whiny mcwhinerson

This week has been one of the most emotional weeks I have had in a long time, for reasons that are actually justifiable. I have some pretty emotional weeks due to important things like having nothing to wear, worrying about what job I will have in 5 years, my messy house, and a myriad of other stupid things that I work myself up about. Not this week. This week is a rough week, for reasons that warrant legitimate emotion. It's my pity party and I'll cry if I want to.

Let's start with last Thursday. My computer went crazy and everything disappeared. I don't really care about the computer itself, but I had made the colossal mistake of storing ALL of our family pictures only on my computer. It wasn't backed up and I didn't have digital copies of our pictures anywhere else. All of the pictures we have of Sawyer growing up, all of our vacation pics, all of our professional family pics. You guys. I didn't just cry. I wailed. I ugly cried, I dramatic cried, I cried most of the night, I cried on the way to work the next day. It was hideous, but I think the loss of pretty much all of our pictures deserved the ugliest cry I could muster. For three days I lived in desperation as we waited to try to get the computer looked at. Thankfully on Sunday a friend from church took my computer and fixed it all up (that's the technical phrase). He removed the virus that was hiding all of my files and restored everything. When we got the call that my computer and pictures were saved, I ugly cried some more, this time while I was cooking. I hope my family enjoyed the addition of tears in their dinner.

So that was that. Pictures gone - sad ugly cry. Pictures saved - happy ugly cry.

Cue Monday. Oh Monday was a day. First up, we dropped off Sawyer for his first day of preschool.

This wasn't worthy of an ugly cry. I shed a few proud tears, the kind where you lament the swift passing of time. I am actually happy he is starting school (more cute first day of school pics and a post to come). I think his first day of preschool wouldn't have been so hard for me if I didn't have to go do what I had to do after that.

After I dropped my one and only baby off at school, I had to go say goodbye to my sister, my very best friend. She and her husband are moving to Oklahoma. I was pretty much holding it together until I gave her a hug bye and she said "I love you" and then I couldn't keep it together. I had to go to work after that, so I just cried my little heart out all the way to work. I bet I was a sight. You know the phenomenon where people think that other drivers can't see them in their cars? Like when grown adults pick their nose while driving? Yeah, I realized when I got to work that every person that saw me was probably really alarmed at the wailing lady in the car. hm. At least I wasn't picking my nose.

Then on Tuesday, I found out one of my good friends at work got a new job and would also be moving away. I bet you're shocked to find out I cried some more. I can't be too sad about this news though because I am so happy for her. Selfishly sad for me, but really glad for her.

I don't really know why I just spent an hour writing/whining about my hard week. Whenever I write a post, I try to think about how I would perceive a post like this if I read it on someone else's blog. Well, I can say that I would think this post is kind of whiny and sad. I'm telling myself it's ok. Life can be sad and hard sometimes. You can go through rough stuff and then whine about it to your friends and then move on. I'm in the process of moving on. 

I have a couple of guest posts coming up, so you'll see some crafty things coming from me soon. About time, right?



  1. Oh, Allison- I've been there! I had a good ugly cry on Sunday night when I discovered my 6-month-old was in fact NOT covered on our health insurance, after a few doctor visits. Fun times.

    I'm so glad you had your photos recovered!

    Well, in a nutshell, thanks for being a normal human being. :)

    1. Oh, insurance can be a horrible thing to deal with! So sorry your baby isn't covered and I hope you are able to get things worked out. Thanks for the comment!

  2. Sometimes you need a good ugly cry... and it was completely justified. I would be so upset if I lost all my pics (and I don't even have cute kid photos) OR if my sister moved away... and you had both in one week!

  3. This post is not whiny, just sad. But justifiably so. I think it is nice to know we are all human and we all have bad, horrible, awful weeks sometimes. I am so glad your computer got fixed. I would have been wailing, too, if that happened to me. (I really need to back up my photos!) And having a sister and friend from work move away is so sad. Much better to just cry and get it out there then to keep it all bottled up. Hope the rest of the week is better for you! *Hugs*

    1. I agree - it is nice to know that others go through tough times. Let's just say that's the reason I shared - I wanted to help everyone else ;) PLEASE back up your photos. You won't regret it. If you don't have an external hard drive, I know there are online storage services. Thanks for the sweet comment, Laura.

  4. Wow, you´ve had some tough days - the story about your photos made me feel ill because that´s my greatest fear... Glad they was rescued and I hope the next days will be better!

  5. Here's to brighter days, Allison. Cheers.

  6. Aaaah, that wasn't whiny at all, just real :)

    And a bit sad ;)

    Go read my post here - I had a big fright about backing up too

  7. I am so happy for you that you got your pictures back! When we had our first baby we borrowed my sisters camera and took tons of pics. Needless to say all pictures are priceless but we had also spent my daughter's first week and a half of life at the hospital. I hadnt printed or saved any pics anywhere yet and one day, while visiting, my sister in law "accidentally" erased every single picture on there. :'( So I feel your ugly cry and sometimes even years later I wanna have an ugly cry just thinkin about it. :( Hope next week is awesome for you! :)

  8. Man, I hear you. My husband and I are in midst of selling one house and buying another, and I swear every aspect that could be a pain has been. We do keep perspective that we are doing this by choice, we are together and healthy, etc so things could be much worse. But that doesn't mean it's not also a really hard part of our lives that we will be happy to have behind us.

    I for one am glad to have crying as an outlet, even ugly cries. Falling apart helps me get my s@&$ together in the end. Hope it's helped you that way too. Time to head back up!

  9. Aww, I'm so glad your pictures are back! I would cry and cry too! You deserve an honest post of how you are really feeling! I appreciate transparency and I totally understand about your sister moving away! I'm praying you have a much better week!


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