|This headspace is a little prettier than mine. Image from here.|
Does anyone else ever feel as though their head space is just about to burst. That you just don't have space for anymore thoughts to fit in?
Maybe not. Maybe it is just me these past few weeks.
I don't mean the usual
"Must get milk, petrol light will be on soon, must respond to that email, can't forget to call and cancel that appointment, must make hair appointment, kids sheets need changing this weekend, Immy needs pants as the others are too small, must get to dance shop for Immy's tap shoes, wonder if there is meat in the freezer for dinner..."
Lately there have just been a bit more than normal. Popps isn't settling at school, teacher has asked to see me twice, there are have been melt downs about not wanting to go and her behaviour has at times been nothing like we have seen before. Managing this is taking up my head space.
Mr H is having some health issues, he is not good with illness, one of us needs to remain calm and carry on while test results and appointment times need to be waited upon. He also needs to de-brief about work more than usual, I have never been a set of good ears for this. Am trying more lately but still more of my limited head space is filling up.
Immy, always so happy, is refusing to get out the door on creche days, screaming when I leave her after we finally get there, her carers are lovely and I am confident that we will get to the reason why, but I hate leaving my kids crying so fiercely while I walk away.
My desire to be fit and healthy and following a strict training and food plan take up even more head space, pre planning meals for everyone, making extra time for six training sessions a week, keeping up with work and learning the ropes of the school system.
I have brain fatigue.
Anyone else? Ever? Please just pretend you do.
But also, while I remember, I do have good news.
The winners of my Careers Mums giveaway have been decided upon, come on down....or over or up...and send me your details please...
- Natalie - for her great story about the Ostrich Farm
and because @Altait is a big softie she is also awarding one to:
Tam - who is thinking of heading back to the land of physiotherapy.
And if you lucked out here - chances are good in my other giveaway running this week - a personal chef to fill the freezer.