exhausted on Tuesday

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
exhausted on Tuesday
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Tue, 04-15-2014 - 7:48am

I was up way too late watching tv.  I am back to having hot flashes and waking up at throughout the night...I think my hormones need to be adjusted.  I have work, mail dd's taxes, and follow-ujp with legal stuff (the lawyer I am trying to hire has dodged my phone calls for a week...wt?!), and business plan preparation for a BIG meeting I have for my team with five (yes, five!) managers.  Ugh.  There is nothing worse than five egos trying to tell seven of us (yes, five managers for seven of us) how to do our job.  :(  I am envying SJ, at the moment.

The sun is shing bright over the snow-coverred ground, and I have tons of work to attend to.  Oops.  I just realized that I am missing early morning yoga that I meant to go to.  I am having a senior moment.  :O  I chalk it up to stress.  The director of independent lliving called me yesterday, and recommended that my mom go to assisted living, based on her memory deficits he knows about (just from her phone conversations.)  "Let go," serenity prayer, zen, yoga...I must let go of what I have no control over...it causes me great anxiety.  It's time to paint...that calms me...but I have too much work to do.

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Tue, 04-15-2014 - 8:12am

Another senior moment...I already forgot that I was going to post three things I am grateful for each day.  :P  Back to it...

1.  the memory of the weekend I just shared with my mother and daughter...something I will treasure the rest of my life!  I even called my mom, yesterday, to tell her what a wonderful time I had with her!

2.  my husband's ability to accept me the way I am...even when I choose to stay up late watching tv

3.  ability to learn new things and just go with it...like painting...I just decided to do it, and did it! :D

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Tue, 04-15-2014 - 9:48am

FSN, seriously, the lawyer has dodged your calls for a week!?!?!  That's unacceptable.  I would imagine you have enough professional contacts to find a lawyer.  Or, use a reviews site like Yelp or Angie's List.  Having a lawyer is supposed to mean  you can take things OFF your plate...  not chase people down.  I'm so sorry.  I hope you're going dancing this week to destress. 

I did cardio this morning and did some work as well.  I've got a massage and then I'm headed over to OP's for the afternoon/evening.  I got another good night's sleep and feeling better.  I'd be lying though if I said I wasn't looking forward to the weekend by myself.  Well, most of the weekend.  OP and best friend have cooked up a surprise on Sunday.  I'm supposed to wear pajamas.  I have a suspicion we're going to dye eggs.  Cool 

Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Tue, 04-15-2014 - 11:05am

Yesterday was such a great day with my daughters. And I saw Jean's posts on FB where she was having a great time with her daughter, and I head read that Fresh had such a fantastic weekend with her daughter. And then last night I got a terrible phone call from one of my friends that the 16 year old daughter of our mutual life-long friend had committed suicide. The teenage girl had shot herself in the family home. I can't stop thinking about our daughters and how wonderful things have been and then to find out another friend has lost her daughter has just broken my heart. 

To make a depressing situation even worse, we woke up to about 2 inches of wet snow on the ground. It's cold and blustery here. I am not going to work out today. I am going to cook a nice dinner and make a really good desert for my daughters. I'm so sad. 

Karla
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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Tue, 04-15-2014 - 11:14am

Oh Karla. I'm so sorry.  Suicide is such an awful thing and so hard to understand.  These kinds of things tend to put other things in perspective.  

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
Tue, 04-15-2014 - 12:25pm
Karla,I am so sorry for your freind's loss. Suicide is so hurtful in its finality and rejection. No parent should ever bury a child but suicide is the worst. I am watching the 'Day of Remembrance' for last year's Boston Marathon...it is sad and uplifting at the same time. Ordinary people behaved so heroically...I remember a quote from the manager of Marathon Sports - the first bomb was right in front of his store - and he said that he watched ifs staff tending to people who were horrifically wounded, and he wondered how they knew how to do what they were doing....I am sure you have all bought stuff at sporting goods stores, and I bet you never think of the people who work there as First Responders...I know I don't....the one thing that continues to amaze me is that after 30 years of Aids education about not to touch blood, people took off their jackets, made tourniquets from them, and with their bare hands stopped the bleeding. I wish that all of the people in the world would stop killing each other...and themselves....life is too short...hug someone you love extra hard today....
Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Wed, 04-16-2014 - 10:51am

SJ, there were amazing stories out of the bombing tragedy. It was so reassuring to know that good still exists on the earth. It seems like we are bombarded with bad all day, every day and sometimes we forget that goodness can triumph. 

Karla
Community Leader
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