Well, it’s been an interesting week or two around here. Over the weekend, my husband’s father and step-mother visited. It was low-stress and enjoyable for everyone, I think. They decided to visit the weekend after Mark’s second birthday party in order to enjoy a slower pace, and I’m glad things worked out that way.
On a personal level, I have been doing a good job of getting to the gym regularly, but eating well has been another story. It’s the same old struggle where I default to using junk food as a way to de-stress and avoid dealing with things that I don’t want to deal with, which lately seems like just about everything. I wonder if the change of seasons is messing with my mood and energy level. I hate to sound negative, but today is another day where I can hardly bear to clean the kitchen yet one more time, struggle to get my 2-year-old dressed yet one more time, and so on.
On a positive note, Mark has started sleeping later, so we don’t hear from him until between 6:00 and 7:00 a.m. It is so, so, so nice to not deal with fatigue day after day, like I did when he was getting up between 4:30-5:30 every morning.
All in all, it is good to know that I’m not the only SAHM who feels burnt out sometimes, or even a lot of the time. It’s a tough job!