Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The Countdown To Insanity

9 days. That's all that's left. The school carnival is in 9 days. I'm stressed out and ready for it to be here and gone. The sad part is that I probably won't even be able to enjoy any of it because I'll be running around the whole night like a chicken with its head cut off.

This event has taken up so much of my time and patience that there just isn't enough left in me for anything else. I just about broke down today. There were so many things going on this morning that I thought I was going to lose my sanity.

My van is done ($1800 later), but getting the check from the Insurance company has turned into a nightmare. Apparantly it takes more than 6 hours to print out a check. Now I'm here at home with 6 kids so it's not looking hopeful that I'll get my van back today.

I should have known this was going to be a difficult day when I rolled over to turn off the alarm clock this morning at 6:13am (already running 13 minutes late) and rolled over my son in the process. I have no idea when he climbed into bed with me, but he was there when I woke up.

I have no idea where I'm going with this, other than that I am exhausted and just want to sit down and spend time with my family and have no other obligations beyond that.

I apologize for ranting - I'll try to be in a better mood tomorrow.


MamaFlo said...

This is the place to rant, with friends who understand what it's like when life sucks!!!!
Remember your own words, "It's almost over", hang on for just a little while longer. God doesn't give us anything more than we can handle.

They got your van fixed pretty quickly and I know it's been rough with the kids and your school project and all but at least you didn't have to wait 30 days.

How happy we are about life depends on the angle we view it from.
You deserve mountains of admiration and praise cause you have weathered all this crud without smoking! There are plenty of quitters out there that would not have made it through what you've made it through. You are doing fantastic Lynda, keep your chin held high.

Tasina said...

Take a deep breath...and notice how much easier it is to do that now!!

Days like this are no fun - I hope things start looking up.

MamaFlo said...

Just a tidbit - I'm originally from STL so the survival stuff must be a midwest gal kinda thing - Hahahaaa
I hope you are having a wonderful evening, maybe getting a back rub and foot rub - Mmmmmm

free from the chain said...

Oh lynda sorry you had one of those days honey. Like chicken little said "Today is a new day"

Mz Diva said...

Feel better...and if worse comes to worse take a 30 minute nap! That is my new stress buster!