Sunday, December 7, 2008

Amber Alert

Sorry I've been MIA. I kind of hit a wall recently and had to shut down for a while. Aside from the holidays (and the family...oye, the family) and the daily stress of being responsible for 6 little lives, I've had some other personal issues at play. And like any wife and mother, I became the pack-mule for all of it until I woke up one day with such anxiety, that I was having chest pains. Anyway, I'm taking a break from all of the non-necessary things in life and re-evaluating what I can reasonably handle without having to live on sedatives to cope. Kidding, kidding. Mostly.

I hope to be back to posting regularly as soon as I can hack it again. Thanks for all of the emails and shout outs, it helps to know that you are thinking of me.


13 comments:

C. Beth said...

Good for you, for reevaluating. I hope you'll be able to find a good balance. We miss you--but more importantly than writing down the things your kids say, is being truly present for them.

Tiffany said...

I'm sorry that things have been feeling out of sorts for you. I know the feeling so i just wanted to tell you that I hope things in your world become 'right' again!

Sarah said...

Take your time! Sometimes you really need to put yourself first. And obviously you and family come first. Its soon a new year which usually means a new beginning - hang in there

Trace said...

Hang in there, Caroline!

Lyndsay said...

Hang in there is right. Take the time you need ... I am sure we will all be here waiting when you are back.

Hugs!

Sandi said...

Hope your feeling better soon. Take some time for yourself - you certainly deserve it.

Bri said...

Big hugs! Holiday stress is enough to put anyone over the edge let alone adding in the added chaos of the kids and just other day to day things. Keep your chin up (and I'll try to do the same)!

Ginger said...

I started the thread on BBC looking for you. I hope everything gets better and you'll soon be blogging again. Love your blog!!!

Kristi said...

Hey, Caroline! You've got yourself a FULL plate and I can imagine it's taken a toll. I hope you're able to take the reprieve you need and find a balance that works well for you and your family. Don't put too much pressure on yourself, and try to find some time for just you...and maybe squeeze Curt in there, too! ;) I'll miss reading your blog, but your kids need you healthy and present for them more than I need the anecdotal laughter you provide me. Well, maybe! :)

Take care!

stacief said...

Take care of yourself, Caroline. I hope you are feeling better soon. The holidays are supposed to be fun, right?!

Anna said...

Man, I know what you mean, just take it one day at a time and try not to get overwhelmed! It's hard but I'm sure you can do it!
Looking forward to your future posts!

Wilwarin said...

i wanted to tell you how much i loved your blog. i seriously sat at my computer from 9:30 to 2:34 just reading them all. I love your family and you are such a good writer. I especially love the 'facepalm'. I also love the brettisms. you have a pretty special family and thankyou for sharing them.
love lots

Elaine (txmommatobe) said...

So glad you're taking a break (even though we all miss you, of course!) I think lots of us are at that same point.... time to take a breath!
Hope all is well and wishing you happy holidays!