People, I am going to be upfront with you. I am struggling.
The reason for my struggle is this: next week we are going on a plane.
We will sit in a gigantic metal tube which will hurtle through the air and the only thing which will keep it from smacking into the ground will be the sheer force of my anxiety.
The other thing I must do to ensure that my family and I do not suffer a terrible fiery death is to stay very, very, very, busy this week and compulsively make lists.
Some lists will be related to the trip. Some lists will be related to Halloween. Some lists will be about homeschooling. Some lists will be about the holidays.
This list making prompted me to begin and nearly finish my holiday shopping. The busy behavior also led me to go to Ikea today and to then return home and completely empty my closet and reorganize it. It seems very obvious to me that my slipcovers need to be cleaned and redyed and my pantry needs an overhaul.
Please send valium and chocolate.