I woke up this morning feeling something I hadn’t in a very long time. RELAXED. Sidney has been home from college for about a month now. George graduated from high school last night. Libs and Reese have their last day of school today. Our absolutely exhausting, unpredictable, and stressful school year is OVER. There were many times when I wondered if we were going to make it out of this one unscathed by our circumstances. It was a tough one. This past week one particularly memory has come to mind time and time again.
I was just recently out of the hospital. On top of everything else my vision was terrible even with my glasses on. Between the medications and being so sick everything was just a blur. But there George and I were, sitting in front of his computer finishing up his college applications. I remember thinking HOW? How exactly are we going to get from HERE to THERE? And what if we didn’t? The worry was incredible. So much “hinged on” those applications. Too much to even imagine the loss. He needed my guidance. He needed my help. No excuse was good enough. It all had to get done and it had to get done then. His future wasn’t going to wait for me to feel better and for me to see clearly again. So we did what we had to do and got them done despite our obstacles.
And here we are. Many months later. Sid home for summer and soon to be entering her Junior year in college. Libs with a Distinguished Scholar Award for keeping a 4.0 her Freshman year. My Reese thriving and ready to take on 2nd Grade. And George, a high school graduate leaving for college in just two short months. I can’t believe we got from THERE to HERE. Their resilience amazes me. They persisted and it all paid off. We made it. THEY made it.
Well, I hope you all have a day where you breathe a BIG SIGH of relief!!!
Today I was salted. Jaded. Clayed. Steamed. Iced. And I got masked.
Well, I hope you all have a day where you get to go to a day spa!!!
Sunday I got my nails done. I spent the entire time in a massage chair. I kept it on the rolling and kneading setting that runs up and down your whole back. At the time it felt wonderful. Now. Not so much. I can no longer use my right shoulder without pain. Swell.
Well, I hope you all have a day where relaxing didn’t cause more harm than good!!!
Some days you wake up and know that you are either getting nothing done or that it’s going to take a while to get going. It might feel like a struggle at first. A guilty pleasure of sorts. But when you finally accept the lounge-y laziness that a day presents, it can be quite a wonderful thing.
You just have to make sure that your 5 year old is on board with it too. They may seemingly be totally up for laying around all day, even willing to climb back into bed with you for a nap. But beware. The second they get onto your big bed they tend to become very bouncy. And all daredevil like. And good LORDY, be cautious if they bring their electronics with them. Because as relaxed as you may be feeling, that all goes away when they need “help” with their notebook and smash it into your face so you can see up-close what needs fixing.
Right now … I am thankful I still have teeth.
Well, I hope you all have a day where relaxing doesn’t require a mouth guard!!!
Sitting on the couch. Reading. Relaxing. Minding my own business.
Then … a teeny tiny tickle happened.
Aaaaaand I went bat-poop crazy! Flailing around. Screaming. Flopping. Yes, lots of that. And shooing it off me … whatever IT was.
Truthfully I think it was a hair because there was absolutely NOTHING there that should have caused my insanity spurred convulsions. You’ll be happy to know that when I finally stopped flinching and my heart rate went back down to normal I gave myself a really good subconscious talking to. Good freakin’ lord …
Well, I hope you all had a day where you told yourself to calm the heck down!!!
It’s a rare phenomena to find me perched on my couch, in my jammies with my tea by 8:30. But for some reason, that I can’t explain, it happened today. My chores are done, my H-Crew is fed, entertained and ready for tomorrow. Again … I don’t get it, it’s virtually unexplainable … but I sure do like it.
Well, I hope you all had a day where you feel like the planets aligned!!!