I'm gonna keep this short. I'm planning to start checking in more often. Dare I hope for a daily note, even if it's just to say I'm still hangin' in there? We'll see.
I'm struggling a little bit. The Winter Blahs have set in and when those set in early, like they have done this year, the blahs clash, BIG time, with my Holiday Shit-Storm. The Holiday Shit-Storm is when I run around with an expectation of perfection and try to do it all, but I always fall short.
Cookies, homemade wrapping paper, snowflakes with the kids, parties, shopping, beautiful decorations.
How on earth am I going to accomplish that in the state I'm in? I won't. So, right now, I'm going to just have one expectation of myself, and that is...wait for it. It's a biggie.
I'm going to get dressed when I wake up.
Yeah, that's it. I've been living in my pajamas, fuzzy pink slippers, and bathrobe, and call me crazy, but I just don't feel that energetic or productive in that getup, so I'm going to make a point of getting dressed when I wake up, instead of 5 minutes before my husband is due home.
What happens when the Winter Blues and the Holiday Shit-Storm occur concurrently? I have to lower my expectations, that's what.