I had a perfect little day yesterday. I was and am overflowing with gratitude.
First, I got to sleep in, then putz around the house unhurried and buying my husband a Xmas gift that I think he will love online for a great discount. (I have a conflicted opinion of Black Friday, but I do like to take advantage on items I’d planned to get anyway).
After that, we cleaned up/put away the fall decor items and got out the Christmas tree and decorations, and set about getting that all ready to decorate later in the day. The kids were soooooo excited to see the Xmas stuff come out again, especially their books.
Then we packed up our kiddies and goodies and headed to my sister’s for a belated Thanksgiving of delicious and simple foods, games and play. I made my family do an activity where we wrote down what we were thankful for and had to guess who’d written it. We laughed really hard. I kept them for a future year to look back on, though I’ll admit that may be wishful thinking!
We came home and finished the decorating (which is adorably lopsided), had a yummy leftovers supper and the kids went to bed with zero fuss in my big bed snuggled up on either side of me. And miraculously, I didn’t fall asleep myself, but just drank in those little bodies snoring there next to me.
I headed downstairs and decided I’d do some crafting, so I got out my Pandora and earbuds and fancy paper from when I actually scrapbooked and all the photos of why I want to lose weight that I printed weeks ago and got my creativity on. And doing so revealed a big aha! I don’t necessarily want to lose weight for the loss of the weight itself. I want to lose it so I can be active, mobile, adventurous for a long time to come. But I can have activity and adventure now. And I’ll only achieve the mobility part if I DO have activity now. I don’t have to wait to lose one more pound. So today, I went to yoga.
And to top it off, I got lost in the rest of a book and couldn’t put it down until I’d finished. I had to hide in the bathroom to finish it, but it was worth it. And since it was a YA novel, I didn’t have to stay up all night to get my lost-in-a-book feeling.
BEST. DAY. EVER.