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That certain point

I don’t know about you, but I always seem to reach that certain point in the Holiday season when I’m tapped out – exhausted mentally, emotionally, physically – from all the demands, all the to-do’s, all the parties, shopping, planning, prep. I live on the verge of tears alternating with angry outbursts for a couple of days, and then it all comes back together again.

I reached that certain point this morning. The kids still have one more day of school after today. The older two are smack in the middle of first semester finals. They’re tired, overwhelmed, cranky, not so nice all the time. Little Man is feeling the stress of an upcoming change in routine. Big Man still needs to go to the mall to do his shopping, but I can’t find it in me to actually take him. My shopping is done, but the wrapping is only about halfway finished. Yet all I want to do is sit on the couch with my coffee, watching random, mindless tv.

Anyone else get in this funk every year? What do you do to pull yourself back up?


13 thoughts on “That certain point

  1. Oh my gosh. That was me this morning. I could have taken a nap. I ate lunch at 10:30am. I sat on the couch like a lazy bum and watched The Today Show while Mary played. I could have stayed there all day!

  2. I’m a stresser by nature too, but I’ve learned to breath and reflect. Will anybody be harmed or will the event be ruined if a meal is late, or I forget the cranberry sauce, or if I buy the wrong color shirt. Not likely. Learn to enjoy. Now as long as family and friends are safe and we can spend time together I try and go with the flow more.

  3. Oh yes. I do. Not every year, but fersure this year and 2013. “I’ve hit a wall” is exactly what I said to The Mister last night. For me I think it was time lost to being sick. Now I’m feeling so much better, and it’s just SO busy! The girls will be done with school today, but there are still social events this week, and I cannot wait to get off work Friday. We are all so ready to relax and celebrate our time together. Hang in there with me.

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