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Overwhelmed, Under Paid and Exhausted

by Deborah Cruz

I know it’s been pretty obvious to some of you this past week that I have been MIA.I’ve not disappeared off the face of the earth but I have metaphorically exhausted. Here is a brief laundry list of the reason for the MIA.

Grandmother is diagnosed with cancer*Grandmother is given 6 months to live*School is coming to an end*Play date* Holiday*Out of town visitors* Tornado warning*I am sick*Contacted for dream job in New York* I live in Midwest* Missed opportunity*Showings on house* Copious amounts of rain*Dog is ill*Dog must be taken into emergency veterinary services*Dog must be administered medication and waited on hand and foot*Children are having meltdowns*Open house* Dog has 105 degree temperature*Lost my funding for conference*Blistering heat*Desperately seeking sponsorship*Formulating a new resume* Embracing a few amazing …(wait for it)writing opportunities*Borrowing from Peter to pay Paul*Laundry*Soothing children’s broken hearts*Stroking the Big Guy’s  (ahem) ego*Field day*Perpetual Cleaning*Play date*My “cold” is now confirmed case of Whooping cough* Last day of school*Daughter freaks out of prospect of leaving her friends*Crying in the parking lot*Packing* Cleaning* traveling*No sleep*Need to pick up antibiotic for whooping cough*Waiting to hear back from all the places that I have my foot firmly wedged in the door* Missing the routine of my every day*Spiraling out of control*

This has just been the past week or so.This is why I have been MIA. I miss the comfort of my routine and my community.Things are settling a bit so I will be back on track.Meanwhile, desperately seeking a break in the clouds.

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Jessica 2011/06/08 - 11:45 pm

I’m sorry to hear about all these things going on and I hope you get some peace and calmness soon.

Cynthia 2011/06/09 - 2:32 am

Wow. Hang in there. Sending good vibes your way. First: Get well.

Elizabeth Flora Ross 2011/06/09 - 10:12 am

🙁 Hugs to you, my friend! Hang in there!

Bruna 2011/06/09 - 10:24 am

Aw, Deb – I feel for you. Sorry to hear about your Grandma and for all the other stuff you’ve been dealing with, my God!

Sending you big hugs!

Maria Focke 2011/06/09 - 11:43 am

Hugs to you, my friend!Heart Window

parentingadabsurdum 2011/06/09 - 1:15 pm

Oh dear! I’m sorry to hear things are difficult, and so sorry about your grandmother. Big hugs to you – lmk if there’s anything at all I can do to help!

BuenoBaby 2011/06/09 - 3:55 pm

You poor thing! Sorry to hear about your grandma too:(

Truthful Mommy 2011/06/09 - 4:36 pm

I’m fine I just need some sleep, some antibiotics and some more sleep:) Thanks for the love.

NotJustAnotherJennifer 2011/06/09 - 5:08 pm

Ugh! So sorry, hon! Hang in there. Hope things get better soon.

A Mommy in the City 2011/06/09 - 5:14 pm

So sorry you are having a rough week! I know exactly how you feel! Hope the next is better for you!

jess 2011/06/09 - 5:50 pm

Poor Deb! Hang in there. Thinking of you. It’ll be great when you’re all in one house and you don’t have to do all that alone. Hugs.

strugglingforeverafter 2011/06/12 - 1:59 pm

wow. Yikes. Sorry doesn’t seem to be sufficent. but … Sorry.

Missy | The LIteral Mom 2011/06/12 - 10:14 pm

Egads! I always say the transition from school year into summer is brutal, but this is just torture! I hope things are evening out for you. Good luck. And how does one figure out it’s whooping cough anyway? It’s something I always worry about my kids getting, but never think I can get. Ugh.

cam 2011/06/13 - 7:14 pm

wow. send good mojo your way. sounds like you could use some. 🙂


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