Stress is better than being dead… right?
Rosie continues to recuperate. She is pushing herself too hard, as always. At this point, I’m not sure why it surprises me anymore. She is not napping as much as she probably should (and I KNOW I would barely leave my bed at this point.) She is also working long hours every day completing a halloween costume for Colleen. It is a really cool Wonder Woman outfit (we’ll post the picture soon), but I don’t like that she is working so much. I guess Rosie doesn’t know anything else, and I suppose it’s helping keep her mind off of everything. Maybe for her this is good therapy. I just don’t think it’s good to work to exhaustion every day when you are recuperating from surgery. Someone tell her that I’m right ’cause lord knows she doesn’t listen to me.
My work situation is way crazy right now. I worked WAY too much last week and this week doesn’t look to be shaping up much better. It’s very, very difficult for me to balance work and home when both worlds need too much of me. I thought I was doing a pretty good job this summer of balancing work/home, but this is different. I’m not a superhero… I can’t do 12 hour days at work AND all thes stuff it takes to be a good dad/husband at home at night. It’s really, really stressing me out. I’m not sleeping right and, well… let’s just say I’m getting crabby and we’ll leave it at that.
But how can I complain when I have the most woderful, beautiful, smart and funny wife on the planet? And a daughter who is so awesome that words fail me?
I’d like to take just a quick moment to acknowledge that we have had a lot of people helping out lately. We will probably need more help, but I want to say that we really, really appreciate everything. From our moms staying with us last week and cleaning every inch of our house, to all the friends who have given rides, and especially all those who are just keeping the positive thoughts and prayers and karma coming our way. Thanks!
Here’s another thought I had today: We need to find fun, constructive, low-impact things to do for the next few weeks, and maybe for the whole winter. Any ideas? Colleen loves company, maybe we’ll invite over people with kids for her to play with and Rosie and I can hang out with the parents. (What? Conversation with adults? I seem to remember what that was like.)
Hey… Who’s up for a family game night?