Thursday, May 27, 2010

Shhh! Mommy is hiding!

You ever have one of those days when you want to sneak off for a minute or two to just escape? I feel stretched to my limits today. There is a lot on my plate all of a sudden. Today, Jillian found me sitting on my bed trying to squeeze in a couple of Emily Dickinson gems into my overwhelmed head. That was a wonderful two minutes!! A bit of poetry can soothe the most harried soul.

Hoping to visit you all very soon.

29 comments:

Vicky said...

Yes, and with summer coming I am prepared for many more of those moments to come!! Emily Dickinson sounds like the perfect prescription :)

WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF POETRY: said...

Those few moments can work wonders.

Take care.
Yvonne.

Diane said...

Hope you find a little mommy time alone!!! :O)

WordsPoeticallyWorth said...

ANDREW is finding pleasure in his to her treasure
And is woohing ensuing grooming consuming leisure
And is dew ALL things nice AS WELL sacrifice
Without duress cess to digest and incest mess!

MI come around is harder and bigger AND I WILL use the maxiMUM AND I LOVE MI SON to disspose AND disspose AND compose prose nose hither,ect. Love Andrew.

Joanne said...

Hm, hiding from the blogs too ;)

Enjoy your quiet time, sometimes we have to take it when we can get it!

Susan Fobes said...

I'm feeling the same-working throuh my lunch hour, being the taxi cab and short order cook when I get home, then spending anotber hour and a half doing more work, now my son is telling me a long story... Can I hide too?

WordsPoeticallyWorth said...

U know AND I had sum painful skips to the dentist
And MI two front teeth were taken out of sight
Offended their military insight might
And the drill was to instill future frill from innocent SIS!

AN enigma I know! LOVE ANDREW.

Gerri said...

Kelly, I know what you mean...the last two days, I have come home and given myself a nap. I have been a lot nicer too. ;)

Hyacynth said...

Everysingleday. I want that quiet, alone time every day. I need it. Or I go nuts. And when I need it most, I find myself in the poetry of the Psalms.

T Rex Mom said...

I totally hear you!

I used to think that I could hide in the bathroom but even the dog finds me in there and demands to be petted.

Trudy said...

Glad you got your few moments anyway, I hope things are looking brighter for you tomorrow!

Hugs,
Trudy

Teri said...

Boy, do I remember those days when the kids were smaller and I just couldn't seem to sneak away for a brief moment. I mean, I would try to quickly go to the bathroom and the kids would always find me. "Mom!!!!"

Heck, I still get that bathroom interrupting thing now. Sigh. Hang in there, girl.

Michelle said...

Ahhh yes, why yes, yes, I have. I totally get it :) Here's hoping you get some quiet just for yourself soon!

Owning the Words said...

Yes I can relate. I have MANY days like that. Poetry, writing, reading is a good escape even if it's only for a few minutes.

WordsPoeticallyWorth said...

Off to talk the chat up walk
So bare in mind find hind
And hope to feel grope
Of varying scope!

LOVE LOVE ANDREW. Going for a nice walk for the day with glee friend, truth.z

glnroz said...

hiding?,,,8,,9,,10,,,come where ever you are.. ready or not.. lol

Angela said...

I try to force myself to get that time in to myself every week. It has not always been easy, but I find when I do, I am overall happier. And you know what they say when mama ain't happy...

Glad you got in a few moments to yourself, however brief. Hopefully you'll be able to get some much deserved time soon. :)

Dani said...

Oh yes! I definitely have days like this! I hide in the bathroom, usually. But sadly I can only do that if my husband is home - so if it's earlier I usually turn on the tv onto pbs or something and get on the computer awhile while the kids are preoccupied for a bit. Or I sit in the playroom amongst their chaos and tune them out with a book. :)

Valerie said...

A stolen minute is worth more than a half hour of chores.

Analisa said...

The bathroom has always been the hiding place for me. Even when I worked and felt overwhelmed I would go to the ladies room and just close the door, have a few moments to get myself together and pray. It helps, Lord it helps. :)

Mandy's Life After 30 said...

I'm sorry that you're so overloaded! I hope things settle down for you soon. You're so wonderful and I've been thinking about you lately! Hugs and I hope you have a great holiday weekend, one filled with more poetry and quiet moments! Cheers my friend!

bel said...

I miss quiet time. Nobody naps anymore. sigh...

sol said...

the one advantage to divorce...days/weekends at daddy's house...perfect "me" time. took getting used to, but now i realize its those little moments to your self that are detrimental to sanity and good parenting. hope you find more minutes to yourself this summer and always.
xoxo

Judith Ellis said...

What a beautiful ending line, Kelly, and so very true. Please plan some time alone. Everybody needs this and you so deserve it, dear mom.

Judith Ellis said...

By the way, my mom, as you know, raised 12 children alone and she always took out time for herself. It's amazing she did it in a way that we never felt as if she didn't want us around, but we had enough respect not to intrude when she was writing, reading or praying. Children understand this if moms will teach them with both kindness and reverence with not only what they say but how they say it and what they do. All the very best, dear sweet mom.

Jenners said...

"You ever have one of those days when you want to sneak off for a minute or two to just escape?" Ummm...yeah. Every single day!

Hope you get a little more than two minutes.

He & Me + 3 said...

I love those stolen moments of quiet. Emily Dickinson is the best.

Mon said...

thanks for the reminder to whip out poetry when it's only 2 minutes.

Becca said...

Oh, yes! I might have even locked myself in the bathroom for quite some time!