My in-laws just arrived from Florida and will be staying with us until their house that is being built is complete. The house is far from being done.
They come pulling in with a U-Haul trailer last night and now my garage has piles of their stuff along with piles of my stuff. My house has boxes piled up and they've claimed my upstairs.
Last night my husband was snoring uncontrollably and no matter how much coaxing he wouldn't roll over so I went to the couch with my pillow and blanket. I still could hear him through our paper thin walls. In between his snores I could hear my father-in-law snoring upstairs. Even with cotton balls in my ear it was pointless. I finally just fell asleep out of sheer exhaustion right before my alarm went off!
On top of everything our family business is in a particularly stressful time and we are facing many tough decisions.
My in-laws are very good people and well meaning but school may be a good distraction for me for a while.
At this moment I'm just tired and I bought a pair of ear plugs rated for 30 decibels at the grocery store tonight.
A ray of hope - I was inspired today when one of my student was excited to share with me that her slice came from "one simple idea from nature... leaves" She wrote about jumping in piles of leaves. That is exciting to me because they are beginning to notice the simple things around them that spark ideas to write about. Living a Writer's Life!