Health: F for exercise. C for eating. Do you know what happens when I'm stressed? I reach for chocolate. I did attempt to compensate with salads and soup for lunch. I still haven't scheduled a physical, it's been all shoulder, all the time. I did start taking a daily multi-vitamin. I may have to reset my expectations for what I can accomplish in this area in the coming month.
Kids: This one is going pretty well. We are playing more games and I am listening more. I am getting them to do more chores. It often turns into me standing there ordering them around rather than teaching and interacting. I did drag one grocery shopping with me. She's usually my quiet kid. But on this trip she jabbered the whole time about things going on a school and a movie she saw at a friend's house. It took we twice as long as normal to shop, but who cares. I swear the longer she talked the happier she became and it did my heart good.
Husband: I deserve an F here too. Dealing with nagging pain has left me tired and grumpy. He must be a saint for putting up with me. And now he has to think about being mom and dad while my arm is in a sling. It's not going to be easy to find time for each other in the coming months, but we'll have to make time.
Spending: I've been doing pretty good. I'm becoming an expert at loading up online shopping carts and then just closing the window. Walk away. But this shoulder is going to cost me . . .
Bonus: Advocate for Dyslexia: I'm still reading that same book. I did get through a lot more of it this week. It's a very positive and inspiring book. It's giving me lots of suggestions on how to teach subjects in a way that she will understand.
How are you guys doing? Are you running out of steam too or still going strong?