Weekend was good minus the rodent still being at large in the kitchen. Baby shower Saturday was low key and totally the mom to be style. She got so many premie and newborn clothes and nothing in bigger sizes. DD and I got her 0-3- and 3-6-month stuff and that was the biggest she received. Sunday DD and I power walked the mall since it was raining really hard while we waited for stores to open. We had b-day dinner and the item I ordered for my brother came broken so we had to do some last-minute shopping. Working today. DD has no school and is hanging at the office. She is putting together her flower lego kit from Santa.
Today I’m at Legoland in the rain with DS1 and his 3 3rd-grade buddies. He turns 9 a week from today and this is what he wanted to do instead of a party.
It’s kind of perfect because now they’re all over 48 inches tall, so can go on everything, and the rainy day means no lines. They do legoland the same way they trick or treat - sprinting from ride to ride.
Long relaxing weekend here! Basically just lounged around and worked on a few things for school. It's nice knowing I only have a four day work week this week! It will probably be the last school holiday we get until Spring Break, which ironically starts on April 1st, since we practically never get Presidents' Day in February due to having to use it for a make up day for snow or something.
"Hello babies. Welcome to Earth. It's hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It's round and wet and crowded. On the outside, babies, you've got a hundred years here. There's only one rule that I know of, babies-"God damn it, you've got to be kind.”
We had a good weekend overall with the kids. I'm just bracing for a rough week ahead. I have to be in the office every day, with a bunch of extra events and meetings added to the schedule because our remote staff are here for our annual kick off. I know I used to commute and do this every day for years, but I've gotten so comfortable with working from home it's tough now! Especially because I've adjusted our lifestyle to it. I don't have before care anymore, so it always complicates things on the days I have to commute.
At least we have the company holiday party on Friday night with a hotel room after! That's the motivation I need to get me through the week! The dress I had planned on wearing from my closet was way too small, so I was panicking a bit. We hit up the mall to try and find something. The kids had a lot of opinions about what dress I wear, which was hilarious to listen to. DD1 is anti-cleavage of any kind. She was horrified at a couple that I tried on. She lives in sweat suits so no surprise there. DD2 wanted all the glitter all the time. She gravitated to the teeny-bopper styles. Again, very on brand for her. And beau's son surprisingly also had opinions about color. This is the one I ended up going with from Amazon, and I love it! I feel really good in it and it's just fun enough with the sequins without being too out there. www.amazon.com/dp/B0B63ZRS8F?ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details&th=1&psc=1
I didn't do much over the weekend. My motivation to do anything was completely gone. I went to bed early on Friday and slept most of the day on Saturday. Sunday was a bit better so we went to Target just to get out of the house. But I still felt blah. Then Monday rolled around and I was ready to go! I got a ton accomplished at work even though the kids were home from school for MLK day. I even worked out for a little bit and felt pretty good. I'm starting to see a pattern in my blah days (no energy, depressed, anxious). They seem to come about a week before my period. If this is a sign of peri-menopause/aging, I don't want it nor do I have time for this BS. I'm going to track this for a few months to see if I am right.
We had a really busy, sports-filled weekend. Soccer Friday, 3 basketball games Saturday, kids both had friends here Saturday afternoon/evening. Sunday DD2 had indoor soccer early, and indoor training for her spring town travel team. DD1 was also supposed to have another basketball game on Sunday afternoon, but after a huge meltdown because I asked her to take the dog out to play, we did not attend. So I spent some time working since my day freed up.
DH and I went out to dinner on Sunday evening. We'd planned to go to a sports bar to just hang at the bar and watch football, but the weather was so bad that we just went to a spot closer to home.
Monday DH worked, the kids had piano, I took the dog to the vet, and the we had a 2 hour therapy session.
This week should be more manageable. DD1 has a basketball game tonight, so it will be a late night for us. But her coach just canceled her practice tomorrow, which is awesome. DD2 has basketball Thursday, DD2 has foot skills Friday afternoon, DD1 has a late game Friday night, and then Saturday will be DD2 indoor, DD2 basketball, then DD1 basketball. But not one darned thing scheduled for Sunday. I don't even care about any of the football teams left in the playoffs - so like NOTHING. I'm excited.
polecat8, I notice the same thing. I also don't sleep the week before. It's been like that for years. I assume I'm in perimenopause, but my period is still pretty regular. I get short with everyone, anxious, depressed, angry, and everyone just steers clear of me. After the first day of my period, I'm like a new person - cramps stop, I sleep well, my energy returns.