Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Self Portraits 15 & 16

Gray Day
Even the sky was overcast.  It was actually a very productive
morning, but when the kids and hubby came home, I felt frozen, stuck.
The urge to eat was strong.  I wasn't hungry, though -- just stuck, brain dead.
So, I went for a walk.
I may have been gone for only 10 minutes, but I felt a world better.

I often feel I belong to everybody but me.
No one is taking advantage, per se, I've just defined
that it was okay
.  It's not anymore.  Mornings until 10:30
are mine.  Mine to exercise, prep for meals or menus, chores,
blog, shower, get ready for the day -- things that make me healthier.


  1. This is a wonderful series. You make some great realizations.

    1. Thank you... it's getting me to wake up, so-to-speak.

  2. I was the same way on Sunday. Brain dead, overwhelmed, frozen by all I *had* to my girls and I got out and walked for about 15 minutes. It was just the kick I needed to get through Sunday evening and all the coming-week-prep it involves.

    When I was a SAHM (oh how I miss those days!!), noon to 2pm was MY TIME. I often took a nap, read a book, or just did whatever I wanted during that time. I figured since my job was 24/7, I deserved a little downtime and the middle of the afternoon was the perfect time for it. Having that time just for YOU will do wonders for the rest of the day. :)

    1. ...a NAP... I always forget to take those. Even 5 minutes of getting horizontal and concentrating on deep breathing helps -- I must put it on my to-do list because, somehow, dragging across the floor in a stupor isn't reminder enough.

  3. I love these! I get so bogged down by it all too, it's like being dropped in wet cement. I'm with ya!

    1. Thanks, Kyra! I like the wet-cement analogy.

  4. I definitely need to take my time back!! Keep Focused!