Friday, November 6, 2009
Friday morning - SO tired
I got back late last night from PEI, had a good trip there and worked hard. More work today, a full day, and this weekend I have an overnight trip with 3 longtime, loved girlfriends. Last year the 4 of us spend the weekend on Martha's vineyard - and we had a great time. This year, because none of us had time to plan, or money to spend, we are spending the weekend in NH at one girlfriends house. But we are going to go to the Quilt museum in Lowell, eat and drink and talk and maybe watch a movie. I'm going to look up how to get supplies for Fish Printing - and maybe we'll buy a whole fish and give it a try.
The problem is that I am exhausted, not so much physically as mentally. This year, which is coming to a close, has been tough. Dad died, watching over mom and her shenanigans, working with lawyers, MIL getting sick, just found out that my Brother in law has cancer, and no time for vacation for DH and I....which we need. We haven't been able to prioritize ourselves. Personal space and time is on the backburner, hence I have become less social, more introverted - to try to get the time I need to recharge...at least halfway...my batteries. Yes, we have done alot of great bike rides, but they have been rather desperate ones and are squeezed into any space that we have.
Believe me, I know that I have tremendous blessings. DH is healthy, BIG blessing. I'm healthy, so is most of my family - much to be thankful for. But honestly, we need time away together, without family obligations or worries. I guess that's asking for the moon when you have elderly parents - isn't it?
So, instead, I am off with my girls - will have a great time, but there is a piece of me that will be home, wishing I was lying in bed on a Sunday morning, the two of us home alone.
PostScript: Odd thing just happened. I got an apology and 25000 miles from Delta Airlines for a delayed trip. I don't even remember the circumstances! But, maybe this is a message - 25K miles is a free trip - if DH and I can find someplace we'd want to go via commercial options - this makes it cheaper. WooHoo!
Posted by Mim at 5:11 AM