Friday, December 21, 2007


This has been a busy week on top of several other busy weeks. We were ready for Christmas several days before for a change, and I looked forward to a few days to just relax and veg out, but that hasn't been the case. Of course, there are always errands to run throughout the week, but I think they probably could be consolidated into fewer forays into stores than they have this week. It seems that even when there was no compelling reason to be out, my newly energized spouse had someplace he wanted to go or something he wanted us to do. After many months of being home all the time, now we seem to be gone most of the time-at least during the late mornings and afternoons. I never thought that I would be longing for a day to just stay home and do household tasks like dusting, sweeping and cleaning the bathrooms. Even the most rudimentary chores aren't getting done as they should be since I am squeezing them in at odd times or ignoring them altogether. And read a book or watch a video? Forget it! The only time I have to read anything but the newspaper is when I go to bed at night, and I usually fall asleep after about 20 pages. Perhaps you can tell that I am feeling a bit overwhelmed. However, I know I am fortunate that we are able to get out and go and that we can afford to do the things we are doing. I figure that after the first of the year, things will slow down for a month or so before the new house construction gears up. I can rest and recharge and prepare for the busy spring we are bound to have. Meanwhile, the kids are coming, and Christmas is coming, and it will be fun and festive! Hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas as we plan to. Life is good!


Alissa said...

YOU feel overwhelmed? YOU? Huh.

Hey, at least you're not me!

See you tomorrow!

Susie said...

I can so relate to overwhelmed. I'm so glad things are better for you this Christmas.
I was finally able to do a bit of baking and have most of my shopping done. Still need to finish wrapping!

Sending you lots of love and best wishes for the Merriest Christmas.