4th of July was a disaster. She was soooo grumpy and whiny, and she didn’t enjoy it at all. It was so discouraging. :( It’s so hard for me to deal with her grumpiness and anger. I’m not sure if its normal or not.
Today she had a bad morning with her dad while I was at work, but in the afternoon, we kept it mellow. We did a science project in which we made a salt time, and I helped her to manage her frustration when it didn’t work right. Later we went swimming which we loved, and she even went into the hot tub with me a little bit. She played and watched videos on the computer while I graded papers. She took 81 photographs of two of her toy cats and then we made a slide show.
I’m not doing too well on this yet. I downloaded a timer, but I have many important legitimate things to do on the internet. I’m not sure how to set up a distinction between what is helpful and productive and life enhancing vs. what is a waste of my time.
I’ve been doing my exercise plan for three weeks now. There’s no change in my weight, and I still have my flab. I don’t think it’s making a difference with the chronic pain I have at night.
But … I do have more ENERGY for sure. I can now make it through most of the day without feeling like I have to pass out, and the fogginess is lifting. This is really wonderful!
This is my best friend, and I’m so grateful for this little guy day after day.
Today we made an art collage with shapes. Didn’t do much else. I allowed her to play on the computer a lot. It’s okay. Tonight we’ll go to our friends to see fireworks.
Energy… Oh elusive energy! I’ve been a a low-energy person all my life. Now in my mid-thirties after 5 years of motherhood it’s hitting hard. Sometimes (maybe most of the time) I can barely get through the day. I’m not overweight (just a little tummy fat), but I’m not fit. For the past 3 weeks, I’ve been exercising on most days of the week. 30 minutes of step aerobics in front of the TV, and 30 minutes of yoga. Within a week, I started to feel that I had way more energy. I’m hoping to have major results by the end of the summer, and that this will become a lifelong habit, so that I won’t be too tired to achieve my dreams.
my daughter started to connect with another child her age. It looked like the beginning of a friendship. This has never happened before even though she’s already 5. it was wondeful to see.
so tired this morning after a painful night, but the day perked up with a visit from new friends.
I enjoyed swimming with her at the pool. A bright happy smile. She started to want to learn to swim without floats.
perhaps I should set a timer, and limit myself to one hour per day. Perhaps I can set this up on my computer.
I need to stop worrying and just enjoy her.
43 things is an interesting idea. I just discovered it, but so far, it’s not helping me with the abovementioned goal
at 36, I’ve already set and achieved so many goals. I think I’ve done all the important ones. What else is there now?
A walk by the river, a frustration, internet escape, quality time with DD.