I'm burned out with all the meetings and calls.

@bagarad (7641)
Paso Robles, California
September 11, 2012 11:34pm CST
I am meeting myself coming and going. In this past week I had a tea party meetingTuesday night. I had to work writing and processing orders during the day of the week. On Thursday I had to listen to a city council candidate we support on the radio for an hour so we could give him feedback on how he did. On Saturday there was a BBQ in a local park sponsored by the Republican party and Darrell Issa spoke. I recorded him on video, and also took lots of pictures. Then we had to shop in San Luis Obispo and get home in time for a conference call for planing a Defend Rural American event. I worked on Zazzle all weekend to update calendars and create new ones. Monday night our tea party group had an event for a candidate who backed out from coming at the last minute, but it was too late to get the deposit on the building back. So some of our members had one day to prepare some presentations on the California propositions for those who didn't get the word that the candidate wouldn't be there. I recorded them all at the meeting and spent the rest of tonight and most of today editing and uploading them to YouTube. Tonight there was another meeting for the city council candidate campaign committee. We were supposed to have a 90-minute educational conference call after that, but my husband said he needed to stop at Lowe's about some windows for the Ventura building on the way home. I decided to walk while he was shopping. I did two walked of the inside perimeter of the store. He still wasn't through. So I did a walk of the perimeter of the parking lot -- much bigger. I figure I walked about 1 1/2 to 2 miles and he still wasn't through. By that time our handyman was involved and on the scene and had to go back in for something else. I was exhausted by then and sat in the car until they had finished. I am totally burned out. I'm realizing I'm not thirty anymore. I can't take this pace. I need some solitude to recharge my emotional batteries. How much activity can you take before you reach your limit? Or do you enjoy a frantic pace? I didn't mention the ordinary things that are also part of life -- the chores, cooking,laundry, and such that also have to be done. I can hardly wait until this election is over and the the October Defend Rural America event I'm part of planning is over.
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@drannhh (15002)
• United States
12 Sep 12
Now maybe you can get a few days out by yourself! I have been blessed this summer in that I've taken more little hikes and nature trips in the past few months probably than in the last 15 years. Yesterday I found a most fragrant weed in a pasture and when time allows I will try to identify it. We are also blessed to have Darrell represent our district. I think he is just terrific.
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@bagarad (7641)
• Paso Robles, California
12 Sep 12
I"ve been wondering exactly where his district is. I'm pretty happy that "Bill" Richardson, a former conservative state senator, was so happy with the way I reviewed his new book, Confrontational Politics, that he called me and offered to send me his new book, Tea Party Talk, which I received today. Both books are about how to communicate better with our friends and neighbors and political opponents. What I really like is that the books are so easy to read and have a touch of humor. Every conservative should read one of both of them. The newest book is a revised version of a free eBook on line. If anyone would like the link, just PM me. I don't have it handy at the moment.
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@drannhh (15002)
• United States
15 Sep 12
cool!
@dorannmwin (36608)
• United States
13 Sep 12
Right now I have to admit that I am practically at my limit. This week and last week both have been crazy busy for me, but this week has been far more busy than last week was. Monday was the one day all week that I really didn't have anything out of the norm to do. On Tuesday I had to go to court with my best girlfriend and then I had to go to my physical therapy from the car accident. Wednesday I had to have my physical therapy and then I had to have an MRI as well to see if they can find out what it is in my back that is giving me such problems. After that, I had to take my little one to his fall baseball game. Today I had to pick my daughter up from school after art club and we will be going back to school in about 20 minutes because there is a mandatory meeting about their 4H camp. Tomorrow I have to go pick up some work release papers for my girlfriend and take them to the courthouse, then I have to have my physical therapy and then my son has a fall baseball game as well. On top of all that, we've got to empty out the van so that it can be taken to the scrap yard on Saturday.
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• United States
13 Sep 12
We are total polar opposite on political and civic matters. I hope we Still be friends. If not let me know.
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@bagarad (7641)
• Paso Robles, California
13 Sep 12
I don't see why we can't just agree to disagree and still be friends.
@jenny1015 (13394)
• Philippines
12 Sep 12
You seem to be all over the place! But you also need to have some time off from these activities coz it would be really bad for you if you have less time to rest. I am also no longer in my 30's and I feel the difference of being really active then and now. Take some time off. It is more important to keep healthy.
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@bagarad (7641)
• Paso Robles, California
13 Sep 12
I do occasionally get a Sunday afternoon to walk on the beach for a while with my husband or get off on a walk by myself. If I don't get some solitude, I'm not good for anything.
@savypat (20248)
• United States
12 Sep 12
How easy to get caught in this trap. I know, I almost killed myself trying to do to much. Now NO is the most important word in my public life. I only say yes for very short lived obligations.
@bagarad (7641)
• Paso Robles, California
13 Sep 12
I'm hoping this level of involvement will end with the election. I'll still have monthly meetings and have to attend some county and city government meetings when necessary, but at least the campaigning will be over.
@carmelanirel (21108)
• United States
12 Sep 12
Oh, so that is where you have been..glad to see you are still active here, but only when you can be..:) I have been so busy, I was almost done revising my story when my husband takes vacation "without" telling me..I can't write when he is here, distracting me or wanting me to go somewhere with him. So until tomorrow, I am busy waiting to see what next trip he wants to take. Fortunately he goes back tomorrow, so I can get back on schedule and then after I am done with my story, I am putting as much time into finding an agent to help me publish it..I hope it doesn't take too much time away from MyLot, but if I can afford a better laptop, perhaps I can take it on the road, if that is what I end up doing..:)
@bagarad (7641)
• Paso Robles, California
14 Oct 12
Sorry I somehow missed seeing your comment when you first published it. The notifications must have been buggy. I can't concentrate very well when my husband is home and up, either. I know what you mean about how distracting they can be. I assume by now you are back on schedule and are getting ready to publish.
@May2008 (179)
• China
12 Sep 12
Your life-pattern is so far from my life, but I can see how busy you are. Though I have to take care of my baby, work just for several hours per week, do all the daily housework, I still feel very tired sometimes. If I were you, to do so many things, I must be burned out too. But I envy you for you have such a colorful and meaningful and rich life. The only shortcoming is that it is impossible for you to relax well. I believe the busy days will end up soon.Then you can have a good rest. You can come to our country for travelling, haha, I guess you like travelling. Anyway, have a nice life.
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@bagarad (7641)
• Paso Robles, California
14 Oct 12
Sorry to be so late in responding. Your comment somehow slipped by without my seeing it. One big event that occurred yesterday is now over, so I expect the two meetings a week for the organizers will also be over. That will take some of the pressure off. The pizza parties for watching the debates with a local group are still on, but I enjoy those and I love eating the pizza. I actually don't much like traveling, but I try to make the most of it when I do. Most trips stress me out, even if they are for pleasure. I don't like being on a schedule.
• United States
12 Sep 12
I plan on defending America by voting out all the teapublicans. We are working on opposing teams. Going to rallies, phone banks, protests, on top of normal life, and full time work, is really difficult. It's like working three jobs at once.
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@bagarad (7641)
• Paso Robles, California
12 Sep 12
It's a free country so far, so even though we work for opposing teams, we seem to have a common problem, and we should both be able to take some time off after the election.