Wednesday, September 3, 2008


I am not a big fan of water. Some deep seated fear from my childhood I am sure. I always feel like I am sinking.

But right now, there is no water. Just masses of things I need to do and remember. I am starting to sink.

Hubby started school (again). So he is working full time and going to school full time. Which, in turn, makes him a less than part time dad and husband. Some days I just tread water until he gets home...but when his home time is later than normal...bedtime comes early. Sinking.

ET is in school now. He loves it. He has always loved to learn. I have no worries about him in this regard. But, I do have to take him to school every day and pick him up. And remember homework, signed papers and the once a week half day schedule. Sinking.

Karate is twice a week. I am so very lucky that my husband can get off work to take ET and Thumbelina. I have to remember to have their suits clean and ready. And read my husband's mind if they are supposed to take something to class. Sinking.

My Etsy shop. This is all up to me and I have really been neglecting it lately. (So if you would buy something I am sure that would perk me up!) :) I am trying to add new things but it is not going as fast as I would like. I am just trying to remember everything I need to do, that anything extra is not even on my radar. But I still think about what I should be doing and feel guilty. Sinking.

I was supposed to participate in a Joy school for Thumbelina this year but bailed at the last minute (sorry!), and I am glad I did. I feel like right now, if I have to remember one more thing, my head will explode.

It's only been a week and a half so I am sure I will figure all of this out. But, right now, I am under water, sure that I am forgetting something!


lauralquinton said...


I totally know the feeling. Which is why I'm looking into a personal organizer electronic thing. I'd really like a palm pilot, but please, as if we can afford that. So I'm checking out ebay and seeing what an organizer will cost me. And if it would alarm 20 minutes before I'm supposed to do something that would be fantabulous!! But remember this, you're a great mom. Your kids love you and it's ok to have mini break downs on occation. I know what it's like to never have a husband home or to have him home too late to participate in the kids' day. Better things are to come!! Anyway, ttyl, L

Thelissa said...

Oh I hate it when I feel that way! So overwhelming! Hang in there and know that you are not alone! Let us know what you need!

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm... that sounds all too familiar. I think I was so happy on August 31st because the blasted month of August was over (it was so insane, I wanted to get really sick so that someone would take care of me!) Good luck. I'm sure things will get better! Change is always hard (school)!

Anonymous said...

I'll bring the boat and oars!! Have you seen that commercial with the "Sven" organizer guy? I keep telling my hubby I need my own personal Sven 24/7 to keep me going and on task! You're going to do great! You already are - especially with hubby in school, kids in school!! Hang in there!!!

Gustogirl said...

Totally feel for you!! I feel like I am treading water most of the time, with just my nose and mouth above water. I hope you settle in to the new routine soon and you can feel like you have a second to breathe. I am so grateful for the yellow school bus that comes almost to my front door to retrieve my children for school. That is one things that makes life much easier.