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I alluded to this on Friday already: I’m a bit overwhelmed with life. I keep having anxiety dreams, and that is usually the first sign that there is something wrong. I think its mainly Dave’s impending unemployment (his contract is up in a month and will not be renewed, and there are barely any jobs for him to even apply for). But also I still haven’t properly adjusted to the home study yet (I’m doing an open university course) which is hanging over my head in a scary manner. Something needs to give.

And so I’ve decided to reduce the frequency of my posts. I haven’t quite figured out how yet, or how long for, so we’ll see what happens. I still have lots of ideas, and I already have some awesome posts lined up for the next couple of weeks, so I won’t go away completely. And I’ll still be commenting and on twitter. I know you’ll understand everyone, and thank you for reading until now and hopefully into the future.

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  • madam0wl a.k.a Sandra 26 February 2011, 1:23 pm

    I totally know what you mean by anxiety dreams, just had one early this morning! We're currently ruminating on another employment/location change and I think I'm a bit overwhelmed by it also. Best wishes with Dave's employment and your course. Slow down your posts or take whatever time you need… I'll still be reading. 🙂

  • Veshoevius 26 February 2011, 1:37 pm

    That's completely understandable and I look forward to your posts at whatever frequency they happen to come at and of course to hearing from you on twitter – sorry to hear about Dave's pending unemployment and very best wishes to him on the jobsearch.

  • Melissa 26 February 2011, 1:57 pm

    You need to do what's best for you first and foremost. Blogging shouldn't be a chore or cause more stress. I look forward to seeing what your new posts are!

    I'm thinking about you and hoping Dave is able to find something that he fully enjoys rather than just "something" to do. I know that's the ideal but not easy right now.

  • Vix 26 February 2011, 2:00 pm

    Sorry to hear about the anxiety dreams and of Dave's impending unemployment. Take as much time as you need, I look forward to your colourful posts immensely. xxx

  • Sacramento 26 February 2011, 3:01 pm

    I find daily posting too much for the one who post and for the one who reads, comment and doesn´t want to miss anything, like me hehhe. Posting twice a week is plenty for all the parts.
    Just relax and take one step at a time. I usually decide what to do by closing my eyes and doing what makes me the happiest.
    Much love my dear Franca and never worry.

  • Rad 26 February 2011, 3:06 pm

    Sorry about these stresses, Franca. Take the time you need and I look forward to your future posts, whenever they may be. I am taking a brief posting hiatus right now, too.

  • Penny Dreadful 26 February 2011, 4:07 pm

    Aw chicken, that sucks. Take it easy and try not to worry, though I know it is hard. Hope something comes up for Dave soon x

  • Katie 26 February 2011, 4:39 pm

    Absolutely do whatever you need to to find the balance you need to be comfortable and happy. I'm so sorry to hear about Dave's situation; I'm in a similar boat and may not have a job in a few months, so I know those anxiety dreams well.

    I look forward to whatever and whenever you post.

  • Danielle O'B 26 February 2011, 4:57 pm

    Take care of you! I understand feeling totally overwhelmed and it's always best to take a step back to be able to calm down. We'll be here when you return!

  • Citizen Rosebud 26 February 2011, 7:40 pm

    I am sorry to hear about the stress. I wish for you and Dave a stable and financially secure homestead.
    I can so relate to the overwhelmed- and know that take time off the blogging would help recharge the batteries a bit. Besides I am overwhelmed with the mountain high blogroll I 've, and everybody seems to be into daily posts. I know the quality of your posts won't diminish- you are always a thoughtful read. So when you post, I am certain it will be as engaging as ever. Take care my little Apple-Orange!
    the Citizen Rosebud

  • Emma Clark 26 February 2011, 9:35 pm

    Of course we understand. I really hope things calm down for you and a wonderful job turns up for Dave. I know how unsettling it is to be made redundant (for whatever reason) and really hope that it all gets sorted for you soon. I'll be thinking of you.

  • Andrea Taylor 27 February 2011, 3:48 am

    Completely understand. <3

  • Helgavontrollop 27 February 2011, 6:24 am

    O,dear,sometimes you just have to listen to the universe.Sounds liek pulling back a bit is the right thing to do.
    Take care,stay positive.I'm sure Dave's employment situation will work out just fine.Most importanly,continue to love and support each other!

  • Tracey 27 February 2011, 12:21 pm

    I know exactly what you mean … I've been feeling like this off and on myself lately …

    I hope that you take enough time for yourself to find your feet.
    Take care.

  • MrsBossa 27 February 2011, 6:23 pm

    Oh, Franca. That would be overwhelming. I totally get what you mean – I have been in a similar position and I only post twice a week. You're a marvel. Time off definitely helps – rest up and recharge, and I'll keep my fingers crossed for Dave xxx

  • Jessie 27 February 2011, 7:35 pm

    Good luck to Dave on his job search, how very nervewracking indeed. Wishing you both the best. Many thanks for your lovely blog. However infrequently or sporadically you post, I will always be delighted to read your words.

  • Diana 27 February 2011, 11:11 pm

    take your time to take care of yourself. we'll still be here!

  • She is Sara 28 February 2011, 2:21 am

    Oh geez I know how you feel! You need to get your life on track and feel a little more relaxed. You will get there, don't worry! We will be here when you get back 🙂

  • Courtney 28 February 2011, 3:53 am

    All my best to you, Franca. If you need anything, just email!


  • poet 28 February 2011, 10:25 am

    Didn't see this post until now – I understand how you feel, I'm pretty anxious about future in general and specifically the job market too and I haven't even finished studying… I'm still looking forward to your posts even though they may become less frequent!

    Halt die Ohren steif!

  • La Historiadora de Moda 28 February 2011, 2:26 pm

    I empathize, Franca! Big hugs and post as infrequently as you need too.