Some days are like walking through thick fog even though it is actually clear and sunny outside.
There is so much in my head.
So many ‘what ifs’ and ‘I wonders’ and ‘will it all work out in the ends’.
So much to do and how to fit it all in and which things to say yes to and which things to say no to. And what if I pick the wrong thing, make the wrong choice? What if I just wait and see?
Does any of it really matter?
Which things are really important and how to do I weed them out from among all the other clutter? Which things are frivolous and fun and meant to be enjoyed and which are serious and need real concentration and thought? Which words are said in passing and mean nothing and which ones call for attention and remembering?
And what will we have for dinner? And should the sick girl go to ballet? And should I hang the washing outside or in? And is Izzy really going to clean up her mess like she promises? And is the Small Boy happily engaged in something positive or doing something quietly terrible?
And when can I go back to bed and try again tomorrow?
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Hugs. Days like that are overwhelming.
Stitch Sista says
You must be a mind reader…I’ve been feeling like this a lot lately. And my overwhelming desire has been just to go back to bed. Unfortunately that just means more stuff the next day :(. (Not to mention I can’t really do that most days what with kids who want feeding and supervising and stuff!)
“And when can I go back to bed and try again tomorrow?”
That’s usually the point when my body packs it in and my throat swells up or I get an upset stomach. It tells me “Hey, you! REST!”
Farmers Wife says
I feel like this alot too, I sometimes just want to go to bed and wake up and try again the next day.
Yep. That’s how I’ve been feeling lately too. And just like Fiona said, as soon as I reached that point, the *whole family* came down with colds. Again! Gah!
It is really quite amazing that we get anything done. When I feel like this I am usually paralysed with indecisiveness!
Oh I hope tomorrow is a better day. Fingers crossed for you xoxox
Yesterday, I had so much in my head, too. I was expressing frustration over the struggle between accomplishing the ‘need to be done’ things and the ‘want to do’ things. Then my husband said the most wonderful thing. He wrapped his arms around me, kissed me on the forehead and said: “Well, that’s why we do just enough of the mundane so we can spend the rest of the time doing things that are fun.” It sounds a little obvious, I suppose but it was the simplicity of it that made me feel better. :)
I’m glad we have a built in ‘do-over’ every 24-hours.
I enjoyed this post – thanks for sharing and thanks for sharing the DigiSB gift, too! :)