If you subscribe to this blog you may have noticed a lag in posts this week. Today I am finally getting caught up. I’ve had plenty of things to write about, much of which I thought about this week as I washed dishes, fed a baby, switch closets with the G-man, etc. But I didn’t take the time to sit and write. I want to be clear. I’m not busy in the I-have-more-plans-than-time-to-do-them way. My days lately have actually been pretty calm and chill, except for my recent clutter meltdown (in which I yelled at the G-man “Where did all this crap (i.e. our stuff) come from!!!”) Seriously though, here are some things I have made time for, even when I let this blog lag:
- Watching a TV show with the G-man
- Playing with IP when she is awake (and her brother is not)
- Organizing and clearing out stuff I own (but don’t use)
- Meeting friends for coffee (or a soy hot chocolate)
I’m ok with this, even though I want to get back on track with blogging. I’ve found that when I made time for these things this week (and didn’t worry about other stuff) I was happier, I slept better and I enjoyed the kids more. I’ve always done these kinds of things, but I rarely really seriously considered how to set aside time for them. Having this year away from (paid) work has helped me think about the other ways I spend my time, and I’m starting to learn how to spend it better. And by better I don’t mean more efficiently, or more productively (which is what I usually mean by better). I mean happier. I’m spending my time happier, more fulfilled, more involved in relationships that matter . . . you get the idea. It doesn’t mean I’m always happy (see previous note about meltdown) but I am getting used to the idea that just being happy isn’t a waste of precious, potentially productive time. And if that makes me a bit less productive, I think I’m learning to be cool with that.
Today we ate:
- Breakfast: Blueberry smoothies and toast for Dad and LP.
- Lunch: Quesadillas for Dad and LP. Mom had some almonds on her way out the door, and then enjoyed a soy hot chocolate out with a friend.
- Dinner: Red Lentil and Artichoke Stew with rice
Today we spent the following:
- $5.00 for a soy hot chocolate.