My husband is working with a road construction crew on the highway near our house and he has been doing this for the last month and a half or so.
Long hours during the week but then weekends off.
On Tuesday he came home to tell me that they will be working everyday until the job is complete...it may be 2.5 to 4 weeks straight they really don't know for sure.
Yikes!!! Okay, breathe Christine....you can handle this! Deep breath in......
and let it go!
I actually am handling it okay but I am having to prioritize what is most important and what is going to add to the stress on the family and then eliminate those factors.
The first thing to go was my race on Sunday, this race was something I wanted to do but because my hubby had started this job I was not able to keep up with the training schedule.
Now, I know I could have walked part of the course if I needed to but I know myself well enough that I know I would have stressed all week about having not prepared for the race in the way I had planned.
So to help myself and in turn my family I made the decision to let it go...besides I need to have a sitter to go to a funeral and grocery/birthday shopping this weekend and the children can't be with someone else all weekend.
Life is good and eating is ON!
I received a compliment last night while at the library from the town Nurse Practitioner who apparently has not seen me in a while.
She did the old double take, look you up and down stare and said in a very surprised voice...."You have lost weight....look at you Ms. Skinny Minnie!"
It felt great hearing that from her...I am not sure why it meant so much but it did.