Thursday, May 9, 2013

after the dust of the challenge, comes may

well i will have to say, it feels a little weird, writing today---although it has only been about ten days, it seems like much longer-

the a-z challenge sorta left me tired---and i know, i didn't put into it what i did last year---so really i was dragging through it--

i guess, stress is what brought me back to the keys today---if you have followed me for a while, you may remember that may is an unusually busy month in my family and this year there are even more important dates going on---

the first part of may, marks many dates that hold a special place in my heart, followed by the dreaded "mother's day"---my birthday, robyn's, my youngest granddaughter's-my "dil" kelli's and then my son colin---not to mention memorial day, which is when we most times celebrate, colin's bday---and out of necessity we now throw in kelli's---i mean my family can't get together every weekend-----

this year, the month of may ends with robyn's graduation, and last year of dance recital---which includes many extra practices------hmmm it seems like i am forgetting something---oh yeah a prom and---big stress builder, her graduation and the first recital, all on the same day---lovely huh---at least we get it all done at once---trying to look on the bright side

and trying to remember how these days will past and the memory will be a distant blur one day---focus--breath and enjoy--right---right---

one thing you have to keep in mind about stress---they say, when your stressful thing has passed, to be aware of sickness hitting ya---that's when your stress hormones take a break and you are most vulnerable to coming down with something---just great--another thing to stress about--but that let down won't be for some time to come----wedding in august

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  1. Oh my goodness what a schedule...you BETTER watch out for the post-stress letdown! I missed you if that helps get through!

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  2. awww that does help zoe, thanks :)

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  3. I think Mother's Day falls in May for a reason...it is one of the busiest months of the year for Mothers : ) I say take a deep breath, keep the rest of your calendar and days clear, say no to everything but the above and enjoy your family. I know it's exhausting, but you are right...these special days and events where time is marked by a moment are the things that remain in the memory of a family. I hope you feel peace in the midst of busy.

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    1. great advice joyce--one good thing, the older i get the easier it is for me to say no! thanks :)

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  4. What a month!

    So glad to see you back, friend. :)

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    1. you can say that again---awwww thanks friend :)

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  5. Your May sounds like my October. =) Crazy busy seasons are good for us. They give us appreciation for the rest of the year. Here's hoping you survive, and here's some cheese to munch on when you're feeling especially tapped. (It's fortified with YOU-CAN-DO-IT-ness.)

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    1. haha you are too cute---i will take that cheese crystal, thank you ;)

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  6. Take probiotics, Lynn. And don't eat lots of grains. Oh, and watch a funny movie. :)

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    1. great ideas suze---and i was thinking the other day how i want to see something really silly and funny--always helps :)

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  7. busy busy! Cry a lot, it lets out toxins! And airborne!

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    1. hmmmm i hate to cry--but hey it's worth a try--thanks teresa!

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  8. We celebrate EVERYTHING. So, April through August, we celebrate one birthday after another plus Mom's day, Dad's day and relatives visiting. AND it's mostly at my house. I must say I was becoming so burnt out that I started dreading it last year and saying I wouldn't do this and that. But, I've determined I will not feel the way I did last year because time is so short with family.

    I know what you mean about the stress hormones and becoming sick. I'm entertaining stress right now over a family matter and I'm feeling run down.

    PS I take probiotics every single day and it's not keeping me from being ill. Just saying. But, I keep taking them. :)

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    1. i eat yogurt almost everyday---i think you are on to something with the probiotics---hope your stressful thing works out well :)

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  9. I find illness strikes when I am most stressed! Relax and try and enjoy all the happy family times ahead.

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    1. really--could be--i will try and remember that--thanks suzanne :)

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  10. If getting older has taught me anything, it's how to say 'no'. And how to make my peace of mind priority number 1.

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  11. Your May sounds like my December! Just breathe, and know that even through the stress, many happy memories are made this month :)

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    1. i hope so---wow, i am glad my december isn't any busier--thanks theresa :)

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  12. October is busy here. Birthdays- me, my husband, my dad, sister, two nieces, and a nephew. Oh and a FIL, but seeing as how we don't see him I don't count that so much.
    Try and relax. :)

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    1. wow, i am glad i am not as busy in the fall months as i love to get into Christmas early and that all would be quite a lot--although i do have a few birthdays in the fall, they are scattered enough---i will try, thanks ruth :)

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  13. Girl, you are busier than a one-armed paperhanger with the hives!

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    1. haha wow, that would be awful---i will get through it, just a lot of juggling with time and money :)

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  14. May is always busy here, too! New grand niece born this month, my daughter's birthday, husband's birthday and of course Mother's Day and Memorial Day - which is usually a family picnic of some sort. I should have taken the past 9 days off blogging too. I blogged a few days, but should have skipped it - I have other things I should have been more thorough in accomplishing. Oh, well... Glad you are back!

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    1. haha, i didn't really plan to stay away so long--thanks donna :)

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  15. ahh- I completely understand. Glad you are back and hope that your future days are a little more stress free :) Happy Friday!

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    1. awww thanks so much and yay it's friday--a happy one to you too :)

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  16. Working in higher ed, May is always super busy for me! But i look forward to calmer summer days. I hope your days get more stress-free as well :)

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    1. i hate to say, i think i will be glad when the summer is over, but a big part of me, wants to relish it all----thanks so much--hope you get through your may in peace also :)

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  17. Happy Mother's Day, sweet Lynn! If you have the chance, I gave you a little award over at the Coffee.

    http://subliminalcoffee.blogspot.com/2013/05/i-scream-social.html

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    1. thanks suze!! coming to get it or should i say, i will have to get robyn to get it--i am still a little awkward with computer stuff--but learning---thanks so much suze---i did have a really nice mother's day in spite of myself--hope you did too <3

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  18. Sounds like you have a lot going on! Hang in there, and when it gets tough, remember to just keep breathing.

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    1. breathing right now! haha thanks cynthia :)

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  19. So sorry about the stressful month, Lynn. My life has been filled with stress lately. And you are so right, when the stress goes away, the illness comes to stay. Please keep yourself as well as you can through all of this.

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    1. you are so sweet, susan--i am doing well--so far! thinking of you and praying for you <3

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