Time--free time that is, is that rarest of commodities lately. Work is very busy, we are in the midst of audit cycles right now. College is winding down for the semester for Rob, but he has projects and special things associated with wrapping up the semester that are demanding his time and attentions. Also raising havoc with our otherwise predictable train schedules.
We are coming closer to dance recital weekend for the youngers and that has also made for extra scheduling challenges. KC is in the production number at the end (as well as 5 dances) so he has extra practice sessions at the school on days and times that we don't usually allocate to dance.
My homeschooled kids have more friends than I probably had in my entire 12 years of public school and weekends have been peppered with birthday party invites.
Fiona has been home for visits, some have been good, others have been a struggle for her. Overall I think she is doing better than she has in quite some time. But I also have some first family issues that may require my attention. It's not bloggable and what's going on is not a danger. But it still requires some input from me. And it feels odd to have some of the first family coming to me and saying that they needed my help handling a situation involving another family member and Fiona.
My wife's business has been off the hook busy and so when I am home I have tried to take on more of the house chores to lighten her load.
But tomorrow? Tomorrow is a day with a big chunk of it carved out just.for.me. You all have no idea how weird that is. My idea of "me time" is reading while I wait up for Rob to get home from work. I finish my piece work by 10 or 10:30 and read till 11:30 when he gets home on Friday and Saturdays. And as much as I love to read, well a body needs a bit of pampering. So tomorrow I am taking the day off from work and getting my hair done.
Done how? Haven't a clue. I have "bad" hair. Unlike my girls hair, my hair doesn't stay where you put it. It is thin and lifeless. It has no body. It has well,no pizzazz. I'm not thinking tomorrow will give it pizzazz but at least it will be a nice cut and maybe highlights or foils or something daring and decadent to welcome spring.
It's not going to take all day but I will use the rest of the time to do all the chores I normally allocate to Saturday. This Saturday I am taking the kids up to Maine to see my mom. We usually go for Maple Sugar Sunday but this year that fell on Easter so we didn't go. Christmas Eve was when we saw her last. I had planned to go up in February or March but for most of February and all of March one or the other of us was ill. She is old enough now that I don't want to risk bringing germs so we waited for spring and better health for us all.
Busy? Sure, but blessed also!