I must admit to feeling like this woman lately. (If I'm being truly honest, I'm feeling like this woman from the moment I wake up until the moment I go to bed). Heading into this fall, I knew it would be coming, and yet here I find myself feeling those overwhelmed feelings I had so hoped to avoid. It's a combination of things, activity overload, an Emmett who remembered how much fun drawing on walls was (and decided to make up for lost time), spilt milk on my stairs and coffee table, a nearly full bottle of El.mer's glue emptied onto the carpet, toothpaste plastered all over a bathroom, wet sheets, attitude/discipline issues, keeping up with the daily stuff like laundry, dishes and school . . . You get the picture, it's just, you know, LIFE-- a bunch of little things, that by themselves really aren't big deals (and really even added up it's not like this huge catastrophe), but lately it just seems enough to spiral me into a perpetual state of grumpiness and weariness. And not to have myself a pity party, I'd like to think that all of us have times where things start to pile on top of us, but my question is, when those times come, what helps you feel competent again?
Because what really sounds good to me right now is a vacation BY MYSELF with a bottomless bank account at my disposal. I think that would perk me right up. ;o) Of course, this is unfortunately not an option. Neither is a maid.
Not to be a big ol' raincloud for anybody, but just trying to "keep it real." Sooo, how to fill a cup that is perpetually drained (and perhaps cracked too?) :oP Ideas?
5 months ago