I have spent half a day paying up bills that ended with our move and changing billing addresses with many companies.
Not exactly what I call a fun or educational morning.
And now that the midday slump has rolled around, I have to catch up on schoolwork with my oldest and get some semblance of order to the day before dinner time is gone and the bedtime bell tolls. Also, I need a shower. After a semi-enthusiastic attempt at a 30 min. workout routine, I hope.
Living with family is a blessing and also a little difficult. I am trying to make the best of it with my introvert sensitivities. The worst parts of myself have been peeking through between stress and lack of alone time.
In order to cope, I have been drinking lots of decaf coffee and allowing myself to watch HGTV design shows in the middle of the day.
I have thrown out my 9:30 AM school start time, am sleeping in, staying up late, and generally just living in the moment each day.
I have taken our children out to coffee shops for lunch because I would really like to go alone, but it is the next best thing to go with kids and get weird looks from all the single Millennials.
My mind and body are craving order and routine, but this moment of transition is like a wave, ebbing and flowing, almost overtaking me scattering my thoughts with all the things I need to do, then giving me a break, for a moment, to watch a movie complete with popcorn and ice cream.
As someone told me yesterday, this moment in time will be a blip on our radar soon enough. That could be said about life stages, transition to motherhood, watching children grow, getting done with school. Really, a million things.
But as we live through it, it feels all consuming. Funny how life works that way.
Sabbath-keeping Christian. Wife. Homeschool mom. Lifelong learner. Amateur chef. Thrift shopper. Lover of hot drinks and design shows.