Life On Hold

Today’s guest post is compliments of Janis from Sneak Peek at Me. You will want to make sure that you add her to your blogroll.

Trust me on this one, k?

(And in case you are wondering if it still hurts, the answer would be YES! Told you I was a wimp.)


Do you ever feel like your Life is just passing you by? Or maybe you are just along for the rollercoaster ride.

Here we are Friday already {again!} and I am wondering where the past week went.

Let’s recap, shall we?

Last Friday was spent training a new nurse. Saturday was spent at home flying solo with no nursing back up {or what I like to call 36 hours of crazy time}. Sunday was spent on the phone with both specialists and home health equipment provider. Monday was spent in the ER because everything that happened on Sunday came crashing down. And now I realize it is only slightly easier to get broken equipment replaced than a broken baby fixed. Tuesday was spent trying to catch up to where I left off last Thursday. Wednesday, oh Wednesday why do you hate me so! Wednesday was spent with said new nurse and one napless crazy child. Yesterday was spent recovering from a horrid day and awful night in which formula was leaked EVERYWHERE and Austin decided to wake up every hour.

I am tired, exhausted and pooped out!

Laundry sits here unfolded staring me in the face and the truth is, online banking is only easier if you actually make time to do it. That oil change that I have put off for months is about to ruin my engine.

I’m pretty sure if I had an assistant a typical conversation would sound something like this:

Her: You have a call.
Me: Not now, I’m busy saving the world.
Her: You might really want to take this call.
Me: Who is it?
Her: It’s Your Life. Your Life is on Line 1.
Me: Tell her to hold. Or better yet tell her to call me back in about 20 years.

It appears that my “to-do” list is never ending and now I use not only my phone, but Google calendar to remind me of things I might otherwise be tempted to forget. And then when my reminder goes off, I quickly evaluate IF I am going to do it. Most days I hit ‘Dismiss‘ and promise myself to try harder next week.

When I look at my list its easy to see all the things left undone. I need to remember more often to focus on all the things I did accomplish today. Usually those things weren’t even on the list, so I write them in and then take delight as I cross them off. {Hey, it’s my list!}

In the end it is all worth it, but sometimes I just wish I had the capability of ignoring all the little stuff and kicking back with nothing more than a remote control and a big bowl of popcorn.

Tell me I am not alone.

Humor me if you must.

Janis (@sneakpeekatme) chronicles her son’s life & medical journey at Sneak Peek At Me. She is an active special needs advocate for medically fragile children and families with a rare disease diagnosis. She is also a contributing writer to several sites for medically complex children.


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