We’ve got a lot of lemons going on in our house right now. We have three people equally stressed with work and school and extra commitments, while none of us feeling particularly healthy. Something has had to give in the last week, and for me, that has been blogging. Even this will be short, but probably not so sweet.
DD2 has succumbed to the pressure of both an academic load and an extracurricular schedule that is leaving her physically and mentally drained. She also has had a couple friend issues of late. A couple friends have quite salty personalities, and when they supposedly are joking, can be more than just sarcastic, bordering on rude or mean. DD2 has had enough. One of them also routinely takes advantage of the fact that DD2 drives and has taken it for granted that she’ll get a ride whenever one is wanted. DD2 pulled the plug last night when once ready to go, said friend went flitting off to be social butterfly. There was a perfectly fine way for friend to get home, so DD2 left her behind. She later told her she didn’t appreciate being used as a taxi service and has too much on her plate to stand around waiting. I was proud of her for speaking up, but now DD2 feels bad. This drama will pass, but it's tough seeing your sweet kid feel so hurt.
DH has had people out at work, so he ended up at work on his day off last Thursday. It looks like this week will be no different. He’s also starting his own junior year stress about college tuition, so feels like he needs to put in the hours and extra opportunities for more income. This means he’s not getting the down time for his own well being. My sick day last week coupled with other people’s sick day has created a calendar frenzy for reschedules. Being unwell while still fulfilling multiple volunteer efforts have left me drained. Didn’t I say I was looking forward to January being done? Who was that woman? Today though, I’ll concentrate on work organization and get back on track. We will eat simple meals, and I’ll not worry about anything more than basic organization at home. I don’t see the opportunity for any lemonade out of these lemons. However, for us too, this time will pass.