Tuesday, July 11, 2017

time crunch

I need to use my time better.

I spent the weekend alone with the kids, which went well, but was TIRING.  I find myself panicking about how I am going to possibly cope with 3?

(Answer: probably not spend many weekends entirely alone with all of them, if I can help it, at least for a while).

On the up-side, lately I have:

- baked muffins (Superhero Muffins again - I just LOVE these!) + made dinner over the weekend
- watched the rest of Catastrophe with Josh (loved season 3)
- attended a jewelry sales party my SIL hosted, buying a pretty bracelet
- been working out - 5 of the last 7 days (4 treadmill runs, 1 home barre routine)
- listened to lots of podcasts (thank you commute + treadmill time!)

 
bracelet (chloe and isabel)

On the down-side, I have NOT:

- meditated (and I miss it, but not enough to get up any earlier)
- read the book for our book club on Thursday, or read much of anything of substance
- had much time to think/plan/write
- made much headway on longer term projects for work (too many short-term fires getting in the way)

I will also admit to way too much texting and insta-scrolling than is healthy for me.

I have two half-days off instead of a full day this week, so perhaps I will feel more relaxed with that extra time -- although tomorrow is my anatomy scan and will probably take up most of the morning between getting there and receiving the results.  I'm nervous and excited but honestly mostly nervous, since I haven't 'seen' this baby since the 7 week U/S and at that point, she just looked like a smudge with blinking heart.  

I have tried tracking time but never seem to be able to keep it up for longer than a day of two.  Maybe I am trying to be TOO granular?  Hmm.  I honestly think I'd feel a lot better if I had a tiiiiiny bit more time to reflect and if I spent more time reading (and less scrolling).  We'll see what the next couple of weeks bring.