Is everyone back to their normal routine? Kids back in school? Holiday trappings put away? Is your life settling back down nicely?
Me? Not so much. I'm still waiting for the routine to kick in. I'm hoping it's next week. In the meantime, I've been running around yelling at my family, "Can we get back to normal around here?"
It's not asking much, especially since my normal isn't, you know, normal.
My college girl didn't return to school until a few days ago and so I am now picking up the debris from the eye of the hurricane. She is a Cat 5. Seriously. The other day I was rummaging through the pen drawer in my kitchen desk or as I refer to it, the dead pen graveyard. I didn't find a working pen, but I did find my daughter's underwear. When I held them up to her in question, she simply said, "Hey, I was looking for those!"
My kids went back to school, only to face exams and so half days have been the norm instead of the exception.
And my Christmas tree is still up.
Granted, it has no ornaments, but it sits there, bare-assed, occupying a huge corner of my family room.
My hubs claims he's "still enjoying Christmas." Or in other words, he doesn't feel like grunting and cussing right now as he drags it up to the attic.
I'm thinking of keeping it as part of our decor.
But there is one thing that's gotten back to normal around here and that's my blogging. Yay!
I am honored and simply thrilled to be the guest poster today at the fabulous blog, Just. Be. Enough.
Just Be Enough. What a noble message to women everywhere. As women and especially as mothers, there is this bar that is set incredibly high. And that bar isn't necessarily society's standard. It's a hard-reaching, sometimes almost unattainable standard we place on ourselves. Their message is empowering and exactly what more of us need to see, to feel. Just. Be. Enough.
I'm over there today talking about my journey from June Cleaver to here, the writer girl hunched over the keyboard for most of the day. I'd love for you to stop by and give the fabulous Elena and her team some big love for such a splendid endeavor, creating a blog that wraps its arms around every woman and actually every person no matter their age or sex, with their message that we are extraordinary creatures, that we are enough.
Posted by Joann Mannix at 9:04 AM