So it all started last night, well my realization of it anyway. I finished the painting (the rest of the photos are here-click) and sat like a vegetable in front of the TV for a few minutes soaking up the me time, until Kaitlyn woke up needing mommy to comfort her back to sleep for the first of 4 times last night.
As I lay there next to her I got to thinking about the last month. I have been cranky and lazy. Poor Dave puts up with me and tries to help me with things around the house, but I feel like it is my duty since I am now a stay at home mom to take on all the house tasks.
I have had no energy to do anything, don't want to cook, clean, do laundry, talk to friends, see friends or even go anywhere. All I want to do is sleep. Then I realized what it is.....every year I go through this, my seasonal depressive funk. I need the sun and warmth!!!!As I bundled up Kaitlyn to go out today this is what I came across. Is this a boy thing?
So... I kicked myself in the rear and got moving today. Through experience this is what I have to do to get out of the funk. Getting outside and getting exercise, getting those serotonin levels on the move seems to help a ton. So despite the bitter cold, frost and wind the kids and I braved a school yard a few blocks away this morning. I could have just gone in the back yard but Kaitlyn was begging to go play, and I am glad we did because we had a great time sliding over and over and over and climbing the wobbly wooden bridges.
Once we got home they still wanted to stay out and play for a while so we hit the swings in the backyard till Ethan got a tear from swinging into the sunlight and I was chilled to the bone....actually my butt was numb from sitting on the cold plastic swing, but that is beside the point.
It felt great though to get fresh air, I wish I could commit myself to getting out every day but, man it is windy here! I hate wind! I don't understand why anybody lives in such climates. Well except my husband, he says it is because you can ski-doo and skate and build wicked snow forts, all things he loves. He is truly a Canadian!!!
Anyway, the rest of the day went smoothly, naps went well, so I started to prep supper. This did not go well. I found a pork tenderloin in the freezer and dug it out this morning so I went to marinate it. It was freezer burnt, and badly. Obviously this poor loin was missed a few times and shuffled to the bottom, so supper was ruined.
Kaitlyn and daddy flipped a coin to see where we would end up for dinner and off we went.
Ethan enjoying his meal.
Now it is the wee hours of the morning once again. I had meant to do this post around 10 but blogger was having issues so I had a bath instead and then it was child duties till 12:30! What is up with my kids, I think I need to make them skip naps all together so they will go to bed earlier! I need way more sleep. I know, I know. I could be in bed now but I also need time to chill out just for me, and this is it.
Ahhh, now I am ready!