Friday, January 10, 2014

January 2014 | Ten Days In



Watching nothing!!  All of my favorite shows are on hiatus. Except Scandal, which I think was new last night.  We don't have cable, so I usually have to watch things after the fact.

Reading a few cool books.  Dinner: A Love Story, which has an awesome blog to go along with it; Danielle LaPorte's The Desire Map; and Hands Free Mama.  All good reads.  All helping me with important areas of my life (cooking, goals, parenting).

Listening to an awesome playlist on Spotify called One Hit Wonders (by Filtr US).  It's got some awesome songs I haven't listened to in a while.

Thinking that I should be doing laundry, cleaning or organizing my office instead of writing a blog post.  But, meh.

Wondering why my momentum from a week ago has fizzled.  Natural energy flows? Avoidance? Tiredness? Bored?  We shall see.

Making room in my office for things by purging things I no longer need/want.  It feels pretty good, even though the progress isn't necessarily visible (think drawers emptied out, etc.).

Cooking breakfast every morning.  Nothing fancy, but done is better than perfect (my new favorite saying).  Also been keeping up with cooking dinner four nights a week.  I've tried out some new recipes (nothing outrageously delicious yet) and am feeling really good about us all gathering at our dinner table, talking about our day.  #wincolumn

Planning on making something pretty for my office soon.  I've been putting it off, saying I'll prettify once everything is in its place and everything is organized.  But I'm realizing that's a ways away.  And all work and no play makes Wendy a grumpy lumpy, so I need to get on that, stat.

Working on staying out of my head. The boys went back to school Tuesday.  During the days leading up to that wonderful day, I had all these grand plans on how I would FINALLY get stuff done that day.  Well, I woke up that morning super tired because I didn't sleep well the night before.  When I got back from dropping them off at school I had NO IDEA what to do.  I felt so overwhelmed.  I started doubting EVERYTHING. I had no desire to do ANYTHING.  So I went to bed.  And slept until noon!  Things did not get any better when I woke up.  I just felt all this energy in my body, but I didn't know how or where to direct it.  I call this "feeling angst-y".  It happens to me every so often.  And it usually just takes me talking it out with someone (usually my rockstar husband).  These talks don't ever give me answers or solutions.  Yet, I magically feel better afterwards.

How about you?  How have the first ten days of January 2014 been?  Let me know in the comments.

1 comment:

  1. My first ten days...Socially a couple a dinners and an awesome baby shower. Home front on a purge phase (thank you free e-waste). Creatively stalled thinking about Project Life just but haven't had time or energy. Schedule is overwhelming, but I was able to say NO more to stop the bleeding.

    Kuddos on the cooking! Breakfast every and and 4 dinners is for sure a HUGE accomplishment. Keep going on the office, I can't wait to see the pretty things you do to it. Done is better than perfect (why? because it gives you extra time to take a NAP!)

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