I have taking to sighing frequently oven the last several weeks. It's kind of a breathing issue, like gasping for oxygen and it is a broken, gaspy effort, much like catching or exhaling my breath like I do when I'm crying . But I think there has been an emotional element as well. I didn't catch myself sighing even once yesterday.
This week is going to be all about reestablishing routine. The kids and I have already talked through some attitude issues and how they need to be addressed. After breakfast we will try to figure out how to tackle laundry together (something I can not do on my own) and the youngest will learn how to fold. R. and I need to continue working on the school room, as I am able. And I need to research standardized achievement tests for all kids. (Anyone have a link?)
Rick plans to grill tonight, so all I need to do for dinner is send J. digging through the freezer for some meat to start thawing, then come up with an idea for a side dish. We have an appointment with the lawyer tomorrow.
I woke up feeling a bit anxious this morning, but even my anxiety level felt lower than other mornings. Still not "easy" to cope with, but more manageable. Grace!
I'm still in quite a lot of pain with my "headache" but one thing at a time. I have been fitted for a night guard, that hopefully will bring some relief soon.
I certainly won't say life is "normal" yet, but it is moving closer toward a "new normal" finally, I think! Thanking God for His faithfulness.
Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me. - Psalm 51:12