Life, Weekends

Not ready for the week

I’m sitting here taking a few deep breaths, not really feeling at all ready for a new week to start!!!!

I had a nice weekend, but it tipped very far to the “kids/ activities” side of the scale.

Saturday started BRIGHT and early getting Asher up and off to 7:15 a.m. swim practice. By 8 a.m. I was in the van with Ethan, driving ~ 1 1/2 hours away to a soccer game. The game took up the morning, and then we met up with a cousin of mine who lives nearby for a visit. This was wonderful and I’m so happy we got to see each other. But as a result, we then also didn’t get home until after 5:30 pm.

It felt like a full day + all the driving + DARK OUT so early… I was kind of wiped out feeling Saturday night. Didn’t have much energy to do anything too significant. (i.e. frozen pizza for dinner + watched a re-run Hallmark movie on TV…).

Sunday had another pretty early start, since Ethan had another (his last of the season!) game at 9 a.m. (here in town, at least). But he had to be there by 8:15. It was a gorgeous morning, so I’m grateful for that. (A November 7th game in Wisconsin could be freezing cold/ snowing/windy….or 55 and sunny, like it was yesterday!)

I squeezed in a bunch of “Halloween take down” after the game before a shower and leaving for Asher’s swim meet by 1 p.m. Ivan stayed home to do fall yard clean up at our house.

The meet was a 35 minute drive away, and his session was supposed to run from about 2- 6 pm. Well, some delay in the morning session caused a delay in the P.M. session….so it turned into a very late start, lots of sitting around and waiting…and of course a late finish.

Asher just didn’t have the best day, either. Said he tweaked something in his leg the other day that was hurting, plus he just felt/looked tired in the water. His swims were decent but definitely not his best, so he was just kind of irritable and BLAH about the whole endeavor unfortunately. (Which then rubbed off on me and had me feeling ready to hit the road about 2 hours before the meet was actually over. 😉 hahaha.)

a smile between some more frequent crabby faces yesterday.

By the time we got out of there, we were starving and hit up a nearby McDonald’s. Add on the drive home and I think it was 8 pm by the time we got home.

NOT READY FOR THE WEEK!!! I did zero planning, zero prep, zero cooking….but look at that, Monday don’t care. 😉 It’s here anyway. Oh well. We’ll make it work….always do…. ha.

Thought of the Day:

If you don’t like something, change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.

Daily Gratitude:

I am grateful for at least getting my Halloween stuff down!! That feels like one big chore off the list, at least.

5 thoughts on “Not ready for the week”

  1. Oof that is a jam-packed weekend! Lots of driving and long days – plus the delay yesterday on a not-great day for A just makes it all worse! We are still years away from kid activities so I will enjoy our quieter weekends while they last! We were out at a friend’s house on Saturday for the afternoon/early evening so that made for a somewhat busier day? It’s hard to go places w/ a baby – I had to adjust his nap times which worked out fine and we came home later than usual but I figured it was good to go to bed a little later than usual given the time change on Saturday night. Paul was still up super early so it didn’t seem to help him! But, we had a really fun afternoon with friends and enjoyed the gorgeous weather! I see snow flurries in the forecast so am glad we were outside quite a bit this weekend!


  2. Man, I feel so off my game if I don’t get a jumpstart on the week over the weekend. I want to feel rested and have my home managements tasks checked off before I start a new week (and all the extra things that I know will inevitably crop up).
    But, sometimes the only way through is through, so hopefully things look up as you progress through the week. Sometimes when this sort of thing happens to me I have to dig deep to find ways to make life easier on me (cancel a coffee date or, more likely, feed the kids something from a box for supper or leave the dishes on the counter overnight). I don’t love to do these things, but eventually I DO manage to get caught up again and then I know I can get back to my preferred routine. I think deep down when I get behind and tired from a weekend like this (and I can relate in so many ways) I start feeling anxious that all weekends moving forward will be like this. But my kids have literally never run out of clean underwear, so skipping a few days of laundry isn’t the end of the world.

    Grateful for: running in to a friend so randomly on the street when I had an urgent question for her. Meeting a new friend for coffee. She’s newly retired; a mother, extremely successful entrepreneur and woman of deep faith. It was so helpful to talk to someone on the other side of the busy season of motherhood/career and just was just SO wise. It left me feeling energized in a way I didn’t realize I needed. Grateful for leftovers. For sunshine. For libraries. For early bedtimes. For fitting in more work than I expected. For my soft, comfortable bed – and for getting caught up on sleep after a few weeks of crummy insomnia!


    1. I can definitely get anxious/ overwhelmed too when this happens! I end up sometimes getting almost frozen, as in, I don’t even know where to start because there are so many things I should do/ could do, but didn’t…and then I can have a hard time prioritizing what is most important and what to just scratch. 🙂

      Thank you for sharing that gratitude list!! I love it. And I’m very glad to hear you caught up on some sleep. What a relief! I’ve had some issues lately too with intermittently waking up/ insomnia and it’s so frustrating.


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