I’ve just spent the past 30 minutes reconciling my week, doing accounting for my stats, and planning the week to come. With that, I feel caught up, in a way, and somewhat ready for Monday.
It also helps release me to just enjoy the day today and hopefully get to relax some. Yesterday I waffled all day and could not seem to either let go and relax it get shit done. I was like one foot in the weekend and one that I just could not pull out of the work week.
I tried reading and failed. I tried writing poems and failed. I tried just sitting and relaxing and failed to do that as well. I found myself checking my email all day long sort of halfway hoping for an actionable item to give me purpose. I have a ton of GLR stuff but could not seem to do any of that aside from the social media stuff in the early AM.
I resisted email communications I know are needed and didn’t feel like processing declines. Declining other people’s writing is one of the worst parts of the job and I dread it. This time around, with a free option that was offered, we have hundreds to decline. The time it’s going to take is also a huge reason I dread it. Ugh! 😩
What I ended up doing to try and not have the day be a total loss is shovel the driveway. Historically speaking, if I’m just having a rough day otherwise, doing something physical helps. Moving my body gets the heart going, among other things like the digestive track. It also increases endorphins I think, which helps my mood. The other thing that helped my mood was actually feeling productive and accomplishing something.
Our driveway was a disaster when we got back from vacation as the service we hired to help while we were away basically pushed all the snow to the TOP of the driveway instead of the bottom and with the amount of snow we had, that was a big mistake. Now we have a huge pile of snow and ice that is literally immovable blocking part of one of our garages. There wasn’t anything I could do about that, but as we had gotten more snow overnight (and more expected today), the new snow had to be pushed somewhere else.
We don’t have a snow blower so that a really physical job. I enjoyed being alone, listening to my music, and getting the job done. I also took a few breaks to come inside and have some red wine to warm my insides. Yeah, it was the middle of the afternoon, but it was a Saturday so don’t judge.
It has left me a little sore today though. In the moment it was pretty cathartic, however, knowing there is more snow falling now and the temp is even lower today than yesterday, I can’t say I’m looking forward to doing it again.
We’ll see what Sunday has in store.
That’s it for today folks. Time to stop walking and start doing.
PS. It’s Super Bowl Sunday and last year, that day was also my wedding day so I don’t think I saw a minute of the game or commercials. This year, I’m hoping to get back to my regular tradition of watching (probably sans tweeting as I’m still on the “I hate social media” train right now).
PPS. It’s also my ex-husbands birthday who is also on the short list of things I’m hating on right now. Sometimes I like him, sometimes I loathe him, but mostly I’m just happy we’re not married anymore).