Wednesday, October 19, 2011

take two

Apologies for the negativity yesterday. When you start the day sliding across the floor in cold dog pee before 6 am, there's really only one way to go. Lots of ick yesterday including issues with my mom's probate court case and behavior from everyone. By 8 pm I called uncle and got out of the house once the kids were in bed. I did a bunch of work, came home and watched mindless tv (ok, it was really nerdy Frontline)

I'm taking a day off to chaperone Ben's field trip today. Later I'm going to work with the trainer and sadly I'm looking forward to whatever she has in store. It's totally worth an unpaid day to spend the day with Ben and take a much needed day off from school. I might be tempted to just stay home again soon and do something wild like fold laundry, alone.

Here's the deal, things are going well even if I can't shake the feeling like I started the school year running to catch up before day 1. I'm really trying to make life work this fall and approach everything with a positive do what is most important and let the rest go attitude. Really, no repeats of past work mistakes.

So, can you remind me of perspective when I'm sliding in dog pee as my wake up call?

1 comment:

Beth said...

Yes--waking up to dog pee would set anyone's day on a bad path! I'm glad things are going well, and I won't question your sanity in scheduling your procedure for five days before Christmas, with the expectation that you will be healed enough to go back to work in two weeks. (ARE YOU CRAZY?) Okay, there--I said it. Seriously--I know how much it means to you and despite occasional setbacks in your day-to-day, as always, you know where you're going and what you need to do to get there. You will make things work--you always do. Huge hugs! And have a fabulous day. :-)