Tuesday, August 12, 2008

My Nervous Breakdown



Yesterday I had a bit of a nervous breakdown. Just a little one. I'm fine today. Just so you know, it's mostly other people's stuff, not mine. But it's all people I am close to and love, and some of it may come back to me indirectly because that's what happens when you are family and a friend. Plus, you know how sometimes worrying about everyone else can just get to you? (All names will be left out to preserve the privacy of those involved.) Here's what I was dealing with.

1) Someone's daughter keeps having seizures and they can't figure out what's wrong.
2) Someone got her hair cut quite short and died very dark brown and is having an identity crises every time she looks in the mirror (Ok, this one is me).
3) Someone lost their house to foreclosure and will have to find a new place to live immediately.
4) Someone fell off the wagon and is back to using drugs and stealing from family members.
5) Someone lives in another state and can't get their house in Utah to sell.
6) That same someone can't find a job in the other state.
7) Someone else has a job but isn't working for half what they're worth and can't support the whole family on that paycheck.
8) Someone is in debt for a very large amount of money because of a stupid real estate investment and may have to declare bankrupcy if it doesn't turn out right.
9) Someone can't seem to get pregnant no matter what and desperately wants a baby
10) Someone else is hooked on pain pills and has abandoned her children.
11) Someone had some medication problems that made them want to kill themselves this week.
12) Someone may have to support several other someones financially in the very near future because of above problems.
13) Someone has a cold and can't breathe. (Ya, this one is also me)

SEE? Minor nervous breakdown.

13 comments:

Mindi said...

holy mother of lists!!

arianne, i hope you are dealing with it okay. don't do anything drastic or go near sharp objects!!

we are here for you. hope you are okay.....

CaraDee said...

I was worried that I might be the cause, but can't seem to find myself on that list. Whew...
I need to see your hair, I am guessing #3 is who I think it is and now I'M worried for you. Geeeez. And I'm also guessing #10 is really you, you addict. ha
What can I do for you??

Jiles Pfamily said...

chaz read this post and siad "let's pray for all the someones".

rachel said...

Um, major nervous breakdown if you ask me...sorry so many someones you know are having it so rough. I am sure your thoughts and prayer will help get them thru.

PS...we wanna see the hair! I bet it is cute...

jennie w. said...

Sorry about that since I am two of those stressful things on your list.

You know how I am about the vicodin (kidding, everyone who reads this!!!)

Erica said...

#2 cracked me up. I remember you changing your hair quite a bit in middle school too.

I think many of us can relate to several things on your list.

MiaKatia said...

This is quite a list and you are totally allowed to be stressed out on behalf of all the someones in your life. If there is anything I can do besides offer words of comfort let me know.

Ps I would love to see the new do, maybe if we all told you how lovely you look you would feel more like yourself.

Tiburon said...

Sounds like we need to get together for breakfast - and pronto.

The sad thing I know at least 1/2 of these :(

I am sorry!

Mama C. said...

Ugh! And I thought *I* was having a bad day! Hugs and prayers, hon!

Koreena said...

That is so much to be worrying about. I hope things improve for everyone soon. (((HUGS)))

Christie said...

Wow - when it rains, it pours huh. Want to go to lunch sometime to chat? I promise I don't have any baggage to unload.

Chelsea said...

Holy cow...that is a lot of stuff to be going through, even for multiple people. I'll be remembering "someones" in my prayers.

alex dumas said...

Eight of those 13 things have happened to my mother. In the last couple of years. I was raised waiting for the next catastrophe to strike... and sometimes I still feel that way, when life is going too smoothly. :)

It's hard to watch the loved ones suffer. You're lucky to have lots of good friends.