Friday, February 6, 2009

The End of a Very Long Week

Have you noticed that I haven't posted anything for a while? Long story, but, it's Friday and am I ever glad about that. Its been a long and trying week and I'm ready for it to be over. My sweetie was in a car accident and ended up in a trauma care unit due to a head injury. I was given a lovely blue citation from the nice folks at the Ohio State Highway Patrol. It's cold and snowy. Work is nuts. I'm tired of dealing with idiots. And did I mention, I'm tired of dealing with idiots?

But on the bright side, the temperature is supposed to rise, the kidlets are coming tonight and we have been missing them badly. We didn't see them last week because of the accident. I get a day off on Sunday (my first day off since Jan 4).

Warning, I'm about to digress for a second....
Last week I was visiting some of Sweetie's family with him and they have a sweet little baby who I am just stupid-in-love with. I would be perfectly content with doing nothing but sitting and holding that baby for hours on end. It occurred to me, while I was doing just that, that it is so strange that everything can be up ended and chaotic all around you and all it takes is one small thing to shift your focus and give a new purpose to your stress filled life.

So, this Sunday morning, I am going to make breakfast for my kidlets and we are going to sit around in our pajamas and eat pancakes with whipped cream and blueberry syrup and then we will cuddle up on the couch with a dog and a blanket and watch SpongeBob until I can feel every ounce of intelligence run out of my brain, and I am going to have my focus shifted.

I wish there was a way to bottle that feeling up.

What shifts your focus when you're stressed out?
Post Script
Sweetie is recovering nicely and should be able to return to work next week. The vehicle was a total loss but the insurance company has been fantastic.


chocolatechic said...

So sorry about sweeties accident.

So sorry about your blue citation...I just hate those.

Hugs and prayers.

Diana said...

Enjoy your Sunday family snuggle Pip :)! You are making such great memories for the kidletts!