Monday, January 26, 2009


Today I put on an old broken record...all scratched and crackly came the sweet sounds of...

* I'm tired
* I'm overwhelmed
* I'm trying to hard
* I've got too much to do...and no time to do it...
* Who the hell do I think I'm foolin'...


Yes...pretty much I listened to it skip over...and over...and over...I know you've probably got one of these records too...hiding in some dusty corner. The truth of the matter is that I'm crabby, and sick with a bad sinus cold today. I am a 'grumblebum', which is a pet name I have for my kids when they feel like this. I am tired. I had a really crappy sleep last night...and I am trying to do too much today. I have children to care for, heaps of laundry, a big assignment to finish for school this weekend, dogs watching my every move for the 'sign' that they are going to get their walk...finally...and I'm laughing at myself right now, because I just made a 'to do' list for tonight that includes vacuuming...cleaning the upstairs bathroom...study time...and hopefully a hot bath...if I'm not to tired to drag myself into the tub.

I am just trying to fool myself...and as I type this I know that I am, by far, not the only woman out there who does this. Why, why, why?

I'm thinking I shouldn't be sitting here typing right now. I should be spending the last few quiet moments before my little ones wake up from their naps curled up on the couch with my pups...sipping my tea...

So if you'll please excuse the mild mannered rantings of one sleep deprived girl...I'm off to put my feet up...and maybe even rest my eyes for 10 minutes...and to remind myself that...tomorrow is another day...:)

xo

13 comments:

Brandi said...

I don't get why we do this either!

when my husband is sick, he realizes nothing needs to be done RIGHT NOW and takes himself to bed.

not me...lol.

I hear you and I hope you feel better soon!

Meri Arnett-Kremian said...

Oh Sweetness, I've been there. The lesson to be learned is that we need to treat ourselves to as much t.l.c. as we'd give our suffering children or our demanding, whiny sick lovers. If no one else steps up to take care of us when we're needy, we need to drop everything else and take care of ourselves. The world doesn't end if we don't vaccuum and cook gourmet meals, whether or not we're sick.

rebecca said...

Go and close your eyes to the world for some much-needed respite Celeste, my sweet. Do not feel guilty....do not pass Go.

((hugs))
Rebecca

Delena said...

Yes, get better and have a "quick "bath!

mafia mom speaking.....

Sacred Suzie said...

I don't know what it is lately but I know what you mean, life has been crazy and difficult. I hope you and your family feel better! Winter is such a sucky season.

Kip de Moll said...

Hope you feel better, and I'd like to hear more about this studio that's being built...

smith kaich jones said...

I'm so hoping you got more than a 10 minute nap. That's just a tease. A long bath, music you can't sing along with - that just drifts in the background, a bed upon which you can lay down, darkness - I wish you all of these tried & true methods of relaxing-when-feeling-yucky. And hugs from pets. I almost forgot.

:) Debi

Jen said...

So now it is Thursday night...and I so hope that your sinus cold is better (those are so miserable) and that you have gotten sleep, completed your assignment, and that the "house chore fairies" have found their way to your house. (oh, how I wish there was such a thing)

Sending healing and hugs.xoxoxo~jen

megg said...

OH HONEY - I hope that you are feeling better by now - I am having a day JUST like that today and where am I?? Typing. Blogging. Giggle. I guess it must be good therapy!
xoxo

solsticedreamer said...

hope you are feeling better and rested
xoxox

Claire said...

Oh my, I hear you! Relax away, my dear!

Cxx

Bohemian Single Mom said...

Wow yeah - that's some serious overwhelming-ness!
Remember to be gentle with yourself, make time for you, set a pace you're comfortable with, and what gets done, gets done.
What doesn't, oh well. The world will not spin off it's axis, right?

Jaime said...

hehe...grumblebum...how cute is that?

Are you feeling better now?
Hugs and well wishes xoxo