‘fessing up: Real Estate Roller-coaster

It’s been a bit of a wild week emotionally speaking. I’ve been full of adrenalin, barely sleeping, running on fumes, not hungry, and constantly full of nervous energy. What’s up, you ask? I’ve fallen in love. With a condo. Fortunately, so has my husband. We have been looking to get out of our house and … Read more

Slowly Emerging Self-Awareness

I’ve been wondering lately why I’m holding my breath, wanting to swear all the time, rushing everywhere, having a hard time concentrating at work and not enjoying life so much. I just figured it out over the past few days: I’m stressed! Amazing deduction; it only took weeks and weeks to get there. We’re living … Read more

Another weekend gone

Over 300 posts, and just over a month until the 1-year mark of doing this blog. Wow indeed! I must say, my motivation for writing is low. Probably because time feels seriously compressed, energy is low, and other priorities loom larger. The weekend is gone. How? Lots of house cleaning and chores. Lots of time … Read more

Careening Towards 40

It’s been a bit of a wild week, as you may have guessed. Tuesday and Wednesday nights I crashed in bed with baby around 8:30. In spite of the early bedtime, Tuesday night wasn’t a good sleep: baby was up every couple of hours. Last night, on the other hand, was magical. We all crashed … Read more

Simple solutions to stressful problems

Those of you who read my postings (thank you for that!) may have noticed a certain stress in my tone lately. I know I’m feeling it. It’s not that my to do list is unmanageable; it’s that I haven’t even found the time to do a list so the to-dos are ricocheting around my head … Read more

Getting a Grip on Life

Also known as: something I think I need to do, but can’t seem to manage. Life is good. It’s fine. We’re healthy, we eat, we sleep. Our house is not a complete disaster. I’m getting things done (some of them). But still: I just can’t seem to get on top of everything that needs doing, … Read more

Cleaning up

Today I had a day off work because of some family things that needed attending to. I had some time in there while mom watched baby to sit in a restaurant and then coffee shop, eating and working. It was a good opportunity to catch up on a few things and think about what to … Read more

Pick 3 things

One idea I’ve read on a few mommy blogs is the suggestion (or survival tactic if you prefer) to be realistic about what you can get done while staying home with kids. For those who haven’t yet indulged, I can let you know that childcare is both wonderful and exhausting,  all-consuming, constantly-attention-demanding. And at the … Read more

Break-downs and new limits

I’ve been struggling for the past week or more and I don’t know what to do about it. I’m definitely tired, in spite of a couple good nights’ sleep. Baby’s been waking up a lot and fussing and crying through the night. I’m worried about my husband’s health. I am not functioning well at work. … Read more