Have been keeping super busy but not feeling 'it'.
Been feeling overwhelmed by work, family, illness of a dear friend and my own illness (though mine is nothing like my friends)
I haven't been cooking or planning as food has not held any interest for me in many ways. I did make pumpkin soup and chili 🌶 for the day my sister arrived.
I hardly saw her. That made me sad.
I haven't been grocery shopping much for the above reasons.
The men have been fending for themselves.
I am hoping the produce is not spoiling.
The business is ok. I have had some fulfilling moments with students. This our last year on the lease. Preliminary negotiations went well. I had some students go to competition this weekend. First time, I encouraged them to go for the experience without anticipation of placing. One young lady has only been studying for 10 months. Her tenacity inspired me.
I have been dealing with holiday purchases. DH is done. DD is done. Pops is planned. Uncle is done. Various gifts for friends. I have made a lot of them. I am looking forward to wrapping gifts in pretty and unique ways.
I had been pushing myself to walk and exercise more than usual. Some days 15-16k steps. I think it was too much. I was feeling wiped out and exhausted. I have to remember I have an auto immune disease.
We got two trick or treaters. DH was thrilled. I have already taken down all the Halloween decorations at the house. The studio I just do pumpkins and flowers/leaves.
He has been working a temp job which is almost up. I pray something permanent comes of it. No word on that yet. I think this is partly why I am in this funk.
My Birthday is coming. It is a milestone number. Just a number. Since it is so close to Christmas I have asked to go back to PA so that I can enjoy the holiday season there as my gifts. I would like to see what it is like there this time of year. We are staying there 3 nights later in the month. We are staying somewhere new as our usual place is booked. I am really looking forward to it.
No need to comment or send encouragement. I am ok, just wanted to explain why I haven't been writing much this week.