Well, it's been a minute, hasn't it? How does the time fly by so quickly? It seems like I just posted yesterday...
The Husband left for Asheville on Friday and I have had a deliciously, quiet weekend. Which was just what the doctor ordered because work these past few weeks have left me completely and utterly frazzled.
Generally, when he is gone for the weekend I try to be as productive as possible - knocking off as many of those "to do" items off the list (you know, the ones that I could do when he's here but prefer to do when he's not - as he might "undo" all my hard work immediately after - and let's be honest, if I do them when he's not here at least I get to enjoy the results for a few days).
And that was the plan for this weekend - until I woke up late (for me) on Saturday and said no. Sure, I tidied up the bits and bobs that he leaves around but that was about it.
For some reason, the company decided to implement major changes to two different processes simultaneously a few months ago. Which is fine - but they neglected to give any one any real training on said processes and then turned around and practically eliminated an entire department. The only department that had ONE person who knew how to do the processes; which left the rest of us in a state of panic and learning on the fly.
I'm not gonna lie - it's been stressful; to say the least. Particularly, since one of those processes is how our vendors get paid. It's been a hot mess. It's also stressful to see an entire department decimated and people that you've worked with for years just being gone.
So after waking up late on Saturday it dawned on me that I needed some legit down time. And that's what I have done this weekend. The bare minimum was done (before mentioned tidying, laundry...the never ending laundry, etc.) and after that, I only did things that I *wanted* to do - paint my nails, dye my hair, just sit and read, or watch Dahmer on Netflix (not my brightest idea to do when all alone, I'll admit. After I watched it, I had to stay up late reading to get my mind off it; hence the late wake up on Saturday). All in a silent house.
I keep touching on the "silent" or "quiet" because when The Husband is home this house is anything BUT silent or quiet...unless he's sleeping. And even then, he either fell asleep with the television on or is snoring.
I think between the visit with the family a few weeks ago and the stresses of work, I needed this quiet time to re-charge.
And I do feel calmer and more prepared to face another week of challenges...ones that are, hopefully not as daunting as they were a couple of weeks ago, now that I'm feeling a little more confident about the new processes.
But, I am ready for him to come home tomorrow. Silence is nice but having your loved one home is even nicer still...