Wednesday, May 12, 2010

overwhelmed

41 Comments:

Blogger SWEETHEARTS MOM said...

hopefully in a good way?

May 12, 2010 at 7:42 PM  
Blogger Mid Life Mike said...

It means you will sleep well soon...

May 12, 2010 at 7:45 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Hope everything is okay! Everything will work out, I'm sure of it. You have the determination to work through anything.

May 12, 2010 at 7:46 PM  
OpenID ditchthegrid said...

Keep your chin up, Girly. Dreams never come easy.

May 12, 2010 at 8:00 PM  
Blogger katermac said...

You can do it! The weekend is close, and its all so worth it (and we're all rooting for you :)

May 12, 2010 at 8:45 PM  
Blogger Dawn Dutton said...

praying for you..... hugs....

May 12, 2010 at 8:47 PM  
Blogger rebecca said...

My prayer is out to you today Jenna! I hope all is well :(

May 12, 2010 at 8:55 PM  
Blogger Spring Lake Farm said...

...and this too shall pass. Just ride the wave.

May 12, 2010 at 8:59 PM  
Blogger I am a quilter said...

big hugs...warm thoughts...

May 12, 2010 at 9:20 PM  
Blogger Sonya --Dime Store Thrift said...

Breathe Deeply Jenna...you will be OK. Just Breathe. We are rooting for you!

May 12, 2010 at 9:50 PM  
Blogger Thistledog said...

My mother's words come to mind, the one phrase that keeps me going when I, too, feel buried under the avalanche:

"Consider it a challenge."

And just that bit of a nudge toward the surface is usually all I need.

You're a tough one. I'm sending helpful thoughts,

May 12, 2010 at 10:02 PM  
Blogger Zucchinimom said...

It will all be worth it! Hang in there!!! No one said hard work was easy!!! Sing a song and keep on keeping on!!!!!!

May 12, 2010 at 10:21 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Hopefully with wonderful things???

May 12, 2010 at 10:26 PM  
Blogger Miriam said...

When I was a student teacher and often feeling overwhelmed I would set a time at which, no matter what, I would go to bed. And then if I was spending more time lying awake worrying than sleeping, I would tell myself that my only job at that moment was to get a good night's sleep so that I could be at my best the next day. Somehow thinking of sleeping well as my duty made the difference, and allowed me to get the sleep I needed.

I wish you peaceful, restorative sleep. You are working hard, and doing your best. No one can ask more of you than that. We're all behind you!

May 12, 2010 at 11:57 PM  
Blogger Paula said...

Hey- it's Wednesday....only two more and you can spend the rest of your weekend the way you want.

But don't bite off anymore this year, okay? We would miss you if you had to go away for a little while...

May 13, 2010 at 1:03 AM  
Blogger Moose Nuggets said...

You ever get something you REALLY want, then once you have it, reality hits you.
I felt that way when I drove home with 51 chicks and promised a friend I would definitely have the coop ready to come get my laying hens and a rooster the following day.("Ricky Bobby"- if that tells you about that member of our flock)
once the giddiness settled, I was unnerved by the reality that I was officially "farming". I saw every flaw in the half done coop, every minor detail (like the fact the chicks would need good and water around the same time my kids did) and the sudden awareness that even an overnight camping trip would require a chicken sitter.

Your farm is built one step at a time. And bought that way too. Take on one thing at a time and when all else fails, one hour of knit and purl can out a lot of oomph back in your step. That's my cure-all. Make your pretty house a new dish rag.

May 13, 2010 at 1:05 AM  
Blogger Green Owl Garden said...

Thoughts on the proposed language ordinance in Jackson targeted at the few migrant farm workers there? What's the local pulse?

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/13/nyregion/13towns.html?scp=1&sq=language%20ordinance%20jackson,%20ny&st=cse

May 13, 2010 at 7:24 AM  
Blogger doglady said...

Isn't "overwhelmed" a state of mind we all suffer from this time of year with all the outside chores to be done? The difference is you moved your whole life and have tried to catch up in a month to where you would be if you'd moved in November. As you said, July looks good. Think about a late night swim in Hedges, Lauderdale or School House Lake to soothe you in July.

May 13, 2010 at 7:47 AM  
Blogger Nina said...

I'm am an old woman with a great many worries - most of which never came true.

May 13, 2010 at 8:23 AM  
Blogger Crystal said...

I suppose being over whelmed is better than being under whelmed. Can you be just whelmed?

Sending you good vibes.

May 13, 2010 at 8:38 AM  
OpenID kragore said...

Deep breath - step back - list out what needs to be done - reprioritize (don't forget eating and sleeping) - and start the list from the top down.

Somehow, it all turns out ok in the end, despite our best efforts otherwise. ;)
- K.

May 13, 2010 at 9:10 AM  
Blogger Melanie J. said...

