Sunday, January 28, 2007

Venting

I need to vent, but first on a positive note Wi-Fi rocks. How else would I be able to vent from the convenience of the local car wash, simply by toting in my laptop?

Now right to the point. I have been in a horrible mood all weekend long. I don't have a particularly good reason for it, but I'm stressed and unhappy and in general not being very nice to Adventure Guy and the kids. To Adventure Guy's credit, he is trying to help; he's just at a loss as far as exactly what to do. And I'll admit that his attempts have not been met with the best response either. Honestly, right now they just tend to piss me off more. It's not rational. The good news, on some level anyway, is that I realize that it's me and not my various family members that's the problem.

The real issue is that I have too much to do and not enough time to do it. I'm leaving Thursday for a work trip, so I have even less time than usual in the office this week, and I'm still behind from our ice-driven week off. My travel is also causing a disruption to the usual meeting schedule of my Junior League committee, so I'm trying to take care of some things before I leave. Right now, I'm trying to determine if we should meet tomorrow night, and if I do make that call, I'll have to host at my house, which means preparing dinner for 10 and having a house that is presentable for people outside of our immediate family. I'm trying to take a deep breath, though, and realize that I can do that with a quick order to Pei Wei for takeout and some touch up work around the house. I'm just not good at doing less than the best for stuff like this.

After my car comes out all sparkly and clean smelling from the car wash, I am headed to the office to make calls about tomorrow night and catch up on a few actual work things. Then I am going to try to just relax, enjoy the evening, and be nice to my family. Adventure Guy is grilling steaks tonight. I think a nice, glass of good red wine to go with that is just what I need.

3 comments:

Rambling Mom said...

Grilling steaks ....

in January ...

LSM said...

Oh, yes. We grill steaks year around here. We do have both a covered porch and a gas grill, so it's not too tough to do even when it's cold.

Alto2 said...

Have the Junior Leaguers over and bring in food from somewhere. I'm sure your local Italian restaurant (or Carraba's) will make a tray of chicken cacciatore for 10 plus a salad. As far as cleaning goes, the whole house does not have to be spotless, just the couple of rooms where the ladies will be. Throw stuff in closets and in unused rooms and shut the doors. You can deal with the mess later. Just get yourself ready for your trip, and have a safe one.