I haven't been involved with Self-Portrait Tuesday, but this is a picture of how I feel. Just put this little guy going up at a 90 degree angle and that's me. I'm feeling overwhelmed lately, well most of the time. I just bounce from pile to pile, from "Mom can you take me..." (my kids) to "Cas, come take a look out here..." (my parents) to laundry to meal making to car washing to weeding to birthday prep to pet feeding to vacuuming to sewing.... just like a pinball machine. We're getting in a few river and lake trips but even when I'm doing that I'm thinking "hurry up and relax!" and making lists of everything I need to do. I know I'm not the only one that feels this way and it will pass and get better (I hope) but right now I'm a little snail with a big, big pack on my back.
BTW... The illustration is by Mr. Leo Lionni, one of my favorites, from his story The Biggest House in the World