Life has been chaotic, stressful, challenging, tear inducing, hair pulling, climb-under-the-covers-and-want-to-sleep-all-day and not-being-able-to-sleep-a-wink-because-I-can't-turn-off-my-brain, all at the same time lately.
I thought after the holidays that my brain would settle down, but it won't. All I can do is think about all of the family/kid/work/home stuff I need/want to do, get all worked up about how I am going to try and do it all, and then do none of it. It has gotten so bad that it is affecting my physical self (weight gain, headaches, etc.) so I made an appointment to talk to someone, although the appoint is a week out..
Anyway, in the midst of all this, I had mad plans to take my mom to get her first pedicure. She recently had ankle surgery and just got her cast off so I thought she would need one. At ther last minute I decided to bring Peanut along.
I couldn't have asked for a better day! I was able to shut out all the stuff floating around in my head and just enjoy the moment I was in, rather than than focusing on all the other stuff I had to do and should be doing instead of getting a pedicure with my 2 favorite girls.
Both my mom and Peanut enjoyed their first pedicures, too. Peanut liked it so much that she asked if we could go again next weekend. Sorry, but no way kiddo, mama's not made of money.
Man I love this kid! She was so well behaved and was totally doted on by the staff and she loved every minute of it.
The moment we got home though, it all started back up. Laundry, vacuum, bathrooms, Peanut birthday party, clean out the closets, sort through the kids toys, edit and post pictures from Christmas, blog said pictures (yeah, right), give Bubba a haircut, re-schedule my hair appointment, make arrangements for when I am gone for work and so much more. I don't know what I would do if Hubby didn't handle 99% of the kitchen duties, the garbage, cat box and the yard.
Anyway, our day was a good day and I will take them when I can get them and hang on to them until the rest of the storm passes.