Saturday, June 18, 2011

Too much swirling inside my head


This week my mind feels overloaded. So much is going on in my life and there's lots of things that I'm thinking about, so this post is my brain dump to get it all out. There are also three things at the bottom of this post that I want to share which I came across this week. Feel free to steal them and share the love (I have)

1) Three short weeks until my grandson makes his arrival (or sooner). So very excited and trying to restrain myself from buying every 'cute and adorable' thing I see.

2) Work is flat out, from nothing to do, to doing the work of three people at the moment while we're trying to recruit for these positions. I won't move into my new role until we can find someone to replace me in the current role. I have a meeting with a potential candidate next week so fingers crossed. Work is so crazy at the moment that I'm filling A4 pages of tasks every day to ensure that I don't forget to do everything. If it's not written down I worry that it will get lost in the swirling mess in my head.

4) I'm currently putting together a quiz night for the Social Club at work. At my old job I restructured and ran the social club with the help of some fantastic people. Our social club activities and the members were legendary. Now they want me to work my magic at the new workplace and create the same sort of social club. It's just not the same though and I'm not sure how to politely back out of it. I gallantly offered to do the quiz night several months ago when I was bored out of my brain with no work to do. How fitting that it's coming up now when I don't have time to scratch myself.

5) Everyone seems to be having birthdays at the moment - fancy dress birthday party last week, another 40th tonight and then another one in a couple of weeks. Plus youngest MM's and nephew's birthdays in July. Argh, so not in the party mode at the moment.

So you can see why my mind is a mess of swirling work tasks, quiz questions, blog posts and baby thoughts along with all the normal rubbish that fills my head. The thing is I love having heaps going on because it makes life interesting.

Share # 1 A Friend That's Always There
Sourced from The Friendship Page

If I could catch a rainbow I would do it just for you
And share with you it's beauty on the days you're feeling blue
If I could build a mountain you could call your very own
A place to find serenity. A place to be alone...........
If I could take your troubles I would toss them in the sea
But all these things I'm finding are impossible for me
I cannot build a mountain or catch a rainbow fair
But let me be what I know best. A friend that's always there.

Share # 2 There comes a point in your life when you realise:

Who matters,
Who never did,
Who won't anymore...
And who always will.
So, don't worry about people from your past,
because there's a reason why they didn't make it to your future.

Share # 3 Hugs keep us alive
Thank you Ticklebear for allowing me to steal this one. I love this pic, it reminds me of the warm feeling you get on the inside when someone gives you a hug. Hugs fix a multitude of things and cost us nothing.

Hug and be happy everyone - hope you all have a great week.

Cheers, Fi

'Friends are a very rare jewel, indeed. They make you smile and encourage you to succeed. They lend an ear, they share a word of praise, and they always want to open their heart to us.' ~ Adam Hart

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  1. I know just what you mean about the swirling in your head - it's been happening to me a lot recently with so much to think about and do.

  2. I love that share no.2.

    I hate that swirling feeling, but it does pass.

  3. I hear you loudly, clearly. Life has a way of living us right down to the nub.

    Try not to over-hug the new baby, though; they're pretty fragile.

  4. And when under stress, or not...



  5. WOW that does sound like your mind is swirling...Hope it slows down some for ya! :) (Found your blog from Six Word Saturday)

  6. Hi Fi ~~ That rhymes with WiFi!

    ((((HUGS)))) to you, Fi. I like your "Hugs keep us alive" poster. :)

    Happy 6WS -- My second fave from your post is "But let me be what I know best. A friend that's always there." I try to live that one every day.
    Thank you for being at my post and for your nice comment.

    I'm glad you write things down too! Doing that gives your swirling ground head a break.

  7. Quick get out of the dryer or are you in the washer? lol ....ha ha..hoping you have an exciting weekend!

  8. Swirling is not good for your head but sounds like you are one busy, busy lady! Hope things will settle down soon for you!

  9. Suffering brain overload right along with you this week. Hope things settle down for you. Have a great weekend!

  10. I think everyone else has already said what needs to be said...breathing is good...

  11. welcome to my club!!
    don't you wish there would be an "off" switch, with a timer of course!!
    i know i do!!!
    enjoy your time!!
    it does sound exciting.

    HUGZ !!!!!

  12. Yes if there isn't much swirling in your head, life will be too boring. Congratulations on being a grandma soon and thanks for sharing these wonderful thoughts.

  13. Great Six Word Saturday! I know what you mean about things swirling around in your head. I have some things up there that are making it hard for me to concentrate on much of anything at all. Why is it that when we are thinking about the most we can least concentrate?

    I hope you have a good week. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier and leaving a comment!

  14. Oh My!...You do have a lot of stuff swirling around in your head! And a lot going on in your life right now.

    I know you are super excited for your grandbaby to arrive! That's wonderful! We have had 14 grandbabies. 11 remain n this earth, and 3 of them are in heaven with Jesus. I have 2 of my Granddaughters for the week while they go to Vacation Bible we are going to have fun. They are 11 and 12.

    Loved your poems you were passing on...and also Tickle Bears illustration!


    Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

  15. Hope everything gets better soon!

    Nice post..and yes,your 3 shares are so true :)

  16. I didn't know I needed a new computer until our son got on mine! He said "Mom, this is awful. I don't know how you can do anything on this thing." So, I bought a new one, and now I know the old one was........well OLD!
    Have a great weekend!

  17. I understand this all so well! If I didn't make lists, and even write notes on my hand sometimes... I would likely forget everything, including my name and where I live! :-) Life does tend to swirl around us at times, the secret is to focus on one task at a time and block out the noise from the others clamoring for their turn. It isn't easy! I like your blog and I'll be back for more! :-)

  18. I didn't get a chance to check out your 6WS until now, with the birthday extravaganza around our house. Sounds like you had an equally busy weekend! Thanks for the grateful post. It definetly helps to keep things in perspective of how truly blessed we are even in our "darkest" times. And your not a supermom post, you are starting to sound like you have a great week.

  19. this was wonderful and lovely and i love that t-shirt! i finally have the time to visit from 6WS!


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