Wednesday, May 2, 2012


Barbara Ward-Finneran
There are times when the days run into weeks and you find yourself needing a recharge.  Desperate for some time to regroup.  The whole get a grip, "get things organized", get really organized thing.  Sort through a pile of mail.  Catch up with daily chores.  Make a shopping list.  Carve out time to run the errands that keep getting put off.  Get your emotions in check. De-stress. "Wine" down. 

Call it what you want...  The annoying fact that you are only human.  The constantly growing mental "to-do" list always seems to have more things added on then crossed off.  The mind blowing truth that there are only 24 hours in a day despite what you unrealistically dare to pack into them.  The certainty that despite all our technological advances, at least for now, time continuum escapes us.

That said, try to be productive. Finish all that "has to be done" and really can't wait.  Do it now.  Or as much as you can now.  Or until your eyes burn and sleep later.  Only later comes way too late.  Once again you are up way past what should be a reasonable hour even for the over active hours that you keep.  The cycle of sleep deprivation continues.  

I'm exhausted.  It's been a long week and it's only Wednesday. 

Ha!  I hope you are laughing, because you can all too easily relate.  But, damn, it's just not funny.  Especially not in that "ha ha" kind of way.   

Is it time to take a break?  Yes!  Beyond time.  Yep, there are only 24 hours in day.  I can't do it all.  Despite my best attempts.  So in the very near future I will resign myself to the reality that another day flew by without a work out.  I will finish writing this piece and then shut down my laptop without finishing other work.  I'm not going to organize anything, not even, the kids things for morning and once again attempt to have lights out before midnight without failing sleepily. And trust that things will work out in morning and fall into place during the day.  What can get done will, and the rest will wait or still be there for tomorrow's tomorrow.  In the very near future summer arrives and all this time juggling will settle.  Still have it's chaotic moments but bring with it a little bit of "easy".  I'm counting the days till that break.  Just seventeen school days.  So close but yet so far.  Counting the days, wishing I could "make it stop" but focusing on that light I see, or at least a change, I see at the end of the tunnel... day... week... month.  Then I will take a break.  Then I will get myself back on the priority list. Then I will breathe, at least a little.

Yeah, yeah... Promises, promises...

Oh yeah. I need to practice what I preach...
Keep the promises you make to yourself! I will take a much needed "break" soon.  And, I'm thinking if your are nodding your head reading this, you should too!


  1. Many times we look around us and see people who seem to be getting a lot done stunned at how in the world they can do all these things while we are running in place. Truth is, they are probably as overwhelmed as we are.

    Bill Watterson said: God put me on this earth to accomplish a certain number of things. Right now I am so far behind that I will never die.

    The piles continue to multiply and the to-do list fills up again every day. Looks like I'm living forever, too.