Saturday, December 4, 2010

Taking a moment

It's a little crazy around our house right now. Okay, so it's really crazy. Thinking about these next 2 weeks gives me a little bit of an ulcer. But, it's exciting too! But, I will have to say these past few days I've been feeling a little "down-in-the-dumps". Not that I have anything to be sad about - I'm just a little overwhelmed!

Today Ryan has guard drill, and then flight lessons. (he's getting his private pilot lessons...so I'm counting down the days until he can take me up in the sky!)

So, I'm packing boxes whilst listening to Christmas jazz music today! And making my mom's Butternut Squash Soup recipe. Mmmm (soul-warming)

I got up with him this morning at 4:30 am ready to get things done!! I was prepared to tackle the world! It was while I was building boxes at about 5:30 that I asked myself, "What are you doing, you crazy woman". It just hit me that ...

Maybe I'm feeling frazzled, "down in the dumps", and *a little off* because I am EXHAUSTED. 

So, I crawled back into bed. And slept extremely hard until 8. I don't remember the last time I slept in that late! I rolled back out of  bed (feeling much more refreshed), brewed myself a pot of coffee, turned on some music, and got back to packing.

In this time...I have found the following:

-$500 from wedding (that I never removed from the card)
-$50 worth of Target gift cards (from wedding & showers)
-$30 Bed, Bath, & Beyond gift card (from wedding....) ....are we seeing a pattern here?getting married in the middle of the semester during Nursing School = not a very organized bride
-A hand-written letter from my Mom that she gave me the day our moving truck left for Tucson. This brought me to tears :) (happy tears, of course)
-The 12 Thank-You Notes my husband wrote when he proposed to me back in July 2008. (more happy tears)


So, in these discoveries of:
-restful Saturday mornings
-"misplaced" gifts
-cherished letters

...I'm remembering that no matter how hectic things can be - It is essential to "take a moment".

It lifted my spirits!

6 comments:

Marlys said...

Quite the day, I must say! Your Dad & I slept in until 8:30 this morning - yikes! But it felt "sooo good"! Hope your soup turns out. I just saw a recipe today for squash soup, and it said to add chopped celery with the onion when you cook it! I thought that sounded like a good idea!

B and B said...

Wow! Wish I could find my wedding cards! I could use those kinds of surprises right now!!!

Hang in there. Glad you were able to rejuvenate a little bit.

Cherry Blossoms said...

Moving and packing are never fun but once you get all settled it will be worth it! Plus, what a fun way for you and Ryan to ring in the year!
PS: Now you go on a shopping spree for new home essentials with your gift cards!

Mama Nastase said...

What a lucky accident that you didn't deposit the money/use the cards right after the wedding! Now you have a nice little amount you can spend on decorating/furnishing your new place!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Good for you for recognizing you were exhausted and going back to bed! You've had a very busy fall, filled w/ lots of changes & stress!

How fun to find all those little things that remind you that life is really good. And finding money like that? That's awesome!!

Kelly (She Wears a Red Sox Cap) said...

Aww yay :) don't worry, I got married in the summer with what can only be described as a part time job and I still could find gift cards around haha. Hope you make it through the next few weeks okay! Sleep should always be top priority :)