Life has been a wee bit chaotic lately. There was a bird in the chimney/fireplace that I had to rescue yesterday. I had heard it fluttering about the other night and he finally made it through the fireplace. Unfortunately, it got into the house and there was a bit of madness as I tried to control the dog and get the bird out without him doing a lot of damage. This all happened at about 9am yesterday before my coffee. I was able to get him out of the house eventually, but it was very stressful and exhausting, and it made me have a little meltdown. I think I got through the holidays with surprisingly little stress, but the unexpected bird craziness, in addition to my internet breaking, and the anxiety I have about getting ready for the cruise... It all just crashed down on me at once. I had a bit of a cry, and Jeremy and Alex helped me calm down and get things back in order yesterday, and I feel better now. With the bird gone, we made a fire in the fireplace... the first one in years... and I spent the evening putting the Christmas stuff away and getting organized (and getting snuggles) and I am much better now. I have spent the morning at Panera, having a yummy breakfast and getting a lot of work done.
While I have been generally really happy lately about my life and my career, I tend to have a TON of stuff on my plate. I usually function pretty well like this, but when unexpected stuff happens when I am at my busiest, I sometimes break down. Especially when it has to do with my personal life and home life. While I mostly enjoy owning a home, sometimes I get overwhelmed with having to deal with the expense and responsibility on my own. And while I love my career, it is very demanding and needs my constant attention. Sometimes I wish I could take a break. OH WAIT! I am going on a Cruise in a couple of weeks! *giggle* I think it has not really sunk into my brain that I get a work vacation... on the beach with sun and fun! I need to appreciate this opportunity more and really enjoy it.