The title says it all. Absolute exhaustion. There’s where I’ve been since September. I’m actually even having a hard time writing this as my brain just no longer likes to function.
-On top of the pregnancy, we are also in the market for a larger home. This house small for us almost since the moment we moved in. It was never meant to be a long term house. With another child on the way, it’s time to find something that fits us better (without breaking the budget…ha!). Which means this house is getting a lot of minor renovation projects done to it to get it to sell faster. Time consuming projects. Lots of painting.
-On top of pregnancy and house renovations, there is normal house chores. Like dishes. And laundry. And baking. And cooking. And did I mention laundry?
-On top of pregnancy, renovations, and house chores, there’s parenting a preschooler. When do kids stop getting more energy each year? And here I thought toddlers were busy! She’s past the point of happily playing alone and wants to do “something special” multiple times a day instead of just once a day.
-On top of pregnancy, renovations, house chores, and parenting, there’s Christmas. 95% of gifts are being made this year. I haven’t even started. How is it possible that each year our budget gets tighter, not easier? I always feel like next year is the year that we will be really generous in our gift giving. This year Matt and I aren’t even exchanging gifts with each other. Which is something we really love to do. The money just isn’t there. So instead of going all Etsy purchased gifts like I had hoped to, I am having to make and assemble all gifts. Did I mention I still haven’t started?
Like I said, absolute exhaustion. Do you know how much I miss writing? Writing and blogging is one of my favorite things to do. But there is just isn’t any brain power or energy left by the time I’ve done all my responsibilities for the day. Same with crocheting. I get some time but by the time I’m done with everything, I don’t always have the energy to pick up a crochet hook. Or even a book sometimes. Previously, it was odd for me to just watch TV and not do something else at the same time.
I know that some day I will have energy again. I know that some day I will have time again. That day is not today.