Kids, Weekends


I felt bad for a while yesterday morning after I hit publish on my blog post. Like I said, I just had woken up feeling tired, overwhelmed from such a busy week and I had a bit of a headache. I felt like my post probably came off as “complain-y” and “whiny”, which might have been annoying to read. 

On the other hand, I really do try to “keep it real” on my blog. I think it might be MORE annoying to read a blog where the person tries to act superhuman and pretend their life is perfect all the time, because come on, no one’s life is. I guess I’d rather keep it honest.

I actually felt pretty crabby for most of the day yesterday. Just really tired, mostly, though I finally snapped out of it by the end of the day. 

Our neighbors officially moved out yesterday morning at 8 am, so the boys had been over there until almost 11 pm the night before (while they were finishing packing up and cleaning up). Then, the neighbor girl was at our house by 7 am and they were all hanging out while her parents closed up the house and stuff.

This late night/ early morning combo + the general high flying emotions in the air of their friend moving probably contributed to my feeling off all day too. I guess I honestly feel pretty sad about them moving away too- I like the parents a lot too, I really loved the friendship the kids had and I’m disappointed about them no longer having such a compatible playmate just two steps out the door. 

It was a gorgeous day yesterday and the boys were just kind of moping around, so a little before noon I declared that we were going for a walk. We walked/scootered over to a gas station a few blocks away and they each picked out a little treat. It was nice to take a midday stroll and just talk a bit. 

I’m gonna wrap it up today. My parents came for a little visit last night sort of last minute and stayed overnight. Think I’ll head up and see what’s going on. I intentionally turned my alarm off last night, thinking I would “sleep in” and catch up on some sleep…..I woke up at 6:15. Hmph. So much for that! 

P.S. Random side note: Last night during Asher’s swim practice, I sat in the car and sorted through 200+ emails and got my inbox down to about 10. I re-read a few of James Clear’s newsletters  (I’ve shared bits from these before) and really liked this quote he included recently: 

Theologian and social justice leader Howard Thurman on passion:

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”

Daily Gratitude:
I’m grateful today for the walk I took with the boys yesterday. I haven’t been on too many walks with them lately- I still usually walk with Ivan in the mornings. I’ve been missing walks alone with the boys. We used to walk to or from school/ the bus stop a lot together and I had forgotten how nice that short walk is. 

2 thoughts on “Saturday”

  1. sometimes we don't know on the spot what makes us feel crappy but usually there's always a reason, and this is totally fine. We are human, we are living in unusual time, we don't know what's comes next. it's hard to be grateful and present ALL the time, so we need to be compassionate with others and ourselves. :)hope you feel better today.


  2. Don’t feel guilty or bad about having complainy posts sometimes. It makes you relatable. You are super positive but some days are just crappy and it’s better to get it out of your system. Sleeping less than usual does not help!!!!


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