Why does it take me 10 years to recover from a trip!
That is what it feels like right now.
It seems like I just can’t get any thing in order. Now granted, this trip was probably harder on me than most. Considering Natalie broke her arm and we came back sick. So, that did not set us up for success in adapting back to life.
Yet, it still frustrates me and exhausts me when I think of all that needs to be done to get back on track. Grocery shopping, making a list for the grocery shopping, knowing what meals I want to make and have the energy to make in order to make the list so that I can go grocery shopping. Putting the groceries away once I have been shopping (what I need to do right now). Then, there is the laundry, unpacking the suitcases so I can even know what is dirty to do the laundry, and after that, there is putting away the laundry (again what I need to do right now)! From there, I have things that need to be done in my work life, stuff to get ready for Christmas, referree the kids before they hurt each other, help Natalie more than normal since she is working with one less arm, etc.
And oh, how I would love to relax! I am trying to make time for that, but then when I make time for that, then something goes undone and things start to pile up more!
So, 10 years! That is how long it seems it will take me to get my head above water. For now, I guess I’ll just take it one day at a time.