I’m not going to lie to you. Trying to balance a recent kitchen renovation, Sweet Guy’s last week of school, my own grueling school schedule all while hosting house guests for two weeks just about did me in.
First and foremost the Friday evening before I was set to start four online summer college classes a women who was not my regular school advisor made the determination that I was in two classes that I shouldn’t be and sent me an email letting me know she had removed me from the classes. I guess she hadn’t looked into the fact that I had received special permission to take the required classes which are only offered once a year because I was set to graduate before they would be offered again. Since I had to wait an entire weekend before I could call on Monday I guess you can imagine what happened. Some other student saw the openings and enrolled themselves in the one seat available left in each the class. After many hours of pleading my case I was only able to be re enrolled into just one of the classes. This means that the 2016 springtime graduation date I was clinging to is no longer an option. Because of ONE class.
For probably the 100th time since my college career began I just wanted to chuck it all. Thankfully, Mr. Décor had a similar story from the vaults of his college journey towards a Master’s degree so he talked me down off of the ledge.
But it sure is hard as heck to keep a smile on for guests while a lifelong dream is once again postponed.
I had to be content with this notion:
Then there was the kitchen renovation. UGH! One would think that a Corian countertop with a white subway tile backsplash would be one of the easiest installations there is. But it was a case of “Everything than can go wrong…” It got to the point that when the people at the big box orange home improvement store would see me walk in they would just start apologizing. It took three separate hour long visits in one week to sort their errors out. I couldn’t put it off because I had happily agreed to a Summer Home Tour with a definite date. As it stands there is still a large gap all around the countertop near the range. This is because the real brick wall needs to be grouted versus just a bead of silicone added and somehow no one seems to know how to do that. Well, Mr. Décor knows how to do that but given that we paid a good sum of money to the big box people it’s the principle of digging in our heels and making sure they keep their promise of “Yes, of course we can install a countertop there.”
But again, all of this was going on during the time our houseguests were here. #smile plastered on my face
It would have been so easy to just focus on on the stress which was occurring and miss out on lovely memory filled moments.
Truthfully, I had to force myself on a few occasions to “let it go”. I’m so glad I did. Days to remember occurred because of it.
Of course like millions of other moms I am now trying to balance life now that Sweet Guy is home on summer vacation. I’m one of those mean mom who doesn’t let my kid play on the XBOX all day. He has a schedule with required reading, chores, working on Boy Scout merit badges and a little thing called “Culture Filled Friday”. I received a really big eye roll for this last one. But we made it to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science last Friday. SURPRISE! He actually had a good time.
I viewed this video yesterday and it just reinforced the notion to “Take the Moment”.
Time is precious.
“So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.” ~ Psalm 90:12