Tuesday, August 18, 2009

One of Those Days

Have you ever had one of those days where it doesn't matter what you do - nothing seems to interest you?

Ok, maybe it's because I'm stuck under a mountain of data entry work that in all honesty a person in drug rehab could handle...

Or maybe it's the stress of:

1) The upcoming doctor's appointment
* Will the shots work?
* Will my body go into overdrive and make WAY too many eggs?
* Will my hormone levels go skyrocketing and cause my cycle to be canceled?
* Could this finally be the cycle that works out for us?
* What will happen if it does get canceled?

2) Not being able to see John much until Saturday after this evening...
* He has worship team tomorrow night
* Thursday night he's going to his parents - to get him an hour closer toward his destination for Friday
* Friday he has to go to a funeral in Ft. Worth - so in all reality - I'll see him again Saturday morning
* Will this be the time that the boogey man will actually get me? (Yes, I get totally scared when my husband isn't at home with me at night!)

3) All of the things spinning in my head for the craft show...
* Making displays
* Making business cards
* Making jewelry
* Pricing all the jewelry
* Is my stuff good enough?
* Will I have enough jewelry?
* Should I do a give a way?
* Can I physically handle the event?

All of that is only made more challenging by the fact that my body is still not cooperating with me... because all it wants to do is hibernate! Which would be great if I could somehow train my dogs to come do my data entry work at the office for me...

Anyone out there wonder why I haven't been sleeping very well at night? Man! If I could only shut these thoughts down long enough to fall into a deep sleep... I'm beginning to wonder if I need to take some of the pain medicine we have left over from John's surgery - just to knock myself out!

I wouldn't/can't actually do that - so it's not an option, but seriously... Mama needs a break... and a massage couldn't sound better at this point in time!

What do you do to clear your mind and relax?


  1. Dude, go get a massage! Do they have Massage Envy down there? You can get an hour for like $35! A good investment, I'd say!

    Go read my post from earlier today...I am learning not to sweat all the small stuff. Things will work themselves out whether I worry incessantly or not. Do what you can; leave the rest in God's hands, babe! It does no good to worry about the things you can't control. You can't control the cycle; trust God with it. He knows what's best for you & John right now. Put on those faith-goggles! Prep for the craft fair and go with the mindset of having fun, meeting some nice people and hopefully selling some stuff. You can't control if/what/how much people will buy. Just think, if you have to leave early because you sell out, it's a WIN/WIN situation! Get a portfolio together and take it with you. Don't let all the stress get in the way of making the most of the time you have with John this week. Maximize on that first; like I said, the rest will work itself out, despite how much you worry & lose sleep over it!

  2. Whenever there gets to be too much stuff to do, I go for a walk. It is amazing how some fresh air gives you some extra energy and clears your mind. It sounds like you might need a nice long walk!


  3. My MIL brings a photo album of many of her past creations to craft shows. She also displays a sign notifying people that she accepts custom orders. People frequently order something from the pictures. She usually hosts a giveaway using an inexpensive item. Each person fills out their contact info to enter the drawing. When it comes time for her to do another jewelry show at her house, she includes those entries on her mailing list. People who purchase an item qualify for a second entry.

  4. One of the best investments I've ever made was in the Focus on the Family/Radio Family Theatre CD audio book set of The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis. Yes, it's supposed to be for the kids. Yes, I'm the one who listens to it the most.

    When I find that I'm just not at peace - restless - unable to slow down... I pull out my mp3 player, and put on one of the books from the Chronicles. Each and every one teaches me something each and every time. And for some reason I'm able to focus there, start to relax... what better way to go to sleep than with Aslan breathing life on someone the white witch has turned into stone?

  5. I always put it in the hands of the LORD.


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