As you may have noticed I have not posted in a while, in part to Simon being sick with some upper-respiratory crud, and tired of us being sick. Then being busy with my other jobs, as mommy, Cub master, and CharlestonWVMommies, with all that I tend to stretch myself thin. Unfortunately I am not any taller, or thinner.
I have been a little extra tense for the past couple of weeks, with very little patience. The weather has not helped, snowy and keeping us enclosed like a shaken soda can ready to explode. We all have a little cabin fever; many moms know that is a stress inducer, with kids bickering.
At times like this, I wish some life changing event, for the better, would happen. Like my husband receiving that much awaited phone call, for us to move. I wish! When it doesn’t I have to find a release one way or another. Either by taking a hot Jacuzzi bath, de-stressing with yoga, or because I do not drink alcohol often then making me a glass of ice cold Kool-aid.
Just the thought of tasting that youthful drink it takes me back. The youth where there were no worries or stresses, the only concerns were making sure I was home in time for dinner. Nowadays, it is much more complicated, I have to actually feed other people.
The days are not always, sunshine and rainbows. On the days you have lemons with no juicer, which is when you make some grape kool-aid in your wine glass, close your eyes and sip in the sweet goodness, and pretend you have wine.
On the days you are stretched to your limit, what ways do you unwind, when you don’t have wine?