Several times this week I intended to sit down and talk to you folks, and repeatedly I got distracted. It's been a long week.
|Tucking in all her babies.|
|All tuckered out|
My Beloved is totally swamped at work, and has had to work overtime five of the last seven weeknights (he goes back in to the office after the wee-lings are in bed for 2-3 hours, after he's already worked a full day), and is currently at the office putting in more hours. I'm more than a bit irked with his boss, who implied on the phone yesterday that my Beloved isn't putting in enough time (you know, he did take the whole day off yesterday. How lazy, right? Gah!). And given his boss' attitude, my Beloved will likely be working overtime for the next few days at least. We are hoping that boss-man will at least approve my Beloved's time-off request for mid February. My Beloved hasn't had a real vacation in more than a year, and with his course work on top of everything else, he's approaching burnout.
The hobbit-hole is a mess, I've been eating a bunch of crap that I totally shouldn't be, and I'm generally feeling gross. I've gotten myself into that wretched cycle of feeling like crap because I'm not taking care of myself and not taking care of myself because I feel like crap. What bothers me even more, is that I KNOW WHAT I NEED TO BE DOING, and yet I'm not doing it. About the only success this week was that I got in four workouts. I need to go see Dr. B in the next week or so to get a refill on my prescriptions, so I need to have my ducks in a row by then.
I really don't want to whine, it's just been a particularly challenging week.
A few good things... Pippin has recently begun to really show affection. He gives the best hugs I've ever gotten. He also has begun to mimic a few different gestures, like putting his hands together when we say grace at the table or bedtime prayers. Ginny, who has always been a bit standoffish when it comes to cuddles, has been wanting to spend a lot of time with me, reading or cuddled under a cozy blanket. It's also been much warmer for the past few days and is due to continue for the foreseeable future, with temps almost at the freezing mark. Thank the good Lord above for a January thaw!
On to this week's chit chat. Here's what I'm...
Reading - Finally finished The Emperor of Paris. It was a good story, I loved how the author wove together the stories of Octavio (an illiterate baker who collects books), his father (the thinnest baker in Paris), and Isabeau (a young art restorer at the Louvre with a tragic history). A lovely book. Now I'm onto Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks. So far, I'm enjoying it very much.
Watching - Right now, 101 Dalmatians with the wee-lings (it's the Disney movie this week). Later on, DOWNTON!
Listening to - The roar of the furnace, and Ginny saying 'peeka-peeka boo' over and over again.
Cooking/Baking - Tonight is a roasted chicken with lemon and garlic. Last night was baked beef, bean and cheese burritos with black bean salad.
Happy I Accomplished This Week - The aforementioned four workouts. That's four more than I've done in a good while. Hoping to get that up to five this week.
Looking Forward to Next Week - I have a couple of fun projects to do this week. I hope they turn out for a multitude of reasons, but I do want to share them with you all if they turn out well. I'm also getting together with the girls later this week to do our Christmas gift exchange (it's always too busy in December to get together), and a date with my Beloved on Friday (going out for dinner and to a WHL hockey game).
Thankful For - For loving children, a husband who works hard, and a life that isn't always tidy.
***Bonus Question*** If you could choose any time period to live in, what would you choose? I've always believed that I was born 100 years too late. I don't have any illusions, if I had in fact been born in the 1870s rather than the 1970s, I wouldn't likely have been in the upper classes. If anything I would have been someone like Daisy (Downton)... a lowly scullery maid or a washer woman. But I do so love the clothes, and the etiquette.
This was posted as a part of Carla's Sunday Night Chit Chat. Please pop over and check out what others are chatting about tonight.