I woke up this morning feeling kind of crabby. It hit me like a pile of bricks that today is Saturday and that means it’s the weekend and that Neil heads back to work on Monday. It also means only two days to get as much checked off the long list of household ‘to dos’ that we haven’t tended to the past 10 days. I know I shouldn’t be crabby because we have had an amazing time but I can’t believe we haven’t accomplished anything on our list (yet).
Today I had to take a point from a girlfriend of mine who was telling me the other night after hosting our New Years Eve party that she sometimes likes a little mess because it means sending her husband to the other room with their toddler to play while she just zones out and clean. This is not something I often do but today I knew I needed to make myself a cup of tea, put Alder down for a nap and send Edith and Neil upstairs to play (which was easy because Edith asked Neil to go upstairs before I had a chance to send them) and then just zone out and clean.
While I didn’t make as big of a dent in my tasks as I had hoped I was able to bake a batch of banana bread, do a load of dishes, organize the pantry and clean up the coffee station before Alder woke up. It was so nice to just focus on the task at hand and not my little ones and in the end I cleaned up (a little) and my mood brightened. Now it’s time for a lunch and The Good Wife break with the hubz before getting back to my ‘to do’ list.
Goals for the day: complete at least three tasks on my ‘to do’ list.
Eats of the day: Chopped Salad with Berbere Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Tahini Sauce and Zatar.
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