I admit that two of my least favorite things in the world are cleaning and cooking. Someone has to do them but, after this last week, I am more woefully behind than I was. Oddly enough, the chaos of clutter is very disturbing to me -- and yet I don't do anything about it. I can think of a hundred things that I'd rather do than either one of those activities -- I still have Christmas decorations to put up but don't want to do it. When you add having to go to the nursing home usually twice per day, plus trying to fit in other things I need/want to do, I am indeed thoroughly overwhelmed. Being as introverted as I am (and getting more so as I get older), it doesn't take much to get me into that state. I am also having to answer or initiate myriad e-mails, texts and phone calls -- I dislike the phone almost as much as cleaning/cooking -- so having to keep folks informed is difficult as well (which is why I do as much as I can on Facebook). I don't feel as if I'm rising to the occasion but, rather, sinking beneath the waves. There is nothing anyone can do (please no advice on how to declutter or trying to do one thing per day until I'm caught up -- I know what needs to be done -- I lack the time or will to do them so any advice on this is unhelpful at the moment) but continue praying for Mama (who is doing well today) and for me. I know that there are those who are going through far worse than I am -- let me know and I will pray for you, too!