26 January 2010

Brand New Day

So I had the blahs yesterday. Poor James had the misfortune to ask me at lunch what was wrong...so I told him. Which was of course, the equivalent of tinkling in his Cheerios. But we put it aside and went on with our days, and had a great family evening after he got home from work (went for a walk in the neighborhood, came home and played outside and grilled chicken, had a nice dinner, read books together...good stuff). Then after the kids were asleep...and we both woke up, as the last story put us ALL to sleep, we finished our conversation. And yes, while it sucks to hear that perhaps, just maybe, there's a remote possibility that there are some things we each could change about how we communicate, etc., it's also SUCH a great feeling right after a good air-clearing (even when nothing is BAD, it's good to talk it out).

This morning I woke up feeling like the sky's the limit, all's right with my world. It's a good thing. Have I been ultra productive? Um, yes and no. I've gotten a lot crossed off my to-do list, but I haven't actually ADDED the hamper full of laundry to said list because I don't know when I'll have time to do it. Maybe tonight after kids go to sleep...I don't know. I have a bunch of work stuff to wade through today, 4 dozen cupcakes to bake, a guest blog to write and Library storytime to attend. A typical Tuesday! :) But, I did take some time this morning just for ME...my friend and I got into the habit of meeting for coffee every Tuesday, and we let it slide around Christmas when things got so busy. Since then we've both had busy husbands and sick kids...you know, lives...and we haven't visited much. I got a wild hair this morning and called her to see if I could catch her before she went home after school drop-offs, and I did! We had such a nice visit...you know, a visit with someone who GETS what makes you seem crazy to everyone else? In our case, we have a little OCD in common, mixed with a desire to be good people, wives and mothers. So it was good to visit with her and catch up and just...be me for a while. Next week we're going to mix it up--instead of meeting for coffee, we'll spend that hour walking somewhere. Who's in? :)

2 comments:

Tracye said...

Me me! Pick me! I'll make the drive over for some good girlfriend gabbing & calorie burning. As long as ya'll don't go 4X4 on me & I can still push my big kid in a stroller?!?

Kristi said...

Come on, chica!!! We'll walk wherever...anyplace you guys prefer? i defer to the pregnant chick with a stroller in tow...