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Things are not going well!

I'm not sleeping well these days.  My rooms are upside down.  Nitin is off school AGAIN with an upset stomach.  I slept in this morning and did not send the girls to school.  I've got to get to the boy's school before the last minute.  Oh how will I manage? 

I think I need a break!


  1. Gaelikaa,DO only what is important today,the rest can be done slowly.Cook a simple meal and get some sleep.Take help to tidy up from your 4 elfs.LOL

  2. most certainly do need a break...I've seen this coming for a while (in case you wonder how I do that...I have this knack of reading between lines...I'm good at it...and you are long overdue for a break!)

  3. Take a day off. The house will not fall down because of an untidy room. Only deal with Today's worries the rest might never happen, so why waste precious energy on them now.

    Big virtual Hugs & Lán grá


  4. Hmmm... If I could show up and help you out for a day or two I would!

  5. Declare a sicky day and watch a movie with the kids .... start again tomorrow.

  6. Do what you must and let the world sort itself out! I hope you feel better soon.

  7. I sympathize. I've been fighting a cold for a week or and have been grateful I don't have much that has to be done now. You do need a break! Take as much of one as you can. You'll recover a lot faster.

    We're all wishing you well.

  8. Oh no, sounds like a break is definitely needed.

  9. Gaelika
    Thanks for sharing your heart with me. I enjoyed this post and there are times the weather does affect my mood, but rainy days seem so calming and I love them!!! Take care my sister and praying you will feel better.

    Hugz Lorie

  10. Everyone needs tie to themselves - take a break!


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