Sunday, March 22, 2009

Taking a Break...

I am exhausted, both physically and emotionally from this past week and I need some down time!

I'm coming close to the end of term and there are SO many things on the go right now. One assignment in particular is draining the life right out of me. I feel guilty anytime I am doing anything that is not the assignment (like blogging, for example). I spent most of the week feeling very tired during the day and then having trouble sleeping at night. I was sore, tired, had a headache and was complaining most of the time - kind of like right now. I did get some work done on my assignments but I can't say it was my best performance.

I also had quite a bit of company this past week. Thursday evening we were able to have some good friends over for dinner and a visit as they were on March Break. Then on Friday, our friends from Ohio arrived for the weekend. It was so great spending time with both sets of company and I wouldn't change it at all. T -- if you read this, I am so glad you came over and I really enjoyed our time with you guys. While you were here I forgot how tired I was feeling and then you left and I remembered. :D

The week left me feeling disconnected from myself, from God and from my hubby. I am entering this week feeling quite exhausted so I am going home to my Mumma for some TLC. I realize that as a grown, married woman, my first reaction when I have a stressful, exhausting week probably shouldn't be to crawl home to my mom and dad but -- it is and there's nothing you can do about it.

We're just about to head to church then we're having lunch with our small group. After that, we'll be heading to the home town to spend the evening with my parents. We already had to take a trip there because they are handing down their old washer and dryer to use since they just replaced it with a new set. So, the fabulous dude took tomorrow off so that we can just chill out and get some R&R and probably some good food. I am not planning on taking any (well - maybe some) school work. I am planning on taking my running shoes to go on some nice long walks with my mom. I am sure a few feelings of guilt will cross my mind when I spend the day doing everything but working on my assignments but I am confident that I will be able to work much harder and more efficiently the rest of the week if I take this time out to rest up and rejuvenate. I might post while I am gone, depending on what we end up doing but if not, I'll "see" you all when I get home.


Taryn said...

Good for you! I am sorry to hear that school is wearing on you so much. That is the thing about school- it consumes you! I hope you have a great trip and don't let too many pangs of guilt creep in. Have fun!

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

Girl, you enjoy that time away. It really is about resting and rejuvinating. There's a quote that says a good leader spends 50% of his time taking care of himself. If you don't take care of you, you can't take quality care of the rest of the things and people in your life. Enjoy your time!! I bet it will be great.

Tereasa said...

Thanks for dinner Thursday night. It was so nice to not worry about that while Sunny was coming out of sedation. Your company was nice, too. By the way, she doesn't remember anything about Thursday. Isn't that funny?

Enjoy your day off!

Logi said...

You deserve a break! Remember to take care of yourself. Hope you have a good sleep tonight.

Snow White said...

Glad you're taking a rest :)

I made your chili today... AMAZING. Thank you so much for sharing!!!

Amanda said...

Have a great visit with your parents! I have 2 kids of my own and I still love to back to my mom's house for some TLC every now and then.

I didn't post a crock pot recipe last monday, but I'll be doing one tomorrow for sure!

Have a great time and don't feel guilty!!!

Holly said...

Enjoy! Hey, I'm a lot more 'grown-up and married' than you, and I still like to go home from time to time!

Denise K. said...

What a big week you had, and I am happy that you will get some time to visit with your folks and enjoy some time away! Yes, don't worry about fun as it is, it is also VERY time consuming...enjoy your real life relationships, and we readers will be back whenever you are! Enjoy your parents and take a nap when you can! Thinking of you today!

With love from Colorado,
Denise :-)