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One Word to Sum it All Up

AGH!  May I say that again?  AGH!!!!  That’s it – that’s my word; quite frankly, that is my life right now.  Some people have easy-going lives that plod along, staying the course amidst any turmoil.  Not the case for this Zen Mama Wannabe.  My life is so upside down, inside out, high, low, and everything and anything in-between.  I don’t know which end is up – but that is ok, because as you all know, you cannot keep a good Zen Mama down for long.  I am slowly getting back on my feet, back in my groove – so look out, World! Well, soon enough anyway.

It is hard to find me right now among all the moving boxes.  They are piled so high and crammed so full – and they seem to be multiplying!  Going from a big house to a smaller house is tricky, even with a storage unit, which is also packed so full …

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Biting Off More Than You Can Chew

Do you ever find, especially during these hectic holiday months, that you have bitten off more than you can chew??  If so, what do you do?  Continue to keep chomping away until it becomes a manageable amount to swallow?  Or do you just spit it out and simply leave the table??

This weekend all my well-intentioned plans of a calm, relaxed December went out the window.  Panic set in.  All of a sudden I was buried in a never-ending To-Do list.  Unexpected gifts I now had to buy and ship off.  A stack of Christmas cards still waiting to be signed and mailed.  A big family tree project for my son’s 2nd grade class that required my help in gathering up all the info and now seemed to be taking on a life all of its own.  2 grandparent gifts that were FAR from done. It felt like it was all way too much.  Somehow this was not the way …

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Out of Control

Less than a month until Christmas….are you starting to feel the pressure, the tightening in your shoulders, the slight throbbing at your temples?  Are you beginning to feel like time is rushing by and yet there is still so much you need to do?  Are visions of lounging by the fire, sipping on hot cocoa seeming like a distance fantasy?  What do you do when you feel like things are spinning out of control?

I told myself this year would be different.  I identified two of my biggest stressors and was determined they would be done BEFORE December 1st – so that I would have time to enjoy the other things (decorating the house, baking cookies, and sure why not – lounging by the fire – sure sounds nice, doesn’t it?) 

To my credit I must say that I am very close to achieving that goal.  The cards have been ordered, the address labels have been printed, and as soon …

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