1- This felt like one of the longest weeks of my life. Lots of emotion. Lots of crying. Lots of change in progress. At some point I will elaborate on all of that, but needless to say — I am ready for the weekend. I just have to survive today first.
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3- Random question for those who have sent kids to sleepaway camp: do the kids come back tired? Overstimulated? Both? Trying to decide whether to put A&C in day camp for 2 weeks after sleepaway, as there is a 2 week gap between their 4-week sleepaway experience and our now-traditional family vac to Amelia Island. I’d rather save the $ and let them have down time at home honestly (G will be in day camp) and thought they would probably need some extra rest. BUT I don’t want them on screens 24/7 either . . .
4- Monthly goals. I’m leaning in HARD to my PowerSheets this month as a reminder of my monthly goals, and it’s really helping. I used to just keep the list in Notes, but found I didn’t see it enough. This month, I’ve kept this out on my desk and it’s a great reminder of what I set out to do this month.
5- Something I bought . . .
I’m REALLY trying to be mindful of not buying too many things. I feel like I’m still decluttering and just do not want our house to fill up with stuff, to the extent that I can help it.
But. Every day, I like to listen to Up First in the shower. On 1.5 speed, it’s about 8 minutes and prevents me from taking a super long shower, so there are strategic elements to this ritual. But also, I just like it.
In our old house, the shower layout and acoustics were such that I could just put my phone on a ledge and hear just fine. Not here. So, I broke down and got this (ANKER products never seem to let me down). I will report back.