One day at a time

October 6, 2020

We did hit the beach on Sunday, meeting up with Annabel’s BFF. Pompano Beach this time instead of Hollywood which is slightly farther but quite nice (softer sand, though still with plastic strewn about – ugh).

We had one nice hour until a storm blew in . . . thanks FL fall.

FALL: it’s not our best season in south FL. But clear skies and more moderate temps should be coming soon!

Speaking of looking forward . . . I have to say, I have done less of it recently than ever before. This pandemic really lends itself to “one day at a time” thinking. This was sort of disappointing at first, but I have grown to embrace it.

I do find that not having a future to obsess over makes me more mindful. Who would have thought!?!

Completely random brain dump before I go on a run:

♥ Fleet Foxes has a new album and it’s so FALL that it hurts. I like it.

♥ I apparently have headaches now (something I have never really dealt with on a consistent basis except for sometimes after very long runs back in my marathon training days). This new development has arisen in the past week and is very annoying and I hope it stops.

♥ Josh and I finished watching Silicon Valley the other night. I found the last season a bit meh but the final episode a fitting (and funny) end.

♥ G is potty training. It is going . . . okay. I feel like it is taking her longer than the other kids (or maybe I just have a short memory) which is funny because in other ways she seems very mature for her age. Maybe I need to just bite the bullet and let her go completely diaper free this weekend.

That’s about it. Apparently my brain is fairly empty. Happy Tuesday!


  • Reply Connie C October 6, 2020 at 9:13 am

    Being dehydrated or tired is a migraine/headache trigger for me, so maybe take stock of those things. Hope they go away!

    • Reply Alyce October 6, 2020 at 9:29 am

      My high school soccer coach would always tell us to drink water when we said we had a headache without ever explaining that dehydration can cause headaches. I always hated her response because I thought it was a non-responsive non sequitur. It was a huge aha moment when I eventually learned of the link between headaches and dehydration. To this day, I think of my soccer coach every time I have a headache.

  • Reply Beth @ Parent Lightly October 6, 2020 at 11:18 am

    I am usually not headache-prone either. When I do get them it’s usually dehydration as others mentioned or some sort of computer or headset related strain. Wearing a headset for a long time (especially if I have glasses on) tends to give me a headache. Also if I’ve been concentrating or stressed for a bit, sometimes I get a tension headache. I use Gua Sha scraping tools to relieve tension in my head and neck.

  • Reply Lisa of Lisa's Yarns October 6, 2020 at 1:20 pm

    I’m trying to take things one day at a time while also thinking about the arrival of our 2nd son in December… I have no idea what our case counts will be like at that point so I don’t really know what to expect but I know I need to start having conversations w/ family about our visiting policies (we will be erring on the side of caution between having an infant and me being high risk/on immune suppressant drugs). But it’s ideal to take it one day at a time since so much changes from day to day!

    Good luck w/ potty training. We tried the “oh crap/4 day method” in March when we were in lock down. Our son was just over 2. The book says boys can train that early but my boy definitely could not. I kind of feel like we ‘broke him’. Now he is soooo resistant! He just moved into a new room at school where the focus on potty training so we are letting them take the lead and once they’ve had success, we’ll focus on it at home. Our little guy is so bright so I thought he would take to potty training but that is NOT the case!

  • Reply Jessica October 6, 2020 at 2:07 pm

    Without fail I get headaches during my period and sometimes the week before. Any chance it could be cycle related?

  • Reply Coco October 6, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    i sometimes have headache after long run days. still not sure if it’s dehydration or simply exhaustion. hope you figure it out soon.

  • Reply Diane C October 6, 2020 at 7:05 pm

    It’s funny about the one day at a time idea – indeed very soothing- it reminds me of those newborn days when you just have to get to the next sunrise.
    Incidentally, I was listening to an episode of NPR’s Life Kit titled, “Simple Steps to Take To Make Pandemic Winter Easier” and it reminded me about a lot of the things you and Laura talk about on BOBW, in terms of planning for the future. I would love to hear the two of you discuss winter/ holiday goals, plans, coping strategies for a pandemic times.

  • Reply Krista October 7, 2020 at 8:33 am

    A few years ago I started getting really bad headaches every month. It took a few months to really notice the timing, but it’s always just before my period starts. I guess “menstrual migraines” are a thing and with changing hormones… Two excedrin and a strong cup of coffee usually does the trick. The worst is waking up with one…it’s much easier when you can get ahead of it!

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger October 7, 2020 at 11:26 am

      I take an OCP so it wasn’t that though I do get those as well sometimes!!! I think honestly it was hydration. I feel like I shouldn’t have to remind myself to drink water but … I do!

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