Monday was…okay. Really not going to be a day to go down in the history books or even my memory bank beyond probably today. HA.
The thing is, if I enter the week with any sense of “chaos” in my head, I have the hardest time dialing in to focus and concentrate. And that was exactly what happened. My brain was everywhere but where it was supposed to be, which made for a frustrating workday.
I also felt like a blob by the end of the day. I didn’t have my Fitbit on, but I’m pretty sure I didn’t exceed like, 2,500 steps. Haha. I did get out for my brief walk in the morning:
I also did complete my Downbeat Strength workout (lower body from Morning Meltdown program) that I had planned to do over the weekend. I decided to shift my gym days this week and not even attempt making it over there on Monday. (Good call, Kaelyn. You are so smart. 😉 )
Besides those two activities, I feel like I literally sat on my butt the rest of the day.
Between work + a work meeting + some personal emails/ misc. admin stuff after work + a 7 p.m. Meet Committee meeting (virtual) for the swim team + then sitting and working on some more meet prep stuff after the meeting…. I did not move a lot. At all.
I hate that feeling!!
Ivan had a late work meeting/ presentation thing so he wasn’t home until late, and I did make the boys a pretty fancy gourmet dinner. (Turkey hot dogs in a bun, with Minute rice and some frozen corn. “Gourmet” is a relative term. 😁)
- Get my head in the game and have a less scatter-brained feeling work day
- Groceries? At least some essentials?
- Basketball meeting at school tonight
I have a long list of “holiday”/ upcoming items which keeps looking at me and kind of intimidating me, in a notes page in my planner. I’m planning to peruse that a bit and pick a few “action items” to start on this week, too.
(Many are sort of “vague”- my least favorite kind of to-do list. It’s not simple stuff, like “return library book”. They are things like “start figuring out gifts for Asher’s birthday” or “see if kids need any new holiday clothes”. Things that are not exactly clearly defined, sound kind of complicated and therefore make me want to ignore them and do something else. Hehe. I know, I know….break them down into small, actionable goal steps and it will be easier. I KNOW. 😉 )
I read on another blog post last week about another mom who has “almost completed all of her holiday shopping” (and has her Christmas cards ordered and on the way) and it kind of made me want to cry, because I have bought precisely one gift so far. EEK. Doesn’t help that I am not really full of great ideas this year…
Looking on the bright side- I think the boys at least have a few specific ideas! I told them to make a list.
I am grateful for my heart. Literally- my actual heart. Do you ever think about that? It just hangs out in your chest beating away all day, every. single. day, keeping you alive. No breaks, no rest. (well, ideally- no breaks/ no rest. 😬)