Thursday, April 07, 2011

Reaching the End

When yesterday arrived, I was already at the end of my rope. Not with any one thing in particular, but I knew that I’d been running around like a chicken with my head cut off. I haven’t been sleeping well, thanks to a cold or allergies or something equally as not-fun.

Days like yesterday, it’s hard to have a job where I rely on someone else to “take over” with the kids. I can’t leave on time unless a parent arrives home from their work, which wasn’t happening. The dad called AT 5:30 to tell me he was on the highway…sigh.

Anyway, I’ve been overbooked. It’s my fault, really. I’m in charge of my own planner. It’s just that I prefer staying busy to being bored. However, after realizing that 23 out of the past 25 nights I’ve not gotten home before 9 pm, meaning it’s basically work/babysitting or other meeting/activity, it’s bedtime. And then I’d get up and do it all over again, day after day after day.

So, I told people no. No for next week. Next week, I will work, and come home. I will read one of the 43 books I have checked out from the library that have been watching me speed by. I will eat dinner at home. If the weather is nice, maybe I’ll go to the park and read or bike.

Do you overbook yourself a lot? What do you do to recharge? Also..did I ever post pictures of my finished pottery pieces? I can’t find them…yikes!


  1. Time to yourself is important, too. Good for you, for stepping back and saying, "Not this time. Sorry."

  2. I'm glad you're taking time to relax and read :-) You're always so busy helping people and need "YOU" time :-)


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