I have been taking a bit of a break this weekend. A much-deserved break, if you ask me. It has been fun to be out and go on dates and hang out with my friends, but my “me” time is long overdue. I went to bed early on Friday and last night. Just hung out at home with my dog. Truly wonderful.
I have been up since about 5:00 a.m. One of the benefits to going to bed early and getting the rest that I need is that I am able to get up earlier and get a lot of things accomplished before the day’s duties call.
Believe it or not, I have had dirty dishes in my sink for the past 24 hours. It wasn’t really driving me crazy, which is a step in the right direction. It wasn’t intolerable, it just was, I was busy, had other things to do, so they sat. And that’s ok. I am learning, slowly but surely.
I had also let my laundry pile up, which I never do. I think it was really a good thing, because i wore a lot of things that I haven’t worn in a long time. Also, it let me see that I am continuing to lose weight, as I am able to fit into several pieces that I haven’t been able to for awhile. I did start a load this morning though, and will be happy to have some underwear again. HAHAHAHAH! 🙂
My lawn is another story altogether. I have been horrible about mowing it this year! And now my lawnmower is temporarily out of service. I did call my dad this morning to see about using his on Tuesday, so that will be good. I had to have my Uncle G come mow the other day with his big riding lawnmower because it was so tall. I really don’t know why I let it get so out-of-control…I think it just isn’t a priority for me, although I need to make it one.
My week is looking good so far. My work schedule is much better than it has been. The only night I have to close is Sunday, and the store closes at 8:00 and I only have to stay until 8:30. All of the other nights I am off by 7:00. While it will be a welcome change, it will also be an adjustment because I am used to working until 10:30 at least a few nights a week. And who knows, it could be that way again next week. But I’m taking it as it comes. I am just grateful to be working and bringing in some money and doing a job that I enjoy.
I have discovered (finally) that life is too short to stress. The best thing I can do for myself is to do everything I can to be happy and content and to let the negativity and bullshit slip by the wayside. I’m growing up, Ma! 🙂
Jack Johnson, Breakdown
You go, Jack!