Hours in the day.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

I don't feel like there are enough hours in the day or sun in the hours. I've been very stressed lately and unfortunately, I'm not coping very well.

Blogging is a way for me to collect my thoughts and is my best resource to gauge my home life and how we're all doing. As you can see, it's been a lot of instagram pictures with a few blurbs as caption. That's uh, not good folks, not good at all.

We're in a major kick to pay off debt, which means Tony has been reffing his butt off, nearly every night. Yes, nearly every night after he has worked a full day, so that in turns means that not only do I care for the boys by my lonesome every evening after also putting in my 8 hours [while trying to wrap up the end of 2011 photo-wise], but we barely having any time together, ever. Let alone without a child present.

I'm fairly certain it's 60% because of our lack of snow, but I'm not ready for Christmas. I'm not in the spirit and I'm growing more and more weary of our need to exchange money with people with less than inspired gifts.

I'm incredibly ready for a change.

Incredibly.

OH AND, today is the last day to enter the $50 Head & Shoulders Visa Giveaway!
 

11 comments:

Bethany said...

I have been feeling the same stress/frustration lately. Ryan has even commented that I have been 'on edge' a lot lately. I too am ready for Christmas! & snow!!

Rose said...

I think everyone's level of stress is elevated at Christmas time...which is so weird because isn't that the opposite of the way things should be? Hang in there, sending prayers up for you! :o)

Kelly Bartlett said...

Cheer Up Buttercup!

I was having a tough weekend with the giant to-do list and not enough time "to-do" anything. Then on Monday night we went caroling at the VA Home with some people from our church. My whole family went ~ even the baby! It was so amazingly touching and turned my attitude around for this year's Christmas season. Reminded me and the kids what Christmas is all about.

Andrea said...

I feel the same way and I don't even have a 9 to 5!! You are a rock star, Leah, if you are able to juggle it all [even if you are going a bit bonkers]. I think we all feel the pressure this time of the year so you're definitely not alone :)

Jill said...

On my phone, in my little "notes" app, I have this list of things that I'd like to one day right about. One of them is time. Or maybe the lack of time that constantly slips away from us as we get older and grow a family.

You hit the nail on the head with this one. I cannot get over how much doesn't get done now that we have Coen. I'd love to have our family of 5, but seriously, when that happens, NOTHING will get done.

Nothing.

Which brings me to this that I JUST saw on Pinterest. How fitting...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/57831022/please-excuse-the-mess-the-children-are

arsenalfamily said...

I've worked on lowering my expectations this season and it has really helped! I was blazing FULL STEAM ahead and put myself in pre. term labor at 32 weeks. The midwives told me to get ahold of my stress or this baby was coming early! It's hard not to get bogged down with the nitty gritty.

Julia said...

hang in there, lady! Take it a day (or an hour?) at a time.

ashavenue said...

I hope you can find the time to rejuvenate soon. Just treasure all the small moments in life right now that make you happy. It will help you hold onto hope of smoother times to come. It's a stressful time of year anyway, but adding in job related stress, and lack of help at home can wear a girl out. Try to simplify and streamline as best you can. Keep your chin up. All moms that work full time amaze me. I don't know how you do it. Just know you're an inspiration to ladies out here on the interweb! Hope you can take a big deep breath and rest peacefully in knowing that you're doing the best in everything you do. I truly hope you find peace from God in that. God Bless and Merry Christmas Leah!

DianeTaylor said...

Hi Leah - I hope things can getter for you soon - I admire that Tony is so goal oriented about paying off debt! That would be an amazing Christmas gift. I'm having some surgery tomorrow so I will be away from blogland for a few days. I wish you, Tony, Isaac, and Ezra peace this holiday. Enjoy your time together (the best gift of all in my opinion).

~dt~

Julie S. said...

I have been feeling the same way- the rush around from place to place with gifts just isn't the spirit of Christmas for me this year. I long for something different, with more balance, with more purpose. Hoping you can find some center ground.

Danielle said...

This feels straight out of my head! My husband has a new job and has been working a TON and traveling. Between adjusting to that and trying to balance a full time job and a seven month old... yeah... I am definitely NOT in the Christmas spirit this year. I'm still not finished shopping, nothing is wrapped and I really just MISS my husband!
It's always nice to know you aren't alone in these feelings. Hopefully we can enjoy some days off from work and focus on the food, family, fun and the Reason for the Season! Merry Christmas girl :)

 

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