Saturday, October 18, 2008

My Crazy Life

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.


The Gutsy Mom said...

First: I will not be washing any windows, I can tell you that right now. Next: Even if your life doesn't slow down or get less crazy once the RLBT is over, I guarantee it will FEEL less crazy, and that is half the battle. Finally: 8:30 is a TOTALLY respectable time to go to your bedroom and retreat from society, isn't it? I admit I feel a little lame if I am actually asleep at that hour, but that rarely happens. I try, at least, to make it to 9:00pm. Is 9:00pm respectable?

Rachel said...

What?! Going to bed at 8:30 is not respectable?

I've never known your life to be slow...sorry to break it to you, but it's true. Nevertheless, I'm sure things will naturally slow down once your beloved returns. I will go even further and predict that you will sleep soundly all night long once he's next to you again ;)

Vicki said...

At this point I am having a hard time saying which was harder, the beginning or the end of this crazy year. I am so stressed I got a cold sore. Isn't that just so sexy to come home to?!

Staci said...

Joss! I have never known you when you weren't busy with something or many things all at once! : ) I am so glad that John is coming home and then you should be able to sleep much better! Love ya and miss you oh so much!