What have I been up to lately? Oh, just cleaning out my freezers, sorting through papers, tidying my kitchen cabinets, making a long-term menu, writing Christmas cards, alphabetizing the kids’ books (just kidding on the last one!)….you know, the jobs I never get to.
A week of sickness around our house left me a little stir crazy. I had the sickness too, so I couldn’t do anything too energetic and we certainly weren’t going anywhere, but I could putter around the house. And so putter, I did.
A week of never leaving the house, not making any progress on the things I wanted to be doing, and feeling downright sick and sleeping too much, left me fairly discouraged. There are so many little habits I do to keep me on track normally, and when I do them, I buzz right along. Then, I get sick and lose all of those habits at once and it’s no wonder I struggle.
Of course I can’t put my finger on one particular thing that helps me stay well (and it probably isn’t any one thing), because I am doing all or none of them! Is it the vitamins? Is it getting up and writing? Is it going for walks? Is it spending time with friends? We will never know!
The silver lining of being sick is that I did get tidying done that I would have never gotten to otherwise. I cleaned things out before Christmas (60 items gone to the thrift store…hooray for pre-Christmas clean out!). I started thinking about goals for next year (always fun). And Hannah made amazing progress in reading since I was sick and couldn’t read to the boys…we might not have done “school” all week, but it was a huge week for her progress. However, we do need to work on her dishwashing skills! At least she tried…
Today, my goal is to get back on track with my habits and continue with my baby steps of one (appropriate…ahem!) project a day. We’re keeping it simple this week! But I do hope to start writing here again and re-connect. We actually went out to eat this weekend just to sit in a restaurant and feel like there were other people in the world…it was so worth it!
Have you ever gone out to eat just to see that there are other people in the world? What’s a funny project you’ve worked on when you’ve been stir crazy?