I feel like a Simon and Garfunkel song

... or, a least, like the line from "Kathy' Song": "My mind's distracted and confused".

There's just so much going on - in my life. In my head, heart and mind.

My Mom. This last operation has been much tougher on her than we expected it would. She'll be in rehab longer than she was last time. At least she's beginning to sound better when I speak with her on the phone, but still ...

My Grand Niece. Abigail has some serious issues to deal with - and all she has going for her is whatever strength she was born with. She's too young, at 2 weeks old, to know or understand life or anything about it. If she's a fighter, it's going to have to be something she was born with - I hope she got it in her.

The Workplace. The recent layoffs have some of us worried for the continued existence of the Company. I can't imagine how our owner must feel - knowing that hundreds of people depend on the Company for food, clothing and shelter. Those of us that are left are doing the jobs we've done all along, plus what we've had to absorb from those who no longer are with us.

And then, of course, there's the day to day concerns and issues, that rise and fall with sometimes unnerving regularity. And, of course, there are levels of responsibility and "the buck stops here".

So, today is one of those days where I have a million things to say and they all clamor to be first in line to be said and I'm all "Oh look! something shiny" and there's just so much I can't pick out ANY.

So I'll say nothing. At all. Pbbbttffttttbtbtb. (Lily Tomlin tongue/lip thing.)



Jientje said...

I hope everything turns out just fine. Hope Grannie feels better soon and baby Abigail turns out to be the fighter she needs to be. Health issues are the most important issues, for they cannot be bought with money.

Tara R. said...

Then I will be another S&G song... "Bridge Over Troubled Waters."

"...I'm on your side/ When times get rough..."

Joyce-Anne said...

Oh I'm so sorry to hear about all the stress in your life. It's never easy when things are out of your control. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Grannie, Abigail and your family.

loraine said...

Sometimes, you just keep going...

Talina said...

Oh man, I know the feeling you describe way to well... and those shiny things sure do save us. I am over here just flipping back and fourth between various tabs on the computer and not actually doing much.

Just let it all marinade and try not to stress yourself too much about the things you have no control over.

We have you in our thoughts and will hope for positive outcomes.

Hugs and more shiny things for you!

Have Myelin? said...

"Sounds of Silence" is my song.

Love this post. And all the comments.

PattiKen said...

You've got Lily on the mind lately...

I completely understand the "Oh, look, a shiny thing" part. Concentration has not been my strong suit lately.

How is Abigail doing?