Things I thought I’d be able to do while my husband was in Northern Ireland for a week
Things I thought I’d be able to do while my husband was in Northern Ireland for a week*:
- Read a lot: Finish the book I’m working on, plus read the next one in the series.
- Blog more. Maybe every day!
- Color my hair.
- Clean the whole house.
- Take my kids out for the day to the river.
Things I actually got done:
- Color my hair.
- Take my kids (plus one friend) out for the day to the river.
I don’t know why I thought I would have so much free time on my hands. It totally didn’t work out like that. Most nights found me collapsing somewhere at 9:30 or 10, too tired to even think enough to read. But, I couldn’t sleep. Most nights, I was up until 1 or 2 a.m., just tossing restlessly, or trying to read. The whole week my husband was gone, I read a grand total of about 20 pages in my current book. I blogged once. I barely got the house straightened up for him, and didn’t deep clean anything. We were doing school the whole time, and I still had other responsibilities — like leading worship in small group on Thursday night and in SuperChurch on Sunday morning — and we did spend an entire day at the river, so it wasn’t like I was sitting around doing nothing. But, still. Looking back, I’m not sure where I expected to find the time to do all the stuff that I thought I could do.
The whole time that he was gone, I wasn’t really tired, even though I was existing on 5-6 hours of sleep per night. He’s been home two nights, and I’ve gotten 7-8 hours of sleep each night and am now EXHAUSTED. I’m so tired. I think it was that when he was gone, mentally, I just knew that the buck stopped with me, since my hubby was out of the country, and I had to be on my game. Now that he’s home, I think I’m breathing such an internal sigh of relief that my body just wants to go hibernate.
*He was leading worship for several meetings/seminars/church services/etc. He rocked.
Posted on April 20, 2011, in Blogging, Books I'm Reading, Family, Hair, Homeschooling, Housework, Life in the Desert, Missions and ministry, Motherhood, The Dear Hubby, Travelling, Vineyard Phoenix, Worship. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.