life Weekend

One Thing At A Time

November 6, 2021

I am feeling anxious about the next two weeks. This is not the Saturday morning vibe I was going for, but it’s what I have.

I do not feel like I have a handle on how I will get all of my work tasks done, and the next 10 weekdays have basically zero margin. Meetings shoved into every nook and cranny. A big presentation due. Random kid things I don’t want to just skip out on (eye appointment for C, for example).

Anyway. One day at a time, I guess?

(At least it’s not call.)

TODAY is Saturday and I am going to really try not to let my thoughts about the next 2 weeks ruin the weekend.


Run (because that will help my mental state!)

Gymnastics (A & G). I will work on my work Inbox while they are both in class . . .

Birthday party for A. Assuming (and fervently hoping) it’s a drop-off/pickup situation.

COVID shots for A & C at 4 pm!!

YNAB October Audit / November budget

Record BLP for 11/15

Meal plan / groceries

♥️DATE NIGHT. Looking forward to this one!

BLP Preview:

Sprouted Planner (dated weekly)! Mockup loosely based on next week’s schedule.

I know I have too much going on right now because everything is feeling more like a burden than it should. I think it’s temporary (pre-holiday crush). I hope today feels more relaxed than it looks.


  • Reply Jessica November 6, 2021 at 8:39 am

    Schedule another date night at the end of those 10 days. *wink*

  • Reply Amy F November 6, 2021 at 9:12 am

    I feel you on the anxiety. The last couple of weeks I’ve woken up with some big waves of anxiety. (This seems so bizarre – shouldn’t I be *less* anxious after sleep?) I have wondered if it has something to do with shorter daylight hours.

    Have a fantastic weekend!!

  • Reply HJ November 6, 2021 at 9:24 am

    It is the worst when angsty feelings intrude on a weekend. Hooray for that vaccine appointment & hope you’re able to find some time for you this weekend.

  • Reply Elisabeth November 6, 2021 at 9:41 am

    I woke up so anxious this morning, too. Just a lot of different streams of things to stay on top of – holiday plans, work travel, various kid stuff. I have a hard time turning off my brain on to-do’s so even when they’re not going to happen over the weekend I still end up giving them a lot of mental headspace.

    Also, am I the only one getting stressed with all the gift guides floating around? It makes me second guess all the choices I’ve made – like my kids are missing out if I don’t get more stuff (most of it curated to be very FUN stuff). I really want to keep things minimal this year with gifts…but yet I still ​spent 30 minutes on Amazon last night looking up all sorts of gift guide suggestions.

    This morning I cleared out several dresser drawers and I listened to a podcast. I did some deep breathing exercise.
    ​I went on a solo run in the very crisp air (below zero C).

    It helped.

    But I know the anxiety will come back. And I guess that’s just the way it is?!

    Every time I get through a busy stretch and feel relief, I have this notion that THIS time the anxiety won’t come back. In reality, it all ebbs and flows.

    Hope the vaccine process goes smoothly!

  • Reply Gillian November 6, 2021 at 10:45 am

    I feel you. I have a work crunch of my own making and am working pretty much every spare minute this weekend. I am booked solid through January. And my husband is going to be out of town on a work trip the entire week before Thanksgiving. UGH!

  • Reply Mary Koll November 6, 2021 at 10:51 am

    SO happy Sprouted Planner is going to be on BLP!!! I have received my 2022 dated weekly and the sticky daily pages and cannot wait to dig into this system!! I have become mildly obsessed with how REAL AND RELATABLE the founder and her mission is, and so thrilled to support her little company!!

  • Reply Amanda November 6, 2021 at 11:14 am

    My 2022 Sprouted Planner is supposed to arrive today! I’ve been using their printables the past couple weeks and I love it. It’s the perfect compliment to scheduling my life in Google Cal > a place for all of my tasks and parts of goals & projects I need to check off.

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