Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Fatigue and More Fatigue

This is how I feel these days:


August was a busy month. In addition to helping my daughter get ready to leave for university this week (It’s unbelievable how many things she needs to take with her. I’ve done more shopping in one month than I’ve done in the past five years), I also tackled many small jobs and a lot of decluttering. Be gone, crap, be gone.

And there is still so much to do...


Now that September has arrived, the most amazing man in the world will take three weeks off from work and we’ll tackle the big jobs together. The house should be up for sale at the end of the month. Then there’s house hunting...packing...moving...work to be done in the other home...oof...

I'm headed towards this:


So...what's up with you?

45 comments:

  1. I don't know what's wrong with me I find it harder and harder to blog, I see no inspiration in my photos, I just don't know what's wrong with me, i can't seem to hold on even on my favourites....I feel lost

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    1. Loraine I just went through that, I was "off" for about 6 weeks. I tried to posts and comments on the one I followed but it was not "natural' my heart was not in it. So I took a whole week vacation from blogs, didn't read, didn't post, didn't even think about posting. I'm back now, fully there, Did I do a burn-out or more appropriately a blog-out, I don't know, but I know that once in a while, resting is the best solution even from things we enjoy.

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    2. Richard is right, Lorraine! Perhaps a break will help. Blog burnout happens to everyone. Also, like I wrote on your post today, autumn is coming with its shorter days and that really weighs us down. I hope you feel better soon, girl!

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  2. You certainly have a full plate. I'm still trying to get in the swing of school being back in session and trying to find my rhythm.

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    1. I'm hoping this plate empties quickly :) It'll be nice when things slow down.

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  3. These pics make me laugh. I always love that you bring smiles to us <3
    You have SO much going on. But doesn't it feel amazing when we get all those little and big things done?
    I hope you get to enjoy the house hunting and making a new place feel like home :) I can't wait to read about it :D
    Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Beate

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    1. It does feel amazing when all those jobs get done! I can't wait till this is all over. Sure it'll be exhausting, but the end result is worth it.

      Thanks for dropping by, Beate! Hugs to you, too :)

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  4. At the end (NOT the one that you walk toward the light), it will be sooooo worth it!

    When I de-cluttered, I used to pile of my crap by the road with a sign "free", I would return to add more crap and the pile would be gone (MAGIC) even the 'free' sign was gone... so it is true a person crap is someone else... crap now! LOL

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    1. I totally agree! It will definitely be worth it. We've given away a lot of things over the years and now that we're downsizing, it'll be the MEGA load giveaway. I'm very excited about that. I'm a minimalist, so I get a thrill out of getting rid of crap.

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  5. So much change all at once! Be sure to take some time to pamper yourself a bit so it's not all work, work, work.

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    1. You bet, Debra! 'Cause all work and no play... Not a good thing!

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  6. PHEW! Tired just reading this, Martha!
    Debra is correct.....don't forget about YOU. Stop and pause, breathe and then proceed. Now LISTEN to your elder!! lol

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    1. Hahahaha... Okay, Jim. I will listen to my elder :)

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  7. a new home on the HORIZON!!!!

    AYE YAY!!!

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    1. Yes, and a much smaller one at that. It will require less work, which will free up more time for things we enjoy doing. Win-win!

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  8. Lots going on at your place Martha! It is a poignant time of year with the kids moving off.

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    1. Indeed, Christine. It is busy around the entire country right now!

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  9. You have been a busy beaver!! hahaha!
    Wish you all the luck in selling and buying...not an easy task!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Not easy at all. It's the timing. If we manage to sell our house and find another we like at the same time, it'll be a miracle!

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  10. I felt tired reading about everything that you have going on at the moment. All the very best with the move. Here's hoping you get to rest very soon!

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    1. Thanks, Sarah! I hope it all works out well. We will certainly do our best.

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  11. You've got a lot on your plate BUT just think, by Christmas you may be tucked into your new home and that is super duper exciting. Keep plowing through, Martha.

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    1. Yes yes yes! That is my wish. I certainly hope it works out that way. It would be a dream. By Christmas...my gosh...I hope so.

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  12. Greetings, hang in there and best wishes!

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  13. Make sure you do allow yourself a little bit of time to play :) It can be so overwhelming but its nice to know that there will be eventually an end in sight and then you'll be enjoying your new home :) On the plus side, the house my hubby is selling is in escrow and should close any day :)

    betty

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    1. That is very good news on your end! I hope things go smoothly with our home sale. And I also hope we find another home that we both love. Fingers crossed!

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  14. Martha
    Yes a tiring but exciting time ... hang on in there !

    All your blog followers will send loads of positive thoughts your way to help out.
    If all else fails, I've always got a nice bottle of wine chilling ... I'll pour you a glass to relax at the end of a busy day.

    As Ivy said just think by Christmas you could be in your new place.

    Take Care

    All the best Jan

    PS Good luck to your daughter as she starts at Uni.

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    1. Thanks, Jan! For all the good wishes, and for being generous in sharing that chilled wine :) It will go down very smoothly, especially after a hard day's work!

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  15. I had my dog almost give up on walking once. I think it was the day she realized she was old.

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  16. Busy indeed . The humidity is getting me down as I love to be out side . Hope the selling and moving go smoothly for you . Thanks for sharing . cute pics I feel like that some days to dog gone tired !

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    1. We've had the same problem with humidity around here. I'm really looking forward to cooler days. Those are the best! Thanks for all the good wishes. I really do hope it all goes smoothly.

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  17. Now I know why I've never moved. I'll bet you're having second thoughts.

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    1. No second thoughts here! Not with this move. When we're done, we will have gotten rid of at least half the things here and moved into a much smaller space, which will be easy to maintain.It's tiring in the meantime but the end result is well worth it.

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  18. Just got back from spending the day building on a Habitat house, so I know just how these critters feel.

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  19. For girls...there is never enough bag for all the necessary necessities :) I understand why your daughter had so much to bring. And I guesd I can imagine how tired you are after all you recent activities.

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  20. Feeling better not quite up to standard, but better, have a great day Girl! and Thank you very much for what you said Richard, it helps :)

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    1. I'm glad to hear that you're feeling a little better. I hope you continue to do so. Have a wonderful day, girl!

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  21. I feel like everyone of the animals at times. Just thinking about what needs to be done on top of what you're already doing is tiring.

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    1. Sometimes things get a little overwhelming. I just remind myself that "this too will come to an end" :)

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