Tuesday, December 2, 2008

How can I manage all of this....???

First of all.....what is up with me waking up every morning now at 4:45 am....? I swear this was the 3rd morning in a row that my eyes popped open right at that time and I could not go back to sleep!!! I guess my body feels rested enough....and actually it's kind of nice to have those couple of hours all.to.myself.
I finally got to bring my dog home yesterday evening..... you wouldn't believe how much money I had to pay for him and how much medicine he now has to take!!!! I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed..... It's Christmas time, so I have shopping, decorating, baking, etc.... plus work and kids still. Oh and then there's the Christmas cards, so I need to pick out cute outfits, get the kid's pictures taken and get my cards made and mailed out..... and now I have to try to get my pup to take 10 pills every morning and evening and make sure he is eating and drinking so he won't get dehydrated and so he can have a bowel movement (right now he has some major blockage in his colon)...and, right now he is still irritable from being in the hospital so I have to be careful with the kids and our other dog around him.
I know that there are many other things that could be wrong right now....and I am truly grateful for everything....but once again, I am just feeling a bit overwhelmed by it all.......and since this is MY blog, I am going to vent!!!
Do you really believe that God only gives us what we can handle??? Because I'm starting to wonder why/how He thinks I can handle all of this stuff....

10 comments:

Carrin said...

You can handle it because you have a good support system in your family and your fellow bloggers!
I think we all get extra overwhelmed around the holidays. I have trouble fitting it all in and seem to lose track of myself. It is important to take a few minutes everyday just to be YOU! Maybe when you're up so early, sorry about that btw!
Take time to be you and all the rest will come!

Michelle said...

Melissa - I'm sorry things are so tough for you right now. The holidays seem to intensify our stress!

Hang in there.......things will get better!

April said...

What exactly is wrong with him? I'm so sorry for all this. It will get better!

Emily said...

hang in there melissa! i will be praying for you!! holidays bring tons of stress but lots of joy as well!

Jaime Ann said...

learn to let go of the little stuff..you are only human and even if the cards dont make it out this year...no biggee!!!! I am sorry to hear about your doggy. Mine takes pills morning and night too. It is hard to take care of your "other babies" and your puppy at the same time. Hang in there and use your blog to vent! We are here for you.

LazyCrazyMama said...

Oh man. That sucks. Poor doggie! :( I know I'm feeling overwhelmed too. I think its the time of year, the holidays and all... Just do whatever you can and don't stress about what you can't!

Rachel said...

holy smokes you have your hands full! thanks for reminding me about christmas cards...I have to do that too!

Stu Pidasso said...

This too shall pass. In the scheme of things, look at the other diversity youhave endured. Now hug your kids!! Happy Holidays to you and yours.

Amy McMean a.k.a McSunshine said...

when you get stressed close your eyes count to ten and remember that life should be fun. Or do what I do. Count to ten open my eyes, see nothing has changed go get in the car turn up the music really loud and just let out a huge big scream. You'll feel better after. trust me.

angie said...

Sounds like you have a lot on your plate. I can understand why you are waking up at the crack of dawn (or before). I'm assuming you are thinking of all that you have to accomplish.......hope it gets better! HUGS!