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   Posted 4/7/2009 2:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I swear I have that "Super Woman" complex going on.  I get it in my head that I can do anything and start setting absurd goals for myself....my latest one? School.  Now not only am I working 40+ hours a week, but I am also going to school 2 nights a week.  I am still trying to get my associates degree, and I have a ways to go.  On top of that school started this week, the same week that we are leaving for a retreat.  So here is my schedule this week, or at least what I have set myself up for...
Monday - Work from 8-5, School from 6-8, pick hubby up at 10 from work
Tuesday - Work 8-5, School from 5:30-8:30, pick hubby up at 10 from work
Wednesday - Make promised cake and cupcakes for retreat, pack clothes, bedding, meds, supplies, etc., clean house, get birds and cat set for being gone.
Thursday - Give neighbor key to feed birds and cat, pack everything into the car, leave around 10 for a 6 hour drive
Friday - Sunday at retreat, coming home Sunday
Monday - Unpack everything, go to first physical therapy appointment (yeah, that was intelligent), school from 6-8
Oh and to top it off a friend of ours from CT is coming in to go to the retreat with us, but she is having issues with flights.  She works for the airlines so she flies standby for free.  Problem is all the flights into the airport that is 10 minutes from our house are booked which means we may be driving 2-3 hours each way to pick her up at a different airport tonight.
Seriously?  Not sure what kind of shape I will be in by next week, but if you all don't hear from me for a little while now you know why LOL!
Ember aka Jamie
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   Posted 4/7/2009 2:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi EmberKitty
I too am a type A person. It is soo hard to let go of that - it's ingrained in a person, I think. I have been diagnosed since '95 and that is one I am still working on and probably always will be. I also think about all I have to do when I have something big going on in my life and I about drive myself crazy. There are some people who can just say, "I will just get done what I can and the rest will keep!" I am jealous if them!

Please try to have a good time this weekend and relax, afterall isn't that what Retreats are for?!
take care, drowsy
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For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
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   Posted 4/7/2009 3:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow, thats alot and I complain having to drive back and forth to pick up my daughter and husband all day. I don't work, or go to school and am totally wiped out if I do any kind of flying or driving. Good for you. I hope you have a blast!
Fibromyalgia, Hashimoto Thyroid disease, Chronic pain.
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   Posted 4/8/2009 4:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Good Lord woman.. You need to learn one simple word.. it was one of the first words most babies say...
LOL.. I know because I have the same problem!!!!
Good luck & enjoy the retreat as much as you can. I know they can be jam packed, but usually there's lots of fun stuff to do!!
Take care and gentle hugs,
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   Posted 4/8/2009 8:15 AM (GMT -7)   

Jeesh Jamie, I am tired just reading your post and all that you are doing!!! Is this a relaxing retreat?


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   Posted 4/8/2009 8:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Yeah, you must be insane. :-)

I find full time work and squeezing in a little exercise everyday is exhausting enough.

I do hope your retreat is a blast!

Be safe.

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   Posted 4/8/2009 11:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh my you do have a busy schedule.. I can sort of relate.
Today Clean house, grocery shop. Hopefully make dinner
Thurs clean house go yo hubbys open house at his work. Go to teachers funeral
Friday Clean own house pack for vacation, get dogs ready for there babysitter, Make dinner for 5 and by 6 have car packed and ready pull out no later than 6 for 11 hour drive...SCreammmm.. I think we are nuts.. If I had to add school in there with all that home work it would put me over the edge

I will not be back until next saturday so I hope yall dont miss me to much

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   Posted 4/8/2009 10:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Jamie,
You can do school, but you will have to stop doing some things. What can you say no to? Maybe it can be no more volunteering to make cupcakes for retreat or seeing if hubby can carpool home sometimes or getting some help with the housework. I hope you are actually resting at the retreat.
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