The Doldrums

Today is one of those days when I just feel overwhelmed by life.

I have a massive to-do list for November, and yesterday I was all, “I’m on top of it! We’re halfway there! It’s all happening!”

Today, everywhere I look I see a dirty house, kids needing activities (it’s a PD Day today), piles of PTA paperwork requiring my attention.

There’s the book club book for next week — I’m on page 5. There’s the fish tank that hasn’t been cleaned in weeks. There’s the passport applications I’ve been sitting on for more than two months; there’s the Christmas newsletter with just two lines written.

To top it all off, I had a dentist appointment yesterday and I have a cavity, so now I have a second dentist appointment this month.

Also, I was supposed to bring Captain Jelly Belly with me to the dentist and I totally forgot him. I really just need a day off to get my head screwed on properly.

Mrs. Carl Sagan is on her way over right now with her kids, and I have a feeling that a visit from a good friend, and a good cup of tea, will really help turn my attitude around.

So come back in an hour or two, and it’ll all be happening again.

9 thoughts on “The Doldrums

  1. Family and friends are what’s important. Everything else can wait. You’re the only one insisting that you always have EVERYTHING done, right?

  2. Cut whatever you can!

    1. You can miss a book club meeting. I doubt you’ve missed one so far.

    2. If the fish die, the fish die. Pennies to replace ’em.

    3. As for the Xmas letter, could you include a link in your cards to a web page and then write it after the dust has settled? If not, I’m sure you could whip something up in December, which should be calmer. Nobody minds a late Xmas card; perhaps you can call it your New Year’s letter!

    Good that MCS is coming over; that’ll at least keep your kids busy.

    Can I help at all? We could take the kids out Sunday or Saturday afternoon for an activity to give you some time. “Land Before Time” (rated ages 4+ by is playing at the Mayfair at 1pm Saturday and 3pm Sunday.

  3. I know exactly what you are talking about. I feel that way daily these days. Just too much to do and I am overwhelmed. I guess I will do it all eventually.

  4. MrsCarlSagan

    It was a Great cup of tea! Thanks for the visit – Your house wasn’t messy, your kids were happy and it was lovely to play polly pockets and catch up.

  5. I have a passport application we started last year and still haven’t taken photos for. In some ways that is good because then I don’t have the temptation to go anywhere.
    I hope the day has improved.

  6. Skip the tea, have a glass of wine with a friend and enjoy your time together! Like XUP said, that’s what counts in the end. (Besides it serves you right for getting so darn organized with that Advent Calendar thing … hahah!) Have a great weekend. 🙂 Julie

  7. I agree with the others. You need to give yourself a bit of a break. You’re still getting over everyone being sick. Let a few things go…if you don’t finish this month’s book club selection on time, so be it.

    Cups of tea are good, though. Don’t skip those. 🙂

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