January 19, 2010

Four Days

After a week of meltdowns, on Friday I decided I was taking the weekend off.  No news, no internet, no blogs, no Facebook.

Why yes, I do have a dead farm and a dirty, sad pet, and I am 5 eggs behind in Hatchlings.

Worth it.  I went to San Diego and back (again, picking up this time), ate the world's best donuts, watched movies (including the second dumbest movie I have ever seen), watched football (go Jets! go Saints!), and got a realistic amount of sleep.

I walked in here this morning, plugged in and found out that some of my stress has 3 more days before the deadline, and no one actually needed anything urgently enough for me to be worried about missing it.

But I am still profoundly screwed up.  I need to figure this out, and soon.

Posted by caltechgirl at January 19, 2010 11:24 AM | TrackBack

Sorry to hear you are doing things tough at the moment mate, stress is not good, hope you can get it sorted soon. In the meantime, try to be kind to yourself, and get as much rest as you can.

Posted by: Amanda at January 19, 2010 12:49 PM

I hear ya. *hugs*

Posted by: Theresa at January 19, 2010 03:14 PM

hope it all works out for you

Posted by: wRitErsbLock at January 19, 2010 03:36 PM

Yep. Lots of rest. Be kind to yourself. Sending lots of positive thoughts your way!

Posted by: Lemon Stand at January 19, 2010 04:44 PM

I finally couldn't take it anymore and at the end of last year..I changed jobs. It's less money, but I'm home more (IE every evening versus every 6 months) and a lot less stress.

A LOT Less stress.

I got to a point that every time I heard a cellphone ring I was having heart failure, that's when I knew it was time.

Took me a week of leaving it at home to literally get over what I'm calling "cellular anxiety", where I would panic when I realized I did not have my phone every waking minute.

Been over a month now and I actually feel as normal as i think I have felt in probably 4 or 5 years. Except I sleep like a dead man now which I never did before...

Posted by: BloodSpite at January 20, 2010 11:20 AM

I don't know about you...but part of the stress for me is a job you might hate, but worry that you can't find another job in this economy.

But I follow my dad's teachings on paperwork. Whenever he went to a new duty station, he never did any reports until someone screamed for them. Then he found out which reports were really necessary, and ditched the rest.

Posted by: Mrs. Who at January 22, 2010 07:17 PM

Hang in there - hugs to you!!

Posted by: Richmond at January 31, 2010 01:55 PM