Cain’t Say No

A long, long, long time ago, like maybe last week or the week before, I was feeling overwhelmed. And like maybe I had bitten off more than I could chew because, well, everything is worthwhile and I want to be involved and help and be the best wife and mom and friend and sister and whoever else I am all at the same time.

But like I said, I was feeling overwhelmed. And there was this one little thing that I wanted to do but just couldn’t wrap my mind around how I could do it when I had to be here at this time and there at that time and also I have those two kids at home all day who were definitely not invited to this particular party . . . and it occurred to me that I just had to summon up my courage and say, “No.”

So I did. And it was nice. It was nice to know that the world wouldn’t fall apart if I couldn’t personally hold it together. It was nice to know that people would be forgiving and understanding of my weaknesses and limitations and the fact that there are only 24 hours in the day and very few of them actually belong to me.

But, like I said, that was a long time ago. Ancient history. And I seem to have forgotten.

That could possibly be why I seem to be (unintentionally) “taking a break” from MotherRunner so far this December. Possibly. Because I’m just the girl who cain’t say no.

A break from MotherRunner, but not from writing. I’m trying to do a month’s worth of work in 3 weeks, which seemed completely manageable and reasonable, right up until the time that I took on an extra project, and then also it was Christmas time and we have so many fun activities to do and gifts to buy and make and send. Parties to throw and to attend.

So can you blame me for not being able to say no? Can you forgive me for dropping the ball?

I have so much I want to tell you in the next few weeks, so much to talk about. In the mean time, I hope the warm tingle of the season is making it’s way through the cold and into your home.

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And here’s what I’ve been up to on Babble that has been keeping me so busy:

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And I know that I really should be trying to get more sleep, but since I can’t manage that, I’m just trying to get the best sleep I can. (Maybe you have a tip to share?)

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