April 23, 2010

Gi-gawk-squawks Are Wrestling Me to the Ground

Ever feel overwhelmed? Like you're treading water and all your seeming A#1 priorities—in the form of gigantic, awkward, squawking birds that peck and nip at each other—are standing on your shoulders, weighing you down and throwing you off balance? And your one saving grace is that you can touch the bottom with your tired, shriveled feet so your head is above water? Barely?

Lots of demands and changes at home and at work are inciting the gi-gawk-squawks on my shoulders to declare war. They're flipping me the proverbial bird and fighting over which one I should feed first, and I've been vacillating between them because the cacophony makes my spine twist in knots, which means I have been getting my share of migraines. And who doesn't love a good migraine? Oh, oh, oh! Count me in! Bastards . . .

All that to say, I'm packing, moving across town, traveling, work-work-working, and becoming a bona fide emptynexter over the next few weeks, so I am forced to take a very brief hiatus. I hope you don't all run off, as I'll have things posted and check in occasionally. Plus, it's only temporary, barely a blip on the radar screen of blogging, right?

Thanks for your support, and I'll see you in a few weeks.

50 comments:

Snappy Di said...

Moving? Just down the street? Smaller place? Don't forget to pack your computer.

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Linda in New Mexico said...

Will miss your bright and shining blogs but understand completely. Time away makes the blogs bigger.....ur something like that. (((hugs))) until next time. Damn those are some big squawky birds.

Kristina P. said...

Hang in there, and good luck!

Madame DeFarge said...

I don't know. I come back and you pop off. Hope all goes well with everything.

Homemaker Man said...

We'll miss ya. Good luck.

Eva Gallant said...

We'll be here when you're settled!

Anything Fits a Naked Man said...

Oh, what an exciting time for you! Good luck, take your time, and we'll see you when you get back!

Can't wait to hear all about it!!

Hilary said...

Understood. Don't let the stress get to you so much. Look after yourself and we'll be here when you get back.

TechnoBabe said...

I wish you luck with all the moving and working and pressure. See you soon.

daisyfae said...

good luck! see you on the flipside! wheee!

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

It's a wise choice to sign off for a bit. You'll have much to talk about when you return...and if you need a fix before your official return you can always make an unofficial visit!

powdergirl said...

Do what joo gotta do, we'll be right here : )

And I think you need a massage, where is that pool boy/sommelier that I sent you...?

ellen abbott said...

That has been my reality more times than I care to count. So go deal with it. And of course I'll be here when you venture back. where the hell else would I be?

steelxmagnolia said...

Take a deep breath. Shake the buzzards off your shoulders. And relax. We'll be here when you return. Cheers!

mac said...

Well, Yanno, I'll miss you.

But, you gots to do what you gots to do.
If it's Ok, I'll still stop by from time to time, because I think you're right pretty. Then when you come back, you'll write pretty.

See ya when we see ya :-)

I'm Jane said...

We'll miss ya...but we'll also be here when you get back...

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Are you me? Except for the whole empty nest (I'm in teen neediness angsty drama world).

But the whole too many demands, driving too far to work, working too much, not enough time for writing or blogging. Yeah.

Will be here when you skip over the blip puddle.

Sarah Lulu said...

Don't forget to breathe ... to do one nice simple thing for yourself even if it's lock the door on all the unpacked boxes and escape to the cinema.

only a movie said...

Good luck w/ the move... xo

Pat said...

Hang tough, girlie, good luck with everything, see ya when you get back.

Brian Miller said...

enjoy your break,,,though sounds like you will have your hands full...

Expat From Hell said...

Your seat is always open in the coffee shop of bloggers, FL. It is always nice when you are here, and you are always missed when you are not. Hurry back. EFH

Midlife Mama said...

Yup to the migraine. Yup to the squawky squawks or whatever. Yup to the moving. Yup to the empty nest. Hmmm I wish I could come over to your new place, bring a bottle of wine. :) We'll be here when you get back. Just don't be gone too long. Cuz we will miss you! :)

Eternally Distracted said...

I'll be waiting patiently...

*hands on hip*

*checking watch*

*sighing*

How much longer?!!!

Irish Gumbo said...

Get in the van, my dear...I told you we were heading in the same direction! Clear the CD cases off the passenger seat, we'll take turns picking the music to drown out those damn squawks :)

Peace,
IG

AirmanMom said...

looking forward to reading of this new chapter of your life!
don't forget to breathe!
~AM

bunny said...

miss your clever witty self already.

Were not going anywhere...

bunny

Bella said...

hey girl,

take care you, get yourself straightened up, and get your butt back here!

Nancy said...

Take you time - we all need to take a break now and then. Good luck with the move!

Those birds are fascinating!

Candice said...

Good luck with everything.

We will be here waiting for you when you get back.

mac said...

I know you're breaking, but I just stopped by to say Hi.


Hi :-)

Ivy and Haley said...

Good luck, have fun, be safe, and don't talk to strangers!

come visit me.
http://ivyandhaley.blogspot.com

Ivy

Jen said...

I'm pretty sure this is why Alfred Hitchcock made that movie about the birds.

I know how you feel, I can't seem to focus either. Get your stuff together, take a little break, and then come on back and tell us all about it. No pressure or anything.

Gropius said...

Hang in there. Overwhelmed has been the word of the day for me too. (For too many days.) Taking care of yourself: make it #1. Will look forward to your return.

creative kerfuffle said...

ditto what everyone else has said--you will be missed; i'm excited to read about your new adventure; and don't forget to take care of yourself : )

Tgoette said...

Good luck with the move! Maybe it will give you some funny stories to blog about later! Take care!

Jason, as himself said...

I will not run off. I like you too much. Good luck with everything!

Stepping said...

Naw....I won't run off. Been there and done that. Take care and we will see you back soon.

Red Hamster said...

Your bright and cheerful and fully blossoming "I'll be right back" flower is symbolic, isn't it? You'll be back and blossoming, I'm sure.

Michelle Wells Grant said...

Aw hell, take the hiatus. That'll make me feel better as I haven't blogged for about 6 weeks. I bit of a drop-out, I'm afraid.

I hope you get everything squared away and that things settle down. Please let me know if I can help you with anything.

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Best of luck with the move. Can't wait to see your place. I think you are going to like it.

Debbie said...

Came by to check on you. I hope everything is going OK.

blognut said...

I suppose we can hang in and wait for you. Good luck with everything.

Kissy Lovestuff said...

I keep checking...

Suzy said...

All right, the 2 weeks is up. Shake a leg, kiddo.

The Empress said...

Why'd you have to go when I just found you?? Oh, wait, you told us that.

We'll miss you . Please let us know how you do.

And enjoy Mother's Day!

Dayngr | Dayngrous Discourse said...

I just got her and you're leaving me already. Some people I tell ya.

injaynesworld said...

We'll be here when you've sorted it all out. Take care...

carma said...

Take it slow....can't wait to see what you end up doing once you are an emptynexter!

Mrsblogalot said...

We'll be here! Remember to take some time to play in the cardboard boxes. (-: