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 firstname.lastname@example.org!
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!