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Saturday, October 13, 2012

I want to start off with apologizing to my buddies on here, we were going strong for weeks and then I just fell off. There have been so many things going on in my life that have required my complete attention. So please bear with me as I jump back on my train to my goals.

I know this comes with the territory: when your kids start school (daycare), they are going to get sick. I just don't like that people still bring their kids there while their highly contagious (like pink eye).

On my other hand, I care for my elderly grandmother and we are having to decide if hip replacement is a good option. In all honesty, this is ultimately her decision. I'm just nervous for her. And worried that I won't have the (enough) time to continue to care for her, provide for my two kids, finish my last two semesters so I can graduate from college, keep up with household chores, continue to be happy in my relationship, rech my fitness goal, AND remember to feed the dog.

For some reason, my family doesn't and/or can't understand this. I try hard not to snap on them when they complain to me about their problems. I know everyone has their own threshold for stress and what's stressful for me may not be what's stressful to you. BUT geesh, how about they take the time to simply listen to what i have to say, instead of making their issues more 'grand' than mine. someone's drowning in front of you, do you comfort them by saying my near death experience was more horrifing than yours?

Anyways, not wanting to sound cold or anything, just trying to let go of some things that are/have been bugging me, so i can move on. Again, thanks for reading and hopefully understanding.
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    So sorry to hear about all that you are dealing with. I can only imagine as I was the care taker for my Mom for 6 years and I know it can be challenging. Your grandmother is so lucky to have you. Such a giving thing to do. I hope somehow you can find some time for yourself. you certainly deserve it.
    Peace be with you.
    Thoughts coming your way.
    2046 days ago
    Wow, you are dealing with a lot. Good luck on getting them to listen to what you have to say, and don't worry about sounding cold, because you don't. I totally understand what you're going through. I'm the care taker in my family, and I always put everyone else before me. Then when I needed a break, or help, I found myself on my own. What you have got to remember, is that you are only one person, you can't do it all. And no matter what you do, you can't please everybody, so try doing some things to please you. Your babies needs Mama to be around. So if it takes snapping on someone to be heard, then snapping it is, because stress is nothing to play with. I hope you can find the time to squeeze in some type of relaxation, if nothing more than a bubble bath after the kids are in bed. I'll be praying for the strength and guidance you need to make it through this. emoticon
    2046 days ago
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