Saturday afternoon I received some bad news. It’s not that it was unexpected news. I knew it could happen this early. But I hadn’t thought about it in a while and thought I had a few more months. When I learned the extra time was not to be, I had to move forward with planning for this new circumstance.
Unfortunately I don’t handle bad news well. It’s Tuesday evening now and I’ve had this knot in my shoulder since Sunday morning! But I’m finally moving forward with some alternate plans. Not enough yet but it’s a start! And I have a month to work things out.
Saturday was also closing night of Tyler’s play! I only got to see 2 shows but it was opening night and closing night so those are the 2 I would have chosen. He had a great time and he is sad it’s over but I know he’s happy, too. He’s missed a lot of sleep the last couple of months! But the next project will come up very soon (he’s involved with 2 local theaters and the new drama program at his high school… it won’t be long!) and once again he will never be home and will wish he could take a nap.
Riley is doing awesome! Having three part time teachers rather than 1 full time teacher doesn’t seem to be bothering her at all. Plus she’s in practice for the Special Olympics Equestrian event. We were there earlier this evening and they finally took the lead rope off the horse! She was riding independently in the spring but her new coach had never worked with her before. The show is in 4 weeks and we’re already excited!
As for me, the word is stress! Yesterday Riley had therapy so I spent 3 hours in the waiting room! The last hour was pretty nice but before then, ugh! I really wanted to suggest to that other mom that her verbal reprimands were going unheeded and perhaps he would respond better to distraction or some other option but decided to just shut up with the unsolicited advice. Because, seriously, almost nobody wants to hear it!
I’m trying to take my stress out on planning for the future, cleaning up my home, and crafting. I did have a bag of M&Ms yesterday. Chocolate just seemed the thing to do at the time! But I kicked my butt this morning during my workout 🙂 I was also hoping a good workout would help this painful knot in my shoulder. I guess it helped some. It’s gone from knotted kite string to knotted shoe string so that’s something!
Maybe this week I’ll share a craft I’ve been working on. But then the question becomes, which one! Greeting card? Clock? Jewelry? Bookmark? Decisions, decisions, so many decisions!
So what is? Change! Always change! Ready or not, something WILL change! What was? Tyler’s play. My procrastination. The lead rope from Riley’s horse! What could be? The beautiful (yet terrifying) thing is I have no idea!