramps. The kind of cramps that make you want to bend over and clutch your stomach and not move. What the heck? I haven't had cramps like that since big bangs were in style. Oooouch!
Furthermore, I think I have cried 3 more times since the earlier text message. At least they have all been tears of joy or compassion--not sadness. My lower back reminds me of how I felt when I was 9 months pregnant---tons of pressure. Plus, I've been hungry since the moment I opened my eyes this morning. That is not a good thing since I just started a new eating plan yesterday!
Dang that Eve. I wonder if we get these 'pleasures' because of her disobedience in the garden of Eden? I mean, I know we were cursed with pain during childbirth...but I wonder if we would have had to go through all this 'fun' if she'd have just kept her mouth shut. What kind of a woman TALKS to a SNAKE anyway? Aren't we supposed to scream and run from snakes? I'm telling you---she better watch her back when I get to Heaven! :o)


Sheri said...

AMEN sister!

Rock Chef said...

What do me get?

The pleasure of living with women at this time? :-)

Seriously, I am so glad I am a guy...

Rock Chef said...

That should have been "what do MEN get?"...

KC said...

I'm right there with ya girlfriend...I'm still in the crampy, 'hurry up and get here already Aunt Flo" I'm tired of these cramps, exhaustion, and irritability! LOL!
Seriously, I wish I could just go have a hysterectomy and be done with all of it....except then I'd have to be on hormone pills for the rest of my life....don't know if that would be better or worse.....

Unknown said...

You are so funny! I love that you are so transparent, it's refreshing! I have the IUD too, and I feel the SAME way when it comes, so you're not alone! :)

Anonymous said...

I have some thoughts on Eve as well.

If you go 6 months without one, do you think that it's worse. Would once every 3 or 4 months be better?

My wife got a hysterectomy. We're done with babies. Why not? She's EXTREMELY happy.

Tammy said...

I am smiling so big right now!!!

I literally JUST got off the phone to my friend Missy and I was telling her that I have no control over my emotions today. I cried this morning over something stupid, yelled at Chris for no real reason, was sad by a story I read in People magazine.

And the cramps? Oh good grief the cramps! I'm popping Midol like candy.

And don't worry about the TMI on the undies thing - I TOTALLY relate. I now have designated special "period panties." That's right. The big 'ol cotton granny panties that I don't really care about ruining.

I also bitched to Chris this morning about Eve. "I didn't do it, I said. So why do I have to be punished?"

Oh Jen -- you just made my whole day. You wrote every single thing I'm feeling on this fine Saturday. But since you wrote this a few days ago - I hope your misery has gone away.


Kate said...

yikes - that bad? Is it that bad b/c you only get it twice a year?

I'd be so afraid of those hormones in the replacement therapies . . . plus all of the increased cancer risks. Might as well stick to mother nature :)