Keeping up with a consistent writing practice isn’t easy especially when you feel you don’t have much to write about. Our everydays seem really boring and normal. Is it interesting enough to even write down? I struggle with this each time I am writing about just a regular day. Like today.
I need to keep reminding myself that I am writing this all down for me. Even though I am posting to a public website, I am really writing for me (and hopefully one day, my kids ). These little things–the daily thoughts and the daily grind–might not be interesting to anyone but they do make up our life. And it seems these little things are the first things forgotten. I love to go back and re-read these posts from even just a few weeks ago as I have already forgotten a lot. Like that rainbow that brightened our day last week, run through the pouring rain with Nova a few weeks ago, or even just our visit to the new donut shop. Lots of stuff to remember and to have gratitude for. I just need to keep reminding myself of that. This practice isn’t pointless. This is special.
Today was just a regular day. A Monday. I worked from home. Nova didn’t go to camp but instead slept until 11:00 am and then watched Netflix for the rest of the day. We grocery shopped and ran into Gabrielle, an old friend, at Detweilers. It was great to see her and see how much her kids have grown.
Once Sawyer and Aaron came home from working, I was ready to go to CrossFit but Sawyer told me that there was surf and he wanted to do that instead. He was so worried about hurting my feelings but I was so relived. I was tired and just didn’t want to go. Instead, I dropped Nova off at practice and came home to watch and episode of Orange is the New Black while I prepped dinner (taco salad). I ran quickly to Target and then went to pick up Nova. All the girls (and the moms) are excited about camp this weekend and I am getting excited too. I am so grateful for the gym moms. They look out for the girls and really care about them.
By the time we got home, Aaron and Sawyer were home from surfing and they helped finish up dinner prep. I didn’t get dinner on the table until 9:30 pm and decided not to even eat. My body doesn’t do well with such late dinners so I need to stop eating past 8:00 pm. It is tricky because our schedules are so full but I may need to give up my desire for the whole family to eat together.
I was really happy about my lunch today as I am trying to “eat for my macros” but I am having a hard time getting as much protein in as I am supposed to. Today though, I had a quick lunch of canned tuna, these great gluten free, whole food crackers, and some greens. Loved the simplicity of my lunch and how tasty it was. Still didn’t meet my macros for the day. Maybe that is why I am so tired……