Nancy - 2005-01-23 22:27:35
Perfect description of how I feel on a regular basis - makes you want to put an ice pick through your head, huh? At least for three seconds. However, my patient partner always reminds me that I'm busy with children, and I'd like to remind you of that, too. Homeschooling three children, getting food on the table, and the bits of writing that you do (not sure how much you do, but any at all requires herculean effort), plus all the doctor, dentist, optometrist, car repair shop, etc. appointments, plus the myriad other details that define a life - girl, you shouldn't feel like you are waiting to start, you're in full swing!!! It's just that you're not doing what you dreamed of, you're doing what's needed and what's best for the children. This is the time when your desires must remain dormant in deference to your responsibilities. In a few years you'll be able to make manifest the wild longings currently trapped within you. As the Brazilian mother said on 'The 80-pound Baby', "You must be calm in order to end your voyage victoriously". Good luck, dear.
Nancy - 2005-01-25 02:04:28
Ok, well, now I've just watched 'Super Nanny' and I'm convinced that I CAN have it all! (Hey, wait a minute, has she had any kids of her own?) Well, I could, that is, if I were able to follow a routine. That seems to be a key to eliminating stress and organizing time and I can see the common sense of that, but I have such a hard time doing it. I had pretty much given up on ever trying a routine again, but I think I'll try again. There's always hope. BTW, that show is painful to watch and I think I'll watch again next week. Tonight was my first.
still shuddering over that crepey skin reference - 2005-01-26 00:02:09
I heartily agree with what Nancy said about the kids. Raising kids --and you're not just raising them, Inarticulate, you're educating them -- raising kids is an undertaking far more important and difficult than climbing Mount Everest or recording a hit single or writing a novel or having a hit show on Fox. Just ask Super Nanny.
Melissa - 2005-02-09 03:02:25
The Supernanny is a humorless harpy. She wouldn't know a free-thinking classical/liberal education if it bit her in her British ass. But my question. Is. This: Will it ever happen, our "project"? I am still dearly dreaming of it. Do I need to get off my ass and do more than I'm doing (the ass is getting bigger by the day, my dear, so this is no small feat of which I speak)? Please tell me. When did you turn 40? I think it will be better than one thinks, if one had a moment to think to begin with. Sorry - babbling.
ophelia - 2005-02-24 14:28:28
I have not been able to read entries for so long, I am trying to catch up with everyone. Your description *is* perfect. I have no idea what to do. with love, ophelia

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