Do you ever have those days where you can’t shake a bad mood? I’m totally having one of those days right now.
I’m not angry or anything like that. I do, however, feel frustrated for a number of reasons and overwhelmed by a great many things in my life. All I want to do is focus I on improving our quality of life, even a tiny amount.
School let’s out in five days, and we have a long summer ahead of us.
There’s a zero percent chance of us being able to afford going on any type of vacation, but we’re going to try to get in as many day trips as we can. Even that’s likely to be a struggle, but it’s important that we give the kids the opportunities that day trips can offer.
We’ve been making a list of possible things we could do, and everyone is contributing to the idea pool. We’re thinking about things like:
- Akron/Cleveland/Columbus Zoo
- Great Lakes Science Center
- Museums (Art and History)
- Events hosted by the local library
I’d love to take the kids camping. That probably won’t work out for a couple of reasons, but I think the kids would absolutely love it.
Emmett has his heart set on going to a Dude Perfect show in Columbus this summer, and I would love to make this happen but realistically, it won’t. That makes me sad to even say that, and I know he will be hugely disappointed.
It’s just one of those days where everything in life weighs heavy, and focusing on the positive becomes increasingly more difficult.
My Mom’s having knee surgery next month. Lizze goes for her surgical consult for her knees next month as well. My Grandmother is not doing well, and our time with her is winding down. It sucks, and any one of those things in a vacuum would be difficult, but they’re all at the same time. They’re also just a few of the dozens of things I have going on. It’s overwhelming for me and frustrating because it is unbelievably difficult to find any type of balance.
I get demoralized at times and I wish I could find ways of doing better.
There’s always something to be thankful, and I’ll devote an entire post to that shortly.