i've admitted in the past that i tend to be an all-or-nothing sort of person when it comes to getting things done -- either i'm superwoman, or i'm nearly comatose, camped out on the couch with nary a productive thought. yesterday, i posted a list of triaged to-dos, and then somehow wound up on said couch, feeling dejected about the magnitude of what i had yet to accomplish.
but then . . . a little glimmer of a thought occurred to me. i realized that i didn't have to do EVERYTHING. that perhaps just doing enough would be . . . enough.
✔ enough laundry to have clean clothes to wear this week
✔ enough cooking to create food with some nutritional value
✔ enough cleaning to make the apartment habitable
✔ enough shopping to get us through a very abbreviated week
and then i peeled myself off of the couch and actually started cleaning up the kitchen. i have decided that this week will be a week of compromise. my standards may be lower, but i will be more relaxed/happy, and i will be heading off into the vacation sunset in the right sort of mood.
instead of madame martha (and my own blood/sweat/tears) providing our nightly meal, there will be more reliance on miss amy and miss annie. maybe a little help from the geniuses at the loop, too.
not-so-ambitious meal plan for the week
last night, instead of giving the bathroom its usual bleach-intensive scrub, i just washed down the counters and tidied up a bit. i did just half a load of laundry (about to go fold it now!) and i'm planning on a very short whole foods run for staples in conjunction with a workout in just a few minutes.
and so far? IT FEELS GOOD to go halfway. who knew?
if this blog had a PA system and we were all still in high school, i would read these to you out loud during homeroom. ahh, memories . . .
1. last chance for the honest foods giveaway! go here to sign up to win an assortment of bars (they are very cookie-like and delicious!) and granola planks -- it's easy (and your chance are still great!).
2. local meetup: this thursday! if you live in the area and don't have plans . . . come drink some wine with me, allie, and several other local bloggers! i am super-excited to hang out with these ladies, and it should be a fun evening. email me if you would like me to send you the invite!
workout: 8 miles (with hills, and stops for video/photos), average 8:20/mi pace
doin' time: catered by my good old friend annie, with assistance from some 365 brand frozen peas and canned salmon. essentials checklist: protein, carbs, vegetables, and deliciousness? CHECK, CHECK, CHECK, and CHECK!
reading: i know, i triaged it to a 2 and still didn't get it done! maybe during a lull at work today.