Despite the hard time I'm having finding balance, I'm going to make the best of things as they are and put on a happy face.
For now, my reality is that I need my job and the income it brings. Thankfully, I like most of the people I work with. I'm also darn good at my job!
We may not have completely made-from-scratch meals, but the important thing is that we are not going hungry and we are gathered most nights 'round the dining table together.
The house may not be spotless, nor the lawn manicured but life is busy and our home is not a museum. We have kids and dogs. There's more to life than having a spotless house...
I realize that I can not do everything myself and I simply must take care of me.
Some nights I'm sound asleep at 7:30pm, but almost always by 10pm at the latest. Occasionally, Alfred will cook on the grill so I don't have to cook or my youngest daughter makes dinner and the older one bakes dessert. I can't tell you how thankful I am on those nights!
But you know, I think using small pockets of time will be my saving grace and help keep things in check so I don't lose my ever-lovin' mind!
I'm bad about making grandiose lists of things I want to accomplish on my days off and running myself ragged. I think the better solution would be to make a list of things I'd like to accomplish and get to it as I have the time and energy.
The one thing I know for certain is nothing stays the same and that this, too, shall pass. So until then I'm going to put on my happy face and if I have to, I'll fake it until I make it.