I'm a single parent for 2 months. We've already gotten into a groove, which is surprising, but in one short week, I've had one child throw up and the other has complained of a sore throat for 2 days...I'm hoping it doesn't develop into a fresh batch of strep throat but I'm trying to stay positive. Work has been a week from hell, can't even scratch the surface on that area of my life. Jewelry is picking up, which is exciting and terrifying all rolled into a ball of extra stress in my gut.
The nights are mine though, for the most part, and that's living up to my expectations of them. I've been watching a new series (to me, it's in its second season) on my 30 day free pass to Showtime. The Affair. It's a really addictive show...I'm already only 3 episodes from the end of the first season. Joshua Jackson is in it...he's a major crush of mine from the Dawson's Creek days. But he gets murdered, so that's gonna be a bummer. He's not the most likable character on the show...no one really is, come to think of it. He and his wife had a little boy who died at 4...which might be why I'm so bought in...she's cheating on him with a married man, but in my book, all deals are off when there's something as earth shattering as that in your life.
I keep feeling my head shake...like it's on the verge of losing its grip on things. Is this what people experience right before they go insane? No...probably not...but it feels like something concerning. It's a shudder, like my eyes might roll back at any second and I'll lose myself in it. It's stress. Sometimes it's just a creative thought. Sometimes it's nothing. It's happening more and more often though, and at different levels of intensity.
This show makes me want to wake up my kids and hug them forever.
Oh hey! Joshua Jackson doesn't die! Awesome! Also confusing...hmm...
I need to cut myself off for the night. I'll save the last two of the season for tomorrow night.
Tomorrow's itinerary...gym sometime in the morning...jewelry sometime in the morning, more jewelry during naps...jewelry after naps...dinner...this show for a couple of episodes, then bed for an early morning trip to the Phoenix Zoo (work/having a trip through to see the animals with the kiddos...Jane's super excited to see Madison and Mimi).
edited to add...i was eating candy corn when i wrote the post title.