#SoCS May 11/19

Linda’s #SoCS prompt this week:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “strain.” Use it any way you’d like. Enjoy!

Strain… Oh yes, I’m definitely feeling that right now…

Ever since Hubby Dearest’s injury, which is definitely more than a strain, I have been shouldering all the responsibility of running the kids around everywhere, along with all my usual jobs, and coping with a person who is not always too happy being holed up in the house, unable to do very much at all, apart from sit…

I am shattered. And this weekend will be giving me no restful opportunity either. Saturday morning, Swimming lessons for Lil Princess, followed by badminton for them both.

I was hoping for a few hours of peace in the afternoon, where I could get my nails done or something, but no, we have a couple of hours then we will be meeting Hubby Dearest’s brother and wife to go and grab an early dinner, then on to watch a film… And Sunday, I have to be up early to get Lil Man to his first cricket match of the season… which finishes at lunchtime, and then we pop back home to see my parents who are coming over for an hour to see Hubby Dearest…

I’m going to start next week on the backfoot, again!

It’s not just a physical strain, but a mental one too… I am constantly thinking about him, and the kids, and what I need to get done next… never-ending…

So, strain… Yes. I know that feeling very well…

Strain
Feeling
Exhausted
Out of control
Not able to rest
Just constantly worried
About what is coming next
Every single day needing to
Plan with military precision
Yet still never finding time for myself

Ritu 2019

31 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Laura
    May 13, 2019 @ 04:17:04

    Oh yes, the strain is clear. That’s a lot to juggle in a lot of different ways. I hope things get better soon.

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  2. OIKOS™-Publishing
    May 12, 2019 @ 15:57:48

    Sis, the proud hamster on the wheel. When it comes to sport, I tend to the view of Churchill. Lol Michael

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  3. Erika Kind
    May 12, 2019 @ 13:59:27

    Sometimes everything is coming together and we can only work through it one thing at a time. This Mother’s Day weekend is filled with more painting and renovating since we are not here next weekend to do it and after that, we need to be ready for the workers who get do the floors. A huge planning for the past weeks (including the garden). I don’t even remember when I only filed my nails the last time… lol. But who cares, there are more important this. It will all pass!
    I wish you a nice weekend anyway, sis 💖

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  4. The Febrile Imaginings Of A Cluttered Mind
    May 12, 2019 @ 07:55:13

    Hope that things calm down for you, Ritu. Back to work for a rest? G:)

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  5. Dan Antion
    May 12, 2019 @ 01:20:33

    I hope things settle down soon, Ritu.

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  6. bikerchick57
    May 11, 2019 @ 15:44:44

    Ritu, by the time things are back to normal, you may want to schedule a week’s vacation…on a beach…by yourself.

    Be good to yourself when you can and stay in the moment rather than worrying about what is to come. Restrain the worries!

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  7. J-Dub
    May 11, 2019 @ 14:52:18

    Hoping this too shall pass and things will improve.

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  8. Maggie
    May 11, 2019 @ 14:43:10

    Be easy on yourself. It is good you a managing a few moments to yourself.

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  9. willowdot21
    May 11, 2019 @ 13:42:22

    So sorry to hear that you have so much on your plate Sis. You must remember to make some time for yourself. Remember if you go down who will look after everyone else. Hugs and Google vibes 💜💜💜💜

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  10. Jennie
    May 11, 2019 @ 12:03:52

    This is so true, Ritu. I am the hamster on the wheel, running and not getting anywhere. I hope things let up soon. And, I hope hubby is on the mend. ❤️

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  11. Darlene
    May 11, 2019 @ 08:08:18

    Be careful you don’t overdo it. You need to look after yourself so you can look after everyone else. Says she who has learned the hard way.

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  12. Smitha V
    May 11, 2019 @ 07:53:43

    Poor you. I hope things sort themselves out soon. Tc

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