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.
- I’m grateful for rotisserie chicken and how easy it can make dinner prep.
- I’m grateful for my mom buying said chicken.
- 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.
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.