Talking it out

AlwaysGrowing

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I'm feeling rather content this week. I've really gotten into the routine of meditating in the mornings. I've been lightly calorie counting (mostly to get points on achievement but also because it keeps me accountable with my choices). I'm not strict about it but being aware is helpful. Now to add in real exercise, beyond my daily walks. Hubby and I are attempting to set up a workout area in the garage so we can do family workouts. I'd like to get some small weights, but funds tell me know. I've been lucky to get many items for free (a mini elliptical, a cycle thing that you pedal while in a normal chair, hula hoops, resistance bands). We can also use our echo show to follow along to a bunch of routines from Amazon prime. Nope just gotta actually make room for us in the garage!

Love life is great. Both guys have expressed happiness and appreciation lately. I've done the same to both of them. We are all really getting along well and planning a bunch of outings we'd like to take this year that still allow for distancing. One a month is the goal. This month we are doing separate ones so Hubby can have some alone time. Boy and I will be taking little girl to the beach. Something we all love but Hubby is lukewarm about. Perfect opportunity for him to get him time. 😁 We will, of course, bring him some of his favorite coast treats back.

Sex life is on pause because of some of the health issues I've had. Midwife suggested that taking a week or two off might let me body/hormones heal a bit so... Waiting until after my next period to have anything inside me.

Garden is a go! I've planted a few spring things already and have joined a plant csa for later veggies that I don't feel like starting from seed. Little girl and I are hopefully going to get our flower garden planned out this weekend as well so we can plant in the next couple of weeks. Very exciting stuff!
 

AlwaysGrowing

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Hubby and Boy are both scheduled for their first covid shots. I actually nabbed then each an appointment and told them after. Both were very grateful since they never get the timing right to check when appointments are actually available (Hubby sleeps in too late and Boy is at work when new ones are released). I feel relieved to have that taken care of.

We have planned multiple weekend trips for the year but still need to find time for a bigger trip. Boy is wanting to visit some old stomping grounds which happen to be next to a destination Hubby wants to go to so we are doing it all in one go.

My parents are cranky that I refuse to consider seeing them this summer. Their irresponsible behavior, shitty comments about me/my life, and the fact that they won't want Boy included makes it not anywhere near worth my use of vacation time and funds. I've explained it to them but they continue to be cranky. Hubby has been surprised that I have actually maintained the mental distance from them, but their comments the last few months have officially pushed me away. I keep light contact so little girl can have a relationship with her grandparents, but that's it. I also teach little girl basic religious ideas out of respect to my family's deep Christian roots, but I have told her that I don't believe the same things her grandparents do and Hubby doesn't believe in ANYTHING. She in theory knows she gets to choose, and we plan to start attending a local UU or non-denominational (Christian but very welcoming) church at least on occasion once we're comfortable with being in public.

My garden is fabulous. I'm getting Boy's started next weekend as well. Yay!
 

AlwaysGrowing

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I ended up not feeling well so Boy does not have a garden yet. Oh well. We have a bit of time before last frost anyway so pretty limited on what we could put in.

I booked weekend getaways for both my guys. I'm pretty excited. Picked something Hubby has been wanting to do for a couple of years but isn't very kid-friendly. Picked something that requires more car time than kid likes for Boy. We have a hard time leaving her behind for adventures since we get weekends without her already. It's not the same as a trip though so I think this will be fun.

We also have a few things for the whole family planned. Lots of outdoor things coming our way. So exciting!
 

AlwaysGrowing

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I keep refreshing my tab with the cnn coverage of the chauvin trial. My last shred of faith in humanity is hopeful for justice. The pit in my stomach is not hopeful at all.
 

AlwaysGrowing

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Very thankful for the verdict! I hope the change will not just be holding individual officers accountable but actually making meaningful change, too.

It is definitely a step in the right direction! Hopefully it continues and becomes the norm instead of the exception.

I'm feeling relieved. Shred of faith in humanity preserved!
 

AlwaysGrowing

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Oh, gosh, people... Hubby's bosses are trying to convince us not to move in the next year or so (plan was start looking for new jobs next summer, move when found). I don't really care for the town we live in. Very republican. I'd love to move somewhere more liberal. There are good people here though. So... That's a conversation. What does it take for me to be content staying?

We went to see some whales! I always love going out on the ocean, and springtime is so cool with how many there are.
 
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