Thursday, April 2, 2009

Burn out

Burn out has hit and it's not pretty. No one feels like doing schoolwork - most of all me. :(

Maybe it's because we're on the home stretch and just ready for a break.

Or perhaps it's the snow that hasn't started melting yet. That's depressing.

Maybe I'm sick of driving somewhere every day of the week.

Or maybe it's just because we're halfway through the deployment and I'm really tired of being a single parent. I want a moment to myself every once in a while and I would like some decent sleep for goodness sakes!

Actually, it's probably all of these things put together.

We're still trudging along, slow but steady. We should hopefully be done by the end of April if we can keep up a decent pace. Don't get me wrong, we're okay :) But the lack of enthusiasm from all of us is apparent.

We're sick of being cooped up in the house. Of having our days filled with "stuff" we have to do. We're dreaming of the green grassy yard and days of riding bikes and eating popsicles. It just seems too far off to be real at the moment. The weather is starting to warm up. I think it's about 30 out today. Pretty soon, we'll hear the steady drip of the snow melting and my spirits will soar. I'm sure we'll all get a second wind then and we'll be rushing to finish so that we can get outside and enjoy the warmer weather!


Daisigirl said...

Sounds like you could use a tropical vacation! Why don't you buy a bunch of white sand and put it in a kiddie pool, get one of those sun lights, serve up some drinks with little umbrellas and have an indoor beach party! :0)

Jennifer said...

Oh, a tropical vacation would be wonderful! Especially one with a built-in babysitter.

I sent the kids outside today and they were in the backyard for a while - until they came inside claiming they saw a moose.

I know that we'll make it through this next month. I'm just getting very impatient :)

Tina said...

Ick, that last stretch is always so LOOOONG!!! (((hugs))) & prayers for a short winded April.