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5/8/11 7:58 A

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I second the ideas cited in flylady.net. I was waiting tables years ago, and stressed out because I was slammed, and this sweet, sweet customer sitting alone noticed my state. When I came to give her her check, she gave me a piece of paper from her placemat on which she'd written, "Mile by Mile, Life's a trial. Inch by inch, life's a cinch." She gave it to me so sweetly and told me I was doing fine. Now and again I remember her kindness and this wisdom, which has proven to be true every time I try it.

Flylady's idea is the same, and just tackling one little thing first is closer to mindfulness.

This morning, I have this sense of so many things to do, but I need to break them down into little, timed tasks, like... just 15 minutes of weeding. I have hours of it, but 15 in front yard hotspots will be well worth it.


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5/8/11 3:32 A

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By the time I left to get my son yesterday, I was over 20 minutes late. I was over halfway to his school (over 15 minutes away from our house), when I realized it was Friday. Friday is a day that another family from around the corner has room in their car to bring him home. I turned around and got back 5 minutes before she got here. I haven't forgotten that in a long time! She's been bringing him home every week since March! I suppose since it was my first "non-teaching" Friday, I just spaced it. I know: I was stressed too.

Thank you for the reminder about the timer/small chunk idea. That will definitely make the harder job easier to handle.

Carrie

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5/6/11 9:30 P

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emoticon I am sorry that so much is hitting you at one time. When you have the energy to sort through the desk try the Flylady concept of only 15 minutes at a time. When I have to go through some decluttering I take only a small grouping and go through that and then take a break. I divide my papers into past, present and shred. I have to make myself let go of empty envelopes. I put like things in big manilla envelopes, like receipts, insurance,utility bills. You can develop a system that works for you. Stop by and let us know if we can help in any way. One step at a time. You are doing the best you can! emoticon

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5/6/11 6:59 P

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That's right. One step at a time is all you can do, and it sounds like you're working from that.

Rooting for you tonight, AlaskanMomOf2

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Volunteer at a race before June 2012!

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Develop an interesting cross-training routine that will be fun for my daughter to join in on.
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Launch my SLEEP project!


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5/6/11 6:46 P

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For some time, years unfortunately, it has felt like I was inside a snowglobe. Just as it would seem all the little details were "settling" Woosh! We'd be dealing with details again.

Got a call from a collection agency today. I let a bill completely slip under the radar. I have no idea how. Right now, the desk is the pit of despair and trying to start dealing with it brought on a panic attack. How did I deal with it? I'm trying to breathe and I'm writing it out in a safe place.

We had about two months where we were "between" coverage last summer. It was supposed to be seemless, of course, and it wasn't. They jacked the premiums up over 100%. I can't remember the numbers. We went back to the previous company, and all of a sudden, all the invoiced that had been denied were accepted. In their system, it looks like nothing happened. Somehow, this bill ended up being part of the deductible even though it was already covered for this part of the year. I know I have to do more research. I know I need to find the actual bills if we still have them (found the insurance page claiming it went to deductible already.

I don't have the emotional energy to deal with this. I already dealt with a different agency this week, and while they acknowledged it was *their* oversight, and were apologetic, and while this gal was nice, I just don't feel I have the ability, today, to do anything but sputter, freeze and eventually throw-up. I won't. I won't let it get that bad, but that is the feeling I'm fighting. She asked if I could pay today, and I was upfront. I said "absolutely not" and then backtracked and said I needed to look into it more. She seemed to understand I'm going to look into it and I will.

I also need to mail girl scout cookies. I need to go get my son right now. I need to rest. I need to find meds that will help me through the next few hours, 'cause I can tell I'm going to crash after writing due to adrenal issues.

For today, I will take the non-family box of cookies to the airport and stand in line. I will go get the supplies for the fish tank. I will try to remember to breathe, and if that means tears are falling, they're falling. I can only do what I can do in this moment. Right now, that included writing.

Thanks for reading. I'm grateful to have this space as a space to write.

Carrie

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