Wife M is hustling around, picking up this and straightening that, making the house perfect., sending daughter L and I on errands. Once that would have been me but since my illness I don’t care about some clutter. Garbage and dirty clothes – yuck. But a stack of books or coffee maker on the counter? Guests will have to live with it. But M wants the house to look nice so clutter is being stowed everywhere. Today is hard for me, since weekends are my time to relax and there will be none of that today, plus all the moving around kills my fibro. :). But today is nice for my sister and it is nice M is doing that for her. In a perfect world, I’d have free time during the shower but dudes are included this time.
This weekend we had a few social engagements, including a party late on Saturday and a birthday party in the evening Sunday. I tend to love coffees and smaller/shorter engagements, but larger gatherings where there is a lot of small talk with people I’ve never met before or haven’t seen in awhile, it is draining, especiallly two nights in a row. If I am honest with myself, these engagements are work and not highly enjoyable for me. Honestly, because work pays the bills, I’d probably rather be at work. But the thing is, having friends and having a social wife means having to put a smile on my face and fighting through these things the best I can. All part of the trade-off of live. But I am paying the price for it today (Monday), though. 🙂