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Friday, February 12, 2010

Dire Circumstances


I have been putting off writing this blog.

I haven't wanted to take credit for being a big fat loser and not writing or reading blogs lately.

But, I felt that I had to explain.


I am in dire circumstances these days....


The past three weeks, or so, I have been juggling two shows at my theatre. Doing tech rehearsals, programs, final costuming, etc., etc. for one show and starting blocking on the next show. I have also been continuing to teach voice lessons, doing my church job, having three birthdays in a row, trying to find time to keep the house clean, keep Aydan on track at school, do a few gigs, work on marketing for upcoming shows, etc. and make a meal once in awhile.

Add to this mix my hubby getting laid off work at the same time, and well...........need I say more?

Stress with a capital "S"!

I actually lost my voice last week----and it wasn't from too much singing---that's for sure. Nope, it was from the stress and lack of sleep. (Did I mention that I started having hot flashes again?-----ugh.)


Now, I knew that this was going to be a hard time for me. Yes, I was prepared for it. After all, I did it to myself-----its my theatre and my decisions for when shows are being put together----- but I realized that I HAD to do it, and there was no one else to carry it out....except me! Does that make sense to any of you out there?


So, again, I have to apologize. I absolutely ADORE reading so many of your blogs----you know who you are! You take me to another world, so I don't have to think about mine for a little while----for this I thank you all out there....but I know that I haven't been AT ALL good at reading OR writing for the past few weeks, and for this, I feel really bad.

I am determined to get through this. I love writing on my blog and would not give it up for the world. I have been doing this for over 4 years now, and look at this blog as a bit of cathartic medicine, in a way----I need it to get through....


I will get on track, I just know it. But, be patient with me and please don't leave me when I need all of you the most right now!


Much love,
Swanee.

21 comments:

Shauna said...

Oh sweetie! You take care of you! So sorry to hear about all this! Love and Hugs to you my friend!!!

Mrs. Organic said...

I am impressed by how much (and how well) you do. Hang in there, you have a break coming up and it will be so nice.

Kristina P. said...

Don't even worry about it! You hang in there.

The Stylish House said...

No worries, blogging should be a fun thing not a force march. You have a lot going on, catch up when you feel like it. Sorry about your hubby's job, this economy is the pits.
Hugs, Cathy

Christa Terry said...

I'll second what everyone else said! Take care of yourself first, then take care of your blog :-)

Carrot Jello said...

Well, I'm codependent no more, so it's all good.

jennie w. said...

So sorry about all the craziness. Hope it all settles down before you have a nervous breakdown!

Julie said...

Awww, sweet girl, you dont need to explain a thing. The people that love you and get sooo much from reading YOUR amazing blog, and all of your journeys and struggles and insirations will never leave. You are a mom and wife first, an artist second, a teacher, educator, inspire-er third, but each and every part is so valuable and lovely and makes you the beautiful swan that you are. I love you dear one...there...I got mushy. I dont even care! : ) I am sorry about all the stress...my husband was laid off for a while and it was very tough but we made it in the end. You will be in my prayers. ( And I know you'll come out singing) : ) xxxxxx

M-Cat said...

I am overwhelmed just THINKING of all that you do.

You'll be back writing when you can, and we'll be here waiting for you as always!

oxoxox

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Life comes first. Every time. I'll be thinking about you.

Isk8Jewel (~Julie~) said...

That's a lot on your plate. Hope things ease up for you soon. We'll be here when you have time for blogging again. :) I get the same way and I don't even have quite as much as you going on. Hang in there!

The Redhead Riter said...

Stress will give you all kinds of problems. Slow down!!!!

Happy Valentine's Day!
Come and view my note to you...
http://theredheadriter.blogspot.com/2010/02/i-spy-valentines-day.html

carma said...

I'm not going anywhere (tried that last week ;-) Please try and sneak a little time to yourself to decompress. You are running yourself ragged :-(

Suzanne said...

Four words: "A soak in the tub." Seriously, a little decompression is in order. You deserve a long, hot, relaxing bath. That's an impressive list you've been trying to keep up with. I honestly think blogging friends "get" the real life thing. We all go through periods of putting the blog(s) aside and focusing on more important things. As much as I enjoy blogging, it would be a sad thing if it took first place in my life. We'll still be here when things calm down in your life. In the meantime, go fill that tub! You're am amazing woman!

Renaissance Woman said...

You are dealing with a lot and no need to apologize for anything. Take care of yourself!

Karen said...

Keep your chin up, my friend!

You'll get through the craziness and everything will be great. And we'll still be here.

The Bakers said...

Hugs woman. Let's hang ril soon now ya hear?

carma said...

Just checking in and hoping you are doing OK :-)

Mommy Kennedy said...

Happy SITS Sharefest Saturday!

Sending you some luv!

Kristin said...

I hope things are going better and less hectic for you lady!

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

You amaze me. Totally. Have things calmed down? Did your husband get a job?

I don't know if I ever emailed you or not. My life was packed when you were in Utah. Sorry, if I didn't answer you. I hope you had a wonderful time.

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