Monday, April 02, 2007

I've Found It; Stress; and Other Nonsensical Things

I have finally found it. The one true place where I can go.

A place where I really know I belong.

A place where when I get there, I am hot stuff. A place where I am better than everyone else; a place where I can shine, and really, really feel great about myself...

Yoga Energizers (for the 55-and-over crowd!)

Yep! Quit yer laughin'! I can out-stretch any of those chickie-mamas in there, can hold a tree-pose longer than even the most practiced yogite in that class. Can do a bridge like nobody's business! And check me out on the downward dog.

Yo. I'm all that and a piece of pie.

Anyway, (and as I write, anyway, I am wondering if I did a search, how many ANYWAYs would I find on this blog, because I tend to segue into the ANYWAY paragraphs far too often. That and the SO preface.

To continue on...

I. Am. Stressed.

But, it's really good stress. The kind of stress where you're like,
"Now what am I gonna do?" and "How the hell am I going to get everything done," and the "I-can't-believe-I've-over-committed-myself" stress. It's the kind of stress where you want to do everything, and you're happy to be doing these things, yet, you don't know if it'll all get done.

Except I know me. And I know I'll figure it out and get this S#$% done. (And funny that I decided not to spell out S H I T right there when I do so every other time).

What is coming up? Baseball, softball, and tee-ball this spring. A brochure that's due to my RWA Chapter; a reunion committee commitment, that I am very excited about; a non-fiction book proposal I am working on; a writing contest I'm assisting in judging, a second fiction work; doctor appointments; lunch-making; Easter-egg basket preparing; grocery shopping; laundry-folding; house-cleaning; husband-loving; children-rearing; showering; my BZ.com work; taking general care of the family; dieting (WE INTERRUPT THIS BLOG POST TO DISCUSS DIETING SPECIFICALLY... and also to go to dictionary.com to check the spelling of INTERRUPT)...

I've hit Rock Bottom. Solidly on the ass, have hit rock bottom. D I E T. Not good. No excuses. Florida in just two months. 'Nuff said...

(BACK TO OUR BLOG POST, more on hitting ROCK BOTTOM later...)

What the "F" am I complaining about. I know you guys work hard too. We all do. Why do we get so strung out and so stressed out about things like this? These are the little things. These are the things that keep us focused, and happy, and alive. Right?

Well, either that or it'll all kill us.

See, I'm so burnt out already I have no freakin' clue what I'm talking about. You?

14 comments:

domestic_valerie said...

It's the good life for sure. :)

Monnik said...

Manic, don't sweat it. You'll get done what you can, and everything else will wait. I'm so with you on all of this. The diet part is my next focus. But I'm not doing so well, since I had four reece's mini eggs for breakfast.

Manic Mom said...

Monnik--hey, eggs are GOOD for you! : )

Colorado Writer said...

I've eaten 4 marshmellow bunnies and too many jellybeans to count.

Monnik said...

You're right - eggs are nutritious and tasty! And I'm in good company, with colorado writer. Easter candy seems to be the menu item du jour.

Manic, I went with your topic suggestion for my blog today. Wrote a freaking novel, but what the hell... Thanks for the idea!

Eileen said...

Sometimes I find it best not to think about everything that needs get done and focus only on what needs to get done today. Or I eat chocolate. Thus the size of my ass

Lo said...

I know where you're coming from, I am in the same boat this very week! i like to further twist the knife and torture myself by not doing anything until the very last minute. It will get done but I will drive myself nuts about it until then.

Now then, I really need to get out and buy some easter candy.

1 plus twins said...

lol i know exactly how your feeling. sorry i haven't been around much but by your post you know how i have been feeling and what i am going thru minus the yoga with the over 55! lol

Kari Lee Townsend said...

Man, do I know how you feel. I go through that. Recently in fact. But things like going to that writers conference are just what I need to reenergize. It's hard to keep a balance of wife, mom, writer, blogger, fitness guru, etc. I know I have a horrible timne keeping up with it all. Somedays you just want to quit. Just know you're not alone and this too shall pass;)

Piddler said...

Tell more about yoga. I've been wondering if I should look in it.

One of these days when I have a long, free afternoon, I'm going to go back through your posts and try to figure you out. It is appropriate that Manic and Myriad are in your name. How many personalities do you have?

Manic Mom said...

Piddler--Yoga would be great for the piddling mind. I used to think I wouldn't be able to concentrate, but I do, and I really enjoy it.

As for the personalities--you'll have to ask the other chick, but she's not here right now! : )

kimstagisabadbadmommy said...

Sigh - OK, here I go. I ate the three Easter Kit Kats that look like bunny ears. There, I confessed. And I'd do it again if I had more.... :)

Jess Riley said...

Wow, you are one busy woman! But how awesome about the new non-fic book proposal!

And don't get me started on the diet thing. I am seriously depressed at the state I'm in.

Swishy said...

Rock bottom is eating Peeps for dinner, which I did last night. You're not there yet! LOL.