Beloved is home. It’s great to have him back. I think him being gone was also a good transition into his independent study requirements – I had some time being reminded that I can handle things. More things. Even while busy at work. I can cook, take down the trash, clean up the house, do the laundry, and sort of handle the kids. (Only sort of, due to E’s “attitude” lately. I’m working on that.) It’s great to have him back, and hopefully we’ll move forward with yet even more balance. And perhaps, if it doesn’t work, I’ll hire a college student to be my “household manager” a few hours a week.
Work slowed down. For two days, I did little else but read the newspapers (all 1,000 of them), puzzle through the evils and benefits of the “Economic Stimulus Package” and go the gym. That will all end Monday – the Lull is Over.
I read Water for Elephants (I really think there’s another one in there) and the Book Thief. Now I’m reading Middlesex.
I am feeling sick of the computer. I feel a little bored of blogging. I’ve been for a while now, but figured it would pass. It hasn’t. I thought maybe it’s because I was so busy at work, and I can’t blog about that (not that there’s anything interesting to say). While I don’t think I dropped any balls at home while things were crazy, I was exhausted from keeping them all in the air and found myself passing out soon after the kids went to bed.
Maybe blogging just worked as a school-thing. A transitions-thing. Maybe. It could be that next week or next month, I’ll again have the urge to post 4 times a day and share every little thing (the kids’ play! will I be house hunting?).
For now, I don’t have it in me.