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Strong End Goals Week 3: Rest & Relaxation

Thursday, May 10, 2012

(Mother’s Day/Tori’s Birthday)

Mammogram (you know, the one that is ummmm YEARS overdue and we have a family history of breast cancer and *I* have had issues?)
Bone Density
Skin Cancer Screening (Schedule Mohs surgery)
Am I making progress on my 2012 Word of the year?
Self-improvement books?
Go Kayaking?
*If we go out for Mother’s Day, swap out Saturday no tracking with Sunday)


I can pretty much tell you (whoever may be reading this anxiously waiting to see if I am going to be successful heading into another week of strong ends) that this week is a) not going to seem like R&R to anyone and b) will not be seeing pretty much ANY of the above accomplished as in a emoticon but then here in the BLC we are all about PROGRESS NOT PERFECTION correct?

Kal, you are ahead of the curve; it's only Thursday you say. You deserve a gold star. Not exactly. You see, I am a bit Type A and I hate knowing that if I don't do this NOW I won't get it done until late Saturday or maybe as late as Sunday and after all the weekend begins at midnight Friday right?

Here in the midwest garage sales often occur midweek. WHY? I've never had one here but this is the annual neighborhood garage sale and we have been prepping and we're going to do it so that we can lighten our above our weight limit load for the upcoming move. The rule is if it doesn't sell, AMVETS picks it up on Monday.

Garage sale Friday and Saturday

Friday morning get up and get the Teen off to school
Spin for an hour
Girl's having movie night night Friday night

Saturday morning walk to the bagel shop and back with Maggie with breakfast for my sweetie and I
Garage sale all day
Someone drive the Teen to School of Rock 3-6
Saturday evening EXHAUSTED - Plan for sushi for dinner

Sunday morning first thing I need to do 10-15 mile bike ride and then home to a nice breakfast/brunch before getting ready for the first of the Teen's American Metal concerts with the School of Rock. We'll have a late dinner at home (my choice - shrimp ? as an appetizer or crab cakes, beef tenderloin, grilled asparagus, fresh tomatoes/basil/mozzarella berries with something. Eating at home to save money over an expensive brunch AND so I can relax and enjoy The Two Acre Woods AND so I can control what we eat and the quality of the food ).

Next week there are multiple house showings which mean scramble to get house back in order post garage sale. There is also a home inspection one day.

I've been trying to line up all of the aforementioned appointments and my primary care physician seems incapable of handling the faxing of the consults to our insurance for approval. I've been going round and round about these and I am not leaving without this Mohs surgery being done by the same surgeon who did the first. It's on my FACE.

I AM getting a mani/pedi on SUNDAY!

In the interest of full disclosure and honesty...No, sadly I am not making any progress on my word of the year project. I faithfully wear my necklace and reflect on it daily but the project itself is a non starter. This is the course I am referring to as well.

Self improvement books....BWAAAAAAAAAA.....Neat
ly stacked with new notebooks (love Moleskine), pens etc. in a lovely Longaberger basket at the ready since....you guessed it emoticon JANUARY.

Kayaking....I did a focus on fitness presentation for the Sapphire Team for BLC with the focus on paddle sports and I'm relatively sure that doesn't count as actually putting my kayak and paddles in the water so this is the plan. I can't do it this weekend but what I can promise myself to do is take a step back and promise myself that I am going to take MY PFD and paddles that I like so much better than rental ones, load Maggie and her PFD up and head to Stoney Creek on Monday and rent a kayak and paddle and just let it all go and call that my gift to myself this Mother's Day!

I have a lot going on and I know that putting myself dead last isn't working but (and mine is HUGE) that just seems to be how it goes.

And each night I have been taking time and making sure that I use moisturizer after I brush and floss and take my ever growing list of meds which is something I had let go just falling into bed. I am also heading up to bed and closing the door and taking time to read a bit which I enjoy. I'm spending time outside every day with Maggie digging in the dirt and breathing in the clear, clean Michigan air before I move to the DC suburbs. I am sitting on my screened porch or sunroom and enjoying each and every moment I can that remains here in my beloved Two Acre Woods. I am drinking my water in a nice glass with fruit and herbs frozen into ice cubes and taking care of ME because I'm worth it!

On the up side, I honestly am finding this cleaning out relaxing and refreshing so I AM making lemonade out of what may seem like lemons! Keeping promises to myself and to my Island Girls so I don' t let myself or them down.

Strawberry basil lemonade! I use stevia instead of sugar but whatever you prefer!

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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    How can you not fall into bed every night with all that is going on? Well, that is a question? And my answer would be what your doing, getting in your me time, making appts to take care of YOU and spendng time in the beloved Two Acre Woods and with Maggie outside.

    We can only control so much of what goes on around us and what life seems to be throwing at us.

    But because your a STRONG woman I know that your going to accomplish what you set out to do. I might not be right at the exact moment you want to Kal but there are always going to be tomorrows (or for a long time anyway) so pace yourself and remember YOU are worth taking care of first.

    You know I struggle with that problem as well but I have found out that when I let me go................everything around me falls to pieces.

    So come on gal, you can do anything you set your mind to. I am so PROUD of you.

    3207 days ago
  • TEKRU1
    Ugh Kal! One of my chores today is making a list of doctors appointments too! Not relaxing in itself, but relaxing in that it takes stuff off that ever-growing LIST! Good luck with the garage sale and carve out some YOU time in there!
    3212 days ago
    miss you! hugs
    3213 days ago
  • 4CYNDI
    WOOHOO! I should do the same thing and figure out my rest/relaxation for the weekend today. I love that cleaning out all the stuff is relaxing you rather than bringing anxiety. Good luck with the yard sale.
    3213 days ago
    I think you made me burn calories just reading your post!!!! You are one busy girl! I admire you for all you do and plan to do...putting it in writing is a good idea,,, more than I've done at least. Thanks for being an inspiration! Enjoy your lemonade!
    3213 days ago
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