Work is intense. I'm at my desk for 10 to 12 hours Monday through Friday. I worked a couple of hours on Saturday (couldn't work more because we visited Hammy's parents) and at least six on Sunday. I'm doing everything I know how in my attempt to keep my head above water but I have the line from the Ben Folds song "Brick" running through my brain all the time: "She's a brick and I'm drowning slowly" (substituting it for she, of course).
But yesterday in meeting, this was given me to use as a mantra: Grace is returning. There's more about joy and welcoming, forgiveness and the lessons required which teach us how to let go of what we no longer need in order to move forward. The gist, though, is that we can start anew as many times as we need to.