For the first time in 9 1/2 years, I am home without one of my kids. This was my daughter’s first day of all-day school–what a mix of emotions to send them both off this morning! I’m sure any of you who have been through this understand.
I’m happy because there are so many things I want to do with this time: work on expanding my businesses; get the house in order; throw in a few extra swims/bikes during the week; and my favorite–take a nap on occasion (and I’m not afraid to admit it)!
I’m sad because it’s the closing of a chapter. As hard as it is to juggle having kids at home with working from home, along with fitting in everything else in my life, I’m going to miss having a little someone around. I’m used to it with my son, who’s now in 4th grade, but my daughter has been my steady companion for nearly six years. I think lunch-time today, alone, will probably hit me the hardest. But time has to march on…
An update on my jet lag and cruddy head–feeling better thanks to the antibiotics, but still in a vicious cycle of not sleeping. I even gave in and took an Ambien last night that a neighbor passed along. I still managed to wake up middle of the night. I feel like I’m losing it–there has to be an end in sight to this!
I am going to try running tomorrow; really hoping it won’t be a setback. If I don’t get my miles in this week, I’ll have to abandon my 1/2 on Sept. 12 in favor of getting my marathon training in. I’d be bummed about that because I already gave up a 10-miler yesterday due to the timing of my trip. I’ll let you know how it goes.