Friday, November 23, 2012

40 And Not Out...

Hello darlings,

So, I survived. I turned 40 and I didn't spontaneously combust. In fact everything has pretty much carried on as normal! Whodathunkit.

But, I have been making changes. I decided living my life at a pace where I didn't need botox for my wrinkles as the g-forces from rushing around were doing the job instead, just had to end. I am only one mortal woman.

The problem is two fold. A, I can't get rid of the children. Apparently now I've had them I've got to keep them. So, that means that b, some of the things I like to do away from the kids have got to go.

What to give up?

This has vexed me for weeks.

The writing? But I can't give that up cause I love it and it's going to make my fortune one of these days. (though I've been so shattered by my busy life I haven't even been writing that much.)

The scrapbooking? ah now no, that's my stress relief. If I can't cut up colouredy paper and attach photos to it that I just don't want to live!

The allotment? What, give up the one healthy outdoors activity I do? (Not that we've been able to get up there in six months... we grow weeds now. We're very good at it.)

Seeing friends? But I like my friends...

Pilates on a Tuesday night? Hmm, I'd happily give that up but I'm not allowed.

So, I'm stuck... what to do?

Just as fed up as her mammy

And it's important that I do. Cause I've been feeling icky. Not well. I was told by a lovely English doctor during the week that I do in fact have an ulcer. And yes, sure ulcers are caused these days by a bacteria, but the stress of my little middle class life hasn't been helping.


But I just can't decide!


(That was more of a rhetorical help as I know no one blogs anymore!)


Rachel Fox said...

I do blog but I can't help anyway!

Good luck making the decision...

Niamh B said...

I used to call ulcers "Ulsters" - which amused me, but that won't solve your quandary either...

Domestic Oub said...

Rachel, I was going to call you out as an honourable exception, but then I reckoned that was too much pressure!

Niamh, my parents call it an ulster too. I think they're privately delighted I have one so they can say it a lot :)

Louise said...

Keep doing it all - you CAN DO IT, and all those things, other than the last one sound like you're loving them - I mean seriously, why give up things you love???? That's ain't going to help the ulcer-god there I go sounding like Mammy again!! xxxx L

Domestic Oub said...

I know Louise! I know! But I have to give up something before I collapse!

The Dead Acorn said...

Scrapbooking can be done with kids, though I suggest a drop cloth and the expectation that they will have colored paper stuck to them until their mid-teens.

Apparently, Pilates can be done with babies as well:

Titus said...

It's easy. The children.

And Happy Birthday! I'm old enough to be your big sister.

Re Ulster: I think you have to eat a Rich Tea every hour.

Domestic Oub said...

DA - That is an hilarious video! And conincidentallly, I cry like a baby when I have to do pilates.

Titus! Yes, let me give up the children. Just promise not to inform social services and we'll be fine. And yes, please be my big sister, I never had a sister. Which makes me so very sad. Though, tell me, would you be a bossy big sister?

Totalfeckineejit said...

I know, why don't you give up the Ulcer?