Yesterday was an oddly fun day, even though it didn’t start out that way. Lately I absolutely 120% hate waking up. I’ve never been a morning person, but usually I’m not a grumpy sourpuss refusing to get out of bed to face the world. But lately I have been. I’m still not sleeping all that well, and I feel yucky in the morning. I’m sure that is playing a big role in my anti-morning mood. And when I’m in that kind of mood I just want to be alone. But my husband likes to “accidentally” wake me up at 7am by getting ready for work (and it’s not accidental because he turns all the lights on and actually talks to me!) so he can spend time with me before he leaves for the day. Yes, this is sweet. But you don’t realize that when you still are trying to sleep.
The Grouchy Morning
I woke up and refused to really speak to my hubby. I didn’t give him the cold shoulder or anything; I just found ways of avoiding having to talk to him (lots of shoulder shrugs). Then he invited me to lunch with him today and I just shrugged him off. He kinda laughed, gave me my ritual goodbye kiss, and went to work.
After some alone time and some therapeutic pancake cooking, I was able to snap myself out of my bad mood and quickly sent him an email apologizing and saying if he wants to go out to eat for lunch, we can. (The pancakes I made = Quinoa Banana Pancakes to use up some leftover quinoa and my soon to turn bad bananas. Strong banana flavor, but good.)
The Crazy and Inspiring Target Run
My morning laundry took longer than expected to do, so I had to go to Target during a time I usually like to avoid, around 11am. This is the before the crowd rush of people. You know, everyone who wants to avoid the crowd shows up at 11am and this in itself creates a crowd. I needed things from pretty much all over the store, so I kept having to dodge people and it took a while to get what I needed. It seemed either I was in someones way, or someone was in my way. But I do love Target, despite the craziness.
When I was there I saw a lot of young stay-at-home Moms out running their errands with their toddlers and babies in tow. Let me say this first, I admire these women and hope to one day be one of these wonderful ladies. But I noticed that I blended right in with these women. My neat but clearly unwashed hair, no makeup, oversized sweats, and the look of just being tired and wanting to get out of Target. I could have been one of them, but I’m not. I’m not a Mom yet, so why exactly am I acting like one?
I have many friends who have children and they would all say to me to live your life before you have kids as though you don’t have kids. Take advantage of the extra time you have in the morning to do your hair, put on makeup, wear cute clothes that don’t have to be spill-proof. Have fun, be adventurous, even be selfish. I seem to find inspiration in the oddest places, and I have to say inspiration in a Target is a first even for me!
By noon, I hadn’t heard from Chris and I was hungry, so I made myself a PB&J sandwich. I know what your thinking, why not have something exotic that kids would never eat instead of a kid-friendly sandwich. Well, I love PB&J, that’s why! But I do want to start putting more effort into my lunches. I make nice dinners and have started cooking breakfast, but for lunch I either microwave or have PB&J. Part of the reason is I have just finally got around to cleaning the breakfast cooking utensils around lunch time, and I feel I’m always doing dishes. I hate washing dishes!
But as I was baking for my bake sale donations, Chris came home to have lunch. He just ‘nuked one of his favorite frozen meals that I always keep on hand for him, but we were able to sit and chat. It was nice. (My bake sale donations are some yummy flaxseed oatmeal raisin cookies and flaxseed meal brownies. The brownies are good, but I’m picky about brownies so I will not be making these again. I was worried about the cookies because the recipe said they are crunchy and I’m not a crunchy cookie fan, but they are not crunchy but just the right amount of chewy. I will make these again!)
I’m not much of a dancer. I get too self-conscious to dance in public, but I will definitely silly dance around the house. I bought the Wii Just Dance 3 with a groupon and finally broke it out of the packaging today. I was inspired by Chris & I playing Wii Sports last night and having lots of fun! And I have to tell you, I really enjoyed Just Dance 3. They have a mix of modern and older (80s) songs and the dance moves actually match the genre, which is fun. I’m sure I looked like a fool, but I had fun, laughing out loud, and even breaking a bit of a sweat. And might I add I’m really good at the running man! Ha!
I did do a gym workout too, consisting of 20 minutes on the treadmill and 20 on the step mill, both were much less fun than the dancing.
A Night Out
Since I could not decide what I wanted to cook for dinner, Chris and I went out. The destination: our local Whole Foods. We enjoy the food bars there. I got some soup, veggies and fruit while Chris piled up with soup, veggies, rice, chicken wings, a roll and cookie. I think he suffered from food indecision. You know, when you can’t figure out what you want to eat, so you grab a bit of a variety of items, and end up with a ton of food. He did pretty good chowing it down though!
Then we came home and watched basketball. I was disappointed earlier in the day when Davidson lost their lead over Marquette in the last few seconds of the game. Davidson is just about 30 minutes from my home. Chris is a Michigan fan, so he was happy with their big win. Today is when the big ACC teams play and I am a bit nervous on who will win and who will lose. Oh March Madness, how I love you!
Phew, crazy fun happy day! Oh, and we put in a clear glass storm door a few weeks ago, so this is what the dog did all day long!