Has been a roller-coaster of emotion for me.
A. I’m a women and a peri-menopausal woman (enough said.)
B. Christmas is in one week and I was too “busy” to finish my Cut the Crazy Out of Christmas class, so I am one more year, attempting to do a crazy-amount of Christmas.
C. There is SO MUCH going on. Good things, bad things and some really hard things.
I am lucky enough to have someone come in and clean my house. This lovely woman has become a dear friend. The circumstances of her life are very different than mine, primarily because I had such wonderful parents and a firm foundation of faith growing up. I was taught how and why to make good choices and I was given unconditional love and the amazing blessing of a supportive family where I learned how to behave. I had parents and siblings to teach me the critical lessons. I learned how to fight and forgive and communicate and come clean — I learned how to learn and how to take responsibility. My housekeeper was not given any of these things and sometimes the disadvantage that she deals with daily is more than I can take. She is a single mother, expecting her fourth child. Over the past year, our family has tried to help her make better choices and get her life to a place where she can make changes that will benefit her children and their future children. Unfortunately, we discovered (skipping very long story) that she has been taking (stealing) Chase’s ADHD medication, Adderall and we had to let her go. I have been an emotional basket case since Tuesday night.
I woke up yesterday with a cold and felt lousy. I offended a friend on the phone (I’ve since apologized and all is well again) and didn’t have enough eggs for Chase to make brownies — are you getting the picture? It’s been a CRAZY week. I would LOVE to go back to bed, but I’m charge of Trey’s Christmas party and Kayce is coming over so we can get some cards and goodies in the mail to our BPS teachers.
I had another post written, but it the spirit of authenticity decided to admit that I am NOT feeling playful or productive this morning. My plan is to go take a hot shower and re-evaluate my list for today.
On the bright side of things, we attended opening night of the little community play that both Clark and Trey are in and it was delightful. We stopped by Addie’s pre-school party before going to the play. She dressed up in her new green *sparkle* dress and was just adorable. Although the sit on Santa’s lap thing is definitely not happening this year.
It’s all good.