Thursday, November 29, 2012

In need of a Calgon moment

It's been an exhausting week – and it's not even over yet. I'd blame it on going out of town for Thanksgiving, and that certainly did contribute, but I am also in the midst of a perfect storm of time and circumstances. I have just plowed my way through three newsletters (two paid, one volunteer), umpteen loads of laundry, and four days of agonizingly slow schoolwork with a defiant 10-year-old who still wants to be on vacation. I have wrangled rams, and acted as veterinary assistant while Rick stuck Nine Inch Nails 10-inch needles in the horse I am training and did follow-up ultrasound on my new horse. I am watching the approach of holiday functions with their requisite decorating/cleaning/
cooking/baking/gifting like someone in a tunnel with a bullet train approaching. Rick is doing what he can to help – before leaving Saturday night for four days.

I'm not holding out much hope for getting a Christmas letter written this year, folks!

Burning the candle down to a nubbin at . . .

12 comments:

  1. Take time tonight for that Calgon moment, tomorrow is another day .......... before you know it we will be writing 2013 on everthing. Hang in there.

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  2. I just bought a new cookie press. I'll send you some...

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  3. Take a breath, right now... Don't want you passing out on the floor. Hang in there, and do 1 thing at a time. It's okay to give up some traditions. I haven't sent cards out (except to my sister who lives in an assisted living facility, and immediate family (mil, etc) in years. No one seems to mind. Take it easy. You need to enjoy the season, not fear it!

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  4. Go sit with the sheep. Take a deep breath. Or two. The sheep always make me feel calmer. Holidays are more about being than about doing.
    Hang in there!

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  5. Sometimes you just have to do a little less...Hope you figure out what to cut before you go crazy. Hope Cadbury is OK. T.

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  6. Sounds like you're into your holiday stress early! Maybe this means you'll get it over with and the last half of December will be easy-peasy. (Ha!) This past year has flown by so very quickly that I'm not expecting the end of it to be any different. It all finds me thinking of becoming a hermit . . . or perhaps going to live in a lighthouse that gets only twice a year supply visits by an accommodating helicopter!

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  7. Have I told you lately how much I appreciate you? :)

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  8. I'm glad I was sitting down while reading this post! What a schedule! I do hope you take the time to relax - I still laugh when people tell me how quiet winter will be and how much time we'll all have to get things done. Ha!

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  9. Thanks for all your support, friends. I'm hanging on by my fingernails. Today I let Brian and Rick go choose and cut a Christmas tree without me, and now I wish I hadn't. :-/

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  10. Hi Michelle! I think Calgon needs to package how to take those of us away for our Calgon moments with more than just a bubble-bath..... golly wouldn't that be great! Hope things calm down for you soon.

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  11. Why do sheep wear coats? I just found your blog and like it.

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    1. Welcome, Linda! Sheep wear coats to keep their fleeces cleaner for handspinning.

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