Friday, 14 June 2013
Finish the Sentence Friday: The hardest part about my day
This week's sentence to finish is:
The hardest part about my day is...
... to catch up on everything. I feel like I am trying to catch up the whole day, 24/7/365. I am catching up on chores, the laundry, cleaning, all things office-related (like insurance stuff, handling the mail or doing the tax declaration), driving to appointments with my son, and blogging. Yes, blogging, too.
As much as I got to enjoy blogging there is also a "dark side" to it. It sometimes gets overwhelming to squeeze it in between everything else piling up in my life. It is not only the writing. It is answering comments (which is something I love because I love comments), visiting all the other blogs I follow, commenting there, following posts that I am interested in, participating in blog hops (which I love, too), reading everyone's posts, commenting on them.... I sometimes just do not know when to do it.
I feel bad when I link up on a blog hop and I do not find the time to visit all the other blogs linking up with me. But it is just not possible to squeeze it all in. The weekends are always very busy because Sunny is home from kindergarten which means I rarely get some time alone while he is here. It also means that I am exhausted in the evenings and while blogging in a foreign language is really fun (and something I deliberately decided to do) it is also much more laborious what with the words you do not know and have to look up first or phrases you could shoot out in a second in your mother tongue but have to twist and turn in order for them to make sense in a foreign language. It just takes longer and more brain power from me; something I am not always capable anymore in the evenings. And as soon as the week starts again there is so much to do and to catch up with (again!) that getting to all the posts I missed is sometimes impossible. So please let me apologise if you feel that I neglect your blog. It is not at all my intention and I would love to read each and every blog post out there because I care for you.
I was not even sure if I should proceed linking up with FTSF because of what I wrote above. But since I really enjoy this blog hop I decided to link up again today.
Another hard part about my day is when Sunny has a bad night, so it is a hard part about my night really. At the moment he is in a phase (again; he has good and bad sleeping phases in regular intervals) where he sleeps badly every night and wakes up in the mornings between 4:30 and 5:00. Exhausting, I can tell you. You could also say that the hard part of the night makes the following day one hard part altogether. If that makes sense.
But in order to not come across as whiny and discontent please come back tomorrow for another round of the Ten Things of Thankful blog hop which started last week! You will then read what I am thankful for - no matter how hard my day is!
Thank you to Kate of Can I Get Another Bottle of Whine…, Janine of Janine’s Confessions of a Mommyaholic, Stephanie of Mommy, for Real and Dawn of Dawn's Disaster for hosting Finish the Sentence Friday!