Yesterday was a rough day. We went on a big trip to the Dunes over the weekend and it took it’s toll on me. I had a pretty bad cold, but was on the mend yesterday, but still so tired. That is just some background on how I was doing physically.
I generally get up at 8, go downstairs and get to work. Between 10 and 11 Isaac wakes up, and I feed him breakfast and continue working. Lunch is around 1:30 and then it’s time for Isaac to go back to bed for nap. He sleeps until 3-4:30 and I’m done with my day. I really need those early morning hours to make my plan for the day and get a jump start.
That wasn’t to be yesterday. 7:45 Isaac was screaming. I went to get him and he just wanted to play. So we got up. He went potty and we ate some breakfast. I attempted to work, but Isaac wouldn’t wear a diaper or underwear, so I was constantly checking to see if he’d had an accident.
Our TV downstairs has decided it doesn’t want to turn on, so I couldn’t even put a show on for Isaac. About 9:20 Isaac was just tripping over things and being really cranky, so I put him back to bed. He slept for a while, but I didn’t let him sleep too long, because I wanted to get him back on schedule.
I tried to reach Zach several times during the day. I just needed to talk to him, have him reassure me, etc. But it wasn’t to be. I called, I texted, nothing.
I was exhausted when Isaac woke up for lunch and I just laid on his floor and fell asleep. Of course, the dogs joined me and then Isaac covered us in ALL his diapers.
After lunch I got an email from my mom telling me she’d lost her job. In the end, it is probably a good thing because for the last several months she’s only been able to work a few days a week, but added on to the rest of my day it just took me down.
I gave up trying to not be depressed and just gave into it. I ate whatever I wanted and decided I didn’t care if I gained weight.
By the time dinner came around, I didn’t even want to go grab something (this is a rarity). And I decided to make chicken and rice. We always have rice and frozen chicken, so as long as I’m willing to put forth the effort good things can happen.
I started the rice in the rice cooker. I put some oil in a skillet and added some sage and garlic, added the chicken to that. Started some mixed veggies and in pot and then I sat. I didn’t know what to do. I noticed some self-rising flour in my cupboard and decided to make some biscuits. Something I’ve never done. I made it with butter and milk instead of the shorting and buttermilk the package called for and I tossed in some Rosemary-Garlic spice that caught my eye. 10 minutes later my biscuits were done and so was everything else, except when I tested my rice, it needed more time. I can never seem to get my brown rice cooked right. So I decided to reheat some mashed potatoes that were just about past there time. Everything tasted delightful (my husband agrees) and somehow my entire mood changed. Guess using stuff I have and not being wasteful has a great positive effect on me.
I ended the evening sharing a glass of milk and some cookies with my little man – the perfect ending.
Today we had our left-over rice, extra biscuits and some chicken nuggets. Two days of eating in, without going to the store in over a week, pretty good for us. 🙂