30 Day Happiness Challenge: Day 26

Oh, weekends. How you continue to vex me. I feel like I should be sleeping in on the weekend to help make up for lost sleep during the week, but I also know that getting up early allows me to get stuff done that might not get done otherwise (like much of these daily tasks). I still haven’t managed to find that balance after twenty-six days. I’ll be kind to myself, however, and remember that it’s only been four full weekends.


I tried something new since I didn’t have any time to really even think about meditation until I was playing in the sandbox with Theo this evening. He and I had been playing in near silence for ten or fifteen minutes when I thought I would try listening to a guided meditation while I sifted sand. It actually worked out pretty well even though I don’t think it had the same effect as a focused, eyes closed session. I probably would have gotten a full fifteen minutes or more if I had started earlier. Instead, I made it about ten minutes in when he decided to go inside.


I did a few different sessions of running around with Theo, pushing him in cars and playing chase. I don’t want to say that I’ve abandoned the walks with Rory, but it does feel that way sometimes. I just need to find a way to squeeze another thirty minutes into (or out of) the morning.


  1. I’m grateful for rotisserie chicken and how easy it can make dinner prep.
  2. I’m grateful for my mom buying said chicken.
  3. I’m grateful for my mom-in-law getting all the nice produce to make a decent salad to go with said chicken.


I did actually follow through on the promise to leave an app review yesterday. It didn’t feel as good as most of my other kindnesses, even the previous app review. I think it’s because the app was for a much larger company, so I don’t feel like there was a high enough kindness to human ratio. Tonight, I’m writing a review of a podcast that is mostly run by one person, so that should be better.

Something positive

I went to a home improvement store this morning with Theo, my brother-in-law, and nephew. It was a fairly relaxed trip that involved lots of time for climbing into bays and playing sword fights with tubes of window screen. I think everyone enjoyed themselves, and it was a nice break from our routine.

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