After an incredibly stressful week, Sweet Husband and I decided that what we really needed to do was stay home this weekend. And that’s what we did. I know we just had a low-key, stay-at-home kinda weekend recently, but once again, we found a weekend unwind was necessary.
I have to say that I have the best husband ever. I know I say this a lot, particularly in my Tuesday Thanksgiving posts, but it really is true. He’s the best. I might complain about the little things – like the sink full of dishes or a bathroom that doesn’t get cleaned (can we please go back to separate bathrooms? Pretty please?), but the truth is all of those things pale in comparison to the important stuff. I don’t know what I would do without him.
When I got home Friday night, he took me out for crab legs…and funnel cakes. Gotta love casino weekend seafood buffets! He so knows what to do to make me feel better about whatever is happening. We talked and laughed and had a good time. There was some catching up on our DVR lists and a few cocktails when we got home. The Cobbler doggie had a photoshoot as we talked about what comes next.
A little snuggling up because it was chilly here on the Coast this weekend. A quiet Friday night, but a good Friday night.
With a family like this to support me, how can anything be a worry?
We spent Saturday with friends to watch the Mississippi State game and we were just generally lazy kids. There might have been a conversation with a friend who happens to be a nurse and who happens to have MS about the state of my health and how I need to go to the doctor and get the big tests done because clearly something is wrong. Believe me, I know this. And that appointment will be made. After the beginning of the year. We are too close to the end of the year to spend a ton of money to meet my deductible only to have more expenses pop up in January. I’d rather pay it in January after my deductible resets. And since I have lived with these same symptoms for at least 15 years, two more months can’t make that big of a difference.
I made a huge list of things that I intended to get done this weekend. And really, I haven’t gotten very many of them done. A few things – like clean out Josie and give her a bath – done. AND we started on our ghetto-fabulous fix for the fallen headliner. I need to go to the store and buy some more supplies to finish it up. Of course, I will take a picture of the finished product for you. And as an aside, I really need to get something I can cover the backseat with for when the puppies ride with me. I got my thank-you notes for my colleagues done. I edited some photos and got a few blog posts ready to roll. I did a ton of laundry and sorta straightened up the spare bedroom.
I will get things caught up and cleaned up eventually. This weekend I needed to rest and take care of myself. Stress isn’t good for me. Plus I felt like I was trying to get sick.
Rest. It’s a good thing. Because I feel like I’m ready for the week…even though I still have things to do to complete my transition.
…and speaking of things I need to do to complete my transition, it’s time to think about the coming week.
One of the things that I do every Sunday is set intentions for the coming week. For convenience sake, I have divided my intentions into different categories.
- Wrap up at my old location
- Organize my space at my new location
- Dive into the work at the new location
- Update my resume and LinkedIn profile
- Practice self-care – exercise, eat well, take medication/vitamins
- Take photos
- Catch up on my photo challenges
- Start work on Christmas presents
- Read every night
- Finish fixing Josie’s headliner
- Schedule posts to go live at the same time each day
- Clean up any underlying new theme issues
- Update my social media profiles to match the blog redesign
- Comment and connect
There are a whole bunch of other things on the list that I put in my writer’s notebook this morning, but one of the good things about having the day to think about what I’m doing and what I want, gives me the opportunity to pare things down to what I hope are manageable levels.
How was your weekend? Big plans for the week? Tell me something good about it!