I am feeling so so much better. I have slept GREAT the past two nights, been eating right, drinking plenty of water and getting caught up on everything that has been put on the back burner for a few weeks now. I feel like things are balanced again and this break was exactly what my recent case of burn out needed.
After the laundry was put away, Aidan and I went outside to pull some weeds in my flower bed. Well, I pulled weeds, Aidan squished grub worms. I told him they were bad because they ate my flowers, he said he was “getting them” for me. Ahhh, boys, so sweet. Dealing with the weeds in my flower bed was one of the things that just kept nagging me but I never could find the time to get out there to do it. It only took about a half hour to do, but sometimes half a minute is too much! I would have liked to have gone to get a haircut and a manicure/pedicure (also on my to-do list) but I don’t think there’s enough candy in the world to bribe two little boys to sit in a beauty salon for 2 hours.
I was really hungry this afternoon and had two pretty substantial snacks
Apple, Dannon Greek Yogurt in Vanilla, Jamie’s Cinnamon Swirl Protein Bread on top.
A couple of hours later I had this…..
Larabar Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.
At least it was a snack, which is what its supposed to be, instead of my “meal”. Baby Steps.
I got the menu planning, coupon clipping and grocery list making done for the week. Usually I do this on Tuesday nights but I think putting it off until then (like I have the last two weeks) has been the beginning of me being sleep deprived the rest of the week from staying up late to do it. When I start my “grocery shopping project”, I always go through and see what I already have and go from there. It was easy this week because we still have a lot of things from last week and I can make some of the same meals again plus we have some leftovers that I had put in the freezer.
Tonight I made spaghetti for the boys but I really wanted some more of Gina’s salad and the veggies I roasted earlier today.
and a roll.
I cleaned the kitchen, folded more laundry, helped pick up the boy’s rooms, and now I am happily getting myself into bed at a very reasonable hour! I am looking forward to getting up early and getting my Mommy’s Day Out started!