Tuesday, August 2, 2011

More Fried Brain Syndrome

I don't usually do this but Tess's post yesterday (the one about Fried Brain Syndrome) hit me with the need just HUG TESS. We are obviously true sister's of the heart because I'm dealing with this issue too. Seems there's too much to do and not enough time in which to do it. At the moment, I'm sprawled on my daughter's couch (in her brand new apartment) trying to come up with ways to avoid ever moving AGAIN. We've been moving her into her new place since last week and I ache in places I never knew I had. I hurt my right foot somehow and it's swollen and lumpy looking so, yes, I hobble now. My back is killing me and I spend most moments of my day scrambling from one place to another dealing with yet another detail involved with moving.

We've almost finished this chore...thank GOD and yesterday the final box was unpacked and hauled to the dumpster at her apartment complex. The weekend was insane with an explosion of moving vans and packed-to-the max trucks. Harried parents sweated their asses off in over 100 degree temps and I suspect that through it all there was some evidence of temper. Fortunately my daughter and I survived the ordeal with a minimum of 'snappishness'. I've found though, in the wake of this, that I just can't THINK. I know I have a gazillion and one things waiting for me at home and I'm already drastically behind but my brain just isn't fully functioning at the moment.

A few nights ago, I looked back on moves in the past. We've had a few but not an overload like others have had. Which were hardest? Moving kids...definitely. As a parent we want to make sure they have everything they need to help them be successful...whether it's in college or a new job. We know they are out in the world without US and there is a certain amount of worry with that too. Mainly it's harder because we are OLDER. Facing flight of stairs with all those heavy boxes is beyond torture  but we do it, don't we?

I'll be heading home in a few days knowing she is settled into the perfect place and ready to kick off her junior year in college. And me? I'm hoping to regain flexibility in my muscles and locate my brain. I hope it wasn't packed by mistake.

10 comments:

Cathy Keevill said...

You'll start to unwind soon. I promise. Plus, you'll feel better knowing your much adored child is well settled. Way to go Mom!

Harlie Reader said...

I see a bottle or two of ChocoVine in your future. You're a great mom and person.

Take a day of two when you get home to relax. You deserved it.

Tess MacKall said...

If you find your brain, see if it has seen mine, will ya? sighhhh

Taryn Elliott said...

*sigh*
Don't be too hard on yourself, things HAVE to settle eventually. ;)

Elece said...

Wow! Busy busy beaver you've been. You're right though. Once you know your baby girl is settled and has everything she needs, you'll be able to get yourself back on track.

I hope you find your brain. And Tess'.

Miss you around the Internet world! :0)))

Regina Carlysle said...

Moving has put me soooo far behind but I'm here now, several days late! Sorry about that. Yes, Cathy, I'm already beginning to unwind and the sore muscles are a thing of the past. All that's left now is a bit of 'weeping and sobbing' on my part. I miss her already.

Regina Carlysle said...

Harlie, there's a bottle or two of choco vine in the fridge and both have my name on it!

Regina Carlysle said...

I will Tess. We are both in the 'brain loss' mode, I think. If I find your brain I'll be sure and ship it off to you.

Regina Carlysle said...

Taryn, that's the way of life, I think. Wild moments of upheaval before calm finally (and thankfully) sets in.

Regina Carlysle said...

I've missed you too, Elece!!!! Being without the internet (and tv) was beyond strange for someone who lives at her computer. Hey, one good thing though, I finally figured out a bunch of stuff on my phone!!!!