When you read the title just now, did it bring on Dr. Seuss flashbacks? Oh. Me neither.
I counted on the beginning of 2015 letting me return to my (not so normal) routine. I put off a multitude of responsibilities, until “the holiday’s are over and the kids (along with grand-kids & dogs) leave.” Of course I love when they are here, and I have no aversion to their hanging around for awhile. But…
I have difficulty, when others are around with anything that requires using my brain. I am very easily distracted. I can’t concentrate, even if my iPod is playing my favorite music. I need silence, and no distractions… so there is no way I can function now. The talking. The constant, too loud, TV that is playing kid movies – that kids are not watching because they can’t sit still. Man programs involving souped-up cars, snakes, some other crazy pointless
crap stuff, or my personal favorite (not!), mindless channel surfing.
I am stressed and losing my mind, only able to hang on because tomorrow – I will have my house back to myself. Blissful, uninterrupted, quiet! This made me nervous in a “too good to be true” way, if you know what I mean. My intuition tried to warn me, but of course, I ignored it.
Hubby gets a call from his out-of-town buddy who is coming into town Monday – and wants (of course) to stay here for three nights.
“Is that OK with you?” He asks me, after writing the days his buddy is staying, on our calendar.
Sigh² * Oh Goody. I get to spend the next two days with my washer & dryer and my kitchen sink & stove. I will plan menus, then grocery shop. Don’t let me forget to scrub the guest bathroom, change linens & clean the main guest room. All of this runs through my head in seconds, as I stare speechless at hubby.
“Sure,” I answer, and I’m smiling, because in that very moment, I plummeted over the edge (of sanity).
* Sigh² [sigh squared] A term using emotional math. It means a long, loud, eye-rolling, sigh of complete annoyment◊ .
◊ Annoyment [an noy’ mint] adverb. From the root word ‘annoy’: a state of annoyance achieved by an individual. (Taken from The Dictionary of Words That Should Exist, 1st Ed. 2013)