I’m single parenting this week on the heels of a very busy weekend. And for whatever reason, it’s really wearing me out. I just feel like I have no energy at all. I’m getting plenty of sleep, but it doesn’t seem to matter. I tried to do some reading yesterday and nearly fell asleep after just a couple of pages. Maybe it’s the weather. It was so nice this weekend and we were outside basking in the sunny goodness, and then the rain hit yesterday and it was a downpour. Today, there were brief glimpses of sun, but now it’s cloudy and threatening to rain again. Rain makes me want to curl up in bed with a hot cup of tea and watch bad tv. Also, I’ve had all these errands to run on top of regular stuff like walking the dog, doing laundry (of which we have a ton because of losing the use of the washer/dryer while simultaneously deciding that all the blankets and sheets in the house needed to be washed). I had to take the dog to the vet (in the rain). Yesterday afternoon, I had plans to go to the grocery store with Geeky Boy, but then he decided he needed a haircut and we decided we were too tired to do both. We’re doing the grocery store visit today. This morning, Geeky Girl forgot her violin, so after a long walk with the dog, I showered and drove it over to the school. I put in a load of laundry, took out another and am now staring down at least three loads that need to be folded. And it makes me tired thinking about it. But I’ll do it after lunch.
Luckily, spring break is next week and I’m taking the kids down to my dad’s. We’re staying in a hotel on the way with an indoor pool and we might make some side trips that involve woods and trails. We’re definitely going to see a movie. I’m ready. I think I need a break from the routine, the grind I put myself in every day.
Speaking of which, I haven’t been writing this week. Sigh. I’ve decided I need to take it elsewhere. So I think I’ll head to Starbucks tomorrow, mid-morning and work there for a change. I’m too distracted here by the dog, the laundry, Facebook. And maybe extra coffee will help!