When Our Lives Get So Busy We Forget to Breath

@BelleStarr (39591)
United States
September 22, 2016 10:29am CST
I have been running at a record pace for the last few days. Not physically running as in jogging but busy with all the things I need to do. Yesterday for instance, we had exercise class at 11:10 a.m for an hour, we then grabbed a bite to eat, went grocery shopping, picked up Jack at school, came home and put away the groceries. While putting away groceries doesn't sound like a big deal, it is. I cut up watermelon, put berries in glass jars and made chocolate milk for Jack to use up the last of the milk so I could put the new milk away. I then fell asleep in my recliner for one My Little Pony Show that Jack was watching. I guess I was an exhausted granny!! His mom arrived at 5 p.m. to pick him up and take me with her. After we dropped Jack at her house, 20 miles away, we drove another 15 miles to where we have show tickets for the evening. We met up with my best friend to have dinner and then watched Catching Rainbows, which by the way is a great show. I arrived back home after 10:30 p.m. I got ready for bed and then watch a WDYTYA episode about Billy Connolly which was fascinating before falling asleep. I slept so sound I never heard Grandson Alex when he left to go hunting early in the morning. So that was my day, no time for housekeeping at all. I need to spend a little time on fall cleaning. Before we went to exercise, I had to update my blogs and try to at least visit a few MyLot posts. I haven't been able to download anything to Clickasnap. I need to slow down a bit and take a breath, how about you?
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@sueznewz2 (10121)
• Alicante, Spain
22 Sep 16
That does sou d a lot, i'm ok with the pace of work and life at the moment, a little of this and a little of that...nothing too taxing ..lol
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@BelleStarr (39591)
• United States
22 Sep 16
lol luckily most days are not quite as hectic.
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@sueznewz2 (10121)
• Alicante, Spain
23 Sep 16
@BelleStarr that is good...
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@marlina (76618)
• Canada
22 Sep 16
You sure were busy yesterday, I hope that it isn't like this every day,.
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@BelleStarr (39591)
• United States
23 Sep 16
Not every day but quite often. lol
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@DianneN (82202)
• United States
22 Sep 16
I know how you feel. I've had plenty of exhausting days like that. Right now, my days are so exhausting, but in a totally different way.
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@BelleStarr (39591)
• United States
23 Sep 16
I can imagine. It is not easy being a nurse even when you love the patient. Today we visited a lavender farm and the Nathan Hale school house so much more fun.
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@sallypup (27984)
• Moses Lake, Washington
22 Sep 16
You are one busy bee. It sounds like you are having fun. Its quiet per usual over here.
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@BelleStarr (39591)
• United States
23 Sep 16
Today I took my camera and visited a couple of places to take great photos including a lavender farm.
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@rebelann (42425)
• El Paso, Texas
22 Sep 16
Whew, I'm exhausted ..... you really need to watch what you write, I'm too old to think about doing all that work.
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@BelleStarr (39591)
• United States
22 Sep 16
lol Sorry, but I did take a little nap in there, I think with naps we can do anything!!
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@rebelann (42425)
• El Paso, Texas
23 Sep 16
Yeah, I keep tellin myself that but those naps only make me wanna sleep more @BelleStarr
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@Tampa_girl7 (25837)
• United States
22 Sep 16
I got exhausted just reading about your day.
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@BelleStarr (39591)
• United States
22 Sep 16
lol I do manage to cram quite a lot into a day but of course, I am retired lol
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@responsiveme (16835)
• India
22 Sep 16
A busy life for sure..but I like it that way.
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@BelleStarr (39591)
• United States
23 Sep 16
It does make the day go by quickly.
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@sishy7 (27606)
• Australia
22 Sep 16
Good think time usually flies when we are running around like that or else we'd be holding out breath for too long...
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@BelleStarr (39591)
• United States
23 Sep 16
lol Yes that is very true.
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@mom210 (6779)
• Atlanta, Georgia
22 Sep 16
Wow you are running at full speed, time to take a breath. hope things slow down a little for ya.
