So Close And Yet, So Far

Yesterday found me spending a good part of the day in both Huntington and Newport Beach.  

I've really overbooked myself for the month of March, and this week is the worst week of all.  If I told you everything I need to do this week, all the places I need to be, and how all the times overlap impossibly, you'd become dizzy just hearing about it.

It makes my head spin.

It also stresses me out.

Just to give you the tip of the ice berg ….

My oldest son is home from college for the week and, of course, I want to spend time with him.

My youngest son has six (!!) afternoon/evening baseball games in an eight day period.

(Baseball is not a fast sport, by the way.  Can you say "time suck"????)

My daughter is home for two to three days this week also.

My youngest is having a birthday on Wednesday.

My husband is leaving to go out of town on business.

I have three appointments with the Fat Melting Machine this week.  (It is not located anywhere near my house!  I just love those long commutes on Southern California freeways.)

The Plastic Surgery Party is Thursday night.

And there is, oh so much, more!

Who scheduled this insanity?

Oh wait, I did …..

To be fair, my son coming home for spring break was a last minute decision.  I was already all booked up when I found out he had changed plans and was coming home.  Then my daughter heard her brother would be home and decided to make a trip home too.

I'm glad they're here, but frustrated I have so many locked in commitments preventing me from really enjoying the week.

For instance, yesterday I was at the beach.  I was there doing birthday-related errands for my youngest.  My feet were inches from the sand, but there was no time to enjoy it.

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Oh!  The frustration!

So close, and yet so far …… 

© Twenty Four At Heart

42 Responses to “So Close And Yet, So Far”

  1. Mad Woman

    Oh no! That sucks to be so booked up when they’re home. I hope you get to enjoy the week at least a little bit. Take it easy ok?

  2. Mad Woman

    Oh no! That sucks to be so booked up when they’re home. I hope you get to enjoy the week at least a little bit. Take it easy ok?

  3. Mad Woman

    Oh no! That sucks to be so booked up when they’re home. I hope you get to enjoy the week at least a little bit. Take it easy ok?

  4. Michelle

    So close and yet so far…at least we got to see him, er the water 🙂

  5. Michelle

    So close and yet so far…at least we got to see him, er the water 🙂

  6. Michelle

    So close and yet so far…at least we got to see him, er the water 🙂

  7. Deidre

    You do sound busy! 6 baseball games – hope you’re able to do some multitasking at them.
    It’s too bad you can’t have fat melted while watching baseball…now that would be some time well spent.

  8. Deidre

    You do sound busy! 6 baseball games – hope you’re able to do some multitasking at them.
    It’s too bad you can’t have fat melted while watching baseball…now that would be some time well spent.

  9. Deidre

    You do sound busy! 6 baseball games – hope you’re able to do some multitasking at them.
    It’s too bad you can’t have fat melted while watching baseball…now that would be some time well spent.

  10. Maureen@IslandRoar

    I hate that feeling during weeks like that: Okay, what’s next…
    It’ll probably turn out much better than you think.
    I’m routing for you!

  11. Maureen@IslandRoar

    I hate that feeling during weeks like that: Okay, what’s next…
    It’ll probably turn out much better than you think.
    I’m routing for you!

  12. Maureen@IslandRoar

    I hate that feeling during weeks like that: Okay, what’s next…
    It’ll probably turn out much better than you think.
    I’m routing for you!

  13. di

    Well, at least you got to see the beach. So quit yer whining. LOL All I can see from my house is Russia. LMAO
    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal

  14. di

    Well, at least you got to see the beach. So quit yer whining. LOL All I can see from my house is Russia. LMAO
    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal

  15. di

    Well, at least you got to see the beach. So quit yer whining. LOL All I can see from my house is Russia. LMAO
    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal

  16. Life with Kaishon

    Wow.
    You are so right about baseball NOT being the fastest sport. So many games in a week too! Holy WOW! Good luck! I know if anyone can do it, it’s you : )

  17. Life with Kaishon

    Wow.
    You are so right about baseball NOT being the fastest sport. So many games in a week too! Holy WOW! Good luck! I know if anyone can do it, it’s you : )

  18. Life with Kaishon

    Wow.
    You are so right about baseball NOT being the fastest sport. So many games in a week too! Holy WOW! Good luck! I know if anyone can do it, it’s you : )

  19. Kelly

    That hunky lifeguard IS so close and yet so far. ha ha!

  20. Kelly

    That hunky lifeguard IS so close and yet so far. ha ha!

  21. Kelly

    That hunky lifeguard IS so close and yet so far. ha ha!

  22. Stephen

    I can’t believe you were right there, so close. You should have said hello at least. I wore my favorite red shorts and everything.

  23. Stephen

    I can’t believe you were right there, so close. You should have said hello at least. I wore my favorite red shorts and everything.

  24. Stephen

    I can’t believe you were right there, so close. You should have said hello at least. I wore my favorite red shorts and everything.

  25. Michelle Pixie

    Could you just drop me off there?! I have a sick baby with double ear infections…my other daughter is having breathing issues…and my hubby is home sick with the stomach flu…I had to take a Xanax just to get through my morning! That sand is calling my toes!

  26. Michelle Pixie

    Could you just drop me off there?! I have a sick baby with double ear infections…my other daughter is having breathing issues…and my hubby is home sick with the stomach flu…I had to take a Xanax just to get through my morning! That sand is calling my toes!

  27. Michelle Pixie

    Could you just drop me off there?! I have a sick baby with double ear infections…my other daughter is having breathing issues…and my hubby is home sick with the stomach flu…I had to take a Xanax just to get through my morning! That sand is calling my toes!

  28. Duchess

    There ought to be a special name for those years when the kids are in and out and you feel like you ought to drop everything because they suddenly had the urge to come home.
    Whoever coined “empty nest” didn’t have a clue.

  29. Duchess

    There ought to be a special name for those years when the kids are in and out and you feel like you ought to drop everything because they suddenly had the urge to come home.
    Whoever coined “empty nest” didn’t have a clue.

  30. Duchess

    There ought to be a special name for those years when the kids are in and out and you feel like you ought to drop everything because they suddenly had the urge to come home.
    Whoever coined “empty nest” didn’t have a clue.

  31. Denise

    Next time get the bleached blond, tanned lifesaver to turn 90 degrees and smile at the camera…..
    Hummm, I’m wondering if I sound like a horny old woman or better yet…..a cougar! lmao
    Denise 😉

  32. Denise

    Next time get the bleached blond, tanned lifesaver to turn 90 degrees and smile at the camera…..
    Hummm, I’m wondering if I sound like a horny old woman or better yet…..a cougar! lmao
    Denise 😉

  33. Denise

    Next time get the bleached blond, tanned lifesaver to turn 90 degrees and smile at the camera…..
    Hummm, I’m wondering if I sound like a horny old woman or better yet…..a cougar! lmao
    Denise 😉

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