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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

cough cough

My asthma has kicked in, and I've been coughing for weeks. That's my excuse for not getting any appreciable amount of exercise for almost a month which means I'm completely out of shape for skiing (assuming I can stop coughing long enough to try to ski). Of course, getting enough sleep would be helpful. Or remembering to use the inhaler that I finally got.

But it's December and life is always a little bit crazy. I've been feeling like the Grinch, and everyone else at home is completely into Christmas. We got a 10 1/2 foot tree that looks great. Michael and they boys did a great job decorating. There are tons of presents under the tree already. We've opened some (that came in the mail unwrapped). We've even got most of Timothy's birthday presents under the tree, as well.

I shouldn't be too grumpy because I'm done with shopping. The gifts are all mailed. I'm not thinking about the holiday letter until we get past Christmas day. Still, I haven't finalized plans for Timothy's birthday party or sent out any invites. I haven't started packing, I don't know when my in-laws are arriving, and their room isn't ready.

I've started a second new project at work which is overwhelming. It's good news because it means I'll likely have enough work to go full time later in January (because Michael has requested a 12 month unpaid leave of absence). Hmm... I wonder why I'm stressed.

No matter how much things change, they stay the same.


Jill said...

A 12 month unpaid leave of absense??? What is he going to do? Will he take over the childcare and cooking tasks? ha ha!
Just kidding around... I'm sure that he needs a break, I know his job is stressful. He's thought it all through (with you), though, right?

Lisa C said...

Hope he checked with you too! That sounds like a stressful time, husband and kids at home. I hope he has some hobbies or he might drive you nuts more then he may already.

Glad you got the work and that things are happening, even if you do feel grinchy. I didn't even put up decorations on our tree this year cause I was feeling "bah humbug".