Saturday, March 31, 2012

LDS Conference Weekend

I am watching LDS General Conference today and tomorrow.
If you are interested in my faith or have questions about what we believe,
I invite you to watch,  or listen to answer your questions.

Have a great weekend!

Chelsea Merkley

Thursday, March 29, 2012


It's the end of March. I graduate on May 4! I love school, but I'm tired!
The beginning of the term and in the winter I am usually very excited about projects and papers.
Right now my motivation seems to have gone!
I am almost at the end of my Undergraduate Career.
I feel like a part of me has died.

I have loved being in school and learning.
I really like the adult socialization, with others my age, (and younger)- especially the girls.
I have always been a very social person, and since High School it's been hard to keep in touch with my friends and actually go see them and do things with them, since I've been married and had a child.

My spontaneous personality has had to be tamed. Needless to say I still want to go to California and Washington D.C. or NYC every few weeks, but my insatiable desire for escape does not help me stay in reality sometimes.

I just wrote a paper for a course and before I started it I had a headache, not sure why.
I figured out I have 10 Chapters to read, and more pages in another book before writing
and Internet Discussion due by March 31. Which is soon!
I would like to pursue a graduate degree in Psychology or Education eventually.
I know I'm silly! But, I would love to go Educational Psychology and get a Teacher's License
for K-6! Here's the kicker, it takes 3 years!

Anyways, I liked how the day started this morning with sunny weather and seeing my gorgous flowers, watering them and playing with my son. But the gloominess of the ominous, black clouds outside seems to have gotten to my emotions. I hope the sun returns soon!

Happy Thursday!

Chelsea Merkley

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Night Terror

My poor sick boy has suffered from Croup
For a few days. He woke up screaming that
There were spiders all over him and biting him.
He thought they were flying around our house and
crawling all over hIs hands, in his sweatshirt pocket & on all the walls.
I explained to him that he was pretending to see the spiders.
There are no real spiders. "Yes they are they're on your legs too and on my bed!"
Aggggggggggh Spiders Spiders Spiders! Help me!"
"Get them off!"

I held him & comforted him. I rocked him.
I told him the Spiders he was seeing are a dream.
I told him he was using his imagination to see them.
That they were fake. He was pretending & thinking it was real.
The episode in it's extreme state lasted 30 minutes. The calmer, more sparratic outbursts lasted 40 minutes. This all started at 3:40 am with him jumping out of bed screaming there was a spider in his sweatshirt pocket & crawling all over him. The odd thing, is that his eyes were wide open the whole time & he was crying. He was so terrified. It broke my heart.
It calmed him down some when I sprayed "Gone Spider Potion" all over his room & on his bed. On Dad & on Christopher.
Which was actually a spray bottle with water in it.

I also gave him some toddler cough medicine to calm him and ease his fears. I hope it helps his throat & nose too. His Dad sat with him in bed for a while and let him listen & watch Dinosaur books on his Ipad.

I have a video but my Iphone won't let me post it.
It's quite sad, but funny too.I sure hope these sort of waking bad dreams don't become a habit.


Saturday, March 10, 2012

Spring Break

The weather has been really nice the past few days so I have been outside playing
With my som on the swing set, taking pictures of him playing in the sandbox & the leftover
Snow that hasn't melted yet.
I will include the pics later.

Robert and I finished all our homework & Exams last night!
I hope we did well! I won't hear what score I got until March 19!

it has been an adventure trying to potty train Christopher for the past 9 days.
lots of wash has been done, but he is getting better at trying.
The trick so far is making him think it's his idea that he needs to go.
He's stubborn, so this definitely will take some time!
Could use some prayers for me to have patience and deal with long-suffering better!

Christopher is refusing to nap now, which is really hard-- because I need a rest too.
We are taking him outside on his balance bike when he wakes up!