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17 December 2010 @ 10:38 am
This is me.

I'm simply and wholly overwhelmed with the staggering amount of STUFF I have to do - to the point that I've gone into shutdown mode. Does anyone else do this? I'm sure the presents will get wrapped and the cookies baked. I feel confident that the laundry will get done and the bills will get paid. But for right now, I'm going to spend the next hour by the fire while watching the snow fall outside my window. I'm going to take a break from all the madness of this season to remember what it's really all about in the first place. Maybe then after I recharge, I'll have the attitude I'm supposed to have during this time of the year.
I feel:: calmcalm
O Demanding One: Winter: Crackling Fireplaceheyurs on December 17th, 2010 05:32 pm (UTC)

*snuggles with you by the fire*


Elle Blessingway: Stock: Elle Puppyelle_blessing on December 17th, 2010 06:10 pm (UTC)
Taking a break is a good thing. *high fives*

tracyj23: Ass't - winter - benchtracyj23 on December 17th, 2010 07:43 pm (UTC)
Yes, this completely. I'm right there with you -- hanging out online for the first time in days instead of actually, you know, baking and cleaning and writing Christmas cards. Much needed recharge time!

Breathe, Carrie. Don't forget to breathe.
slitherhither: cyndi_lauperslitherhither on December 19th, 2010 04:11 am (UTC)
I SO do that too. Go into shutdown mode when overwhelmed. I figure my brain needs some down time and is simply demanding it! Plus you deserve a moment to sit and watch the snow and recharge.

Besides, we're girls, and as a dear friend says, we have to feel good to do good.
Mala13oct on December 19th, 2010 06:06 pm (UTC)
deedsk_tx on December 20th, 2010 06:44 pm (UTC)
I think as the 'leader' of our houses (despite what our husband's think) we get so overwhelmed this time of year just trying to make it all happen. This is the first time I've even been online to catch-up on your blog with all the holiday-prep craziness going on!! I told Matt yesterday I didn't feel joyous anymore! I felt stressed-overwhelmed- defeated and eventhough he really, REALLY tries to help, I feel like I'm the one that will make it all come together.

Know that you are not alone (and heck...I don't even do the incredible baking you do!) and in just a few days it will be over (the craziness part) and we can sit back and truly enjoy the reason for the season!!

Love ya girl....hang in there!!