a punch in the face

Yesterday we went to Seven Peaks and then to a Memorial Day picnic. By the time we got home, I was sore and exhausted and more or less collapsed into bed. I forgot to take my anxiety medication.


See, this class of medication has a very short half-life. So by 8:30 in the morning, I’m extremely irritable. Answering a four year old’s incessant questions, followed by a two year old’s constant begging followed by whining, doesn’t help.

Kinda makes me want to punch people in the face, really.
Not my kids, of course.
That’s bad.
Just people… mankind.

Hmm, writing this post was supposed to feel theraputic.
Instead I just feel like a bad person.

I’m supposed to can strawberry jam today. With 4 square feet of counter space and 2 kids under feet, it should be fun.
Not dangerous at all.

I’m also out of Diet Coke. Maybe I’ll just take a nap instead.

 PS – any scriptures you particularly like to read when you are mad/irritable/cranky/tired/mean/grumpy/sad/crazy? Please advise.

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8 Responses to a punch in the face

  1. Mark Lacy says:

    Alma 34:41 have patience, and bear with those afflictions, with a firm hope that ye shall one day rest from all your afflictions.

  2. Elena says:

    I don’t have a scripture, but it is nice to know that I am not the only one that feels that way. My excuse is pregnancy and 6 kids rather than anxiety but I think it amounts to the same thing. Oh wait here is a scripture: Doctrine and Covenants 121:8
    And then, if thou endure it well, God shall exalt thee on high; thou shalt triumph over all thy foes.
    Even if sometimes our foes are the ones we are hoping to have for eternity.

  3. “Wherefore, be not weary in well-doing, for ye are laying the foundation of a great work. And out of small things proceedeth that which is great.” (D&C 64:33).

    • That’s a great one. Sometimes I get lost in how unloading the dishwasher for the millionth time will proceed something great… but those are the times Satan is speaking the loudest, am I right? And yes: motherhood IS weary-ing. (is that a thing? weary-ing?) But it’s a great work. Great mom scripture!

  4. L says:

    I like to take a bit and watch the mormon messages. The kids sit and watch them too if they come in I find somehow it helps more than sitting and reading for me.

  5. Brandi says:

    I woke up this morning to a three year old whining and screaming a six year old who agrivates the situation. I just laid in bed, pulled the covers over my head and said Heavenly Father I really dont want to deal with this today…funny thing is I just finished reading the scriptures too. I got up got things situated with the kids and checked my email and someone had sent this site to me and I was drawn directly to the anxiety tab. I must say that your entry has made me feel normal lol…Im not the only one who feels this way. You have made my day thanks. Oh and the scriptures people commented on were great! I find that listening to music is helpful too.

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