1- Big = the news. Obviously, the Russia/Ukraine situation is extremely scary and is impacting real people just trying to go about their everyday lives, which is heartbreaking. That said, I am trying not to go back to my CNN-refreshing ways of spring 2020 because . . well, they just do not help anyone (other than CNN, I guess). I am listening to Up First daily (usually in the shower!) and am just trying to appreciate each day, including the relative safety I usually take for granted. As distressing as everything is, I don’t feel like there is much from my vantage point to do about it.
2- Evenings. We went out Tuesday night and I STILL feel tired! I still feel it was worth it. I need to do something about my current evening routine, though — primarily the part where I procrastinate in bringing the kids upstairs and then get really ornery that everyone isn’t instantly in bed.
When we go up at 7:30 and start the process everything works out better. I think I need to set an alarm of some kind reminding me of this. ALSO: I am thinking our move will be a natural stopping point for our habit of lying in the kids’ rooms at night. There will be 3 rooms and 2 parents so the option won’t even be there for everyone to have a parent there . . .
3- TV. Um, I miss TV. Josh and I haven’t watched anything in quite some time (see item #2, too busy lying on our kids’ floors). I think we might get an Apple TV trial and dive into Ted Lasso (2 years after everyone else, why not?). I also want to watch Inventing Anna (multiple friends recommended) and The Sex Lives of College Girls. Anyone have current recs?
(PS: I have barely read, nor have I watched much of anything this past month. I have not been on Insta. Honestly, I am not sure what I HAVE been doing. A lot of CNN refreshing, e-mail checking, and reading of random Reddit threads (ugh)).
4- I ordered a new planner to review! I am not planning on switching planners (probably) but I have been wanting to take a deep dive into MakseLife for quite some time and decided to go for it. Review to come on a future ep.
5- I think I will attempt to send in our tax documents this weekend (we work with an accounting firm). It just occurred to me that April 15 is not that far away. Adulting is fun . . .