Can you ever just be whelmed?

Feels like there is too much in my head right now, too much I need to do. I’m having trouble focussing, my mind keeps straying to all the other things waiting for my attention.

I have a 2000 word essay due next Saturday, and I’ve written less than 500 words of it.

I need to talk to somebody about possibly retiring from my position as creator on the Discworld MUD. I do enjoy it, but I just never seem to find the time for it these days.

I need to call a paediatrician and get Evelyn’s small anterior fontanelle checked out properly.

I’ve been thinking about seeking treatment of some sort for my arachnophobia. The things I do as a matter of course to avoid spiders, the things that automatically go through my head, can’t be normal.

I need to get some more driving practice in, possibly in the form of professional lessons again.

I was reminded yesterday that I’ll have to start thinking seriously about kindergartens and schools for the girls, especially Elspeth.

Then there’s dietary things. Aidan and I are both trying to be a bit more careful about what we eat, and he has to avoid lactose and I have to avoid gluten, and I have to get both girls fed nutritiously – one of them is only just starting solids, and the other is a fussy eater.

Sometimes I just want to hide in bed forever.


5 thoughts on “Can you ever just be whelmed?

  1. Melissa says:

    Huge hugs. I don’t know what else to say, just offer virtual hugs.

  2. Chris Cariou says:

    If it helps, it is perfectly normal — especially, I would think, for the mother. Nurturing is the true tough job. Men can handle the things that make more sense. Women can handle it all, but especially the things that make less sense.

  3. Marita says:

    oooh let me know if you find out something for the arachnophobia. I could do with some help there too.

  4. Awanthi Vardaraj says:

    I should think the MUD is the least of your problems there. Real life comes first, and real people come first, starting with you and your family. If driving lessons can wait until things are a little less stressful, obviously you could try shelving that for a little while. Anything that isn’t important and _absolutely essential_ can be postponed, and should be. Make things a little easier on yourself.

    I wish I could do more.

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