Thursday, April 29, 2010

Just a Bit Frazzled

Have you ever been too busy to think? That's where I am right now. At work, it seems that I'm inundated with little tasks that keep me on the run all eight hours with a few big projects thrown in that keep getting pushed to the back burner because of all these little tasks. Copy this. Label that. Sort those. Schedule them. Call her. That type of nonsense. Add to that the fact that I'm trying to de-hoard my workspace and I'm just frazzled and slowly approaching wits end.

The arrival of spring with its balmy breezes and perfect sun has caused my home life activity level to soar as I no longer have a ready excuse to keep driving past the park that sits smack dab in the middle of my route home when my daughters really turn up the begging. And I feel guilty spending Saturdays in pajamas when we can hear the sounds of kids playing outside as soon as the sun comes up. My weekends are now feats of motherly marvels and I long for the snow to trap us indoors so that I can get some work done.

To sum it up, I can feel a meltdown coming on. Which leads me to another conclusion: I need a vacation! Its high time.

With funds on the budget end of the vacation spectrum, there are a myriad of great one-tank trips. Georgia has a great bit of coastline dotted with worthwhile destinations like Tybee Island, Hilton Head and Jekyll Island. We've got great mountains to the north, a beautiful nature sanctuary, Callaway Gardens, to the west. About an eight hour drive south will land me in Orlando, land of Disney and all the pleasures and treasures that part of the world has to offer. I don't really have a plan right now, but soon, I'm going to have to make a run for it before I either pass out from exhaustion or . . . go postal!


7 comments:

Romantic Comedee said...

Good luck! I understand exactly where you are coming from on this. I have so much work on my plate over the next 4 days that I have no time for anythings. Tomorrow I have to carve out an hour to go to the gym or I will go insane. It also doesn't help one tiny bit that I run all the errands for my family and do all the cooking.

Anonymous said...

Must be the time of year or something - I'm in the same spot! Add to it family madness (graduations, moves, etc) and I feel completely worn out.

Thank you for keeping up the blog in the midst of your own busy-ness!

Ali said...

Trust me, the grass isn't always greener! My previous job was a lot like what you're describing - though I don't have kids, I was stressed out, busy beyond belief, and frazzled to the max. Six months ago I got another job, a job where I have NOTHING to do. I'm still unclear as to why I was hired, but I spend my days playing games online, thinking, and doodling in notebooks. I feel unproductive, useless, and sad. People think I "get paid to do nothing," but having 10 hours on your hands with little to do, every day, for six months, is a serious issue. I'd rather be busy any day, and I NEVER thought I'd say that! Just something to think about. Hang in there, and try and stay positive :-)

Lisa said...

Story of my life! I'm nearly at my breaking point from being so busy and stressed at work. I'm sad that I'm missing out on all the wonderful things about spring and enjoying the warmth. And a vacation just isn't in the budget for us either, so I'd just be happy with one day off of work!

nmaha said...

I think most working moms can relate to your experience. I have what I call good days (very few and far in between) and hair pulling shrieking days (about 90% of my work week....so hang in there you're not alone.

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