We made it through
Both the tropical storm and the day at home. I did not have a particularly positive mindset and was not a particularly patient or Pinterest-worthy parent.
But you know what? Everyone is okay. And I feel that as long as my attitude is good MOST of the time and I have covered the the basics (everyone is getting fed, house is not a total disaster) — a day of wallowing once in a while is okay.
The kids played store, finished their homework (and C did his project!), and played with the neighbors. We took one (short) walk outside; I would have been happy to go for longer, but they weren’t. They also had A LOT of iPad time.
I got my strength workout in and took a nap. Josh came home in time for dinner (yay!) AND played Monopoly with all 3 while I straightened up and then played with planners at my desk (calming ritual).
And we are all still here today.
And I am in a better mood! Even though school is still closed.
About to head outside for my tempo run, and (weather-permitting) we will go to the library. AND I will try to get some work done if I have childcare. But I’m feeling more relaxed. My official part time start is looming (I realized that I got my last full time paycheck yesterday!) and our weather is supposed to be beautiful after the storm and I am just excited for the future.
Maybe my day of wallowing was just what I needed.
THINKING OF my West Coast & Central FL friends today! I hope Ian passes quickly and uneventfully!!!