I do get the irony that my blog is named "Mommy Speaks," yet I haven't been saying so much for the last several months. Life is hard dude. I often feel like I start feeling better, but when I start to participate in real life, I end up falling on my face. It's that fine line I've mentioned; the one where you need to do just enough to help yourself move forward and feel better. If I stay on that line, I'm OK, when I cross it....splat.
For me it seems like everything is ok, until it's not, but that's not totally true. I take on extra responsibilities, which is fine at that time. But then my sleep starts getting messed with, and little by little it chips away at my energy reserves. My pain starts showing up again...and it feels like it's sudden, but really it's been building for several weeks. I'm better at recognizing it. I make myself slow down, back off, get to bed earlier, but eventually, it's not enough. So, that's why I've been very spotty in my attention to writing. It's too bad, because my writing is a big outlet for me.
I just reread my last post about "thriving." I know, I jinxed my self in writing that. BigSpeak being sick and DaddySpeak being out for a week is what started me onto my current status of lack of sleep and pain. (LittleSpeak waking me 2-3x a night is also part of the problem.) I play catch up a lot on the weekends, but this weekend was worse than most week days. Monday morning, we all overslept, Little too. It's the first time this year, and I was able to get the girls to their classes w/out having to check in tardy, so that's still leaps & bounds from last year. (I think I'd already gotten a letter from the school at this point last year.) I hate that feeling of being behind. You know the one that comes w/a morning like ours; you're rushing around, can't find the things you need, going to be late regardless... I've had that rushed/hopeless feeling since sometime last week. This morning's episode did not improve it. Today, I'm trying to basically do nothing. Right now, I'm on the couch, trying to find the least painful position. My afternoon is full of doctor's appointments and lessons (for the kids,) so that doing nothing is relative to the time of day. I'm heading to a scrapbook conference this weekend. I'm excited to go, but I'm also really nervous for my family; getting to all the places they need to be. I wish there was a way I could be reassured that would happen. I also want to make sure I can do all the things I want to do on my trip too (spa time). I need this feeling to go away, so I can enjoy what's going on around me right now.