Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Slowing Down

Sometimes, life gets rushed.  It seems to always get so rushed for us at this time of year.  This year, we had a tournament to go to the weekend before Thanksgiving.  Since we were already going to be partway there, we chose to continue on to my mom's house, although we had originally planned to stay home for Thanksgiving.

After more than a week away from home, we were all happy to be home.  We arrived home Sunday evening.  Monday, I took Professor X to the doctor, and Gary took the truck to the doctor.  Tuesday, I had a job interview.  Wednesday, I had training for my new job.  Thursday, I got to stay at home with my boys until evening, and Friday, we had co-op.  Needless to say, we did tae kwon do every night that week.  By the end of the week, I was exhausted.  I just wanted to stay home.

After two weeks of keeping tae kwon do to a minimum, and focusing on family, I am slowly starting to feel more like myself.  But, we need to slow down.

We declared December an unplugged month.  The Shady Rooster (hubby) and I are allowed one hour on the computer each night.  Otherwise, everything is off.  The computers are off.  The t.v. is off.  The video games are off.  It has been wonderful and frustrating.  It has been frustrating because I am used to being able to hop online any time I need something.  It has been wonderful because I have been able to completely focus on my family during the day.  We have all needed this.

As the days go by, we are enjoying our slowing down time.  The boys are playing a lot of games, in addition to catching up on school work.  We are spending time making Christmas gifts for family.  The boys had their first sewing machine lessons on Saturday.  We are reading together.

We are being a family again.  Of course, we are still going to tae kwon do.  Fortunately for my need to slow down a bit, the holidays are coming, and they limit the amount of classes available.  After the new year, we'll be back in full force.  In the meantime, we'll take it slow and enjoy each other.

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