Now that I've got the idioms out of my system, let's get down to business. Life is good. Really good. Just really busy too. So much so that it's kind of making me nuts. I feel like I don't have any time to just slow down and enjoy and appreciate these really good times. Somehow the "to do" list just never gets any shorter, but rather, grows at an alarming pace.
Unfortunately, my brain can think up things that need to get done much faster than I can actually do this. One of my character flaws is that I always want to do everything perfectly and have everything just so. Throw in teaching and family responsibilities, and it can just be really tough to deal with. Also, I'm totally and completely unrealistic with my time estimates for everything. However, I do know that I'm not the only person in the world with these issues, but I do wonder how others manage without going stark raving mad.
I do have a little help now managing my stress and anxiety issues, but I'll go into that another time. Suffice it to say, that I was definitely feeling the effects of all of this stress and busy-ness this weekend. Brian finally took things into his own hands and booked me for a massage last night, and today!
I feel like a new person now. A new person with lots to do! However, at least now I'm relaxed enough to realize that I don't have to get it all done today. Namely, I'm trying to get Andrew and I ready for our trip to Omaha next weekend. I'm trying to round up cold, really cold, weather clothes for us and it's just impossible. There is no winter clothing to be found in Arizona. We'll just have to hope for the best and layer, layer, layer.
I a bit concerned (read: really, really worried and stressed) about how I will manage us and our stuff on the flight. I mean, I'm checking our suitcase, but I'll still have the stroller, car seat (assuming there is room for Andrew to have his own seat on the plane), diaper bag, purse, sippy cup, snacks, binkies, etc., etc., etc. Oh, and let's not forget, I'll also have Andrew. So, if you have any tips for me about traveling alone with a toddler, please share!