Happy weekend from rainy Colorado! Did you know Denver is the new Seattle? It has seriously rained for over a week straight it seems now, and is forecasted to rain/pour (and maybe even snow) all the way through the weekend. Reesie says - say whhhaaaa? Ha that face. Everything is super green right now. They say you can't plant anything here before Mother's Day, and this is exactly why! I am really excited to get some containers growing on our deck, but we'll have to wait a bit longer. Sigh.
Not to rant, but the last two weeks have felt like a consistent stream of to-do's, and I can't keep up. Feeling overwhelmed and exhausted, I know I what that leads to eventually - insomnia, a cold and/or flare-up. I haven't been doing any physical anything, because I haven't made the time quite frankly, and have been opting for quick/easy things for meals at home because I haven't felt up to trying.
And it's Mother's Day this weekend. Which has got me thinking a lot about being a mother, and how it has changed/hasn't changed over the last year since last Mother's Day. Somehow I thought I would feel less tired and less stretched, or just more at ease, after the baby phase was over...boy was I wrong. So I guess it is still dawning on me (20 months after the fact) that this is the new normal and how am I going to make work for me, for myself, so I don't totally go insane one day.
All this - endless to-do's lists, never-ending work, feeling a bit rundown, and the demands of being a mama - and the fact that there are only 24 hours in a day, have really been giving me pause this week. I need to really make some changes around here, or start some new healthy/sanity saving habits for myself. But even this feels like one more to-do, but regardless, I think even some small changes could help. I am going to do some more thinking on it this weekend - while I am resting, not cleaning the house or doing work (but possibly baking, ha! I always find time to bake these on Sunday).
So do share your tips/tricks/ideas to stay sane and healthy when you feel anything but. Do you have a "habit" or a routine that you follow to help you stay on track? I'm open to suggestions!
And happy early Mother's Day to all the mamas, grandmas and dogmama's out there!
Now for the love...
To Do: Seriously going to make the time to do this - Yin Yoga Practice
To Read: Loved reading this as someone who hates to admit when I need help - Asking for Help
Did you hear? A lower-cost chain from Whole Foods is in the works. Amazing news for my bank account I hope!
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In the meantime, you'll find us inside this weekend, doing a lot of this: