This morning I woke up full of plans to get everything done. I made the decision to go to school full-time this quarter so I can wrap up that chapter of my life. I feel a little crazy over here at times. I love this blog and my foodie website and I'm so thrilled about all the great oppurunities their bringing into my life. I'm staying busy with my photography business, and I've started working with Double Mountain (where Kyle is a brewer) doing some social media work.
With all of that great work, and school full time, I just sometimes feel like I'm not being the best mom. There's been not enough book reading, and park visiting... and way too much Winnie the Pooh (which she now asks for: "wiinneee-a-poooooh?") and way too much "Hold on one second, honey". Next week is midterms and I then I'm halfway there! Only 6 more weeks of school, then I can focus on all the projects that are near and dear to me (including being a more attentive mama).
Anyway... like I was saying, today I woke up with a big list. But we were all cuddling in bed and Gigi took Kyle's hand, and mine and said, "GO?" while nodding vigorously. So... we went. We walked to the coffee shop, got lattes and amazing Strawberry Rhubarb Scones. Then I walked home and took an hour to work out, which I haven't done in a while (more on this later). Then I took a shower with Gigi, where we sang silly songs and stayed in for way too long. Then we got ready for the day, made lunch, and before I knew it... I had decided to take the whole day off!!!
No work for me today. I'm doing laundry and picking up, hanging out with Gigi, cuddling lots, I finished a good book, and will maybe start another. It's raining and I'm just enjoying not forcing myself to power through homework. It will mean an extra crazy day for me tomorrow to wrap up the week, but I needed a break! What do you do to decompress (I could use the suggestions)?