I’ve fully been enjoying my holiday so far. I really needed a break from work–my right eye and cheek has been twitching for over a week before Thanksgiving. It’s a sign of stress and…well, yeah who wants an entire side of their face to twitch all the time?
So there’s been food, and relaxation. N.C. took the baby this morning after I nursed him and I got to sleep until 9:30. Nine. Thirty! We’ve been watching movies & tv–there’s a premium channel preview going on, so we have approximately 9 bazillion movie channels right now. This afternoon, we took Jackson to the park and ran around aimlessly (and yet, as is the way with toddlers, with great purpose!) for about an hour, before coming home to a long nap for Jackson, and jammies and more movies for N.C. and I.
As is the way when I get this kind of time–real, unencumbered time–with my family, I want to squirrel it away like a nut for lean times. I want to bottle up the laughter and giggles to take with me to work. I want to cast the memories of toddler hugs and conversations with my husband in bronze to carry with me on my commute. I even want to take the tantrums as a memory–it’s easier dealing with tantrums from a toddler than tantrums from the adults I work with.
It’s things like the time with my family, the time relaxing, the time recharging that makes holidays and down time so important. The sleep, the rest, the memories, it all helps sustain me through the craziness of the regular work week. It’s go-go-go-go-go all the time in daily life, but this weekend we put on the brakes. And I couldn’t be happier.