I know – you are supposed to announce the break before you take it. But with my family drama of dealing with my aging parents, trying to process the tragedy in Connecticut, and the hustle and bustle of the holidays I have been more than just a bit unfocused the past couple weeks. Or maybe it’s the opposite, I have been focused on home and family and not much else. It has taken me over a week to get around to writing this post! Some of our normal holiday traditions I let go, not because they aren’t important, but because this particular year other things were more important. I’ve been spending more time playing games with my kids, just sitting and watching tv with my husband, and thinking about my blessings.
Don’t start to think I have been all patience and quiet contemplation. Yesterday I was what we call in our family, a grumpasaurus. Monkey has had a fever since Christmas Eve and Roo had a touch of one yesterday. I have been going non-stop with holiday prep and activities for five days with no sleep at night since fevers always get worse during the night. But despite the challenges and inevitable grumps that result, I have been enjoying withdrawing into my home and my family and just soaking it all in.
I am planning on spending some time over the next few days refocusing, reorganizing, and regrouping to come back in the new year with excellent ideas and content for Structure in an Unstructured Life. Thanks for hanging in there through my break and I promise to return better than ever!