I don't know if it will stick, but he is markedly better. He used the last of his vacation and sick leave for the year on Monday, so he was motivated to get back on the job to get paid. His vacation gets renewed tomorrow, so it was just a couple days without pay.
I wanted him to take as long as he needed to fully heal, but it made him crazy to take those couple days without pay and I am so happy to have him out of the house this morning.
My oldest just left for school, my youngest is in school and my husband is at work. I don't even know what to do with myself.
It is grocery shopping day, so I eventually need to do that; I have to if I want to run the full dishwasher, so I'll head out to Costco in a couple hours.
Right now I feel like stretching out on the couch and wiggling my toes and reading a book. I probably won't, but knowing I could without anyone asking me for something is an indulgent feeling.
For the past week I have been concentrating all my energy on my kids' needs and my husband's back issues. Last night I suffered from major burn out. I'm afraid my patience ran thin when my husband kept going over the details of his mother's illness.
It's not that I don't care, I do, but we discussed it, talked to his sister, and then he wanted to discuss it all over again and again and again. I had nothing left to give and told him if he didn't have anything new to tell me, the conversation needed to end for the evening.
I made a great dinner; what more do you want from me?
My kids are better at perceiving my burn out and I didn't hear a peep out of them last night.
I will rejuvenate by spending the day alone and find something at Costco for dinner when I go shopping.
For now I am alone in the house... I could just cry.