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My Comeback: Day Three

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Yes, I missed day two.  I’m okay with that though; after all, I have accomplished much in a short time.  The house is clean (including laundry…and most of it is even folded and put away), the pantry is stocked, the budget from July is caught up and I’m working on August, I’ve made many necessary phone calls (I always put this off anyway because I hate the phone), and I am spreading out my errands and appointments this week.  I think I’m going to make it and I feel like Wonder Woman (as long as I don’t look at how much is still left on my stupid to do list).  I’m getting there.  I’m getting my life back, and the time I have to spend with the girl has been better quality because of it.

And how was her first day of school? She threw a fit when it was time to go because she wanted to stay. Then she was mad because she had forgotten to give her teacher a hug and kiss and demanded I turn the car around once we were across town (no, I did not). When we got home she did not want her lunch.  I felt absolutely defeated by the time she went down for her nap.  But after she got up she was happy and we talked about making the next day better. When I picked her up yesterday, she hugged and kissed her teacher and ran to me with open arms and a smile. Yep, that’s what it’s all about. I may feel like I’m trudging through blindly and feeling overwhelmed, but I’m doing something right.

Romans 8:28
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
Philippians 4:13
I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

My Comeback: Day One

This will be my fastest written blog post ever…so I apologize for any errors. Today, I begin to get my life back to a routine that allows me to be me again.  I have felt lost for over a month now.  That will happen when you suddenly step into a parenting role with no chance to prepare (please do not think this means I resent what we are doing or my amazing little grand niece…it just means my life changed too quickly for me to keep up and I have to figure that part out now.)

First day of VPK

First day of VPK

Today was the first day of VPK.  It was an emotional drop off, for me, not Linnea.  She handled herself just fine and told me I could go because she wasn’t go to cry or anything. I waited till I got to the car to tear up, suck the snot back up,and take a deep breath,  and then was ok. After all, I only have three hours to clean the house, write a blog post and a grocery list, and go over the budget.  I won’t get to it all today, which is why this is day one of my comeback.  Once I get my life and home back in order I can begin to write again too, which excites the heck out of me because I’ve missed it so. And now I will have the time when Linnea is here to spend with her instead of feeling like I’m breaking her heart when she asks me every five minutes if I can play with her but I have to say no because the laundry won’t wash itself.

Now off to strip the beds and vacuum…