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19 December 2008 @ 01:20 pm
*is overwhelmed*  
I feel like I haven't been over here in ages. And my f-list activity is all but nothing.

A LOT of crap is going on.

I'm taking a new medicine that makes me yearn for the more manageable nausea of morning sickness, I've been having two or three headaches a week because of it, Ethan's been in trouble at school, I'm in charge of the company Christmas party, finding sitters for the holidays, cooking, baking, making sure that everyone is fed and clean and happy, and I'm also responsible for buying or making Christmas presents for everyone on our list, with the exception of one brother-in-law. And WRAPPING the sons of @#%**@#. (I LOATHE WRAPPING GIFTS.)

I'm exhausted, my house is a mess, the effing tree is tilted, I'm having to come up with new and creative ways to punish my son, since the old reliables aren't working, and HE JUST BROKE MY VACUUM.

I've got two more aprons to make, a crapload of things to get in the mail, I STILL haven't done my Christmas cards, and I AM as cuddly as a cactus and as charming as an eel.

I can't write, I can't tag, I feel like I'm letting people down left and right, and probably what I really need is a padded cell, straight jacket and some lithium. (Or some calming medication, whatever that may be.)

So, thanks to Beci and Urs and Maureen and Celeste for sending me cards and gifts... you make me smile. And I'll give it a shot back just as soon as I paw my way out from the giant load of humbug, fudge scraps and fabric remnants, with the tablespoon of Christmas cheer I have left.
I am:: home
I feel:: nauseatednauseated
I hear:: Ethan Vacuuming - the punk.
maureen: Guinnessmaureen on December 19th, 2008 07:51 pm (UTC)
Damn...that IS overwhelming. Have a cyber beer on me (*points*).

You aren't letting me down, my friend... life gets in the way for all of us at one time or another.

Tend to what needs to be tended. Take deep breaths. One step, one task... at a time. Ask for help when you can.

Remember you are loved.
Carrie Leigh: winecarrie_leigh on December 19th, 2008 08:04 pm (UTC)
I really like what I got you for Christmas... it was one of those things I thought, "Oooh. I should get two!"

I'll get it in the mail soon.

And thanks. I like being loved.
(no subject) - maureen on December 19th, 2008 08:10 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - carrie_leigh on December 19th, 2008 08:12 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Elleelvishly on December 19th, 2008 08:00 pm (UTC)
Morning sickness?

And eep. This year has gone ridiculously fast. I'd suggest a few deep breaths, making a to-do list (if you're that type of person/in for some procrastination), and get the males to do some. :D

I'm essentially reiterating maureen, I guess.

I presume it'll all calm down in a few days time. ♥

Carrie Leigh: hugcarrie_leigh on December 19th, 2008 08:07 pm (UTC)
Never worry. There is most certainly NOT NOT NOT going to be the pitter patter of little feet from around here. *shudder* That ship, as they say, has sailed for us. The meds I'm on right now MAKE me sick, and make morning sickness (from when I had the boys) look good.

As for the calm? From your lips to God's ears.

Edited at 2008-12-19 08:08 pm (UTC)
Not a lady at all: wordy: moronscosmo_jenny on December 19th, 2008 08:08 pm (UTC)

Are you comforted when I say that it is "only" holiday madness and it will all be over somewhen between Christmas and New Year?

*hugs some more*

The icons is for the other people ;)
Carrie Leigh: hermione thinks you are a moroncarrie_leigh on December 19th, 2008 08:13 pm (UTC)
Let's hope it's only holiday madness.

And I never use this icon, because I always think it'll be taken the wrong way.
(no subject) - cosmo_jenny on December 19th, 2008 08:15 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Comic Book Goddess: General - Redheadrainpuddle13 on December 19th, 2008 08:26 pm (UTC)
If it makes you feel better, there are no ornaments on my Christmas tree and I haven't purchased a single present (and not really caring if I do or not).

This time of year really is unpleasant in so many ways!

Hang in there, darlin', it's almost over!
Carrie Leigh: Meh dead like mecarrie_leigh on December 19th, 2008 08:30 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm subscribing to the "If it ain't bought by now, it ain't getting bought," theory.

What is it? Like 6 more days til normalcy?
(no subject) - rainpuddle13 on December 19th, 2008 08:35 pm (UTC) (Expand)
nbaeker: sam facepalmnbaeker on December 19th, 2008 08:36 pm (UTC)
Oh dear. I don't know how you do it. I think you're pretty amazing. When you feel up to it, you can request your present from me on my LJ.

I should upload a picture of our nun sugarplum fairy. I bet you'd at least find her a little amusing.

