Motherboard Overload


A motherboard is the main printed circuit board (PCB) found in general purpose microcomputers and other expandable systems. It holds and allows communication between many of the crucial electronic components of a system, such as the central processing unit (CPU) and memory, and provides connectors for other peripherals.(

Yip, that’s me -the MOTHERBOARD

Last month, I stopped and looked at my life and I felt exhausted. Why? I function as the motherboard for my family. I know EVERYTHING, I really do!

That’s when I decided to do something radical – switch off the motherboard. Pull the plug and sever connections, at least for a while!

The Motherboard

This motherboard has had enough.

She is overloaded.

There are many components in this system.

Connections are provided and updated on a daily basis.

There is the constant throb of white noise wherever she goes.

Free upgrades are anticipated and given in all areas.

The requests for constant add-ons are handled in a timely fashion.

Satisfaction is guaranteed !


But no more!

She can no longer be the repository of all knowledge.

Her memory has reached its capacity.

Wires are crossed.

Data is corrupted.

Sleep mode has been activated.


You will find her:

Reading a trashy novel,

Solving crimes on British television shows,

Trying to do yoga,

Baking up a storm in the kitchen.

Approach her at your own risk,

She may explode.



And breathe

I recently went to a yoga class. It was lovely as you didn’t need to have any experience or be bendy in crazy ways. We were all tired and had barely had time to change into comfy clothes.

The instructor was gentle, funny and had just the right kind of voice! I’ve tried yoga before and sometimes the voice of the instructor would drive me to distraction. You know that airy fairy, ‘I am at one with the universe and have achieved total inner peace’ kind of voice? Apart from that, I either fell asleep, made lists in my head or tried to be mature and not do snorty laughs at the accidental farts overheard. 

This time it was different. It was a couple of sessions, run at my work to help us relax and stretch. Full stop. 

I got so much out of it. The biggest was a relaxation technique for breathing. I don’t know what it’s called and I’m sure it’s a classic in lots of yoga classes. You lie flat on your back on the floor. You do ten slow, full breaths through your stomach, followed by ten into your ribs, then ten into your upper chest. You put your hands on each area to help you feel you are breathing into the right part of your body. It’s amazing! 

For me doing this breathing routine works like a magic spell when I’ve had to get up at 3am to test my son’s BGL. Often I lie awake for ages before drifting off just before my alarm rings. Not any more! I’ve never made it through the 30 breaths. I do the test, jump straight back into bed, lie on my back and one, two, three, zzzzzzzzzzz.

We also did the Salute to the Sun routine. I’ve watched a video on YouTube lots of times showing me how to do it. Maybe one day soon!