Yeah that is me these days when I'm not out and about! I'm tired and I've got more on my plate than I think I can possibly take. Chris mentioned when we talk we don't just laugh or joke or even argue politics. Instead it is about the kids, family, work, health, etc. Very serious stuff because right now there is a lot going on. Always very serious.
Of course as I walk the aisles of Target I realize it is Valentines... the season of love. I remembered being in love while we were first dating. This hard nosed unromantic focused chick was secretly listening to cheesy love songs on her IPod and swooning over Chris' last kiss goodnight. Love and romance just seems so foreign some times and this was one of those times. How do you reconcile being this tired stressed out Mom with that one who fell off her rocker and fell in love overnight giving up everything for this one guy?
I need to try! After all the best things in my life have never been a promotion or a great new outfit. It is my family and my relationship with Chris at the heart of it. We both need to grow out of all the stresses that we are feeling and just fall back in love.
Tomorrow we are going on a mini-vacation. We are dropping off them critters and we are going out to a fine restaurant and going to spend the night at a nice hotel. Maybe go and visit some museums the next day and than go back to the real world. I think we are hoping that will bring us closer. It wont make everything perfect but hopefully the little time together will put some of the stresses of life aside and give us that chance to reconnect.