Sunday, March 16, 2008

Single mom syndrome

Brian has been out of town since Wednesday, so the lovely Stella and I have been on our own. It's been difficult. I can't even imagine how single moms must feel. I feel like I can't get anything done. My place has deteriorated into a mess of crafting materials, dirty clothes, dirty dishes, baby toys, etc. Between the poopy diapers, meltdowns, hunger pangs (and cries), and everything else, I feel like I've seriously neglected myself. I've missed meals, gone way too long without showers, let my leg hair grow way too long, lost sleep and forgoed any sense of "me" time. I'm exhausted and I can't wait for the boyfriend/dad to get home - which thankfully is tonight.

Here is one of my favorite photos of Miss Stella.



I'm hoping the stress will subside a little after Craft Saturday. I hope you're planning to come and visit me and Jen. There will be plenty of other talented people there selling their wares - god knows that if I make any money at all it will surely be spent buying other people's things. Like my Etsy store, the other vendors' stores seem to be bare, probably because of the craft show. Though I'm excited to participate, I can't wait for it to be here and over already, so I don't feel so rushed to create.

1 comment:

jen renee said...

Wow, I totally understand! when Bo went to Vegas for a week after L was born, I felt the same way (and yeah - hunger pangs... yours or Stella's?!) Ha. Funny how you can survive without food until you start getting shaky at 3:00 p.m. At least we'll all have a fun night tomorrow - happy B-DAY early, my friend!