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@BelleStarr (39591)
• United States
23 Sep 16
Today was a relaxed day by comparison.
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@Shavkat (65096)
• Philippines
22 Sep 16
I always feel this way too. If I am so busy, I sometimes forget the time.
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@BelleStarr (39591)
• United States
23 Sep 16
I agree, we can get very involved in what we are doing.
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@Juliaacv (32370)
• Canada
23 Sep 16
I work 3 full time shifts a week and 2 half ones, and on the days that I am working all day I feel like you explain, and then if I'm busy on the weekends the next day off I will fall asleep at the drop of a hat. That was quite the busy day you had!
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@BelleStarr (39591)
• United States
24 Sep 16
Yes but probably not even the busiest this week, it has been one thing after another lol I certainly never get bored.
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@Juliaacv (32370)
• Canada
24 Sep 16
@BelleStarr I see that in a lot of retirees. My husband's eldest sister retired from the hospital about 9 years ago, it took 6 people to fill her shoes, so she was busy at work as she ran several departments, but since she's retired, I like to call her the road runner, because she's always emailing me on the fly. And it makes me so happy to know that because we work hard enough and long enough that should we be blessed to live to see retirement, then we should be able to go go go if that is what our heart desires.
@jstory07 (69145)
• Roseburg, Oregon
23 Sep 16
I had lots of days like that while I was raising my kids and working full time.
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@BelleStarr (39591)
• United States
24 Sep 16
Yes but this is my retirement lol So much for quiet times.
@SIMPLYD (81467)
• Philippines
23 Sep 16
Despite being busy at work , i would always come here to see what you guys are discussing . This is a breather to me when i get so busy at the office .
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@BelleStarr (39591)
• United States
24 Sep 16
I agree, this is our time to relax.
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@CoolPeace (1587)
• Miami, Florida
23 Sep 16
Sometimes I have been so busy and have to complete something and forget to eat.
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@BelleStarr (39591)
• United States
24 Sep 16
Yes I think that is something that has happened to all of us.
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@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
23 Sep 16
Days like that can be really exhausting. We have a lot we have to do this weekend and I know I will be so tired afterward.
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@BelleStarr (39591)
• United States
24 Sep 16
Funny thing is , I really wasn't tired, exhausted maybe in the afternoon when I caught the little power nap but the rest of the day was fine.
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@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
25 Sep 16
@BelleStarr It probably would have tired me out a lot. I guess I get tired so easily because 1) I am up so early in the morning and 2) when my RA or fibromyalgia acts up, it makes me tired.
@thelme55 (14944)
• Germany
23 Sep 16
You were indeed very busy. DonĀ“t forget to relax every now and then.
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@BelleStarr (39591)
• United States
24 Sep 16
I do really manage to a breather now and then.
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@thelme55 (14944)
• Germany
26 Sep 16
@BelleStarr that ishe good
@bunnybon7 (37156)
• Holiday, Florida
27 Sep 16
i need to get some sleep and stop worrying constantly about bills and my dog
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@BelleStarr (39591)
• United States
27 Sep 16
You sure do because not sleeping effects everything else and worry never fixed anything.
• Bangalore, India
23 Sep 16
Doesn't it feel accomplished when you end a busy day? I yearn for busy days all the time!
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@BelleStarr (39591)
• United States
24 Sep 16
Yes I do have a sense of accomplishment.
@silvermist (20085)
• India
23 Sep 16
@BelleStarr I sort of felt breathless just reading your post.You were BUSY.Hope you do get days when you can relax.
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@BelleStarr (39591)
• United States
23 Sep 16
I do have quieter days, maybe not a whole lot quieter but less running around.
@annierose (18023)
• Philippines
23 Sep 16
That is very true! By the way, are you enjoying your busyness? I have been busy lately too. November will be the busiest month in my department so I am trying to do everything in advance.
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@BelleStarr (39591)
• United States
24 Sep 16
I do enjoy being busy, I hate being bored.