This too shall pass. :) lovelovelovelovelove
Carrie Leigh: bad examplecarrie_leigh on December 19th, 2008 09:02 pm (UTC)
Aw thanks.

Love to you, too.
rupert_talley: Drawn bears in embracerupert_talley on December 19th, 2008 08:39 pm (UTC)
**Hugs and pats your back** It's enough to deal with without being ill at the same time. Wishes I could help you. Hopes you get on track soon with your health. A headache is bad; three is just terror. And if I can trouble you alittle, what do you mean by can't tag?
Carrie Leigh: Pansycarrie_leigh on December 19th, 2008 09:06 pm (UTC)

I write for an hp rpg on lj, si_muove_rpg. We write the scenes we do together, in googledocs, and we call it "taging" into a scene. Like, "tag, you're it!"
(no subject) - rupert_talley on December 19th, 2008 10:27 pm (UTC) (Expand)
I'm just me: embrace the suckairmidm on December 19th, 2008 09:04 pm (UTC)
*pats and hands you a big bottle of wine* It will be over soon and you aren't letting anyone down. I didn't even get cards out and at this point I don't see it happening.

Carrie Leigh: the queen is not amusedcarrie_leigh on December 19th, 2008 09:11 pm (UTC)
Mine just say "happy holidays."

It doesn't say WHAT holiday. Martin Luther King day? Valentines? President's day?
(no subject) - airmidm on December 19th, 2008 09:18 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Lyndsie Fenelelyndsiefenele on December 19th, 2008 09:09 pm (UTC)
Aww. *sympathy* Your scarf should be coming tomorrow or Monday if that will make you cheerier at all.
Carrie Leigh: Chicago - happycarrie_leigh on December 19th, 2008 09:12 pm (UTC)
AW! YAY! It does, indeed make me happy. :)
(no subject) - lyndsiefenele on December 19th, 2008 09:29 pm (UTC) (Expand)
seegrim: candle burning at both endsseegrim on December 19th, 2008 09:18 pm (UTC)
So it sounds like things only got worse after I left you for the pharmacy? :(

Hang in there, babe. It'll all get better soon. I promise. In the meanwhile, pull up a chair at table bah humbug, where I'm currently sitting with a non-alcoholic (just another reason to bah!) drink.
Carrie Leigh: One drink awaycarrie_leigh on December 19th, 2008 09:28 pm (UTC)
I didn't want to be humbuggy, but I am, and you know what they say about misery.
The Mellifluous Leaper 182leaper182 on December 19th, 2008 09:57 pm (UTC)

How old is Ethan? Because you could try spanking? As is putting the fear of God into him. *nod*
Carrie Leigh: Ethan=Little Dracocarrie_leigh on December 19th, 2008 09:59 pm (UTC)

Oh, we spank. Worry not.
Jessicatudorrose1533 on December 19th, 2008 10:13 pm (UTC)
*hugs hugs hugs*

Take a deep breath. Don't worry. This is a stressful time of year, and it is really overwhelming sometimes, but you can handle it. What can't be done won't be done, and that's OK. A slightly tilted Christmas tree is not the end of the world. Put the important stuff first, and ask others to help you (like your troublesome son!).

It will all be over soon, but until then, know we are thinking of you and sending little rays of sunshine your way.
O Demanding One: Inspire: Come Near To God...heyurs on December 19th, 2008 10:13 pm (UTC)


I posted something at 2ormore this morning, not knowing whom it may touch. When you do get a chance, go peek.

I am sorry for all of the craziness. YAY! I am glad you got mail! :D

*sends encouragement for your little man* ♥

dragonsangel68: TW - Christmas Cullen boysdragonsangel68 on December 20th, 2008 12:31 am (UTC)
You sound like me at the moment *pats* Just think there's less than a week to go and then we go both fall in heap *nods* Of course, that thought also induces waves of panic :/

What is it with boys breaking vacuum cleaners? Mitch is responsible for the demise of mine - everthing that went wrong with it and every bit that broke on it was solely his fault!

More manageable morning sickness? I do hope you feel better soon and the medication either settles down or you find something else.
Sylviaticklethepear on December 20th, 2008 03:10 am (UTC)

fwiw, we send New Year's cards, which I leisurely mail out over the month of January!
Leigh: Muove!Padmaleigh_adams on December 20th, 2008 05:27 am (UTC)
Awww, honey. *huggles*. It could be worse. At least you didn't have a death in the family the week before Christmas. *raises hand*
Carrie Leigh: tea makes it bettercarrie_leigh on December 20th, 2008 01:02 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear you had a loss. You're right. I should be counting my blessings.