Monday, March 8, 2010

So Overwhelmed and In A Funk

I feel like I'm drowning and barely able to keep my head above water. I feel so overwhelmed in every aspect of my life it's pathetic.

I have so much paper work to do at work it's unbelievable. I love teaching, but it's gotten so focused on data that I spend more time completing checklists and goal sheets that I barely have a second to actually plan a lesson. Report cards are due this week and I have parent teacher conferences the following week. I'm gonna have to bite the bullet and just stay one day after work to get some stuff done because it's so crazy that it gives me no end of stress even when I'm not at work.

Andy's on midnights so I get overwhelmed with housework. Laundry, bottle maintenance (which could be a post all on its own), straightening up, sweeping and mopping since Isabella loves to play on the floor) and dusting. Not to mention cooking, cleaning and dishes. I feel like I can't catch up and even if I manage to do half of that stuff, it just starts again the next week. I'm usually pretty good with it, but for some reason this week has been tough. I give all the credit in the world to women who don't have help or whose husbands are deployed.

I've just been in a funk for about a week and I can't snap out of it. I don't want to talk to people, but then I get lonely and it just makes it worse. I feel so isolated from my core group of friends. I haven't been on the message board I go to in a little bit either. I just feel like a turtle all pulled up inside it's shell.

Hopefully since the weather is getting nice again after a month of snow storms things will get better. Fresh air and sunshine always make me feel good. I just want to snap out of this funk. Thanks for indulging in this post.

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Stefani said...

I feel your pain!! I'm right there with you on the massive heaps of grading and conferences coming up - I just collected 85 book reports and I have 25 8th grade presentations this week. I feel like flunking them all since they don't seem to care about their grades anyway :( But I'll be curled up on the couch reading reports all week and fixing their grammar and spelling goofs.

Housework is just as rough for me too. My mom was in town this weekend so I didn't do my normal housework and now I'm behind on that too.

Hang in there and know that you aren't alone! ::hugs::

lady gray said...

i am not working, so i am at home and i STILL feel overwhelmed with all the housework. dh is working 12 hour days and the place is a wreck, and there are days where i don't want to see ANYBODY. i feel you.

i guess i am saying, even without a job and all the work that brings, i am still overwhelmed. you are trying to take on WAY more than i am, i am proud of you! don't worry about it when you "fall behind." just keep chugging along. take care of yourself and bella, and the rest will sort itself out.


Shell said...

We miss you too BTW. After you but the baby down open a bottle of wine and relax!! the dishes will be there tomorrow.

MsBabyPlan said...

Melissa, I can relate to your post so much.

For me the week went away too quick and there are so many things still to be done. I don't have problem at home - cleaning and stuff, I just let it be - because I don't have kids yet (but once they are here I can't neglect that), on the other hand I have some course works due in week eight and we are already in five and I haven't even started reading the questions. I feel overwhelmed, too.

But you know how I will cope? By swimming backstrocks, in this way the water will not touch my face. Sometimes is good to chill.

Have a soothing tea and lift up your feet even when you feel like the waters are overtaking you.

Please stop by.

Tammy said...

I hear ya sister! Some days I would love to stay in bed. Hang in there girl, it will get better. Just stopping by from SITs and wanted to say hi!

Mom of the Twinkies and Tot! said...

I am a teacher, too, and I totally know where you are coming from. I am so sick of the data and paperwork that there are days when I dread the job I use to live for! I've have learned (most recently when returning to work after having my 2nd & 3rd, twin girls) that what I don't get done in the normal work hours of a day will have to wait to tomorrow. I no longer bring work home or go on weekends to get things done. So many other people really underestimate how much us "summers off, holidays off, nights & weekends off" teacher really do!

Just try to take it one day at a time! I will feel so much better!

6feetover said...

I understand completely! I've been in a funk the past few days myself...or maybe it's already been a week. Ugh!

I just saw your comment on SITS right after reading a blog entry. I thought you may want to see it. It's written by Crystal. I interviewed her on my blog a few weeks ago. She talks about time management and being stressed, too. Sounds like we can all relate! Here's the link:

Hang in there!


Desi said...

I can totally relate. I do NOTHING during the week because I feel so overwhelmed. You aren't alone! I think its normal to go through periods of being overwhelmed and feeling "ok" this is just a rough patch and you'll get through it :)

Rsgrl said...

I know exactly how you feel, babe. It sucks trying to be Supermom/woman. You're doing an amazing job! We can't always be perfect, and that's what is so awesome about you - even when you're not "perfect" you are still YOU and that's why we love you!

P.S. You have 116 followers now...just sayin' :)

Mrs. Trophy Wife said...

We miss you!!!

Also, I'm a SAHM, and I'm overwelmed, so I can't even imagine how you feel sometimes. I hope that things start to fall in place and you feel a bit more settled.

Know we're thinking about you and that precious little girl!

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