a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Been Gone...

Those of you who know me, know I've been hiding behind the pictures.  This old cow (me) has been in a slump lower than a snake's belly.  I dropped out of life Saturday afternoon and have not been participating until this afternoon.  Was it because I was exhausted?  Was it because I was in pain?  Was it because I am crazy?  Probably, all of the above.

Well, I'm back, not completely but closer than I was.  I have finally managed to get a week's vacation and have juggled to get eye appointments and doctor's appointments.  I hope to fit in a run to Kroger's, a few items  labeled for the shop, and a little cleaning done that is way behind.

I have a stack of t-shirts to mend and a quilt top waiting for me to finish and back.  I did get off my dead behind onto my dieing feet this after noon, spackled and clean one bathroom from top to bottom.  I have killed the maggots in the kitchen and ran the rats outta the laundry basket.

I have to have a pity party now and then just for the sheer misery of it, I guess.  Have to feel sorry for myself because Hubby can't see the trail he leaves and grandson never volunteers for anything.  Foot ball season is over (undefeated) and this home coach is afixin' to start yelling plays at the top of my lungs (I never yell) but I am going to be giving directions.  This ship is gonna be in tip top shape if I have anything to do with it and it's not gonna be just me doing the doing!

Wish me luck, strength and success.

26 comments:

LindaG said...

Definitely.
Know how you feel. Hubby leaves trails, too.
And when he cooks (which I love) I am left cleaning stuff up from everywhere.

I'm working on our bathroom, too; but when my back starts hurting, I have to take a break.

Hope you all have a good day, Gail. *hugs*

Buttons said...

Happy you are feeling better and got some things done.B

StitchinByTheLake said...

When I reach the point where you are I remind myself that those people who are causing me to work harder are occupying too large a space in my head. We women are guilty of thinking we have to do it all and not demand help. But the only way to get them out of my head is to make them step up to the plate. That making them process isn't fun but it will save your sanity. blessings, marlene

Jo said...

I hope you're feeling better, Gail. Nothing worse than that "low" feeling. I had it a while back and then got ill for almost a month. Now THAT was depressing! Bless you dear friend, and make 'em assist you. Take care. Jo

Linda in New Mexico said...

I can sing the same song about Sweet Man. But I do yell and holler and have a fit...my Momma failed at making me not be ugly.
It doesn't make him remember to pick up but it keeps me from having an ulcer.
I truly wish I had a cure for what ails the testosterone impaired members of society. Poor Ry is still little enough that I make him do....wonder if that what makes um go wild when they get grown??????
Oma Linda

TexWisGirl said...

good luck with those males!

Dreaming said...

Hmmm, I could be reading about myself - maybe not now and not here, but certainly at times in my life. It sounds like you hold it all in until it all bubbles up, violently, and blows like a volcano. (I think my students used to be able to read that boiling point... and would quit just before they put on too much pressure!)
Get out that whip. Give out the marching orders.
Vacation? It doesn't sound like you are planning one - it sounds like you are planning more work and pressure... but I guess it is a different sort and getting those things accomplished will help you ease pressure of day-to-day stuff.
I bet getting some things done is a good feeling.
Get some 'me' time! Blogger's orders!!

Country Gal said...

I have been there as well in my past in my first marriage which was quite ugly I had a nervouse break down from it, its a long painful story., But here Papa is pretty good with helping and picking up after himself not perfect but I truely cant complain he does do a lot. I hope you are feeling better and put your foot down girl your not the only one that lives there and remind them of it from time to time. Have a good day !

Barb said...

How about taking a weekend away from home, minus the family, and just decompress for a little while? The work will still be there when you get back but that little time to yourself will make it more manageable.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Hope your time out helped..you should be able to go someplace relaxing on vacation..if even for only a day or two. It is hard to catch up once you get behind...perhaps if you calmly tell everyone..and maybe even cry a little they will help out.
You have had lots of stress over the past few months..I hope it gets better soon:)

Rudee said...

It sounds like you have a good game plan there, though it would be better if you barked your plays from the recliner.

Farm Girl said...

Well I know you can do it. I hope you feel better soon.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

This time of year can bring on the blahs, Gail.

I have a million things I could be doing, but I choose to do what I choose to do each day -- 'course, I'm here by myself most of the week!

Cheer up, girl -- you don't want me to have to come over there... :)

Sue said...

I wish you all three of those things!

And I would never begrudge you a pity party, as long as you come out of it loaded for bear. Which you clearly are.

;)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Dear friend..you KNOW you will always have my support! :) Always!
Takes a bit of gentle (HAR!) butt kicking from time to time..but I have no doubt it will get done.
My moto lately these past downward years is "there is always tomorrow"..but I'm beginning to have second thoughts! LOL

Yep..I've NO doubt it will all get done. You just hang in there!

Judy said...

Sounds like you are going on a rampage...enjoy it and here's hoping that you get all that you desire...time off, clean house, lots of attention...sounds like a good plan to me...

Pat said...

I hope you feel better soon! I feel your pain as far as cleaning up after husband. My husband's REAL name is "Messy Marvin". He leaves a trail wherever he goes....like a snail leaves a wet path. And it's hard and frustrating because we live in only 400 square feet and there's only so much I can do and so much bitching I can do! So I clean what I can, and turn a blind eye to the clutter, and sign a lot.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Chin up, my friend.

I hope everyone starts pitching in around there. Without a family's support and help, it's easy to feel alone, overwhelmed and frustrated.

Sometimes it's ok to have some downtime and get some whining and crying out of the way, too.

Don't do too much WORK on your time off. Be sure to schedule in time for something fun and interesting that YOU like to do.


~Lisa

ArtyMarti said...

Sometimes it seems that the only one who appreciates us is us. Glad you are feeling better.

Michaele said...

You go girl! And don't worry about letting it out. That's what we're here for.

Nora said...

Nobody will ever care as much about the state of your house as you do. It's when you're falling apart yourself that it bothers you the most. Take good care of yourself and don't try to fix everything all at once like it seems you are doing now. You're not superwoman. My thoughts are with you. I didn't know you were in such bad shape.

Judy said...

Yes, there are times when nothing changes...just duck you head and keep on plugging...deep sigh...

Debi@7Gates said...

I reach the boiling myself several times a week. I agree that its really hard when only 1 person is doing it all. It wears you out and wears you down. Let me know your game plan; I might need to borrow it. Deb

ellen abbott said...

Yelling can be very productive and stop waiting for the grandboy to offer help and give him a task.

Nezzy said...

'Just tryin' to catch up here...we're havin' a wedding on the Ponderosa this weekend!!! Woohoo!

Girl, ya know ya always have my prayers and there's nothin' wrong with a little pity party every now and again. We are do in fact go unappreciated in our labors far to often.

Just know that in my book, you rock!!!

Have an uplifting day my sweet friend!!! :o)

Cara said...

I have been having my own pity party here for a while. I think it gets better, but often does not feel like it ever will.

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