This holiday season has flown by. A combination of work stress and a jam packed schedule have made the last few weeks just seem to disappear.
I won’t lie. I’m pretty exhausted, and it doesn’t look like things are going to let up in January. Our weekends are already pretty much all absorbed by other activities, and I’m wondering (worrying?) about doing the same thing in February. My husband and I have a tendency to over-commit. I usually don’t realize until I’m already feeling completely under water (and have several more weeks of hectic schedule in front of me) that I’ve agreed to way too much, and my husband doesn’t really have a limit (being a very extroverted person who LOVES having things to do) so he isn’t very useful at keeping things in check, either.
I really want some quiet time before the baby gets here, and as I keep reminding people, I’ll be full term in 10 short weeks (9 short weeks if you’re going by my doctors’ EDD.) I think because I’m still pretty small, most people haven’t really realized how close it is. So that work request you want me to push back on for “a few weeks” when it currently needs to be done in the 3rd week of January? Yeah. I may not be around in a few weeks, and do you really want to have some 9-months pregnant woman working on a massive, critical request at the last minute anyhow?
As much as it’s stressful and challenging to travel across the country, I’m looking forward to spending a couple of weeks with my family in Texas. At least I know there, there isn’t anything to do, thanks to leaving out in the boonies, so it should be pretty relaxing.
I’m seriously hoping February is full of lots of quiet time, where Kellen and I can really enjoy our last few weeks of being just the two of us. Also, I know I’m just going to be flat out too tired to do anything else…