A Mish Mash of Thoughts

by Ginger on November 16, 2012

in Day in the Life

I think everything has caught up to me.

The last two days, I’ve practically fallen asleep at my desk around noon, revived only by walks around the office. I feel that kind of weariness that isn’t so much about yawning as it is that moving at all requires extraordinary energy. I’m tired is what I’m saying.

After last weekend, and then the long travel days, and then the kiddo who is sick and keeps waking up at night, and then some craziness at work, plus trying to plan for NEXT week’s time off/holiday, I’m not exactly surprised by this turn of events. I’m hoping that I’ll get the chance to do some resting this weekend in between the running around that inevitably happens on a weekend, to try and get me so I can stay functioning past 11 a.m.

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Work has gotten…crazy. To say the least. I have no fewer than 5 major projects (and this isn’t even the individual books I’m working on!) that are all landing at the same time, and it’s kind of kicking my tail. I realized I am not NEARLY organized enough for what I need to get accomplished the next 4 months, so I’m trying to figure out how to handle all the various calendars, to-do lists, due dates, and launch dates without losing my mind. I’m trying electronic ways and paper ways and whiteboard ways and any way at all that might help. I’m…not sure any of them will help. I’m pretty good at multitasking and keeping lots of things in motion (when you’re currently working with 3 different timelines at a time, as you often are in publishing, you have to figure that out. I’m currently working on stuff for the rest of 2012, for the beginning of 2013, and for the end of 2013. In another month or so, we’ll start working on stuff for 2014. No wonder I never know what day it is.), but it’s getting harder and harder to manage. I’m open to any flashes of brilliance you guys might have.

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So Jackson has been sick–I’m about 99% sure it’s croup, with that gawdawful barking–and it’s adorably pathetic. He’s in pretty good spirits, but he sounds like hell. I think I said on Twitter the other day that it’s like a cross between Harvey Fierstien and a bullfrog. But with this really cute 3 year old’s high pitched voice in there too somehow. Like I said, adorably pathetic.

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I have been…lax, to say the least, about getting back on the diet & fitness bandwagon post-vacation. In that I haven’t.

I think it’s contributing to why I’m so tired, of course, but I’m finding it incredibly hard to acknowledge that and push past it to actually get back to it. I’m hoping some time in the daylight this weekend will help me with the working out piece, because yes, yes, yes, after 1.5 months, I officially do feel kinda crappy when I don’t work out some. (Who AM I?). The diet part, well, I think now that it’s more soup weather, that might help me a little (at least until Thanksgiving when I shall gorge myself on stuffing. Mmmmmm, stuffing). However it happens, I really need it to happen soon. I’m starting to feel crappy. Self, get on that, k?

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I want to start dealing with Christmas gifts, but I’m being hampered by one itty bitty detail.

I cannot seem to think of gifts…at all. Puts a damper on things.

I have an idea for N.C., and one for my dad, but…that’s about it. No ideas for Jackson or any of the rest of my family. I don’t even know what *I* want (even though N.C. keeps asking me). And thus we come to the way that Christmas shopping always gets me in the end–when my brain decides to forget every single thing I’ve seen over the last year that I’d like or think someone else would like. (I actually started a list at some point this year…and have completely forgotten where I put it. So…that’s helpful).

What do YOU want this year, if you do gifts? Maybe your ideas will spawn some for me…

Charleen November 16, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Ugh, it is a terrible cycle. I know that I feel better overall when I eat well and exercise regularly (not even strenuously, just regularly). But when I’m feeling like crap it’s hard to find the motivation to do it. Even though I KNOW intellectually that it’s what I need.

Christine @ Love, Life, Surf November 16, 2012 at 9:08 pm

I feel like lots of people are in this vicious cycle right now. Maybe there’s just something going on in the universe? Everything has definitely started to catch up with me and I cannot believe that the holidays are coming up. I feel like I need a pause and a reset button. I hope Jackson feels better. Croup is no fun. As for gifts, I’m at an absolute loss this year too.

Single Mom in the South November 17, 2012 at 5:16 am

With you on a lot of this… work kicking my tail…not being on the fitness/diet bandwagon (stupid time change!) … haven’t even started thinking about Christmas yet!

I’m hoping to have time to reorganize over the break.

Elizabeth November 17, 2012 at 1:35 pm

I feel like Christmas shopping and wishing gets harder every year for some reason. My siblings are grown ups now (whaaaa??) so I don’t really know what they do or don’t have.

I really want a nice purse with decent pockets for diapers/snacks. I got an adorable camera bag/purse last Christmas that
s doubled really, really well for a diaper bag and it still gets compliments, but it’s getting pretty beat up.

Hope November 23, 2012 at 5:20 pm

I feel a bit like you. :\ My baby doesn’t fall asleep until 10pm or so and I have to get up at 5am for work. Which means that I can get 7 hours of sleep at the most. And she usually doesn’t fall asleep on time. And she’s been waking up closer to 4 or 4:15 wanting to be fed. My eyes are… rather puffy.

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