I was excited for this long weekend, and it did not disappoint. On the whole, it felt pretty relaxing. We still did things, but there was also a lot of downtime.
- Anniversary dinner out Friday
- Cleaned (most) of the house on Saturday
- Ethan started his job!
- Went in hot tub several times (we’re having much cooler weather right now)
- Watched a bunch of episodes of Younger on Hulu (recommended by….?? Can’t remember! Took me a couple episodes to get into it (as is often the case for me when starting new series though), but enjoying it a lot now!)
- Went to Rockford all day Sunday (just me + Asher) for soccer tournament
- Lazy evening Sunday at home w/ the kids while Ivan and his brother went to a friend’s birthday party. (I respectfully declined the invite. Ha.)
- Took the boys to the gym soccer field and watched them kick the ball around.
- Went out for breakfast on Monday and then ran some errands.
- Got back to the gym!! (x2 so far)
- Made fish and green beans for dinner last night and then we all randomly decided to watch Coco (again)- one of our FAV Disney movies of all time.
- Ordered hot lunches for the week/ updated Google calendar/ etc.
Later, more soccer at our gym’s indoor soccer field:
Stopped at a furniture store (looking for a desk for Ethan, no luck) but did spend 15 minutes getting free massages in the massage chairs:
And because it’s a Tuesday that feels like a Monday, I’ll just drop a few more quotes from my book Tribe of Mentors (still plugging away…. it’s so long!):
“Integrity is the only path where you will never get lost.“
“Make sure you have something every day you’re looking forward to. Have something every day that lights you up. It’ll keep your soul hungry, to create more of those moments.”
“The first “no” is the easiest and cleanest. Declining a request is uncomfortable, so it’s tempting to equivocate, even when you’re confident that you’d rather not engage at all. But this will lead to you having to accept or decline in the future again.”
“Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace.”
“In the big picture of our lives, we really don’t know whether a particular success or failure is actually helping or hurting us.”
“If you must play, decide on three things at the start: the rules of the game, the stakes, and the quitting time.” – Chinese proverb
I am grateful for my new workout plan! Feels great so far and happy to have some new direction.