June Gloom

7:30 PM

It's not June anymore, I am well aware, but I adore The Like and their song fit my post title for today. I have been so down today. My Uncle RJ lives in the UP and fell off his roof a few days ago. He broke 5 ribs, shattered one of them, and bruised his heart, which I didn't even know was possible. He is at home now, but in a lot of pain. I feel so bad, I cannot visit because they live so far away. Also my Aunt Helen passed away a few days ago. She was in her eighties, so she lived a long life, but my Mom and Aunt Terri were pretty close with her and they are really upset. I feel bad because I don't really remember her. I think I saw her a lot when I was around 5 years old, but I still don't remember her. So things have been a little gloom around my parents house.

On top of that, all the little things are piling up and getting to me. Louie got a cut on his arm over the weekend, it's not a big deal, it isn't infected, but It scares me because I have no clue how he did it. Our apartment has flies. Sink flies to be exact. We have had them awhile and so do other apartments. We tried the vinegar and soap traps, they don't work (I think those are only for fruit flies anyway) so Kyle got a pet-safe bug bomb a few weeks ago and we bombed the place. I cleaned up flies for two days after, it was sick and gross but they were all gone...for about a week. Now they are back and we are going to try it again and try to get all the little cracks in the apartment cleaned out too just in-case any are hiding. I just hate it because I can't have anyone over because there are BUGS all over the place. I know they are harmless, but they are gross. Then my vacuum broke, AGAIN. I have had it 5 years and we had it serviced 3 times at different places, and Kyle and my Dad and brother's have all fixed it numerous times. We borrowed Kyle's Mom's for now, but it is frustrating. I feel bad being upset about these things when there are other important things to be upset about, which is just making it worse.

I think what I need is some alone time. I really am one of those people that needs to have alone time to recharge and be able to function normally around others. 

On a better note, I have been keeping up with my workout, and I have two weeks left! :) I am excited to do my "I hit my goal" post. I know I am at a slow pace, but I know it will happen, and soon. Sorry for being a Debbie Downer this post, I promise to have something more fun tomorrow (editing the pics now, actually) :)

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June Gloom, by The Like.

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  1. well your plaid and button up is adorable, even if things aren't going so well

    this is your blog and you have the right to write whatever the hell you want, so please don't apologize for talking about what's really going on in your life. I appreciate the honesty, and hope things work out

  2. aww, *hugs* from me.

    My dad broke three of his ribs a couple of months ago and he was in a lot of pain too, apparently they heal quite fast though, So hopefully your Uncle will be feeling better really soon. Maybe you should send him a card. I'm really sorry about your Aunty.

    And maybe it's time to get professionals in about the bugs, It may be a bit expensive, (I have no idea) but if it's ruining your social life and making you feel down, it will be worth it.

    If it makes you any happier, I think you look adorable still :) I want a button down top.

    I feel a little guilty at the moment because I've been recovering I still haven't sent the skirt on to Ebony, I must do that tommorow. And I haven't picked out my own piece to send off to you! Sorry Sara, I will try do all that this week.


  3. It's okay to be a Debbie Downer once in a while! I've been one since I moved up here to Portland, apparently. And don't worry about all the little things getting you down when there are more important things to worry about. Sometimes we just have to focus on the small things so we don't get overwhelmed with everything else. And I completely understand what you mean about needing alone time to recharge! Ah, introverts. :)

    Anyway, I'm completely and utterly in love with your shoes. ;__; So much love.

  4. aww sara, i hope all this gloom around you and your family passes soon. i'm sorry to hear about your uncle and i hope with plenty of rest he'll have a fast recovery! get some of that alone time you need and recharge. :)

  5. Hi there! I followed you over from Chloe Butterfly Cupcakes :)
    I completely understand what you mean about the flies. I just moved into my boyfrieds apartment and his former room mate was a bit of a slob. Needless to say, we discovered ALOT of little tiny bugs crawling onto the counters from under the kitchen sink. Harmless maybe, but they just made me feel unclean and embarrassed to have any friends over.
    He neded up removing the sink, cleaning under all the edges and spraying for bugs everywhere before putting it back in. Then he siliconed all the edges. Sounds a bit extreme, but it worked.... Not sure if it would help for flies though....
    Hopefully you get that sorted out quickly, stressing over things like that sure sucks!
    They can't stay forever after all :) Good luck!

  6. I'm so sorry for all the sad things happening to you. You are only human and writing about the things affecting you is therapeutic, and you should know that you can write about whatever you feel comfortable sharing. I hope things start to look up for you soon. <3

  7. OH MA GAH D: I loved the video you posted :)!!!!!!!

  8. I really like the song. Great about hitting your goal. Hope you have a better tomorrow. Yes, the flies are very bad here too.

  9. I'm so sorry about your uncle. I am so afraid that'll happen to my Dad when he cleans out the gutters.

    Our cat..that I thought was really ill..is just having anxieties..what a strange weekend we had.

    Hope you have some "me" time. Soon.

  10. Aw, sorry to hear about all this, Sara. It's definitely a good idea to share, though. I hope things look up soon :)

  11. Plan a little retreat for yourself, even if it's just a night in. (still work on your goals; those aren't something you want to put aside now) Cooking and drawing are really theraputic for me (well, sometimes)...and when that doesn't work, I just chill out with some Sigur Ros (Nordic pop music band).

  12. im sorryy! please cheer up again :). hope everything will be fine soonn!! :)


  13. awesome song. Sorry to hear about your uncle and the aunt. Once my cat got stabbed on something in the house and was bleeding (she'd laid on something). It was really freaky. Still don't know what it was, but she wasn't hurt. She's still being her princess-self.

  14. So sorry for your loss.:( I guess it is just one of those weeks for you. But on a brighter note-love the outfit! Fab skirt.:)SarahD

  15. hi sara

    looks your dog is annoying u

    nice pics

    lovely bag and nice checks skirt looks really cool,


  16. We all get blue at times; life can wear you down. You seem to have spotted a remedy, though: quality alone time. That will rejuvenate your spirits. Make yourself a priority.

  17. BTW, I tried to send you an e-mail about something the other day (you won the handbag); I don't know if the message got through. If not, could you contact me with a way to reach you? Thanks. I'm at: fhu@pipeline.com

  18. I'm so sorry to hear about your Aunt Helen passing away, or your Uncle RJ being injured, Sara. That's horrible.

    Remember, no apologizing for content. Like Tess said, it's your blog, and you can say what you want to!! :)

  19. Aw Sara I'm sorry about all the bad news. *Hug*
    I understand how louie cutting himself is getting to you though. It's like the straw that broke the camel's back.
    I just really hope it all gets better for you soon. =] Lots of love, x

  20. thanks for introducing us the sound by the like! we'll be digging this band right away.



  21. I'm sorry to hear that things aren't going so well right now, but you and Louie look super cute!

  22. Great outfit and great video! I hope everything will get better for you!


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