Thursday, December 9, 2010

STRESSED!!! And making time for myself....

Every year I tell myself,I'm not gonna stress about Christmas and every year I do.. How does everybody find the time to do a million of things. Housework,presents to buy,presents to wrap,what to buy for who, cookies to bake,decorating, company coming so sheets to be washed and clean, get a tree but when?? What night is available? Christmas parties to go to! What to wear to those Christmas parties,when most of my clothes have paint on them. Not to mention the normal everyday stuff like working full time,grocery shopping,dinners to be cooked,clothes to be washed, take Niki to school and pick her up and go to all of her afterschool drama performances. Oh and wait my sister had her baby so I voluteered to cook a couple of dinners for her. And lets not forget to plan Christmas eve and Christmas dinner,Oh my it just doesnt end. No wonder I drink three cups of coffee a day and usually skip lunch and breakfast. After that all said I decided today my only day off besides sunday would be a me day,no phone calls,no work stuff,no Christmas stuff just a me day,do whatever I wanted so what did I do?? Finished a painting finally, alittle housework,alittle shopping, alittle wrapping,alittle decorating,thought and planned Christmas Eve and Christmas dinner,baked some cookies,cooked dinner,washed clothes,took niki to and from school, and drank four cups of coffee! Its amazing what another cup of coffee can do for you.

10 comments:

Manon said...

ha ha i am going to drink 5 cups of coffee it may help me do a little more? Love your painting!!!
ManonX

Rina said...

WOW...I need a break after reading that...lol....sounds very exhausting....but I can relate. Good for you taking time for yourself....you have too some times.

Katrina said...

Hi Buffy, yes I understand you and hey you do need time out!! So take it! It can get really crazy, just try to relax and do only what's important, I thnk sometimes we get too caught up in it all, and it's good to take a few steps back and just do what needs done and what makes us feel good!! Anyway I really love your paintings, they are magical. All the best to you, ciao xx

Marilyn Rock said...

Love your painting here; so expressive and hopeful. Yes; finding time especially during the holidays is so challenging. We've simplified so much in our family - trying to concentrate more on spending time with one another than the shopping. It seems to work for us anyway. We've had to cut back a lot. Happy Holidays to you and yours - and breathe! xxoo

Diane said...

This makes me smile--I know we can all relate, although I have to admit--your plate is really full. But I've taken the attitude that you took yesterday--EVERY day, and it seems to work. Just don't stress, and take time for yourself and everything else seems to fall into place. (personally, I can't wait until January :)

Emelie said...

Well let us have a minute to talk, I have a smile, but you know what??? I was stressing about all the things you mentioned, and I really had the idea I didn't want to do them at all. I just wanted to do what I wanted and not be foreced by expectations, mine and other people's. Then.....on the 20th of November I backed of a step in my downstairs fell and broke my leg, a bone spintering break up high in the large femur. Now I can't do the things I didn't really want to do anyway and I am sort of angry about that.

I really like your mixed media art with the stars and the vision of beauty in the night also.

wanda miller said...

Such a pretty painting and again and again...your colors are magnificent! but you stressed me out just reading what your doing...i'm going to bed! xo

jgr said...

Congrats for taking a day off! I love your painting, too! Hope you can relax soon and enjoy everything.

wanda miller said...

a very merry christmas to you lovey and all your family...DE-TRESS DE-TRESS...that's a new word in the dictionary, har har! love you, wanda

Rina said...

Thanks for stopping by and your comment...just want to be sure to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!