Thursday, May 10, 2012

I'm alive and well

     Hello friends, I know I've been away for a few days--not sure if you noticed or not. I needed a few days off, I've been working so hard trying to do so much, and putting everyone on the back burner including my kids, my family,friends and even my animals.
    And that's just not right I know. Work should never ever come before any of you. I get so wrapped up worrying about if I'll have enough money for everything and I guess that's normal but a little extreme I have plenty to pay for everything they need-if not everything they want.
    And let's face it kids shouldn't get everything they want handed to them, it makes for very spoiled, selfish bratty children! And all of mine are! Well not completely they all have their good sides too.
    Anyway I needed to step back and look at the big picture. As Rick pointed out I am in my office and on the computer more than I'm out of it and that's just crazy! In my defense they also have to realize that just because I work at home doesn't mean I am available every minute of the day. I do have to work too.
    I get like a dog with a bone when I start a project or anything really-housework, gardening, work I just want everything to be perfect and let's face it that's hard to do!

    You know I feel the worst about neglecting my Woman to Woman forum- I've been popping in and answering but not giving it my full attention and that pisses me off because it's important to me and it's a good place for women to go! Thank goodness for Knoty and Sinead holding it together while I was going a little crazy!
    I just want everyone to know I'm back on track and determined to separate all the many parts of my life back into the places they should be. After all there's more to me than just a business woman: Mom, Wife (yes we're back together and doing well), Daughter, Sister, Oma (Grandmother) and Friend. We all have these many parts of ourselves and we have to figure out how to do it all without letting anyone down and I know I have this last few months. Just so many new changes in my life (let alone more kids).
    But I WILL conqure all these different responsibility's and do it well--I hope!
    I gotta go-I have to take my brother Jim's wife to the Doctor, then go watch Ricks grandma so his mom can get out of the house, I need to make a Doctor's appointment for me to find out what this half of walnut sized lump is on my neck, call Gloria's doctor about her prescriptions, make a Dr. appointment for Hayley and Gloria for their physicals---it just never ends does it? I need a second me or a wife or something! I wish I knew how every other woman does this without going banana's!
    Until we meet again........ 

   It really is a great place to go when you need someone to listen to you, need to rant or just some support


Hermit Witch said...

Glad to see you back Natalie. Try not to stress too much about fitting it all in... I'll let you in on a little secret...No woman does all that without going bananas. You're doing just fine. *Hugs*

Anonymous said...

You seem so busy, but it's good to hear from you and that you are doing ok.

FoxyMoron said...

I've been neglecting the forum too but I'm feeling so much better and I'll be back annoying everyone soon.
Bit worried about that lump on your neck though hope it's nothing serious.

Intricate Knot said...

Please make getting the lump on your neck checked out a priority!

How do we women do everything without going bananas? They let themselves go bananas!!

Honestly, keeping a balance of everything (work, family, friends) is tough. I'm struggling, too. I think we all do. We just need to remember to breathe and know that we do the best we can with what we have. I think you're amazing, Natalie. xo


I missed you...glad your back.