Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Blasted Hormones

It truly isn't fair, is it ladies?

This constant hormonal fluctuation makes me crazy. One day I'm fine, the next I'm weepy about the milk being gone. I can be Momzilla or June Cleaver. My husband is Superman or the most insensitive, self-centered sap on the face of the earth. Up five pounds or down five pounds depending on the week. If I have to deal with acne in my forties, shouldn't I get out of cramps? My kids are fantastic or conspiring an evil plot against me. I'm on my game or can't think straight at all. The gray hairs I pull are gray on the end, black in the middle, then gray again at the root. My face is in a constant state of little eruptions. Some nights sleep is elusive. My hair can be soft and luxurious or as lifeless as straw. One day I'll feel flexible and agile, the next a bloated, blobby mess of a thing. My head can be pounding for days and the only solution is for the dam to break already. I like myself or I'm disgusting. I can do anything or who the heck do I think I am? I can't decide if I should kill 'em with kindness or just kill 'em.

I know I'm not alone. I can see it in the rest of you too, those days you'd love to tell your kids to take a flying leap, the mornings you're sitting in a cloud of grrr, the way you drag yourself into church and try to be nice to everybody. I hear your sighs and agitated tone. I can read between the lines of your Facebook status. I watch the mad dash for chocolate.

Can any good come from this? One thing is certain. My hormones make me needy, needy for a Savior.

But I'd rather put the smack down on Eve.

As soon as I take my Pamprin.

Hang tough, friends. We're in this together.


Susan said...

Hey Tami,

Sorry you're going through it. I'm now on the other side and dealing with menapause.

It just gets to be more fun! Ha Ha...

Praying for you♥

e-Mom said...

One thing is certain. My hormones make me needy, needy for a Savior.Amen... when I am weak He is strong! I never thought of hormones this way Tami. Brilliant insight my friend. :~D

Mary Moss said...

Oh my! There isn't a woman alive who can't relate! God bless you as you navigate the waters of this part of your journey.


Anonymous said...

oh my goodness, you and me both, and I'm end in sight tho.... cathy

Jaime said...

How related are our hormones to our connections with other women? Is this something you should do some digging into?? Do we feel connected or unconnected due to our hormonal state?

Great blog though! Makes me feel normal, not crazy knowing other women feel this way too!

anne said...

I could have just singed my name to the bottom of your blog and called it my own. What a roller coaster life we live. Good thing Jesus sits next to us on the Loop-de-loop of life.

Norma said...

I don't know if I should laugh----or cry when I read your blog! Probably both!

Betsy Markman said...

I don't have a clue what you're talking about.

(Yes, sweetie, I'll take care of that for you.)

My moods never swing like that.

(Child, what do you expect from me? Why should I wait on you hand and foot? Get it yourself!)

I'm as stable as the day is long.

(Son, I've HAD IT!)

Predictable as can be.

(Good night, sweeties, I love you!)

Nope, no hormone problems here.