July 10, 2016: Ice Cream Break

Sometimes you just need to take a break, throw everybody in the car, and go get some ice cream.

Exhibit A, as you see here, is a new summer offering from Cold Stone – Loaded Peanut Butter Batter – and if you couldn’t tell from this picture of Christopher shoveling it in as fast as he could with that itty-bitty spoon of his, we both seemed to like it very much, thank you!

I’ve kind of been putting in a crazy amount of hours lately … I think between those stupid kidney stones and just generally falling behind for numerous reasons, my pile of work has gotten under control and I’m a bit desperate right now to get back on top of everything. Juggling multiple jobs seems even more stressful now that the wife is out of work because the bread winner role is primarily in my lap, except for her short term disability checks that the dumb insurance company is apparently going to fight us about every step of the way… 🙁

All in all, I think I’ve got a pretty good support system, but sometimes I know that as buried as I might feel, the best thing can really be to just take a step back – even if only for a few hours – to stop and do something, anything else, to give my mind a chance to break from all of the processing that I’m putting it through from a dozen different angles.

Tonight that break just happened to be ice cream, and it was well worth the escape.

I got in a little bit of family time, Christopher got a snack before bed, and when I came home I was able to knock out a bunch more myself. Now it’s time for bed so that we can do it all again tomorrow…

…we’ll have to see about the ice cream, though… 😛

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