Post # 1
I looked at the calendar yesterday and freaked out. Getting married in 8 weeks, trying to empty out a townhouse of 10 years worth of %#&% before I move into the dream house we built last year, and in horrible pain from a shoulder injury that I have to have surgery on 2 weeks after I get married. And my mother died 4 years ago today and I miss her terribly. Just venting.
Post # 3
@PMSJL: You have a lot going on! I’m sorry that today isn’t your day, but I PROMISE you it all works out, even if it si one hell of a struggle to get there. Try to relax and take it easy.
Post # 4
@PMSJL: Just listening, and sending a *hug* to you. Moving is difficult – can you do one room at a time, or one section at a time, to give yourself a sense of accomplishment as you work through the stuff? Best of luck with the shoulder surgery, and I am so sorry about your mom. That’s tough. Hang in there.
Post # 5
@PMSJL: Wow that is a lot to handle at once! I would take a couple hours to just relax. Get in the tub with hot water to sooth your shoulder and have a glass of wine!
The wedding, the house, cleaning, and whatever don’t all need to be done this second. Just give yourself a chance to breathe and not think about ANY of it. Then when you come out with a clear and relaxed mind you can tackle things in a more organized way.
It must be very difficult without your mother especially with your wedding around the corner. Try to imagine what she would tell you to do. Probably to relax with a glass of wine 😉
Post # 6
@PMSJL: Sorry for all that you are going through right now. I say the first thing you need to do is treat yourself – go get a quick mani/pedi or just grab a cup of coffee and sit ‘unplugged’ for an hour and read, reflect, etc. Taking a little time for yourself will make it easier to get back to the grind.
Post # 8
Power through! You can do it! Moving is a total pain, but it’s a great time to get rid of stuff you don’t need and that makes the move easier! My mom also passed several years ago. Yesterday I was looking for a journal and found the journal she started when she got sick. She only made 2 entries (journaling wasn’t really her thing) but I read them and just absolutely bawled. Things can be going along fine and then BAM it just hits you. But I like to think that even though those times really hurt, they help me remember my mom.
So no great advice, except that I can understand your pain but you can totally make it all happen!
Post # 9
Big hugs!! Don’t forget to look after YOU in all that busyness….take some time to rest and have a giant glass of wine (or a giant cup of tea ). It seems impossibly overwhelming right now, but you will get through it all! When your brain gets too full of everything you need to get done, write it down. I find getting the jumble of thoughts on paper helps me to feel like I am more in control of everything which = a calm me!
Post # 10
- Wedding: July 2013 - The front lawn of our church
Wow! So sorry you’ve got so much going on right now! My advice: take the day and just relax. Take a long bath, do your toe nails, get FI to do something fun with you this evening… Whatever it is that will help you re-energize. Everything will still be there tomorrow and you’ll get twice as much done!
Post # 11
@PMSJL: Hugs!! Good luck with everything.
Post # 12