If, on this blog post, I were trying to present myself well and paint a certain picture, or try to keep a positive climate going, or convince you of something, or assure that you would return, I would write something comical, or upbeat, or with a perspective changing attitude. But, today, that isn’t my purpose.
And, it isn’t really my purpose on this blog post today to entertain, or report, or sift.
And, after having said all that, today, I’m not sure why at all I am writing.
I have that a headache that I’m trying to shake. It appears to be a post-holiday event stress headache, combined with allergy-sinus-sort of thing that some of us get after running on adrenalyne for a few days. I’m getting better and better at pacing myself, and I thing I did well overall this time, but alas, I have not done away with the post-holiday headache…yet. Working on that. Hoping I can tame it.
I’ve gotten to spend a lunch with my mom this week, and I took her to Wal*Mart. She’s needed a lot of R&R…time zone change is a killer.
We hosted my family here for Christmas last night. Tonight, I sort of identify with that feeling older mom’s get who have empty nest syndrome after their kids come in for the the holidays.
It’s like, “We were all here, but where was the ‘us’?”
I mean, it’s so short, and we are all so busy.
I’m way too young a mom to be dealing with that whole train of thought anyway, I think.
Golilocks and I made a precious baptism after church today, then I napped a bit to try to recover from a very full morning to make an afternoon movie with the fam our church arranged. We saw “Dog Hotel” or whatever it’s called.
It was cute, the kids all clapped at that end. It was a great break.
I was thrilled to hear my family’s laughter above the crowd, though we didn’t get to sit together. We are so not afraid to laugh out loud!
After is was over, my Red found me in the theatre and said, really fast, “el-O-el!” “el-O-el!”
I thought he was just acting really goofy.
I said, “What?”
He looked at me like, “Duh, Mom…Laugh. Out LOUD!”
Yeah, LOL, son. I’m with ya!
Tomorrow is Larry’s cardiology appointment. The insurance company didn’t cover their first choice, but it DID cover another really good, highly recommended doctor and I think it will work out well for them.
Tomorrow afternoon, perhaps we can poke our head’s in for part of Mamaw’s birthday. We didn’t get to focus on that a whole lot last night with all going on.
Tonight, I’m hoping I shake this headache, probably allergy and being off schedule and eating totally weird meals and food for two days, and enjoy some time with my Hub tonight and some football, find some fresh perspective that refreshes me, and just enjoy the Lord tonight here at home. We seriously need to wind down after one crazy few weeks.
A few well timed naps have gotten me through the last few days– glad the Lord focused on trying to teach me about “balance” a few years ago. It took some insistent mentors, but it’s helped me a lot lately to know when to pull the plug for a few hours.
I have some anytizers in the overn BBQ-Honey, and some baked potatoes, the kids are enjoying some company with no school tomorrow, and it feels good to exhale for a few minutes.
Entry filed under: Everyday.