These last couple weeks have really been kicking my butt. I was starting to feel overwhelmed with life before our escape to the shore, but since coming back, I’ve felt like I’ve been slipping more and more behind in everything. As usual, this makes me feel like a pretty lousy person because there are oodles of other people in this world with a lot on their plates and they accomplish tons of stuff; why can’t I pull it together and get stuff done? Why, after all the books and productivity hacks, am I still unable to achieve my goals? This usually sets me up for envy, jealously and anger. After hitting up Confession this week, I still felt pretty down so I thought perhaps I needed to spend the next two weeks offline. I took the fact that the laptop died as confirmation. (Don’t worry, we had already decided to put part of our tax return towards a new laptop so I won’t have to steal time on the family desktop for too long.) In hindsight (and a scroll through my archives), I know I usually hit a wall in March after muscling through winter and our second school trimester. I don’t know whether to feel relief that it’s common for me to feel frustrated this time of year (so I know it will pass) or even more upset because here I am, still not getting stuff done and not being as productive as I could be.
That means after today, no link up until April 1st…which seems a fitting day for my return. To everyone who has posted questions in response to an upcoming parenting post I’m working on about rules and consequences, I’ve read them and am working on trying to cover everything. However, it’s becoming a bear of a post and given that I’m in a funk, I’m not happy with the tone right now. I will continue to work on it and plan on publishing it (perhaps in two parts…with printables) after the 1st. You’ll have to keep dealing with your unruly kids until then.
Thanks to everyone who’s shared photos of Fulton; keep them coming! You can post them to my Facebook wall or tag me on IG. I’ll continue to share them. Lastly, please remember Fulton in your prayers; he’s developed a cold and every time I think he’s improving the amount of snot triples. I just CANNOT EVEN imagine a hospitalization right now.
So anyway, here’s some posts from the archives to help you through the coming weeks. Thanks for understanding, as usual, and for your continued prayers for my family and my sanity (and for theirs’, since they must put up with my moodiness). May you all enjoy a solemn Holy Week and joy-filled Easter!
How are you preparing for Holy Week and Easter? Write it down then link it up below. Be sure to include a link back to this post so your readers can find the rest of the Quick Takes! I look forward to reading your posts!