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Finding time

We all have the problem of trying to find time for everything we have to do in our busy lives.
This week was a prime example of that, and the reason for the lack of ‘blogging’, which I try and do at least once a week. It’s also the reason for not writing as much as I’d like to this past seven days.
School starts next week for two of my teens. One is starting college and it’s a 4 hour drive away, which meant moving her down to her dad’s house for the start of school. That was a two day trip, which included school and clothes shopping for both girls. The youngest needed new uniform pieces for the school she attends, hence a separate shopping excursion for that.
Then it was the dentist-cleanings for both, and then orthodontist for the youngest.
Needless to say, it’s been hell week!
Everything I’ve done this week, or mostly everything has been for family members and not myself.
Then to top it off, my dad was rushed into the hospital because he fell and broke his hip. He layed on the floor all night unable to move and reach the phone, hence another family matter that weighed heavily on my mind.
Then there were the mishaps that felt like ‘Murphy’s Law’ was invading my life this week, and nothing could go right. The list is too long to even elaborate on so I won’t even bother.
Needless to say, not a decent blog this week, but a rant about how family always comes first. Even though I wish I had more time for myself this week, I know I wouldn’t have it any other way.


9 Responses

  1. Family always has to come first, Pat. As much as we love to get caught up in our own little worlds, the real world is a priority. I’m sorry to hear about your dad and your hell week. Hopefully things will settle for you this week. *hugs*

  2. Sorry to hear about your dad, that must have been really frightening for both of you.

    One week of hell is a short time considering how many weeks make up a year 😉 You’ll make up the time you lost this week sooner than later.

  3. Sorry things were so messed up this week. I hope next week goes better for you. Just remember that life is organized so you don’t have to make a complete choice between yourself and your family (or your friends or your…), but sometimes you have to choose one over the other in the short term.


  4. Thank you Danni, Angela and Seleste-you are all right. It is one week. It is family which does come first. There are many other weeks to devote to ‘my stuff’. I guess I feel a little guilty when I just can’t seem to do everything and there just aren’t enough hours in a day. Guess we all feel like that at times. I’m sure things will ease up once everyone is settled again. 🙂

  5. Much sympathy, with all of it but especially with your dad.

  6. Life is full of action and it always seems to collect together, its almost like theres a magnate or something. Hope the next few weeks are better for you.

  7. Life is full of action and it always seems to collect together, its almost like theres a magnet or something. Hope the next few weeks are better for you.

  8. Murphy’s law in action.

    If you didn’t put your family first under those circumstances, it would be hard to live with yourself. I hope that soon things will even out and you will have the time you need. Hope also that your dad makes a speedy recovery.



  9. Oh, I hear you! I keep trying to make life much more simple, but alas…

    Hang in there!

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