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What A Week It's Been


This has been one of  those killer weeks, for both Papa Bear and I... today we look pretty much like this.  It's not that anything horrific has happened, it's just been balls to the wall all week at work... crazy pace, high pressure, non-stop phones and dealing with customers/clients and staff with issues. By the time I got home each night, I was so tired that I could just barely drag myself to my chair, and then off to bed at bedtime.  There wasn't a creative thought in my head, much less any thoughts, or at least positive ones.  It was hard to remember my name and what day it was.  There were some good prompts I wanted to write for and didn't get it done, and I feel guilty when I link to someone's blog-hop and then don't find the time or energy to visit other participants. I have some really great comments on posts I wrote last weekend, and the one I scrabbled together mid-week, and as yet haven't gotten back to those kind folks to reciprocate... but I'll get there, hopefully tomorrow. 

When I get really tired and stressed the Fibro flares up - of course - adding pain everywhere and even more exhaustion to the mix.  I could have easily curled up on the floor behind my desk and gone to sleep!  Dragging myself out of bed in the morning to get ready for work was a Herculean task, but I got there, and I got the job done.  I worry about the day in the future when I will no longer be able to pull that off.  I worry about the same for Papa Bear, we are getting old... and tired, but have at least six more years, seven for me, of full time work before we can think about going part-time. 

So that's the story of my week... wahhh, wahhh, wahhh, poor me! :-)  Believe me, I also thank God that we ARE able to work and do the job, and that we HAVE jobs to begin with, when so many aren't that lucky.  I am not ungrateful, I am just tired.  On a brighter note... I am counting down the four remaining weeks until we fly to Savannah for our week of vacation... that's going to be heavenly!!  If any of you have been there and have suggestions about things to do, sights to see, and great places to eat, feel free to email me at jts.2000@yahoo.com

I owe many blog visits and a few emails, so if you're wondering if I've forgotten or you said something that upset me, please don't ever believe that.  I'll be back in touch shortly, just trying to take it easy this weekend and catch my breath.  It's Spring here in West Texas... the dirt blows fifty miles an hour and well, yuck!  Loving the warm, sunny afternoons, but a nice Spring rain would be lovely!

Work isn't likely to let up soon, we are just that busy, but I do hope to get my batteries recharged and back in gear here.  I have so many words bouncing around in my head and trying to make my way to the keyboard... it's a jungle in there! :-)

I appreciate each and every one of you who stops by to read and comment, and I have totally enjoyed stopping by your place to read your posts on mini-breaks or lunchtime, or before bed, you keep  me in touch with life and all the great people that are a part of mine!

Wishing you a beautiful Easter week ahead!

- Josie

22 comments:

  1. Yes. There are those times when you become overwhelmed and need to step back to catch your breath. Those who care will be there when the dust settles. Take care of yourself & each other.

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    1. Making it to the weekend was the goal, McGuffy Ann, and we did, it's feet up tonight and probably most of tomorrow! :-)

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  2. I so remember dragging myself to work everyday. Long days too. You'll do what you have to do and I know you are both thankful you have jobs. Very thankful. We are both retired and busier than ever. The difference is we sleep in until we want to get up and we do what we want to do and not what we don't.

    Have a terrific day. ☺

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    1. We fantasize about days like that Sandee... we'll get there!:-)

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  3. I've had weeks like that and I admire you for fighting the battle. To many just want to stay home and get what they can from Uncle Harriet. (Sam was canned by Obama and the news media)

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    1. We intend to work as long as we are able, GS... like you, those are the values we were raised with.

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  4. I guess that would be Aunt Harriet...but maybe not..who knows these days...

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  5. I hope you are resting and recovering for another wonderful week ahead.

    Savannah!!!!!! One of my favorite towns. It is a walking town. I love Tybee Island, the light house and beach there. I loved the history in the town and all the squares. I love the River street, Center Market, the old cotton exchange building and just the whole blooming history of the town. There are something fantastically beautiful churches. There are wonderful old painted ladies to see, great architecture, civil war forts, a cemetery in town, a street covered in ballast stones behind river front...I could go on and on.

    There are trolleys so you can arrange for tours through the Chamber of Commerce or even your motel.

    I went in late March. I hope the no see 'ums are not out. They eat you alive and it will be warm, warm, warm in four weeks.

    Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy....I did.

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    1. Your description just makes me all the more eager, Gail. I am counting down the days until we go! It's someplace both of us have never been but have wanted to, I like that there are many things to just enjoy seeing! That's my kind of vacation... and of course time with my feet in the sand! :-)

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  6. I can so relate to this post. It took me about 3 days to recoup from the insane hours I've put in for work. Yesterday I spent all day in a funk because I know my break is over and every cell in my body is screaming 'NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!' I am so looking forward to your trip for you, and hope that it brings all kinds of rest and refreshment to you both!

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    1. I can so relate to your last days of Spring Break blues, Carrie, that's how I feel almost every Sunday evening, trying to conjure up any and all excuses to abandon responsibility and spend the rest of my days living under the bridge... preferably near the beach. :-) I know the week away from the daily grind will do us both a world of good, and it's great to have this to look forward to... THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!

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  7. Yes, I believe this is what the typical work week has become. Less people doing more, faster, because they know there's always someone else out there without a job willing to do it. Hope you are able to recharge!

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    1. You've nailed it exactly Alice, it all just becomes overwhelmingly too much! We did kick back over the weekend, didn't really accomplish much of anything and didn't care. Today was not so bad for a Monday, busy but sane for the most part. I'm holding out hope for the rest of the week!

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  8. Oh enjoy your time off and your time in Savannah. Hope the warmth helps with the fibro...nasty stuff that is. cold seems to aggravate mine more and more but stress plays a large part too. I will pray for you both and hope work stress lets up to.

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    1. I agree Len, especially the hot, cold, hot, cold. My body gets as frustrated with it as I do! I could never live in the frozen north as I did many years ago, I would never stop aching and I'd never be warm. My hands and feet are always cold! I did manage to get rested up a bit, so today went ok. It would be a lot nicer to work half-days, or a 3-day work week. That's on my fantasy list for someday before I die! :-)

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  9. I hope you feel better soon! Love the panda pic!
    Madeleine Begun Kane

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    1. Thank you, Mad Kane! Today I felt more rested and ready to deal with it, and it wasn't too bad. If you survive Monday the rest is down hill (hopefully)! Yes the picture was just too perfect... definitely styled after Papa Bear and me! :-)

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  10. So sorry that it has been such a difficult week. I hope that the springtime will bring you a renewal of energy, for both you and the Bear... and that you will soar like butterflies, tasting the sweetness around you.

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    1. What a lovely thought, Shimon, it made me smile to think of Spring and butterflies, and the simple goodness of nature! Springtime does bring renewal, it is hard to be glum when new life is emerging everywhere!

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    1. I know for sure that you do, Kristi! Monday down and four to go to another weekend. I do think it should be reversed though... 2 on and 5 off, or at least half and half! :-))

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