Sunday, October 7, 2012
scenes from a fallish weekend
Things are still super hectic and busy for me, but I'm managing to hold it all together and I even had some time at home today, which helped a lot. There's no doubt I'm working harder and longer this year and it feels sometimes like I have very little energy leftover for my home and family life. Hopefully things will smooth out pretty soon and I won't feel so much that way. Family and domestic life are so important to me. Working is important too. I just want to feel more balanced. And I want to feel like I'm doing a good job at all of it. Sigh.
On Saturday Dieter and I went to the Natural History Museum in SB (one of our favorite places) and since it was just him and me this time we went through more slowly and I got to hear more of his thoughts on stuff, which was great. Then we met up with Ken and Rainer for lunch then stopped at a new (to us) park in Summerland on the way home (Lookout Park--take exit 91 on the 101/Ventura freeway). We were loving that little park and its beach but discovered the downside at the end--the bottoms of our feet were thoroughly stained with tar! Not just a little--our soles pretty well covered. Fortunately, we now know how to get it off. Use sunscreen and an old cloth. We won't let a little beach tar interfere with our fun.
On Sunday Ken went to a meet and the boys and I stayed home and played games, ran a few errands, and made a fallish meal. It was SO needed by me and really got me feeling a bit more centered.
Have a good week, everyone. I hope I'll blog a bit more this week, but who knows?