I say “considering” because my husband was in some mood starting Friday. I don’t blame him; I’m normally the half of this partnership that is irritated and annoyed by people and situations. I’m almost always bothered slightly by something. Anyway, the woman at Roadhouse set us off with her rude behaviour and we ended up walking out and not going to eat. I went to the store and picked up a sandwich and some stuff for dinner and by then, he’d cooled off a little. A little afternoon nap helped too. That evening, we decided to go up to Momo’s for pizza, even though, for some reason, my kids complain about that. They like it but they would rather stay home and game. Oh well! Eating there that night was nice; it was cozy and the food was good and we were together.
Boys both had 8:30 AM games at different fields so I took Isaac to the elementary school up the road and Ash took Ell to the normal ball fields. Isaac’s team, as previously noted, had talent but no organization. So this game was the first after the coaching change. When the other team ran back the first kick off for a touchdown, I figured we were doomed. But that was their only score! We creamed them, 27-6. Isaac had two touchdowns and the whole team just worked a lot better. They knew where to be, what to do, and they played hard. It was awesome! Meanwhile, Elliot also had a good game with a stop on the goal line and an interception, plus key flag pulls. So a great way to begin our day! I made spaghetti for them while I ate a salad and then the afternoon was relaxing. We went to Academy for a few things then Zoomed with Ash’s family. While on the call, a group of 3 boys Isaac knows from school showed up asking if he could play. Like the old days! He was reluctant and I was like, “No, you go get out there. It’s an opportunity.”
Ash went over to a friend’s house to hang out for a few hours and I sat in my chair and flipped through the TV. I rarely just scan channels anymore but I found this one called AWE and watched a showed about cruises and one about buying mansions. It was kind of nice, actually, to be alone (once kids were asleep) and just chill.
On Sunday, I ran an AWFUL four miler. I didn’t feel right; I felt straight exhausted the entire time. Looking back on yesterday, I think I was warding off something. I kept getting really hot and just tired. Never did run a fever though. I do think, though, that my body is adjusting. I used to do a 16:8 fast and for a long time, even if I wasn’t logging it, I was mostly sticking to a 14-16 hour in between meals time. But now I am doing, essentially, one day with one meal (lunch) then the next day I eat lunch and dinner. And I organize it around run days. So the day before a run, I get two meals and on run day, just a huge lunch. Right now I have been fasting since 5 pm yesterday. Will probably eat my first meal around 11:15 today. I think it is working because I already feel slimmer.
Isaac played with those same kids in the afternoon and Elliot rode bikes with two of his friends. It was really nice to know they had things to do. These days, our lives seem to revolve around school, sports, and screens. Playing outside with friends was a huge part of my childhood and I think integral to kids’ growth.
Anyway, it’s freebie week so I am choosing some more songs that get highlighted on Yacht rock radio.
Remember when this was true? i.e. we celebrated that everyone was different and had their own ideas? Doesn’t it seem like even though some people claim they believe this, they really don’t… especially if you vote differently? I hate it. But I love this song.
Here’s another one I just dig.