This has been a week of catch up, with early mornings and late nights. My brain is feeling a little fuzzy. Before I left for work yesterday morning, I realized that I hadn’t saved a powerpoint presentation correctly the night before. Hours of work was lost.
Last night, I hit the wall.
I was working on the computer while the girls were coloring Christmas pictures. Katy got up to get her bear. That was a sign that she was getting tired. I realized I was tired too.
While she ran upstairs to get her bear, I put my laptop away. She came downstairs to a mama who was ready to snuggle under a blanket while we listened to Christmas music and stared at the tree. We watched Lucy quietly work on her coloring.
When I put the girls to bed a bit later, I didn’t trudge downstairs for more computer time. I crawled into bed.
Sometimes we need to call it a night and leave the to-dos behind.
I wish I could write that I woke up today feeling refreshed and energized. The truth is that I am feeling the weight of the week. I am struggling through my coffee. I might need a third cup.
Once again, I remind myself that this is only a season. As I sit working this morning, I look at the Christmas tree and remember my moment of peace last night.