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    All those balls
    Louise_WebMD_Staff posted:
    All those balls are up in the air and flying around this week. I am sure I am dropping some. Are they the work ones? The home ones? The family? The relationship? The caregiving? All of the above?

    Time management needs to get on my schedule...but where do you squeeze the time in to do it. There was a family caregiving conference nearby last week and I wanted to go but it was a kid night and my mom was too sick to be left too. I wished I had been able to go.

    On the other hand, during a rough, busy day...I ended up taking a few minutes letting the balls dance themselves in the air...probably no more than 10 or 15 and had a really nice talk with my mom. She was really there and it was really good. (Made it easier when 2 hours later I was changing her bed, again, and dealing with her dog, again, and cleaning her up, again. Does anyone know what I mean?)
    mslrl responded:
    Sounds like the week I had last week...

    I'm glad you had a good conversation with your mom. Treasure it...

    Hang in there, and two high-fives for all the work!
    vacationb responded:
    I can relate to what you are saying about all the balls in the air. I try so hard to keep them all going. I am having trouble finding time to sit down and Want to do my own things. I know i need to but then i'm tired and thing tomorrow. do you ever have people in your life act like your still not doing enough? My father who i help care for say i need to get tougher so i'm not tired. 10 mins is nice i just don't understand how life got to be this way. that's all you get all you can take and its back to work and doing. sometimes i just go out to my car and cry. other times i'm glad i can help. This is hard!
    Louise_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Definitely! My mother was on the phone yesterday complaining to my sister about how I never have time for doing things for her and how I refuse to jump up to do something non-urgent.

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