In my former life, as a restaurant manager, there were days when I felt like all I did all day was put out fires. I would move from one crisis to the next. I remember talking to myself and trying to prioritize as I went… Beer for the bar, get yelled at by a guest, see if the kitchen had the ticket I was waiting on, run discounts for a server..
This past week has been a little like that. It feels like triage at times. What things needed my immediate attention, and what things will survive for a day. Thankfully, it seems to be winding down. Maggie (the pup) had a broken leg and surgery last week. She is feeling better, but very unhappy to still be confined. Grandpa had more than a couple medical issues… He, too, is feeling better and is happy to finally be discharged from the hospital. One Aunt is scheduled for surgery soon and one Uncle just had surgery while another has a broken foot. Oh, and did I mention that Dad is still traveling a ton for work?! Of course, we are never without our kid and parenting issues either. From poor decision making to lying and the drama of not having homework–less of our routine means amped behavior issues.
But, like an ER or a restaurant, there are lulls… We cleaned a lot to get ready for visitors–Nana & Papa are in the air headed here right now. And I think that I will get to put my feet up a little this week. Well, after all of the end of school stuff..
Eh, who am I kidding? School is out after tomorrow. I’ll rest when it restarts!