I've been trying to get in a better frame of mind before posting again.
It hasn't happened. This year has just been so hard. The kids have been sicker than ever. The collarbone incident hasn't helped.
Family members dying. Newspaper acquaintances dying.
Yard all torn up for massive city project. Entire 15-foot swath of trees gone out of our backyard, creating a road to the neighbors'. The entire neighborhood has taken to walking through our yard, and we can't take it much more.
Kids can't play outside because of constant construction and constant presence of backhoes and bulldozers.
Work isn't fun. It is just hard. I'm finding it very hard to stay motivated day in and day out. Not sure I like the direction my job has lurched into because of new leadership, either. But no real options for escape.
Husband's job responsibilities are changing. He's stressed. I'm stressed.
I've been morose and cranky for about two weeks. If you can think of a way to cheer me up, post away.