Best Laid Plans
The Old Man is well into his Mongolian adventure, I get updates on his location via a GPS device he took with him, so I know that he is still alive. I had some great plans to work on myself and my habits during the 10 days I would have alone (before my BFF arrived), if you are a frequent reader you may remember I listed them in my last post.
Fun fact: I failed at all of them, but one. Not too many days after the Old Man flew away on his adventure (in style btw) I got a call that the Crazy Lady was in the ER and I had to fly (not in style) to San Antonio. The Crazy Lady is going to be fine, but I had to spend most of my “alone time” with her and getting her settle and back home, so my plans all went to hell. Let’s review my plans and where they ended up:
Yoga every day! Well I did try and keep up with my yoga and while I will admit I didn’t do it everyday, I did it more than I didn’t so I guess given the situation I was in, not so bad. Lesson: I adapted and maybe that is better than trying to get better in the same old routine.
Eating healthy and drink less. Eating healthy went straight out the window between just trying to get something in my system, hospital cafeterias (which why are the healthy choices so few?) and the Crazy Lady’s fridge being empty it has been a hard road to hoe on eating healthy, I can say that I probably participated in intermittent fasting without realizing it, so maybe that helped a bit to counteract my poor food choices. Drinking less, not too hard when you are hanging out with your mom. I did sneak in a few beers here and there but for the most part I was very respectable in terms of drinking.
Baking dog treats!! LOLZ I haven’t seen the dogs much less get to bake for them. Thankfully we live in a building with the best doggie daycare on the planet. Simon will verify that seeing as he loves them more than the Old Man and I. So the dogs got to have a blast running around New Hampshire while I was away, but no homemade treats. I guess dog treats will go on something to do when I am stuck inside for winter. To be fair all of this family drama is making want to bake more than ever.
Write everyday: UMMM it took all I had to just write this article and let’s be honest it isn’t my best work and a bit of a cop-out topic. But my BFF is coming and hopefully we will do some fun stuff that give me some good topics to write about, still waiting for my imagination to come back so I can write about some fun fantasy worlds. Not holding my breath on that one seeing as I see a lot of new stress in my life. Oh Well maybe next year.
Read books! This is the one I can say I actually did and in reality I am going to guess if the drama hadn’t happened this would be the one that I would have failed. Instead with a lot of downtime in the evenings half watching TV shows I could care less about I finished 2.5 books in 2 days. So with the run of reading going full speed I am hoping I can keep it up even when the Old Man gets home. BTW: Lock Every Door by Riley Sager was amazing! The twist was even one I didn’t see coming and I usually figure stuff out pretty quick. I highly recommend it if you are into thrillers. Heck maybe even if you are not.
Visit my crazy running friend: Well that wasn’t really going to happen anyway because after reading my article she let me know that she would be out of town. But seeing as I ended up out of town I guess that is ok. I am hoping we can make it up with some apple picking or at least a repeat of last years pumpkin buying. I still miss her and her mini mes and the pictures on Instagram give me FOMO because they are growing up so fast and they will forget me.
I really shouldn’t be mad at myself for not really making any headway on these new habits because you have to do what you have to do, but I am still a bit sad I didn’t get the brain reset that I was looking forward too. But not all is bad, having to go back to Texas meant I got to visit all the food, drinks, and weather I have been missing in Boston.
Moral of the story: I will take this list and try and keep at it in the following weeks and months and try and reset myself to have some better and healthier habits. But I will also give myself a break when things out of my control take control of my life.