Thursday, November 25, 2010

I am so ready for overwhelmed to stop being my understatement!

A friend of mine posted that on her fb several weeks ago and I just keep thinking of how perfectly she hit the nail on the head! I have never been so mentally, physically, and emotionally exhausted. A room full of 6 and 7 year olds can take a toll on an out of shape woman my age!

Don't get me wrong, I am loving it, there is just so much to do and not nearly enough hours in a day, days in a week, or weeks in a year to get it all done in. Then to come home and muster up more energy to help with homework, grocery shop, cook, clean up, do some laundry, rush off to soccer and swim practice, pay too many bills with too little money, take care of the critters, deck the get the point.

This was a marathon that I was not adequately trained to run so I am building my stamina the hard way. So far the cost has been losing "me time" completely, losing my patience on most days, and by far the biggest cost has been losing my sense of humor. I am missing it and could get through this learning curve of life much easier if I had it back. Any information on it's whereabouts would be greatly appreciated. Even tips on where to start looking for it are welcome.

It is Thanksgiving and I do have plenty to be thankful family {even when they drive me nuts}, my job {even when it sucks me dry}, financial stability {even when there is not a dime left over at the end of the month}, my friends {even when our lives get so busy we don't see or talk to each other for weeks}, and my Saviour {even though I continually fall short of who and what he wants me to be}.

I know I won't be so overwhelmed forever - at least not by the same things that are leaving me feeling so overwhelmed right now. So onward I go, up and out of this chair to make cakeballs to take for Thanksgiving dessert (yeah, I know it's not pumpkin pie, but the in-laws are choco-holics and this was the request) I wish you both - I think I might have two readers who stop by - a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving!