Time to Break Away From This Day to Day

People, I’m going insane over here. We just wrapped up an entire week of Little being sick.

Pooks was sick with the same thing at the beginning of the month but at age nine, he’s a much easier sick.When Pooks is sick, he stays in his room, relaxes, plays on his 3DS, and watches Netflix (you know, in between the vomiting and whatnot).

When five year old Little is sick, he’s on the couch with me. He wants to watch the same show twenty times in a row. He wants a drink. But not medicine. Never medicine. He wants to cuddle. He’s hot. He’s cold and wants a blanket. Gemma is allowed to lie with him, but only on his feet.

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With all this time around the house, I’ve been getting a lot done… so there’s a positive, I suppose. I’m at the point where ALL the laundry is clean. That will last two seconds but I’m going to enjoy this moment. All the dishes are also clean and in their spots. Straightening and chucking things that have been sitting around for far too long has also occurred.

What’s not getting done? Food shopping. Meal planning. Running. Playing. Breathing fresh air.

Although, being at home with kiddo hasn’t been all bad. I’m reading my third book of the week. I finally wrote an overdue letter to Victoria. And I’m planning trips for the summer! Getting in the summer mindset isn’t really too difficult because Little is constantly asking, “Is it summer yet? NOW is it summer?” Kids are always ready for the next big thing before this one is even over.

As of two weeks ago, my only solid plans were heading to California at the end of August to visit bestie Kelly -and her adorable family- and then meet up with my Chicks, Jess and Cam, for the Disneyland half weekend and shenanigans.

Now, more solid plans have fallen into place.

  1. We’ve joined a local swim club.
  2. Little is signed up for five weeks of camp for the mornings.
  3. Pooks is heading to Florida with Grandpa on the auto train. (shhhh, it’s a surprise!)
  4. We’re going to Florida too! We’ll be meeting them down there for a week of Beach, Pool, Ice Cream. I think that’s basically my version of GTL (Gym, Tan, Laundry for those who have never seen Jersey Shore). Oh, and FAMILY. We’ve got a slew of family down in Florida and I want to see them all.
  5. California!

Throw in a couple of races, the ever-constant training – running and weights, our Alex’s Lemonade Stand, a Sweet 16, Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, and a wedding and we’ve got quite a full schedule!

With all the plans, there are still a couple of things that I’d like to focus on.

1.  Focus on swimming. Since we’ve joined the swim club, I would like my five year old to learn how to swim. Additionally, I’d like to get back into the pool and add that into my workout routine. I was on the swim team for years as a child but haven’t used it as exercise since my young teen years.

2.  Cook dinners, order out less, and focus on healthier food decisions. Why is this so challenging? Seriously. I feel like it shouldn’t be and yet, the planning of meals is something that has never come easy for me. Sometimes I’m REALLY on with things. And then there are times like this week/month/few months. Maybe I’ll see if What’s For Dinner? errrr, I mean BEC can come up with a meal plan for us.

3.  Be present in the moment. So much of my time seems to be spread out between things I want to do and things I feel obligated to do. However, with all of the moments, I would like to try to be more present. It might mean leaving my phone at home more but do I really need to be in constant contact with everyone all the time? No. I do not.

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Although look at the gorgeous pic I took just a few blocks down from my house while taking the pooch for a walk!

What do you have planned for the summer months? Do you leave your cell phone at home to disconnect for awhile? Any recipes or meal plans you can recommend?

 

 

12 thoughts on “Time to Break Away From This Day to Day

  1. Love this post darling- and I am so glad Little is starting to feel better. Sounds like you have some amazing summer plans, and I am so excited for the boys to enjoy the swim club too. (I think I need to come visit so I can join you all!)

    I, too, am guilty of not living in the moment as much as I should. I need to put my phone down more and turn off the TV as background noise. (HA, that won’t be hard now!) Good for you love!

    • Thanks so much, hun! I am SO glad he’s feeling better. He’s currently on his class trip at the planetarium. 🙂

      I would LOVE for you to come down and head to the swim club with us. It’s been SO LONG since I’ve done the swim club thing but obviously I have fond memories. I still have a picture of you and me at yours!

      Let’s work on this together! More letters!!!

  2. Sorry that Little was sick but it sounds like you made good use of being around the house.
    I have planned some of my summer but need to finish before it comes and goes.

    Kudos for eating in more. I have been a victim of eating out way too much. I’m trying to eat in this week and have leftovers for lunch. I forgot how relaxing cooking your own meals can be. It also helps if you go to the grocery store to have things to cook.

    • Thanks Karen! It’s always a challenge when the kiddos aren’t feeling well but I feel like I was pretty productive with the planning.

      Leftovers are hard for me because I feel like some things keep well and others… do not. But we’ve been eating in more than out this week so I consider it a win all around! I definitely like making food at home because I know exactly what’s going in to meals.

  3. I hope that Little is on the mend!
    Sounds like you have an AWESOME summer planned! I love Florida and Cali!
    My summer plans…nothing much…just getting married!! 🙂 🙂 I am really trying to live in the moment and take it all in.
    Karen @karenlovestorun

    • Little is doing well! THANK GOODNESS! He was pretty miserable there for a bit.

      Oh, ho hum, getting married! It’s going to be AMAZING.

    • Thanks Meranda! I can’t wait for Disneyland either! I did Tink in 2012 and I love running in CA. 🙂

    • You’ll have to come hang out at my fun and exciting house! Seriously – come for a day at the campus and we’ll have fun. xo

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