I took a day off on Monday and stayed home. After the trip and the birthday party, I felt tired physically and mentally. My mood was also kind of down, not sure why, so I tried to be gentle and stayed home. I had a long list of to-do such as submitting medical reimbursement, booking dentist appts for the whole family, paying bills, finishing school applications for the girls. One thing that I felt good about doing (or supervising) was decluttering Lizzy’s toy closet. It has been a mess for so long and I finally asked Jesica to clean it up and throw 1/3 of it. It did feel good. Next time I work from home, I’ll tackle Sofia’s.
Moving date. I would think that we will know by now when we will move. However, the visa situation seems complicated and the current estimated processing time is 13 weeks, from the day I have the full package of documents, which I don’t have. That means we might not be able to move before August 10, when school starts. That is causing a bit of stress so I’m trying to figure out alternative and backup options.
Summer vacation. We have narrowed it down to Europe, probably for 3 weeks, either France or Italy. We don’t know when yet as it will depend on the workload over the summer. A family friend asked to join. First, I was excited but then considering that I’d like to have a stress-free or minimal stress holiday, probably that wouldn’t be a good idea. It’s already quite a lot to adjust to our family’s preferences, it would add another layer of complexity if I need to factor in another 4 people. I guess I’ll have to gently hint.
Sleeping arrangement. Does anyone know how to fix sleep apnea other than sleeping in different beds? It has been an issue for a while, depending on my quality of sleep, I don’t hear it or I can’t s fall back to sleep once I am awake. Last night I had to sleep on the couch which was uncomfortable. Very frustrating but the idea of sleeping in different rooms sounds dramatic.
I like this quote from the book I’m currently reading:
‘Without action, a value is just an aspiration, rather than the way we really are“. So true, yet figuring out our values is not that straightforward nor fixed.