Wednesday, December14, 2011
…I’m completely overwhelmed!
Yesterday, I sat down to blog and I got up to tend to a sick kid. Later, I sat down to attempt to blog – again, and got up to help kids with homework, find basketball shoes for practice, and make dinner. Last night, I started to blog again – AGAIN – but got up to go to Wal-Mart for a basket to make a gift for my husband’s Christmas party that was today. Whew. (Yes, I would have scolded my child for the last minute gift request if it had been him that asked. This, I will shamefully hold over my man’s head as a you-owe-me-huge debt.)
This morning I had to cancel two appointments to put out other fires and chase some rabbits. Maybe it is because it is December. Maybe it is because I am traveling quite a bit this month. Or maybe it is because my time management is lacking something to be desired. But regardless the cause, I am feeling overwhelmed and way behind in my responsibilities.
And I feel guilty. I have committed to blogging everyday, because I am so appreciative that it is being read. And because it makes me feel connected, like someone can relate to what I am feeling on any particular day. But I also realize, I am going to have to lay some things down on occasion. Maybe one of those is simply blogging when I can for the rest of December.
In one of my messages for mom’s, Balance is a 4-Letter Word, I make the statement “No” is a complete sentence. You can throw in a “thank you” if it makes you feel better, but we are allowed to say ”no” at times. It is not a forbidden word. We are not only allowed to say “no” when we need to, we should say it. Practice. Say it with me. “No.” Good job. One more time. “Nooooo.” Doesn’t that feel good to say?
My problem is I forget to use that part of my vocabulary, as well. I am still cramming in shopping for family for presents. I said, “yes” instead of the other word with my children’s school parties, and now am committed to contributing to three children’s parties this week. We have a work Christmas party to attend, and I am packing to leave town for several days. Never mind I have children asking if they have any clean jeans anywhere.
So if you happen to stop by my blog and not see anything new, don’t give up on me. Just know that I am running around like my hair is on fire, loading astronauts and saving the world like you are. I know I will get back on track in January, and will just figure it all out until then. Thanks for letting me vent. I do feel better. And I even have 10 minutes to spare before picking up the children from school.
How is your December? Are you overwhelmed too?