Before we pack up the bags and push a little one through the airport in the umbrella stroller. There is a lot to get through.
Between now and then, our family will see:
- 14 library programs spread out over just 9 days.
- Two business trips to neighboring states.
- More walking practice.
- A house-warming party.
- Bathing-suit shopping.
- An afternoon spent with my parents.
- Directions to cat/house sitters.
- A night out with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
And oh god, that's all I can remember without looking at my Google calendar. And because of all of this, I have been finding it increasingly hard to restore the balance in my life amid the summer madness. Our house is rather messy, my desk is a disaster, laundry is never finished, and the two adults in this house are nearly always tired.
So it's no wonder that I've been coming home and numbing my brain with endless rounds of fake slots on my cell phone. The colors, the sounds, the repetition, are one of the only things that calm my brain each night. And even though I'm sort of wondering just who in the world plays cell phone slots, I do not wish to stop. With all of my obsessions, it will go away, I'm sure.
But between now (when another work day just means a whole lot of me running around, singing, and dancing, and reading) and then (when the days will seem long and the nearest sounds are birds and waves) I'll numb my brain with the only vice that's interesting at the moment. And be thankful that I haven't gotten sucked into another season of Teen Mom Two. Just yet.
So dear readers, how do you manage to restore your sanity after a particularly (extended) stressful period of work?