1- Taking an hour long meandering walk with G (how to get only 2000 steps while “walking” for 60 minutes? Walk with a toddler). It was peaceful and nice and not terribly hot. We have a tropical depression rolling through (part of what is now TS Sally) and it brought breezes and slightly cooler temps. 78F midmorning is heaven these days!
2- Reading ~140 pages of Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum. (Fun YA read so far. I’m pretty sure I know the punchline already but no one give it away!)
Just 2. At least there were 2!
1- Not getting my workout in (oops) and feeling annoyed about it all day
2- G not napping (despite napping every day at school! #unfair)
3- MOOD. (probably partially hormone related, tbh)
4- G&C both kind of also in MOODS. With G, particularly after her non-nap.
5- Instagram. I spent way too much time scrolling, and every time I saw a post encouraging ‘self-care’ I was inflamed with rage. YOU TRY SELF-CARING WITH A NON-NAPPING TODDLER OKAY!?!?!?!
1- I am better off just getting up early on my days off, for the most part. Starting the day with my usual routine is just sort of essential.
2- The OCP I am on helps me sooooo much, but those 4 days off each month (or sometimes less frequently) can still be a liiiiitle rough. Good to be aware.
3- Instagram is a poor coping mechanism. (I did manage to also read half a book, so I wasn’t just on Insta. But better probably would have been no Insta and a whole book!)
Onward & upward. I think I going to try tracking time this week!
Will share more details on these in a later post (and on BLP!). But, I am happy to report:
a) Annabel loves the Cookie Monster cover
b) The Cookie Monster cover is amazing IRL (and very soft)
c) For those interested, she got the regular A5 cousin and I got the A5 cousin avec!
d) No, neither of us have written a word in ours yet. I imagine setup will be a very special ceremonial event later in the year 🙂
e) It was so much fun ordering and unboxing WITH Annabel! I hope it is a yearly tradition. (Which means I really hope she USES hers!)