Doggie Paddling


I have been MIA. I know. Honestly, I am barely keeping my head above water. I have a work deadline Sunday, a sassy toddler who clearly doesn’t get the power of Santa, a baby who is sleep regressing, Christmas mumbo jumbo, daycare scheduling issues, general home life duties and stuff I am probably forgetting. I opened my calendar for next week and saw a “lady dr” appointment and just sighed “fuuuuuck”. Totally rescheduling that. My junk is fine for now. Baby shot out of there just 4 months ago. I can’t seem to find a break. Overwhelmed is the word of the moment.

Silver lining though: I can happily state this isn’t a call for help (unless you wanna Christmas shop for me). Sometimes life is hectic but ya gotta trudge through. Accept help where you can get it and just survive. This is one. I don’t feel hopeless or weepy, just tired and scatterbrained. To me, this is a good thing.
Ya see, after Landon was born, something similarly happened. I started a new position, had a new baby, Christmas, dog was losing weight for some reason and I was really overwhelmed. Then for some dumb reason we decided to try CIO to get more sleep and I had big relapse with my PPD. It wasn’t pretty. This time I know it is just a phase. January will bring a slow down and I can finally breathe. While overwhelmed, I’m not drowning…just doggie paddling.

P.S. Posts in the drafts folder that I am trying to complete:

Teacher Gift Guide
Things my 3 Year Old Says
Another rant about Thomas
The way to solve this new Instagram twitter thing πŸ˜‰
App reviews
Review of Instagram prints!
Giveaway for Christmas card designs (this one gets priority)
Photos of the boys
My Time as Gluten Free
Wonder Week 19/4 month sleep regression


P.P.S. Yes, I died my hair super dark and didn’t Instagram it immediately. This is when you know I am too busy πŸ˜›

10 thoughts on “Doggie Paddling

  • December 7, 2012 at 10:56 am

    Ha! Thanks for the update on your hair. I looked at the picture and thought, “Wait…her hair wasn’t that dark in the last picture I saw, right?” It looks good!

    Yep, overwhelmed too. I almost lost it when my mom called on Wednesday to harass me about D’s Christmas list. We’ve bought nothing. Our lights on the tree don’t work, so we can’t decorate. Way too much to do at work…list goes on and on.

    Inhale. Exhale.

  • December 7, 2012 at 11:05 am

    I love your hair both ways but the dark makes you look older. Not in a bad way, just older.

  • December 7, 2012 at 11:50 am

    I think it is important to celebrate the fact that you aren’t feeling hopeless and weepy!! Someone who doesn’t truely “get it” or has never been through something similar, may not understand how simply “trudging through” without mental/emotional breakdowns is a BIG DEAL. That you are handling shit better this time around is a pretty big deal if you ask me. Way to go and keep up the good work! πŸ™‚

    P.S. – If you have any secret tips on how you are doing it, please do share.
    P.P.S – Your hair looks great!

  • December 7, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Your hair looks fabulous!!

  • December 7, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Oooh! I like it! It’s fun and funky and I’m jealous because I need a haircut so badly and I want to be brave enough to do SOMETHING with it and Good G-d I SO KNOW about the one thing after another and there, Whew. Thanks. :>

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