how exhausted I was when I fell into bed last night, I'm surprised that
I was able to get out of bed so early this morning. I really like
getting up early, although I did lay in bed for a few minutes after my
eyes first opened, I found that once I was up, I was able to get a lot
done. I'm not sure why this is, but I have trouble making meals at
night. I'm much better off doing what I did this morning, and on Monday,
and preparing things first thing in the morning. My kids love pasta
with veggies. I made a batch of broccoli and pasta, and one of green
beans and pasta. I packed that for lunch along with some fruits and
veggies, my plan is to have tacos for supper as my youngest
has a soccer game and I need something that's quick and easy.
Tomorrow I'm not going to eat breakfast when I first wake up like I
did this morning. Instead of exercising and listening to a podcast, I'm
doing my writing because I don't feel like moving much. Normally I
exercise first, and that seems to work better for me. I haven't written
my hundred words either. It feels like a chore today, and I know that
once I start writing it will be fine, but there's a block that's
preventing me from starting with that project, and I'm not sure what it
is since I had no problems the past few days.
Last night my friends and I had fun discussing different meats,
German restaurants, baseball, and how good conversations come full
circle. My friends are funny, I love witty people who make me laugh. I
love introducing people to new acquaintances they haven't met before,
and I sent a tweet out about having my own personal Hall of Fame which
led me to thinking about those who I admire, and trying to figure out
what it is about them that I find admirable. My oldest daughter is
coughing this morning. Yesterday she ate quite a bit of garbage at the
Brewers game. Another friend and I were discussing the gluten free
lifestyle, food allergies, and why people think that rewarding kids with
candy is acceptable when there are other non-food alternatives that we
think would be better.
Her daughter was awarded a hustle award for soccer. She's very quick,
and her gift was a movie sized candy bar which seems out of sync with
the award. As my friend was saying, her daughter naturally hustles, she
didn't really need anything other than the recognition, and it's too bad
that time and money was spent to purchase a gigantic candy bar for a
ten year old athlete. Today my aunt and I are going to visit my sister.
My sister and I frequently do not get along. I can't say that I'm really
looking forward to the trip although it will be good for me to get out
of the house today, otherwise I'd be tempted to crawl back into bed, and
We were supposed to have a chat with my daughter's teacher yesterday.
Since the game went so late we didn't get back in time. I'm hoping I
have enough time to attend the meeting so my youngest isn't late for
soccer tonight although if the weather doesn't hold, today's game may be
another rain out. I feel good about the new habits I've picked up this
week. I found a box of dryer sheets in my step-daughter's room. My dryer
and everything that goes into it gets coated with the sticky residue
the sheets leave, I picked another one up off the floor last night, and
it must have affected me more than I realized because I had a dream of a
large mountain of dryer sheets piled onto a floor that I didn't
recognize as belonging to my laundry room.
Goals for today: have a good attitude when I'm at my sister's. She
likes things done a certain way. She's bossy, demanding, tends to not
recognize my efforts, but she's also stressed about her upcoming move,
and my other sister says that she frequently defends me when other
people are discussing things that I do, or have done. Meals are out of
the way for today, that feels good although I still have to pack a lunch
for me and my aunt. I hard boiled eggs, I have things for salad, and
I'm going to make a chicken and rice dish for us. It's cold and rainy, I
thought I would feel worse today than I do, but so far, apart from
being tired, I'm feeling pretty good.
In the past I've let my perfection get in the way of doing things.
I've decided to back away from the mentality that I have to write
superior daylogs, or keep to a certain word count or number of pages.
First I need to establish the habit, then I can work towards improving
the quality of my product. This is helping me keep on task because in
the past, I would try to do everything perfectly, take on too much at
once, and then be unable to sustain my efforts. Great news on the
financial front, I still have a check in my purse, and I'm not down to
the wire in my checking account despite that check being a substantial
portion of my monthly income.
I've become much more budget conscious, I'm proud of myself for
moving towards greater financial freedom and independence, and I'd like
to thank fellow noder corvus for introducing me to Mr. Money Mustache
whose wisdom has helped me. I'd also like to thank Pandeism Fish for
reminding me that water from steamed vegetables is a nourishing drink.
These past few days when I've steamed vegetables, I've saved the water
beneath it, and it's nice to be able to sit and sip it first thing in
the morning. No one I know drinks green coffee, but I'm wondering how
much better this kind of beverage would be for those who claim to be
addicted to the black brew.
That's all for now. I want to make sure I have time for my podcast,
hundred words, and exercise. I also have to shower, throw some laundry
in, and pack the lunches. I'm excited about the new changes in my life,
and grateful for the many friends who have supported me along the way.
Thank you, it's been fun, and I appreciate who you are, and your
contributions to me life.