Much Needed Rest

Although this morning didn’t start out as planned, it turned out to be 10x better than how the other days last week were for me. I am SO looking forward to starting the week over tomorrow.

I had planned to sleep in a little later this morning and go to the second service at church. That plan got scrapped when Aidan decided this morning that he wasn’t going to be his usual cooperative self and follow directions. He was very challenging all day today as a matter of fact. Annoyed As I watched the time tick- tock away, I realized we were going to be late for church. My house was a wreck, Aidan wasn’t even close to being ready to go, and I started to get really overwhelmed again. I thought, no no missy, you are supposed to be taking a break from “having to get it all done”.

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I thought about going to the very last service, but I *GASP* decided to miss this week in favor of catching up on much less important things. I felt terrible because I have had perfect attendance this year so far and they started a new series this weekend. Sad smile Thankfully I can listen to it online. Thumbs up

But, on the bright side I did get about 10 1/2 hours of sleep last night. Solid sleep too. I didn’t wake up even one time. Truly a miracle there! And I even got myself dressed for the day!

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Old Navy Shirt, Old Navy Cami, American Eagle Jeans, Target Shoes.

Before I decided to ditch church I had breakfast:

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The Usual

I got started on the 3 loads of laundry harassing me every time I went to the garage, vacuumed, dusted and cleaned the boys rooms. They usually do a great job of keeping them clean, but sometimes Mom needs to go in there and give it a go.

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Messes Mom

I find all sorts of missing items, trash stuffed under beds, in closets. Clothes stuffed into drawers that are supposed to be hung-up, missing books, toys….A lot of times I will just shut their doors so I don’t have to be bothered by it! Open-mouthed smile Out of site out of mind!

I had a snack around 10:30

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Dannon Greek Yogurt in Blueberry, 1 tsp. chia, 2 tbsp. homemade granola, & almonds

That kept my hunger at bay for quite a while. I wasn’t ready for lunch when that time rolled around but I went ahead and prepared it because I go from zero to ravenous in 2.5 seconds. I needed to go run some errands and I knew I would be famished by the time I made it back.

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Fitness Magazine’s Greek Salad

I needed to go get a water filter for our refrigerator. Something I had needed to do a week ago, but never found time to go to Lowe’s. It’s out of my way and just wasn’t on the priority list. Before I left I tried to take the old filter out but was so completely unsuccessful at it that I may or may not have said a naughty word and teared up a little. On edge much? I decided to wing it and go to Lowe’s anyway. Good news, I got the right filter. Thumbs up Aidan and I stopped at Target for a few things and then we were on our way back home.

I was SO glad I had that salad ready to go because I was super hungry by the time I got home.

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I followed the recipe and added a Cutie as well as some chopped walnuts. YUMMY! Don’t be surprised to see this a few more times this week!

I cleaned up the dishes that had piled up over the course of the day and then it was time to get Aidan ready for practice. It was the most beautiful day today and soccer was much more enjoyable than last week! He has so much fun out there and does so well, it’s a blast!

We came home and made dinner

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Skinnytaste’s – Arugula Salad with Penne, Garbanzo Beans and Sun Dried Tomatoes

This was SO good. Light & lots of good flavors all mixed together. It was really filling too which is of the utmost importance!

Then this happened

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At first I had just half Thumbs up…..and then the other half…..Thumbs down Baby steps here people, baby steps. I have got to get off the bars.

After cleaning up dinner dishes and such I made this,

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Jamie Eason’s Cinnamon Swirl Protein Bread

….and OMG…the best.

I wanted to also roast up a bunch of veggies for the week and make Jamie’s pumpkin bread, but that will have to wait until tomorrow. I am still deciding if I want to go to the gym tomorrow or if I want to stay home for a workout. Or, not workout at all. We’ll see. I might need one more day of break, or not…..

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Mondays are pretty low key around here with lots of extra time. I am feeling so much better today being able to catch up on things and chill out a little. I know one thing, I will be turning my 5 am alarm to OFF before I get in that bed. Here’s to prayerfully another solid night’s sleep.

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