Okay, y’all. I’m back. I didn’t quite mean to be gone that long, but I just needed to check out for a while.
Are any of you feeling like 2020 has been using us as punching bag? That’s kind of how I feel. And then when our precious Peeve (our 17-year-old calico) died, that was the final gut punch to finish me off. Matt didn’t handle it so well, either. And when he has some sort of emotional trauma, it affects him a thousand times more than it does us relatively healthy, able-bodied people. M.S. is a strange thing like that. So when that happens to him, he requires much more of my time and attention.
And to cap off this epically strange and horrible year, I learned that I have to have oral surgery to have a dental implant. A tooth with a decades-old root canal and filling gave way and cracked completely in two, so now I have to have it removed and replaced. What a perfect way to cap off this year, huh?
But I’ve decided that as much as I’d love to completely check out and drown myself in sleep, food, and Hallmark movies for the entire month of December, and then wake up to a bright, shiny, new 2021, I won’t do that. I have things I actually want to get done over these next 31 days so that my 2021 can start off on the right foot.
First of all, if I can be really honest and transparent with you, my house is a complete wreck. It looks a little like a tornado went through, and it needs to be cleaned from top to bottom. I went from being so excited about cleaning, organizing, and purging, at the beginning of this year, to totally neglecting everything during these last two months. So that is going to be a top priority for me this month, because if I wake up on January 1, 2021, with the weight of a messy house on my shoulders, that will be a terrible start to a new year.
I also desperately need to finish up the guest bedroom. No, it’s still not finished.
And to be honest with you, the only time I’ve gone in that room over the last month is to get things out of the closet. It’s true. When I say I checked out, I mean I REALLY checked out. 😀
So all of that to say that I’m making an effort to get back into the swing of things starting today. I have no idea what this month will look like, because…well…we’re still in 2020, and I’m sure the universe still has some curve balls to throw at us before it’s all over. An entire month is still plenty of time for a zombie apocalypse or a sharknado, so we’ll see.
Plus, I have no idea what to expect with the oral surgery. I have my consultation today, so it’s very likely that the actual procedure won’t happen until January anyway. But in the unlikely even that it happens this month, I don’t know what to expect. The only surgery I’ve ever had in my life was in high school when I had my wisdom teeth out. I imagine this will be similar, but I can’t remember what that was like.
Anyway, we’ve got 31 more days before we can put 2020 behind us. We can do this, right? 🙂