Monday was a Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day for all of us, mostly for different reasons. What made it even worse was that our coping mechanisms don't always intersect; for instance, Judah needed snuggling, and I very much needed to not be touched at all. So, y'know, at least one person is going to be even worse off in that situation. We prioritize needing-to-not-be-touched (no matter who needs to not be touched), and thankfully it didn't take me too long to get to a snuggleable point, and things got better. But it's rough. It sucks when any of us can't get our needs met, and twice as much if it's because another person currently has acute needs, because then we hurt for them too.
On the plus side, all of our awful stuff was temporary and has faded/is fading. Elayna's the one still under the little black raincloud; she put off a lot of stuff til the end of the school year, and she hit the dreadful point where she does not have sufficient time to Do All The Things. Her best friend helped her work out a schedule, and, well, it's been my job this week to keep her on it. Guess how much both of us love that. She's down to a lab report and a project in chemistry, a joint project in history (which at least she's not late on), and a report for photography (ditto). And studying. Finals start tomorrow and go through Tuesday.
I have been busting my butt on the same stuff I was busting it on last week, except now I have less time, because Elayna's now on half-days through the end of the year. Due to the awfulness of Monday, I took Tuesday mostly-off and got started on a shawl, did some reading, et cetera, but today I am back on it. *nod*
(I do need to actually schedule time for relaxing stuff these days. I have found that I won't get to it otherwise.)
Tonight there's a Juliana Finch house concert! Not here. Someone else's house. You're supposed to join a Facebook group to get the address, but I find that odd and eyebrow-raising, so Juliana gave me the address. E-mail me and I'll give it to you. If Elayna finishes her work, she and Adam get to come with; if not, I go alone (and will eventually be met there by Judah, who's busting out Kickstarter rewards on his machine as we speak).