Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Eureka, I think that I've got it

Lately, I've been a bit like poor Bob! I'm just in a funk. I'm not miserable or depressed like my doctard would tell me. Just not happy!
It took me a while to figure it out but I think that I have a few things going on here. When the kids are in school, I always have time to write my book in the morning. And I'm really missing writing on such a large scale. I need quiet to write and it ain't happening in the summer. The other problem is that I'm so organized and disciplined when it comes to housework and other chores that I never feel like I have down time.
So I need to be disciplined to write in the mornings and undisciplined when it comes to chores. Maybe the word I'm searching for is balance. Now if I could only incorporate that into a diet.
Any ideas on how to fix my mental problems?
Thanks for stopping over,
SonyaAnn

20 comments:

Sheila said...

SonyaAnn,
I'm sorry you are in a funk. I know the feeling well. I wish I had an idea of how to fix this but I just muddle along until I start feeling better--some times it's sooner--some times it's later. I hope you will share the answer with us when you do find it!! Here's hoping you are funk free soon!! Take care.

Annie Jones said...

The other problem is that I'm so organized and disciplined when it comes to housework and other chores that I never feel like I have down time.

This part describes me. Only I seem to always have time for the computer. Which only makes me feel like I should do MORE chores and that results in less down time.

If you figure the balance thing out, let me know. Soon!

If nothing else, just remember, school starts in about a month.

SonyaAnn said...

Sheila-If I find out how to solve this, I'll let you know. I never watch tv, maybe I should write that on the schedule and make some me time.

SonyaAnn said...

Annie Jones-I think my problem is we have had so many things going on that I'm not getting enough down time. We are having a party for the kid's graduations that has gotten completely out of control. All of the transmission problems with the focus. DJ going to Northwestern,getting Anna ready for EIU. My MIL trying to bleed to death and me trying to die isn't helping things much either!

slugmama said...

Good lord woman.....you've had the Indiana Jones of Summers....remember how those movies were one heart-stopping incident after another until the film credits at the end?
You need some boring time for awhile....since I am the Queen of Boring(blogs at least), I prescribe a 2 weeks dose of sitting in my pool with a drink in one hand and no worries in the other.

I too go through funks or whatever you want to call them on a pretty regular basis. It will pass....as soon as the kids go back to school.
And stop worrying about organized or not! We still love ya!!

SonyaAnn said...

slugmama-You are not boring and thank you for your concern over my mental health. Someone has to watch over that!
I'm just so overwhelmed at this point. We have 60 people coming here on Sunday, a ton of chores, doctor appointments, dentist appointments, and anything else that is thrown my way. UGH, I need a drink!

McVal said...

You need balance.. and then of course booze... lots of it.
I hope you're able to get some time to yourself.
When I get into sewing, the housework goes to hell. And that's ok, my husband will make dinner on those nights and the kids will help with housework... Well - if I yell a little...

Nancy said...

Eat some ice cream - there is plenty and a little ice cream always helps....sorry can't really help with this because I am the same way!

Frances said...

SonyaAnn, I am so sorry that you are in a funk.

You need to schedule some time for yourself! I know there is a lot going on at your house, but you have to fit time in for you.

Let some other people do some of those chores for you, and you go write. I don't care what activities your kids are doing, kids their age should be helping out.

Jill said...

Sounds like you have the Mom disease, trying to do and be everything to everyone. RX is rest and relaxation and regroup time. When this realistically happens? Hmmm never. Great part....we've all been here and together as moms we can get through these tough spells. I often am the same, running myself ragged, but it's not good and as they say..."If Momma ain't happy, ain't nobody happy" LOL Hope I put at least a little smile on your face.;-) In all seriousness, I can relate to this very well. This is my me time after midnight , but then I lack sleep. You will certainly be in my prayers and I hope you feel happy again soon!
Blessings, Jill

Linda Robinson said...

It is so hard to find a happy balance sometime. And then other time everything fall right into place. And when it doesn't I just take a couple of shots of Tequila and I find my happy place real fast! Hugs to you my friend!

Frances said...

I was just wondering..how much have you cut back on your medication? That could be the cause.

In March, when I had my well woman exam, my dr wanted me to cut back on my thyroid meds as she felt I was getting close to hyperthyroid. So, I did. After a couple of months, I was miserable. I was tired all the time. Everything was pissing me off. I had other symptoms as well, but I won't bore you with them.

So, despite the dr., I upped my meds back to where they had been. Within 2 weeks, I felt like myself again. I won't lower the dosage again. I will change doctors before I will go back to feeling like that.

SonyaAnn said...

McVal-Good idea! Some booze sounds great and a nap. Probably in that order too!
Den will help out and cook but he has been swamped at work worse than I have ever seen. And Anna is at school a few days a week. I think that the chaos is zapping me.
Thank you for the help!

SonyaAnn said...

Nancy-I've done that a little too much this summer. I'll be posting about that in a few weeks. UGH!

SonyaAnn said...

Frances- You are so right. They have chores but it is just out of control here. Anna is student teaching special ed a few days a week, going to college 2 days a week, cleaning a house, and babysitting. So she isn't much help. DJ is sleeping all day so he is the one that I'm going to get after. Poor boy. And it doesn't help that we are having a party with 80 people here this weekend. I think we are going to have to stalk people in the closet! I think that is where most of my stress is coming in. Maybe when this is over I'll feel better.

SonyaAnn said...

Jill-Yes you did make me smile. I guess this just won't end until the kids leave. Anna will be gone in one month to the day so that should help a bit. She makes me nuts, you always get one!

SonyaAnn said...

Linda Robinson-You always leave such uplifting comments. Thank you sweetie! So far most of the votes have been for drinking. You all are the best doctors around!

SonyaAnn said...

Frances-Now that you mention it I did cut back on that med too. I'll bump it back up and see what happens. How much do I owe you for the diagnosis? I bet that is what is going on, well and the kids being on my last nerve. I'm so glad that I put this out there. This really made me feel better. LOVE!

Frances said...

Up the thyroid meds, baby. It will make a world of difference!

No charge for the diagnosis.

SonyaAnn said...

Frances -We cam take it out in trade!!
That is probably what is wrong with my marriage!LOL