- I feel exasperated about everything and everyone. Is it so much to ask for, like, one day to myself? I want to spend it reading MY books and eating food only I like and truth be told, I want to do something bad. Like, spend money I don’t have or smoke a clove cigarette or just something indulgent. I can’t be the only mom – or person – who gets to this point now and then, right?
- I think we’re just at that time of the year where you’ve been going so long now – in school, at work – that it feels old and worn. I know I am ready for some kind of break. The kids are ready for the end of school, though they have a month and a half. I need a change of scenery. This class I was teaching was utterly irritating and difficult and I am not sorry to see it end!
- Maybe I just need a project or some kind of new goal. I have been running and it’s still enjoyable but I have no race in mind and it’s getting out of season anyway – due to heat. So maybe that’s my problem. I just need another hobby other than music. I mean, I always have that.
- I wrote the previous three bullets yesterday and I have to say, I am feeling a lot better today. I was harboring some residual anger towards my husband but I couldn’t honestly tell you why. But I am happy with everyone today, including my kids, who were well-behaved this morning. When they aren’t whiny, the mornings go so much more smoothly!
OK, Tuesday Chat time!
“Spring Clean! What do you do to prepare for the new season?”
I’d usually pair this with cleaning things I forget about: the microwave, the fronts of the cabinets, the sliding door track. You know, the things we look over time and again, though think for fleeting moments to clean now and then.
I will say, I swept and washed floors this past weekend AND cleaned the microwave. What I need to do next is be sure all coats and other winter accouterments are put back into bins and then I also want to clear out closets. I am sure we all have clothes in there that we’ll never wear again.
It’s nice to acknowledge that the seasons are changing and that you have a chance for a fresh start. This topic really paired well with my theme of needing change. If you have any suggestions on how to get out of a rut, please, by all means, let me know!