i think we're on a mend. still reading, watching and resting a lot around here, and i am pretty sure it will be another quiet weekend. i am hopelessly behind. i have work to do, a house to clean, piles and piles of dirty laundry, a guest room to prep for my parents (yay!), and snail mail to send that should have been sent out a long time ago. and then of course i have started to think about christmas. not to mention all the blog posts i am longing to read.
yes, we celebrate christmas in this culturally mixed house. just after chanukka. usually in denmark, in which case i don't really decorate around the house, since we will anyway leave when it gets close and serious. but this year we're staying home. and it might be the holy land, but it sure is hard to get the christmas groove going. i know i will miss it, and that i will be slightly sad not to be "home" for christmas, so i am thinking i need to get this house ready for christmas by the first advent.
so what was i saying? oh, yes, i'm behind. with everything, but i hope i can be zen about it and relax a bit with the rest of the guys. they are all more or less still recovering. and i kind of need to recover too. at least mentally. this florence nightingale thing gets pretty frustrating in the end. it's not that i mind letting go of work and plans. but the problem is, that work and plans don't always agree. and thus, a lot of stress builds up while you sit there holding a sick child and think of all the things you should or could have been doing. or when you stare at a computer screen, completely blank because you didn't sleep much last night, but there's work that should be done. in fact it should have been done yesterday.
at least that's how it seems to be for me. having a sick family is a great lesson in letting go. i am trying...
and so, with perfect timing, i started my weekend now. because of that little strange detail, that we have weekends on fridays and saturdays. i'm still not used to that after seven years, but it sure comes in handy with an early start right now.
wishing you a happy weekend.