I have not cuop yet, but I just had to tell y'all about how I tackled MONDAY.
(Unfortunately, the following list of ta-das means that today I have done N O T H I N G. (Except eat, which is worse than nothing, in my case.)
BUT -- YESTERDAY
-- I was a serious dynamo.
I told y'all I was going to get back on track w/my cards, and I DID.
* s/s bathrooms, cleaned bathroom mirror, cleaned dh's shower
* changed sheets
* washed all our clothes and hung to dry
* walked TWO MILES OUTDOORS
* dusted living areas and master bedroom/bath
* talked to dmom on phone... multiple times
* talked to ds/ddil on phone... multiple times... (Thanksgiving plans are all up in the air again.)
* texted w/dbro... multiple times...
* went to movie w/dh (LBJ -- we enjoyed it, although dh is not an LBJ fan.)
So today... nothing.
Thanksgiving plans are up in the air b/c ddil's parents are postponing their trip till the next week -- when dgd's MRI was rescheduled.
DH is still adamant that we ARE having Thanksgiving with HIS side of the family this year, even if his brother is a no-show.
DS & I think that is stupid -- if for some reason dbil & dniece cancel out on us, ds and I think we should attend my family's gathering, even though that is where we went last year. But it seems VERY important to dh that we keep up the tradition of alternating years his family/my family... even if his family only consists of ds/ddil/dgrands.
I'm trying to just roll with it, b/c it is very depressing to dh that his family IS getting smaller every year, and I am praying dbil & dniece WILL be able to join us. I'll host it, since ddil will be hosting next week with her parents (a repeat Thanksgiving dinner, so I'm making a double batch of dressing & freezing half.)
TA DA -- just sent dniece a text.
And guess what, ddil called to tell me she has changed her major. Again. She has decided she WILL apply for nursing school next fall. (This is the sort of thing that drives dh crazy... change change change... back and forth back and forth... Some people are just not built that way. DH and I both knew before we graduated from high school where our career paths would lie, and we stayed in that career, in the same building for 25 years in his case, 30 in mine. That is just not true for everyone.) DDIL said she originally thought that her perfect career would be as a nurse in a pediatrician's office, and she thought she dropped that idea b/c she was afraid of failing. She will have to re-take the ACT and a couple of classes, in order to get her GPA up, but her advisor today was very encouraging.
Who knows what's next?
I'm really in awe of myself, the way I am just stepping back and trying to say "Whatever" and just encouraging ddil in anything she says.
how can such a lovely man be such a slob or be so unaware.
There are not enough words for me to express how strongly I feel your pain and agree with this statement, blessed
Waving to ALL!!!