Friday, October 21, 2011

How much stress can one take?

I often wonder. My hubby has had such a stressful week at work.  In a nutshell, it started last Saturday night when one of his employee's spouses called here at home.   I can't go into details, but in the 12 years I have been with this man, I can honestly say he has been more meetings, dealt with more divisions, talked more on the phone that I have ever seen him do in a week.  I literally thought on one morning that I'd find him dead from stress.....and he is dealing with it all fairly well - it's just the volume that I'm concerned with.

Needless to say it's been a difficult week and I've been walking on pins and needles all week long, trying not to do or say anything that might add to his level of stress.  But I also think this is what brought on the last blow-out, his stress.  So we did sit down and talk about that and it's been a much calmer week.

I worry that his adrenaline levels have been sky high all week long.  I don't believe he has tested his glucose at all.  He ate a huge pan of cinnamon rolls that he picked up at the grocery - one of those 9x13 aluminum trays.  Last night he ordered bread pudding at the restaurant after eating a huge platter of ribs, pulled pork, potatoes and cole slaw.  I know he is stress eating.

So I have to wonder how much one person can take?  I wish I could make it go away, but I can't.  I'm praying that the worst of it is over, but I don't think it is.  I think this is the week of the "car wreck" and next week will be like day 2 - when the pain really hits you.

I've managed to paint a couple more walls this week, so making good progress on getting this house painted.  More therapy in a paint brush than I ever knew!  Plus I made huge strides in a genealogy project and managed to fire a perfect kiln load of glass pendants.  Here's hoping next week is a good one!

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