I feel so rested today! I was only minimally functional yesterday, and skipped my workout in favor of lying on the couch. I took A to the orthodontist and that was the big outing for the day. We also went for a slow 30ish minute walk.
Josh did all of the more challenging parenting tasks including taking C & G to soccer (she apparently spent the entire time playing around in the dirt — her own sandbox?) and taking C to get glasses.
I slept approximately 9.5 hours last night and it was amazing. (G also slept beautifully and for the past 2 nights did not attempt to get out of bed even once. She DOES seem to do much better without a nap though on Friday she took a short one and did okay.)
I am reading Do Nothing by Celeste Headlee (prior BOBW guest!) which is all about overwork and the importance of rest. And I get it.
I can find it very hard to let go of my own self-imposed routines and expectations, even when I need a break. But it’s necessary sometimes. I often surprise myself at how just 1-2 days of intentional relaxing can serve as a reset.
Obviously I am not at the life stage where I can just put my feet up all day (though that honestly sounds amazing . . .) but yesterday was pretty close.
❏ Do the run I didn’t do yesterday
❏ Menu plan (including a minimalist Thanksgiving we are planning to make since we are staying home. Roasted chicken in lieu of turkey. Some kind of corn pudding (Unger family recipe, will obtain). Something green (green or kale salad with apples & nuts? Maybe this one?). And dessert — probably my non-traditional but totally delicious key lime pie with whipped cream.)
❏ Possible beach trip
We have decided not to travel over Christmas break (we had previously had the idea of going to Amelia Island to meet up with my sister, but she is rightfully concerned about driving so far with her now almost 1 year old). Nothing really seems worth the effort, expense, or potential COVID exposure. Not to mention the fact that G is still in that age group where travel sleep can be really dicey (and really unpleasant!).
Just more to look forward to in 2021 I guess – Josh and I were already dreaming up ideas. Future family ski trip . . . bike trip . . . hiking trip . . . and someday a family exploration of New Zealand? Time will tell I guess!