I had a plan. A loose plan, because I know how things play out in my life, but I had a plan that included resting. Doing just about anything these days takes more energy than I’m used to and my recharge time is really important. Things were going well. I dropped the kids off at school on time and headed out to run my errands and made it home in time to see my husband before he left for work. Here is where I was supposed to start relaxing before switching gears for picking up the girls.
Instead, I had to run back out for missed items. I still managed to make it home for some down time before school was over, but then house drama began and one last minute item that several of us were a bit hand-tied about kept me on the phone and emailing away, stressing over things I can’t do anything about. I was even on the phone at a friend’s house while our kids ran around playing outside together.
We’ve also been struggling to eat well, which has led to bad moods, lack of sleep, and achy muscles. I sat down last night and made a meal plan and grocery list, just like I used to, only so much more easily than ever before. This might have something to do with having packed all my cookbooks, except for these two (and I just bought the Mediterranean one). It definitely makes it easier to want to cook when I already know what I’m going to do.
Greek Salad for dinner with pita bread. Three of us liked it. My oldest made herself regular chicken salad. It’s also been tough since their dad switched to night shift at work. We all miss him and the stretch between dinner and bedtime snack is a restless period. Tonight we decided to play Silly Street. It’s a goofy family game where the board is made of puzzle pieces and the cards are funny activities you have to do to earn the spaces you move. Great for our mixed maturity levels.
All in all, it was a good day, but it was definitely a wacky one. I’m thankful it’s ending with some knitting.