Stream of conciousness Sunday: Christmas peace

It’s been a while since I actually wrote anything, let alone wrote anything with any substance. I guess it’s the season of busy. And also not being able to get out of my own way. The last three weeks have been hell on my brain. I’m fillied with worry and upset. Trying to see the light through the dark. Not worry, and be happy and thankful for what I have. It’s hard though. My husband doesn’t understand my constant worry. My kids pick up on my feelings and become monsters. My cute little monsters. There is just constant noise – in my head in my space. I find myself yelling – I JUST WANT TO BE ALONE! BACK OFF!

I am looking forward to today, though, and looking forward to the week to come. I’m just going to do what I can to make peace with the holiday, and make peace with my family not being able to come home for Christmas, by creating my own family memories and happiness. Today we are going to get some breakfast and then decorate our house. We got the perfect tree. The best we’ve ever bought. Tomorrow I’m going to try to finish up some graphics projects and get some blog design comps to a client. And then I’m taking the rest of the week for me. I have cookies and bread to bake, the last of my shopping to do, tutu’s to make, and presents to wrap. My husband has Friday off so I think we are going to let Ben stay home and we can decorate cookies. I need a hair cut. I may even splurge and get a holiday mani/pedi. I can’t afford it though. And then we are off and running, this way and that.

I’m looking forward to peace, though.

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Elaine GriffinElaine Griffin (a.k.a. Laine) is a freelance WordPress designer, content creator, and speaker. She brings her background as a sociologist, advocate, and educator, to her work and her writing, which has been featured on BlogHer and The SITS Girls. On The Laine List she spills her guts about life, motherhood, and balancing work and family. She also sprinkles in some fun recipe and cocktail posts. On Elaine Griffin Designs, she writes easy to follow tutorials about WordPress, social media, SEO, and blogging.
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    • Laine says

      No, I haven’t. But I am going to get my hair cut and my brows done tomorrow. And then I may have to lock myself in my bathroom tomorrow evening (after marathon baking and cookie decorating with they boy) to color my hair and do my own mani/pedi.

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