Thursday, November 29, 2012

Hitting a Wall

You know that feeling when you have a massive To-Do list that seems to go for days, and when you finally get to your first day where you have nothing scheduled you just crash?  That is me today. It seems since last Tuesday I have had an agenda for every day. Cleaning, prepping for Thanksgiving, hosting Thanksgiving, cleaning up post-thanksgiving mess, tree hunting, tree decorating, helping my mom pack, taking care of a so-so sick Jack, Bible study, zoo lights, Christmas craft night, etc...

Today I have things to do, don't get me wrong, but no place I have to be except picking up the kids after school.  I am still working on putting away Christmas decorations, cleaning up a massive fort the boys built, and laundry - a mountain of laundry.  But waking up today, knowing I didn't have to be anywhere or do anything, I crashed.  My body literally said, you are done.

So, instead of rushing home, taking the dogs on a walk in the rain, folding clothes, cleaning, I am sitting at my favorite coffee shop, enjoying a latte and a crepe.  The best part was it wasn't even my idea. Brandon suggested it, and then firmly reminded me as I was leaving, to take a break. Take some time to  breathe.  I am sure all the boys in my family will be grateful for a calmer, more relaxed mom/wife.

My To-Do list is still long, my house is still chaos, but I am taking a moment to myself.


Jen said...

Good plan, it will all get done eventually!

Alisha said...

Where do you get crepe's around here?