Travis and I joined the projection team at church recently as leader/co-leader and fellow projectioneers. (I just made that word up.) Having a responsibility on Sunday morning again (we worked in the toddler room until I took the job with Your Cause Sports in January of 2010) has brought into sharp focus how much church we will be missing over the course of the next month and a half, as well as how uncharacteristically busy we’ve been this summer. When we first moved out to Colorado, we hardly ever had weekend plans. Now, we hardly ever don’t. Since I’ve been reminiscing on everything we’ve done since June and are still planning on doing before November, I thought I’d share it with you.
June 4-5: Boulder Sunrise Sprint Tri
June 11-12: Greeley Sprint Tri (missed church)
June 18-19: Visited our friends, Jon and Chasta, in Divide, Colorado
June 25-26: OPEN WEEKEND! That’s shocking.
Got my butt kicked Backpacked on the Eaglesmere Trail near Silverthorne (missed church)
July 9-10: Ran 5 mile trail run in Evergreen, hosted care group BBQ
July 16-17: Birthday weekend! Dinner, bowling and ice cream Friday; Bike ride from Frisco to Breckenridge, BBQ and Rockies game Saturday
July 23-24: Arrived in Minnesota on Saturday; Day of relaxation Sunday! (missed church)
July 30-31: Cousins wedding on Saturday; Drove back to Colorado on Sunday (missed church)
August 5-7: Care Group camping trip near Twin Lakes, Colorado (missed church)
August 13-14: Helped friends move on Saturday
August 20-21: Warrior Dash at Copper Mountain (will miss church)
August 27-28: Steamboat Springs Olympic Triathlon (will miss church)
September 2-5: Going to visit our good friends, Mark and Sarah Norman, in Charlotte for the first time in FOUR years! (will hopefully go to church with them, but will miss our church)
September 10-11: OPEN WEEKEND! I am going to do NOTHING this weekend (except maybe eat). Travis will be antelope hunting.
September 17-18: Crescent Moon Sprint Tri (and potentially my parents in town)
September 24-25: OPEN WEEKEND! (I think…)
October 1-2: Cousin’s wedding in Minnesota (flying back this time! will miss church)
October 8-9: Denver Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon Relay (will miss church)
October 15-16: Travis’ family in town for elk season (will miss church)
October 27-28: OPEN WEEKEND!
Before we know it, it’ll be November! I am seriously putting my foot down on doing anything in November. I will make absolutely no plans for anything (unless it’s for my mom coming out to visit). I don’t want to go anywhere for Thanksgiving. Heck, I don’t even care if we celebrate. I am SO DONE with being busy, it’s ridiculous.
There are some people who wouldn’t bat an eye at this kind of schedule. And I have to admit that most of this was my own doing (see how many races I have on the calendar – the most I’ve done in a year ever!!) and all of it is fun stuff. But even when we only have something going on one day out of the weekend, the other day is spent catching up on laundry, dishes, cleaning, grocery shopping, fitting in workouts, and diminishing all the piles of crap that seem to magically accumulate during the week.
I have amazingly not had a meltdown through all of this (I am not a person who has historically handled busyness very well) but I can tell that I’m on the precipice because I keep daydreaming and fantasizing about laying on the couch, pretending to be sick so I don’t have to go to work, cancelling plans with friends, rejecting party invitations, having no social life, and sleeping beautiful 70 degree days away in my swamp-cooled house. The simple truth:
I need a break!!
I am counting down the days (22!!) to my open weekend on September 10-11. It will seriously be awesome.