Posted: Yesterday at 14:54
I feel a bit of a fraud being stressed with my little problems, when I see what a lot of you are going through. And I speak from the experience of an alcoholic mother and a divorce in my past life.
However, just to "close the loop" I'm feeling less stressed now that the kitchen is finished and I can actually move around the rest of the house without tripping over stuff or scraping my legs. It's still a bombsite, but not as bad as it was, and I can now escape to a lovely kitchen.
Work is still manically busy, but the 2 things which were causing me the most stress have been resolved (well, partly in one case, but my boss is on my side and is sympathetic, so it feels less of a problem).
I've managed a couple of walks this week - half an hour yesterday when little 'un was at Enjoyaball, and an hour today at lunchtime. Still not feeling 100% healthwise - my HR was 100+ after a brisk walk and climbing the stairs at work, but I'm planning a wee run/walk tomorrow, as the weather has taken a turn for the better (2" of snow on Tuesday - eek!).
So, now I just need to have a chat with hubby. Nothing serious, just trying to get our priorities on the same track. He's good and does a lot around the house most of the time, it just seems to be the wrong stuff! I'd rather get the place tidy and clean and liveable before we start on any major project. He's had this idea of putting the girls into our room so they can have it as a bedroom/playroom as it's bigger, and us having their room, which is a smaller double room. Our main bedroom with the en-suite is away at the other end of the house, so while the little 'un is still wandering in the night, I want to be close by. But, the wardrobe in their room is tiny, and I've been using the wardrobes in our room, while he uses the (small) one in the main bedroom. There's no room even for a chest of drawers in the girls room one we swap the bunk beds for a double, so I'd have to have my clothes spread out all over the shop. And I need to have a big wardrobe clearout anyway, but I can't get the time because it seems to have fallen to me to make tea, do homework, bath the kids and put them to bed, do the packed lunches, make sure all the forms etc are signed and back to the school, and be grateful that the washing is done when I finally collapse for the night - after a full day at work.
Sorry - had to get that off my chest.........