Several posts ago, I mentioned that I would "let you know how it goes" when it came to life slowing down. Well, in two words, it didn't! Every time I round a corner and think "huge task accomplished, things will slow down," it doesn't. I don't understand it! I had been doing so well with the "just say no" theory to volunteer tasks. Can't say where I went wrong, but there hasn't been much down-time in recent weeks.
We've just returned home from a training weekend. I was teaching several classes and, because it was over an hour away with late night/early morning sessions, stayed in the town where the training was being held. The boys went with me and stayed with a friend. I smell like campfire. I love the smell of campfire...normally. But right now, I'm so tired I'm rather sick of it because it means I have to take a shower, throw all my clothes and coat into the wash, whine, whine, moan, moan. This is the 4th weekend in a row that we have either been camping or I have had another activity that took up both days.
Weeknights are meetings, soccer practice, games, scouts. Hmmm, maybe when soccer is done in a couple of weeks, it will get better.
I have a list of to-do's that doesn't seem to be getting smaller. Most of it requires actually being home to get done. Hubby will be home soon (new clue for family: if his birthday was in October, he might be home) and I would really like to have everything accomplished by then. I'm not holding my breath though. I'm sure he won't mind if the windows don't get washed! I'm just trusting in that.
Sleep has also been evading me. It's my MO lately to go to sleep at a perfectly respectable hour (which I know now is NOT 8:30....thanks Jess!) and then wake up at 1or 1:30 in the morning and remain wide awake until well after 4. I normally have dark circles under my eyes, they are fast approaching the "who did she get in a fight with" level.
If I can only hold out until the RLBT is over. Perhaps THEN things will slow down. Perhaps I shouldn't hold my breath for that either.