Make lists. Remember to breathe. Remember we love you :)

May 13, 2010 at 10:49 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

When I feel overwhelmed, I stop adding to my list. I say "no" and I sit down and figure out which part of the dream is enough and which part can wait until July, or October, or even next spring.

You've done a lot all at once. Cross some things off the list and focus all that energy on a few things well done.

May 13, 2010 at 11:11 AM  
Blogger cpcable said...

It's okay! You're just in the process of developing new routines and hitting your stride. All will be well soon, I'm sure! :)

May 13, 2010 at 11:27 AM  
Blogger Maggie in Tally said...

An ice-cold hard cider and 3 slow, deep calming breaths might do wonders. Even at noon. ;-)

May 13, 2010 at 11:29 AM  
Blogger bookjunky said...

EGBOK.

May 13, 2010 at 11:51 AM  
Blogger greendria said...

Take a much-deserved break from blogging. A vacation from posting is good for everyone once in a while. We'll be here when you get back. Won't we folks?

May 13, 2010 at 12:22 PM  
Blogger Barb said...

Yup, that's reality with farm animals, gardens, preserving our food, baking, working full-time, crafting...but what would we give up? It is a choice we make.

May 13, 2010 at 12:26 PM  
Blogger Damn The Broccoli said...

Moving is hard enough, moving a farm in spring has to magnify that by a factor of three.

It's October in four and a half months so keep in there!

May 13, 2010 at 1:01 PM  
Blogger DebH said...

Aww..Nina says it Well!! :)

May 13, 2010 at 1:32 PM  
Blogger ladybughomer said...

Jenna - I agree with greendria. Most of my favorite bloggers are on hiatus this Spring. I think they all started blogging when it got more popular and are ready for a rest. One has to be careful to live an authentic life and not a life that can be blogged. Although I doubt this blog is your biggest pressure right now, it is one of them. Take a break. Everyone can check back in awhile. Or maybe just post once a week until your house is in order. Rest and breathe....You don't have to make everything happen in one Spring and your first priority right now is your new little baby dog.

May 13, 2010 at 5:56 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

I am so smelling what you are stepping in.

Try to enjoy the ride.

Peace,
Pam

May 13, 2010 at 6:20 PM  
Blogger psbetty said...

Jenna -- You know that we are cheering you on... Count me in with the camp that says 'quit trying to build the whole farm in one season.'
Look at the list. Figure out what's really critical, what's not. You really don't HAVE to have a big garden. You COULD join a CSA and support another local farmer for one year. You really DO need some time just to lie in the grass and play with Gibson... All will be well. Life has a rhythm, and this is part of it.

May 13, 2010 at 6:33 PM  
Blogger L and M said...

It's all worth it--

May 13, 2010 at 8:31 PM  
Blogger Duck said...

Hey, even if I don't get updates every OTHER week, at least I know you're winding things down and getting a much needed rest and time to relax. You don't want to burn yourself out when you JUST moved in to your new home!

Keep your chin up. Things will turn out eventually, just try to keep things as simple as possible until you're ready to tackle another thing. :)

There are lots of people out there pushing and pulling for you to make it! Keep us in mind when you feel like you can't take it. Just remember all of these people.

May 13, 2010 at 9:04 PM  
Blogger 妍慧 said...

haha~ funny! thank you for your share~ ........................................

May 13, 2010 at 10:06 PM  
Blogger Robin said...

It's spring; there's just something in the air that makes you want to run screaming from the house/office/car/grocery store/life like your hair is on fire. Or maybe that's just me...

May 13, 2010 at 10:39 PM  
Blogger SouthernHeart said...

As my precious late sister always used to say in different circumstances, "this too shall pass". So, whatever it is...this too shall pass.

Blessings to you,
Dianne
http://www.patacakebabies.com/wordpress

May 13, 2010 at 11:24 PM  
Blogger Katrin said...

hopefully by happiness?

May 14, 2010 at 8:15 AM  
Blogger Mimi said...

I'm very much further down the road than you (by age) and one thing I've learned is you have to take care of yourself first and then you'll be strong enough to tackle your problems. You have had so much happen in such a short time, anyone would be overwhelmed. And, looking back, I see that lots of things I thought were just the end of the world weren't at all. I got through and felt stronger for having done so.

And if you are overwhelmed with happiness--great, you should be--you worked for all this and you should rightfully be very happy.
One last thought, so many people are cheering you on and having only good thoughts for you, wishing the best, you are truly very fortunate. I'm praying for you to be strong enough to handle whatever is challenging you and wise enough to know you did your best whether you achieve the outcome you want or not.

May 14, 2010 at 8:52 AM  
Blogger cindycolombo said...

Hug a puppy, hug a sheep, repeat as necessary.

May 14, 2010 at 10:01 AM  

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