It's been a week of little sleep. Marisol's symptoms showed up Sunday night, and we spent about 3 hours wake in the wee hours of the morning that day. And Gerry's been napping later and later. Last night he stayed up till almost 1 am and when he fell asleep it was clear that he now had the cold. So I slept between two snoring babies. ;-) All this to say: today had the makings to be a long, difficult day.
But it wasn't! I'm not sure why or how it happened. But I think that some of my "new" habits are paying off (either that or the planets aligned and sent their good fortune my way). While I was still on my coffee high and my kids were still waking up slowly with "Bubble Guppies" I got some much needed cleaning done around the house. We had a good breakfast (their appetites don't seem to be affected by this cold) and then decided to go outside to hang laundry up on our line. So, here's the really big news - we actually got dressed, brushed our teeth and hair to do this (by "we" I mean all of us too - oh well Gerry didn't brush his hair, but hey, we can't be perfect!). To some of you this may not seem like a big deal. But it is in our house! And we managed to do it on a day when we aren't even feeling well!
After hanging laundry we headed over to our friends' house who are out of town to feed their cat. This is the perfect activity for lethargic kids. It's like a play date without the other kids - playing with toys that aren't yours without competition! Score!
Gerry napped early so I'm feeling confident that bedtime will be before midnight (how's that for optimism?) While he napped I actually finished some updates on my other blog, then cuddled with Marisol on the couch and listened to some meditation tracks while she watched a show. Win-win! And then we (well Marisol) decided we were up for a play date *with* actual kids, and I actually had a ton of energy so I cleaned up and vacuumed (this is also unusual around here, don't believe me, ask my husband ;-) And *now* my daughter is outside playing with her friends while Gerry watches Team Umi Zoomi, so I am actually composing a blog post and it's light outside! Can this day really get any better?
I had so many thoughts running through my head all day today but now I'm too exhausted to remember them. There were some good ones too. But anyways. Meditation. It's awesome. I will let you know how and why it's helping me so much some time soon. Hope everyone's having a great week! Keep in touch! (And by that, I mean, please for goodness sakes give me some feedback already in the form of a comment! haha, love to all!)