June 30, 2010

What a Week!

This really has been a crazy week and I am exhausted!

Last Thursday, on the same day was my younger niece's moving up ceremony from middle school to high school and my older niece's prom. Both turned out outrageous with my younger niece getting many academic and community service awards and my older niece looking just gorgeous.

Of course, in the back of my mind was "my brother should be here for all of these great things."
He worked so hard to raise these girls and how they are is a testament to him.

Then on Saturday was my older niece's high school graduation. It was emotional for me. She is so smart and beautiful. My brother's name was mentioned during the graduation ceremony which was very special.

On Sunday, I drove my niece, a friend and my sister-in-law to their college orientation. Hello. No longer seniors, they are now freshmen once again.

The school she chose is 5 hours away and once out of NYC, the drive is a nice one - meaning, no traffic. A long drive. My sister-in-law doesn't know the roads and is nervous about crossing bridges. She will have to learn real quick.

My brother did the drive in one day which to me is not a good thing to do.

So here I sit, less than a week later totally spent and exhausted, both physically and emotionally.

I feel as if my cup is empty. I have nothing left to give. I need to start giving to myself more. I am tired of doing and doing and having it not be appreciated.

I need some shut eye.


Lisa B. said...

I'm sorry your sister in law and nieces are not more appreciative. Take care of yourself Carmie! hugs

The Girly Tomboy said...

Girl, make sure you set aside some time for yourself! Whether it's blogging, or sitting out in the sun, or gardening, or golf, or reading novels, or even working out/walking. Take care of you!

I love the new header. Very green and summery!

Leslie said...

take some chill time. It did sound like a hectic week but I am sure that your brother's family were happy to have you.
man... I've got to change my header too!! : )
have a happy 4th!!

Lauren said...

I'm sorry that you're not feeling appreciated, I'm sure that somewhere down the road your nieces will appreciate what you've done for them. Make sure you take some time for yourself too. Hope you have a great weekend!

(Stopping by from New Friend Friday)

Twill Jill said...

SET YOUR LIMITS! You're not a bad sister or aunt or daughter if you say, "I'm sorry but that won't work for me" every once in a while. People tend to look at us singletons and think that there's no reason for us to refuse. Afterall, we don't have a husband or kids to take care of so we've got all kinds of time to give, right? WRONG! You have your own life, your own spirit, and your own health to take care of. And that's not being selfish! Set your limits and say no once in a while!

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