My kids started school today. First grade for Piers and Kindergarten for Wallace.
It’s time to put the home front back together. Oh my goodness!!
I was gone over the weekend. I drove 8+ hours to visit my college friends. It was wonderful and worth the hassle and all that, but I am spent.
Gil kept the kids alive and happy, but seriously…the house.
I’ve also decided to cut out coffee and wine until the end of August. I should have timed it better. The lack of morning caffeine is killing me, but I need a detox.
My eating has been bad this summer and I’ve been drinking loads of coffee just to get moving in the morning. Maybe if I can’t drink coffee, I’ll actually eat something substantial. I’ve also gotten in a bad habit of mid-afternoon wine — not everyday, but a lot of days.
I shared my detox plan with a friend recently and she told me I was a control-freak and detest having to rely on anything or anyone.
That may be true, but I haven’t been sleeping well. I need to just get myself back on a schedule. I love nothing more than staying up all night and sleeping til noon. What has happened this summer is that I stay up until 1 or 2 because I need alone time after the kids go to bed. The problem is that I still have to get up around 7. I’ve been chronically exhausted all summer — especially after having guests for two weeks who stayed up all night.
There’s also work. I didn’t get much accomplished this summer, and what I did do had to happen in the evenings.
Okay, this is dragging on. The headache kicked in today. Fun times. But the good news is that I slept better last night than I have in months.
I’m going to attempt to clear my “laundry chair.” I would love to blame all the filth on Gil, but I can’t do so with a clear conscience. We’re pigs and need to do better.
How do you put your life back together after summer?