I have taken one. A very long one. Why you might ask. Because I damn well wanted to. Well that and the fact I have a family that has required a lot of attention of late. The past few months have been some of the busiest I’ve dealt with in a while. I wish I could say that things are calming down but that wouldn’t be true. Between now and the end of July things will continue to be busy and crazy.
Most of us have families and as a rule this leaves all of us who do have those loved ones with hyper drive personal lives wringing out hands and pulling our hair out. That’s the problem. No matter how crazy my family is as a rule I’m spared the crazy things that go on with most of them but between the end of February till the first of August things get busy at my house. Yes there is Thanksgiving and Christmas but things tend to run rather smoothly and drama or not we get through it with few bumps and bruises.
But this time of year is another story. We have loads of birthdays during this time and no matter what it is about this time of year things go crazy around here. This is always the time when everyone in the family goes through life changes, face major life altering decisions, and if anything is going to go down the crap hole it picks this time to do it. Maybe because so much is bundled into this time period. Anyway dealing with the family even when it isn’t wrapped in drama per say not only takes up a lot of your time but it takes a lot out of you. Don’t get me wrong, pretty much everything is on the good side and I’m grateful for that but damn I could use a rest. With a husband, three daughters, three spouses of said daughters, four grandchildren, three remaining brothers with their families, not to mention a number of people outside that group that I care deeply about, I have a lot of people that can and often are on my mind.
All that being said I do have to remember that I also have other responsibilities and I need to take care of them. I have to keep up with my website, my facebook friends, and other things that I have left on the side. So let’s hope that the bottom doesn’t fall out of something around here and we keep treading along.