1. Engulf, submerge, or bury (someone or something): "a swimmer whelmed in a raging storm".
2. Flow or heap up abundantly.
It crept up slowly. I hadnt realized how much I was piling on myself. Before I knew it was 6-feet under completely overwhelmed by my own life. When did this happen?! After all this is supposed to be MY life! How did it bury me??
When I was a kid, I would get overwhelmed often. My mom taught me to remove myself to a quiet place until I was able to come out and conquer. So I took the adult version of this: a break. Stopped blogging, stopped searching, stopped feeling like I had an edge on this solo-parent gig. I took it down to the basics again. Her and I. (Oh! And the ugly dog too.)
|Yes... I cried!! She's grown up so fast!|
|Vacation with my Nephews and Nieces|
|Teaching the kids to sail!|
|My favorite flavor!|
|Kidnapped my niece and nephews for a lunch date!|
|We can do it!|
|Our Beloved Ugly Dog|
|She wants to be a Marine Biologist when she grows up!|
|I love this laugh!|
|Lots of fishing this summer!|
|Clean ugly dog!|
|Waiting in line at Sea World!|
|She came to visit me at work!|
|I was working 72-hour work weeks... I couldnt stop glowing when she came to visit!|
|I love these little fingers!|
|Happy Meals make you Happy!|
|Kidnapped again! Went to karaoking with the kids!|