Feeling a bit blue and lonely
Well, I got a good start on the year. My husband sold his old pickup truck which was taking up most of our garage, and we cleared a whole lot of stuff out of there. I have also given at least 5 big bags of stuff to the GoodWill, given away hand-me-downs and thrown away an unbelievable amount. It’s hard to give up years of being a packrat, but I am so tired of having too much stuff for our house and never knowing where any of it is. I was feeling energized for a while, and getting a lot accomplished, but today I just feel tired and overwhelmed. Will it actually get better from here, or will it just sink back into chaos again?
My honey was away for five days last week and I just found out he’ll be gone three days next week, so maybe that’s part of it. And tonight I worked hard to make a healthy and tasty meal of chicken, potatoes and broccoli. Here’s what I got: My oldest came into the kitchen when dinner was cooking and asked, “What stinks?” It was the garlic–her favorite spice–in the potatoes. Then at the table my son said, “I don’t like the burned potatoes.”–they were sauteed and some were crispy–and then, “I hate the chicken”. Argh!! My husband and daughters liked everything and told me so, but sometimes mothering feels very thankless. No matter what I make, at least one person–usually more–dislikes it and feels no compunction about saying so.
Hopefully tomorrow I will get some more motivation and keep plugging away. I am getting my hair cut for the first time in about a year, so maybe that will pick me up a bit.
P.S.-Sorry about the punctuation. The parentheses are not working on my keyboard.