Although I’m thinking that “bored” is not a word I have ever been particularly familiar with, I really do frequently feel that I might be “boring.” Maybe you are too. Sometimes it feels like a disease, this feeling of being overwhelmed when there is too much activity, too much noise, too many people, over extended periods of time. As I often said when my older children were small: “No one is doing anything wrong, they are just doing it all at the same time!” And I get overwhelmed with it all. Does that make me “boring”? I’m not sure, but this past week has been a whirlwind of activity (all of it good, but just a lot of it), and now I’m needing time to process and regroup and get back to my routine . . . . of boring stuff.
I’ve been on the road a LOT for the past week, driving several hundred miles, having my girls home from school for fall break, having one of our grandsons here for five days, Grandma and Grandpa coming to visit for the weekend, mini-golf with all the kids, lots and lots and lots of cooking / eating, swimming with all of the kids, talking and talking and talking, more driving, an appointment one evening, a speaking engagement one afternoon, a driver’s test and a new driver in the family yesterday morning, phone calls with big kids, worrying about all the kids, reminding myself not to worry about all the kids . . . . I’m completely exhausted!
All of that makes me feel like I’m not very much fun, and I am definitely ready to get back to “boring.” I think I might be hyper-sensitive to all this stuff, maybe more so than most people, but I just can’t help it. I’ve tried to not let stuff get to me, but it still does. And then I need to take a day or two just to recover. So yesterday afternoon, after the successful driver’s test, I watched a movie. That’s all. Just watched a movie. Kind of boring, I know.
Today there is a ton of computer work to catch up on, laundry, dishes, trash, vacuuming, paying bills, making more phone calls, more laundry and dishes, cooking, and probably a bunch more stuff that I can’t bear to think about right now. Makes me tired just thinking about it! But it’s all pretty “boring” stuff so I guess I better get to it. How about you? Are you boring, too? Or is it just me? I really want to know! In the meantime, I’m going to party along with all the other bloggers who join in the weekly Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop and Linky Party (it’s NOT boring, I promise!) and would love to have you come along for the fun. Hope to see you there!
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