This past weekend wasn’t BAD, coming off of a fabulous long weekend it was a little lack luster, but not bad. But it FELT bad, mostly because my attitude was bad. I snapped at my kids way more than usual, I was negative about pretty much everything and I was a real blast to live with (dripping with sarcasm). At one point on Sunday Andrew nicely told me I needed to go somewhere, so I found myself at the grocery store…. yeah I really know how to have fun. So I went to bed Sunday night with a huge amount of dread for Monday. I did not know how I was going to get through an entire week with the kids, and then Monday came and it was one of the best days I’ve had with my kids in awhile (besides our long weekend as a whole family).
Here are some of the highlights: Ellery had her first swim lesson. She loved it and did AMAZING. It blew my mind because she won’t leave the steps for us most of the time and when we left the lesson she said about the teacher, “she didn’t even let go of me so I could swim.” I also met a mom there that lives really close to us and has girls close to our kids ages!
When we got home the girls wanted to have a picnic lunch while watching a show. While they did that I did a quick facebook check and found someone giving away a rug for free. It has a few stains on it, but I was looking for something for under my dining table (so it’s going to get stained anyway) and it happened to MATCH my room. The thing to know about this facebook page is if you don’t see something in the first 3 minutes you likely will not be getting it, after I commented that I wanted it 10 people commented that they wanted it if I didn’t take it. This person happened to live super close so I threw the girls in the van and I went to pick it up. I mean a FREE rug that matches like this (felt like a God thing to me)…..
Then the day continued to be great. I checked my e-mail and had a referral from a friend in one of my challenge groups and so I have a new beachbody client that I get to coach and help them in their health and fitness journey, that was an exciting surprise for the day! Speaking of healthy I had an avocado sitting on my kitchen counter and when I cut it open it was GORGEOUS, that pretty much never happens for me. So I whipped up some avocado chicken salad.
The girls got along quite well and I was able to get my work done for the day (I’ve had some major work issues due to a very messed up computer). The girls played nicely, had two picnics and sweetly worked together to “do Andrew’s hair” (check out Ellery’s hat).
We ended the night trying out the new ice cream place in town. The appeal for me at this place is they have coconut milk ice cream (I can’t stomach dairy ice cream anymore). They make it fresh right in front of you, and it’s a fun experience, we’ll go there pretty sparingly at $6 a scoop, but for a once in a while treat it’s great!
It was a surprisingly good day. Somehow I kicked the funk I was in over the weekend and we are determined to have a great week. I have been listening to some audios and one of them said to be motivated by gratitude. I HAVE to start being more in tune with what I’m grateful for and less focused on what isn’t going my way!!