Thursday, 2 February 2012

That Thursday Feeling...

This post title has been suggested to me by my lovely husband, as a result of me having a melt down - a tantrum, over everything that seems to NOT be getting done in my world at the moment.
I have not -
- even started any of the five assignments due in within the fortnight
- completed any of the paperwork required for my Mum's pension application
- managed to get to any ironing at all. I have two weeks worth lurking.
- announced winners to my previous two giveaways *
- found time to do any vacuuming at all, let alone dusting or mopping of floors
- written a pitch that was due nearly a week ago
- followed up anything on my "to do list"
- blogged enough or been anywhere near Twitter
- visited any blogs for ages or left any comments

The list could go on and on and on, to be honest, but I cannot write anymore - it's making me cringe and it's bringing on that awful out of control feeling.

After my tantrum, I realised, thanks to the lovely husband, that I have managed to -

- not be late to anything all week
- cuddled my children a lot in their first week back at school
- dealt with all of the issues that get thrown up me as a result of my Mum being in and out of respite care and hospital
- do about 63 loads of laundry
- cooked and prepared breakfast lunch and dinner for all of us each day
- gone to a school meeting
- texted a couple of friends to let them know I have not fallen off the planet.

I have also stuck to the my new eating plan and done a bit of exercise. Phew.

So, all is not lost. It just feels like it a bit.

Needless to say, if I am not around much at the moment, you know why...

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* I shall draw and email the winners tomorrow - promise! xx


  1. There must be something in the stars, I had a very similar tantrum today myself.

  2. My trick for feeling better in this situation is to write a 'to-do' list populated with things I've already completed - then there's some motivating, pretty little ticks all down the page!

    What you achieved this week was phenomenal and no mean feat. Celebrate what you have done.

    Mopping and dusting are completely over-rated. As long as the people you love and who love you aren't hurt then no harm...

  3. Lucy, you're only human :-) You are a legend in my book because all the important stuff is in your last list which you have done and everything in your first list, not so much a big deal really! Bless your lovely husband. PS You iron???

  4. you know what? sometimes to do lists just have to be thrown out and you have to live life by the seat of your pants and from moment to moment because that's what the universe needs you to do.

    assignments will wait, cleaning can be done another day and blogs will always be there, when you're ready.

    remember in all the rush that is life at the moment, to take time for you, even if it's only a few minutes - stop, breath, relax.


  5. You know I love a list Lucy but with so much on your plate I'd stop making one for a little while. Your husband is great to help you focus on what you did do which is a lot! You will get to the things on your top list but don't let it get you down. You're one super wonderful woman. I've been thinking of you a lot and will continue to do so. Cxxx ps. Tuesday is nearly always my melt down day. Xxx

  6. Your list tells me you've looking after yourself, and have all the love and support of your gorgeous family. Give yourself a nice big pat on the back. xx

  7. We find that sometimes, when the list gets too long, it becomes a little overwhelming and we become a little counterproductive! Your husband is right, reward yourself for the things that you have achieved! Dont worry yourself with the mountain of things to do, just look forward and solider on and before you know will be done!

  8. Don't be so hard on yourself.

    Do the small easy things first and leave the long hard ones for later.

  9. Sometimes it's just good to lose yourself. Take your time. give more cuddles!

  10. I have those tantrums often and Hubby has to bring me back to earth with the acknowledgement I Can't do it all and people don't expect me to. Generally it's the pressure on myself that makes me chuck a tantrum!
    You sound like you definitely have your priorities right on the jobs you've done!
    And just so you know, I never iron unless it's a necessity, that way I never have a basket of ironing waiting that I'm feeling guilty about not doing!
    Hope you get some time for yourself this weekend.

  11. You, my lovely one are human. We all have those weeks, and some of us have those tantrums.
    Be kind to yourself and remember what your gorgeous husband said.

    It's the things you did do that really matter. xxx

  12. It's a tough gig being mum, especially if you're looking after more than those in your immediate home.
    good luck working on your to do list. hang in there.

  13. No one is looking at your floors, babe.

    I'm sorry to hear about your mum, it's such a difficult thing to go through.

    I'm sending you massive smacking kisses. Good smacking, not hurty smacking. With any luck it'll help xxxxxxxxx

  14. Oh dear, I hate the feeling of being completely overwhelmed, I hope you can get through it all... so sorry to hear your mum is unwell. Loved the list of what was done... heaps of things and all the most vital stuff. Take it easy!


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