Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 294 – Hang On

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“When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.”

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Gotta say, Spidey, you hit the nail on the head with this one, this week!

Ever had that feeling that you are literally at the end of your tether, and one more thing will just cause you to totally lose it?

I, personally, have been feeling like that the last few weeks. So much going on, at work and in my personal life, at home, that I waas beginning to feel like that camel, anxious about the last straw that was going to break my back.

What with the home ‘improvements’, errant builders and decorators all vying for attention, or disappearing before finishing things, or trying to get more money out of us because they misquoted, Hubby Dearest has been on edge. This, in turn, affects me, as he is trying to work from home, as well as trying to manage these issues, and when I get home, he has a list of complaints, moans aand worries, and the worst thing is I, physically, can’t do anything, unless I jack my job in.

Then we have my job.

I am loving the new challenge of being the Phase Leader, and I think I’m doing okay… but the stress of a mamagement role, and especially any role in leadership, during the pandemic, in a school, is TOUGH! It’s not as tough for me as it is for the Head, but still, there is a huge responsibility upon our shoulders, and this first term has been a killer eight weeks long.

We’ve all been slowly crawling to this week, where we finally get a week off, but the world didn’t want us to have it too easy, throwing four cases of COVID-19 into the mix at school, in the last two days. (Thankfully, not in my bubble, but still…)

Then dealing with an extremely close family member getting a diagnosis that no one wants to hear, and being helpless, being in a different country, and unable to be there, or to be with the people in this country, who need support, due to this danged Pandemic…

And, to top it off, a teenager causing grief for his grandmother… and needing to act as a mediator…

Tether? End? Yup. I’m there.

But, I’ve tied that knot, so to speak and held on, and finally am in the week of holidays. I’m not sure quite how restful it will be, what with estate agents due to come to arrange valuations, etc, but I’m planning on resting, as much as I can, reading, clearing out more junk, so whenever we do move, there is less to manoever, and hopefully, writing!

So… tell me, how easy do you find it, to ‘hang on’?

Have a peaceful Sunday Peeps.  And enjoy your week!  

44 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jennie
    Oct 28, 2020 @ 12:15:50

    Good thing you tied a knot, Ritu. Your holiday couldn’t have come at a better time! Sending you good wishes!

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  2. Rae Longest
    Oct 28, 2020 @ 01:44:25

    Hang on there, girlfriend!

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  3. Rebecca Moon Ruark
    Oct 26, 2020 @ 21:41:15

    Whew! You have a lot going on, even for you, Ritu. I’m glad you made it to your little holiday!

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  4. Fourth Generation Farmgirl
    Oct 26, 2020 @ 00:21:07

    Thinking of you. 💛

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  5. Leanne
    Oct 25, 2020 @ 23:29:46

    Things are busy and challenging now, but think about future when you do get holidays from work and what you won’t be doing. Hang in there. Everything will calm down and be OK. Just you wait 🙂

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  6. SC Skillman
    Oct 25, 2020 @ 20:22:23

    So sorry to hear that you’re going through all this at the same time. But praying that you will come through it even stronger, with your resilience, warmth and humour, and that you’ll ask for help from others where you possibly can.

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  7. OIKOS™-Editorial
    Oct 25, 2020 @ 19:07:42

    Hey, Sis! You should change your job into the Primeminiters office. I think there is much less trouble and work, as you have done the last weeks. 😉 Honestly, you are really a role model for most of the teachers, working under these new circumstances. Well done! Phase Leader sounds like some extraterrestrial work. Lol
    At least, you are a real power woman, and i am sure in a few months you are ruling the whole school. 🙂 Best wishes, keep the mind positive. Michael

    By the way: This “Hang on” remembered me on the old song “Hang down your head, Tom Dooley!” A famous song, not by the lyrics, but by sound. At borderschool we had one playing the organ during woreship, and he always uses such songs for our pleasure. Lol

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  8. johnrieber
    Oct 25, 2020 @ 17:22:33

    This year has been horrible for so many people, and so sorry to hear that you are getting stress, complications and bad news from all sides…I am trying to see the light at the end of the tunnel but it is still SO dark out there….

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  9. thereluctantpoet
    Oct 25, 2020 @ 17:09:53

    Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet.

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  10. willowdot21
    Oct 25, 2020 @ 14:36:15

    No a great week for you Hun, sending you love support and hugs 💜💜💜

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  11. edwardky2
    Oct 25, 2020 @ 13:20:43

    Reblogged this on Ed;s Site..

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  12. April Munday
    Oct 25, 2020 @ 10:45:13

    I think we’re all tying a knot in the end of the rope at the moment and hoping that it holds.

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  13. TanGental
    Oct 25, 2020 @ 08:27:55

    I do speculate what is beyond the end of the tether. Some sort of dark rainbow with a crock of horrors, or an unexpectedly sunlit upland of chocolate hobnobs and a decent cuppa? Probably best to treat it with the respect backs of wardrobes and station platforms ending in fractions deserve. Hopefully your tether has some elastic entwined in it.

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  14. Steve Tanham
    Oct 25, 2020 @ 07:36:10

    Two knots, then… 😎

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  15. Ivan Sanjay Rinaldo
    Oct 25, 2020 @ 04:44:12

    I am sorry that you had such a rough week! Well same here loads of things to juggle each day and especially this pandemic had made it a tad worse than usual! I always look upto people who are suffering more than me and then realize how gifted I am to be in a better place and that’s what helps me to hang in there and keep going 🙂

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  16. CarolCooks2
    Oct 25, 2020 @ 04:40:59

    To think just writing a cookbook and dealing with covid-19 although we don’t have any here I have family and friends around the world where it’s all picking up again stresses me out at times add the rest of yours into the mix I think I would be stressing big time so hunker down next week and try and keep your head below the parapet..sending good luck and some to you x

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  17. Sue Vincent
    Oct 25, 2020 @ 04:21:16

    Sometimes there is no other choice 😉 Hang in there…x

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