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My neck, My back, my neck and my back!

by Deborah Cruz

I’m sure more than a couple of you have been wondering where the hell I’ve been over the last couple of weeks. Well, I think I at least owe you an explanation. First, there was the cleaning/packing/moving rampage a couple weeks ago. Trying to prep a house to go on the market is harder than trying to prepare for childbirth. It’s a lot of hard work and frustration, especially when you have littles that want nothing more than to destroy every single thing you clean. I have discovered , in the past month, that my girls are in fact part Tazmanian devils. Lucky for me, right? So, I’ve been perpetually cleaning my house.

Then the week after that, my girls were sick with some weird alien virus that mimicked the flu and to compound the hellish nightmare of two children under the age of 5 being sick simultaneously, they also developed a gnarly case of  eye ball oozing pink eye! WHAT THE FUCK!!! So, between trying to keep the house immaculate, I had to add to it wiping eye boogers, cleaning puke up off the floor, keeping 104 degree fevers in check, keeping snot rags in the garbage ( my Bella likes to drop Kleenex where she stands..sort of like her Dad and his socks), keep the girls separated and Lysol down all areas of our home. We were quarantined in a full on Cootie village of our very own. So, obviously between all of that..I was MIA from all social media and my blog.

Last week, the girls were feeling better and I just knew that it was time to jump back into my social media world that I feel so warm and fuzzy in but then my server decided to take a giant dump! Seriously, I heard a lot of you complaining about January. Well, I just want to go on record of saying that February may be the shortest month of the year but, for me, it’s been sucking hardcore! Working over time at trying to see just how awful it can be. It has certainly given January a run for its money. So, last week I spent a better part of Monday through Thursday trying to get the server situation straightened out! Just in time to get a call about a showing on our house. I rushed around the house like a crack addict, cleaning, straightening the garage, moving boxes and finished up just in time to leave for my scheduled trip out of town, to interview prospective schools for my girls.

As I was driving, I felt my back stiffening up but I was just so over extended that I didn’t have the time to give it any attention. As if back pain can be ignored or denied, I kept on with my plans. The weekend went off with minimal aggravation. Then I drove home Monday morning. By Monday evening, I was incapacitated. I could not walk. My back completely went out. I’m sitting here, after two days of a steady consumption of pain pills and muscle relaxers, and I can barely sit upright. Apparently, popping pills like they are tic tacs does not make the back happy. It’s going to take a lot of rest and a more effective back pain management.

My girls were amazing, Bella was adorable pulling the kitchen chair over to the microwave and heating up my heating pad. Gabs kept refilling my water glass.  It’s amazing what littles can accomplish when they really want to. Just one more thing that blows my mind about my girls! Thank God my own little sister was able to take the train in and rescue me and help out with my girls. I was beginning to feel a little bad about the girls doing everything.

Anyways, that’s where I’ve been lately. I’ve not forgotten about you or the blog. I’ve simply been inundated with life but I am trying to jump back in! I miss you ladies, loads! Happy Mothering!!

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Jess@Straight Talk 2011/02/23 - 10:31 am

Honey!!! I’m sorry you are feeling so shitty! Poor girl. I wish we were closer so I could help. Or at least bring you my good meds 😉

Truthful Mommy 2011/02/23 - 9:16 pm

Thanks Mama! I wish we lived closer too! That would be awesome, right?:)

Jess@Straight Talk 2011/02/23 - 10:34 am

Honey!!! I’m sorry you are feeling so shitty! Poor girl. I wish we were closer so I could help. Or at least bring you my good meds from my migraines 😉

Mommy Nani Booboo 2011/02/23 - 11:09 am

What is this strange alien virus that is attacking everybody?
Feel better, lady… and what cutie patuties your girls are for trying to help their mama!
I’m with you- February sucks ass.

Truthful Mommy 2011/02/23 - 9:17 pm


I’m serious, February is not my friend! Neither is this damn alien virus! Hope you are all feeling better!XO

Abbi 2011/02/23 - 2:10 pm

You’ve been busier than a whore on dollar day.

Just sayin’.

(And thought you’d appreciate that saying.) Cheers.

Truthful Mommy 2011/02/23 - 9:18 pm


Thank you for making me smile….hard. SO hard in fact that it actually hurt my back:) Thank you! I have been busier than a whore on dollar day:)


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