Another work day…another day of trying to answer questions to both help fishermen and species that need protection. Today, was good because most of my day was working with my friend Mary. We talked about our project before lunch, decided to carry the conversation through lunch and then came back to the office and discussed more. It made the day pass quickly.
I talked with my mom briefly as I drove home and then started my rushed evening. Sawyer wanted to go to CrossFit, Nova needed a new outfit for her school dance and she also had a private lesson with Zevi to work on bars.
I got to CrossFit while Sawyer was in the middle of his Scaps and Abs class. I took the time to go for a short walk, about a mile, to just be outside and move my legs. I hadn’t really done that all day. My stand up desk is good for reducing the amount of sitting that I do but I really do need to be moving more. The air was nice and cool and the sun was setting.
The plan was to wait for Sawyer to finish up the class and then all head to the mall to get Nova an outfit and then straight to gymnastics. BUT—Nova forgot her grips. And—Sawyer decided he wanted to stay for the NEXT CrossFit class too. It was his first ever DOUBLE and I heard the coaches and other CrossFitters cheering for him as I left. Like I said, they are so encouraging and I love them for it.
Nova and I rushed home, grabbed the grips and rushed to the mall. I gave her 10 minutes to find something at Dillard’s and after walking through for a minute, she decided she would wear what she has. WHAT? My daughter decided to save money? Something must be wrong with her. Luckily, our shortened shopping spree gave us more time to stop and get smoothies for dinner. I got Sawyer the one with the most protein, extra large, and a bit of chocolate to reward him for working out so hard.
After smoothies and pretzels, we rushed back to pick up Sawyer and then headed straight to Nova’s private lesson. Zevi worked her hard on bars and she came out sweaty and smiling after only 30 minutes. She got her casts and looked great! I only hope she can do them this weekend at her meet. She knows what she has to do—now, she just needs to do it.
We got home late–after 9:00 pm and Aaron was home trying to cut up some fish he caught. It smelled so bad in the kitchen so I didn’t want to be around the fish. Plus, things are still rough between us so I decided to just hang out in my room. I love how quiet and peaceful my room can be. It is so cozy and comfy. The kids came in and did their homework and then in an instant it was time for bed. Spring break starts next week and I am excited for some downtime for the kids. They have both been working so hard.
Our days are so rushed and we seem to be constantly moving from one place to another. I want to just slow things down. But, at the same time, I love things the way they are. We are constantly moving. We are really living our lives and enjoying them. We are setting goals and working towards them. I love being the kids mom and helping them grow up but I also don’t want them to grow up. I worry a little about what I will do with my time when they are grown up. I won’t have as much to do but I love doing what I do.
This quote happened to be in the Passion Planner for last week and I really like it.
“The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in the all the details of daily life.”-William Morris
This is what I am trying to do with these daily journal posts.