LOL! Do you remember that commercial from long ago? A bubble bath and quiet time and the woman in the commercial was happy? I need a bit more than a bubble bath to soothe me lately. How about you? Are you feeling stressed more than usual? Or am I the only one???
Because a bubble bath isn’t enough for me these days. Not even if I added a big ol’ glass of wine to the scenario. Nope. I’m raising the white flag of surrender. I’m overwhelmed. I’ve had enough of cranky people, political unrest, fear of getting Covid, cooking, cleaning, being a single parent and feeling alone, yet having everything on my shoulders and being responsible for it all.
I’m crying ‘UNCLE’! Isn’t that what we used to say when someone kept tickling us beyond what we could handle? I give up. I’m so tired every night. Mentally, physically, emotionally. But then when I finally crawl into my bed, it takes me awhile to fall asleep which is fine because I read a few pages from my kindle. But lately, I’ve been having crazy dreams – like strange ones that make no sense. I wake up in the middle of the night only to wonder where in the world am I and once I realize I’m safe in my bed, in my home with the kids upstairs asleep, I go back to sleep only to have another dream wake me up later. And on and on it goes.
It’s like being on one of those wild rides that make you dizzy and you’re begging the guy to stop it because you want to get off, but everyone else is on the ride so he won’t.
Am I the only one feeling this way?
I was talking with friends who are feeling similarly, but it doesn’t seem as if they are in as deep as me with wanting to bail on this adulting. Not that I want to check out completely, but I’d love a respite somehow.
I’d love someone else to take the wheel and drive while I just watch the world go by and listen to some good tunes with the wind in my hair taking all of my cares and woes away for awhile.
Doesn’t that sound wonderful?
Because being divorced, scrambling for financial stability and dealing with all the complications of Covid is difficult. Parenting hasn’t been too easy lately either which is annoying me and adding to my stress level.
How are you doing these days?