I had a great weekend, albeit a little stressful and stretched. One of my college roommates came to town to stay with us, and it was lovely spending a little time with her and with some other college friends I don’t see enough of anymore. Lucky for the both of us, she’s extremely independent and prefers to have time to herself, as I was rushing around teaching yoga classes, working on house plans, and crashing far too early for my single friend. Yes, I’m out of practice with the whole night time fun thing. Yes, I went to bed at 11 p.m. on St Patrick’s Day while my other friends were out continuing the day-long celebrations. Yes, 11 p.m. was still much too late for me as I’m still feeling like I’ve been hit by a truck this morning.
We’re close to finishing the house, and that’s adding to the stress… every decision had been made, and then the concrete guy came back with a revision on the original kitchen counter top bid… $1000 more than the original bid. The original bid was already well over our counter top budget, but now it’s way out of reach. So back to the drawing board on counter tops. We’re scrambling to find some tile that will please all of us, while it looks like we’ll still use the concrete for the island.
I’m extremely relieved that while this entire home-building process has been stressful and strenuous at times, it has not been that hard on the marriage. Quite the opposite, in fact. Some decisions have been debated to some degree, but it’s all been supportive and there has really only been one decision that I’ve put my foot down on and was unwilling to compromise at any level… and since it involved the kitchen, which is really my domain… he backed down and I got my way. HA! 🙂 On all other decisions, however, we’ve both compromised and found solutions that have pleased the both of us.
5 am felt much too early this morning, and I was so relieved when I remembered that it’s my last day of ladies holiday. So back to sleep until well after 7. And perhaps the lack of time on my mat is adding to the stress. I might just have to add in a little bit of seated meditation on my rest days, to calm the mind a bit and bring the blood pressure back down. Right now, it seems to be spinning out of control.