How can it be possible that the weekend – and really this whole holiday week – are gone? How is it time – already – to make my way back to work? I don’t feel at all like the last week has been “vacation”.
Waaaaah. I know. But I think that might be part of why I’ve been so snaggly the last three days. Actually, I think it started before I left Missouri. It has been difficult to reconcile, as Sweet Husband will attest, that we’ve had two vastly different holidays. His has left him well-rested; mine has left me frazzled and resentful.
There was a moment today when I had to leave the room because I recognized I was on the verge of saying something very unkind. Eventually I realized that it’s not his fault; he didn’t make my choices for me. I could have made his choices and had his outcome (although I’m going to choose to ignore – for now – the whole school of feminist thought that says he could make those choices because he has a wife who is there to pick up the slack when he decides that today isn’t the day). I’m the reason why I’m frustrated an frazzled.
Today I chose to spend the morning enjoying getting to know a few of the participants in the Kickin’ It Old Skool Blogathon. That’s what I needed to do. I could have been working on lesson plans (my original plan) but that wasn’t what my soul needed. It needed some down-time.
So I got it.
And part of what makes Sweet Husband Sweet Husband is that he gets it. Eventually. It might take a minute. But he gets it, and then we are fine again.
Which is really important because all the things that are important to me, I couldn’t do without his support and understanding.
As I sat down this morning and created my posting calendar for December, I realized that I’ve committed myself to 3, sometimes 4, posts a day. On top of all
sorts of other holiday shenanigans. Like the cookies and candy my sweet mother-in-law reminded me that we needed to make this week.
What did I get myself into? I think, though , that it is all manageable. Tonight when I got back to Granny’s and got settled in, I went through my to-do lists and got rid of things that don’t work, things that aren’t important enough to take up space, things I haven’t done in 2 months. Then I added new stuff. It’s doable. If I focus.
These are the things I want to remember this week:
I’m looking forward to a good week. I hope you are too! If you’re looking for something to do, join me in a Blogathon or in reverb!