Havi at The Fluent Self has a wonderful habit (among many) of checking in with herself every Friday, to reflect on how the week went. I like it. I don’t have a better name for it, so for now I am stealing quietly borrowing hers.
The Hard Stuff
This week was surprisingly devoid of Hard Stuff – at least, I managed to talk myself out of most of it. Examples include taking the 5 minutes (so long!) each night to wash dishes after dinner, finally selling my old Roomba on eBay, exercising, and not staying up until 2am every night.
In short, I’m still feeling squishy, still tired and allergic, but I’m more okay with it this week. I’m dealing with it, rather than ignoring it. I am not punishing myself, but taking gentle steps to make things better.
The Good Stuff
Movement. Saturday: ballet. Sunday: ballet. Monday: gym (circuits). Tuesday: gym (circuits). Wednesday: rock climbing class!! Thursday & Friday: holy shit I’m pooped – but I get to start it all again tomorrow with more dancings!
Girls’ Night Out! Monday night I met up with a couple of girlfriends – one who lives here and one who was visiting family. Wow, cocktails and catching up / mindless chatter are healing! Also, bonus: did not overeat, despite being at superdelicious Caña for tapas.
Did I mention rock climbing? I bought a Groupon with a friend last month for rock climbing classes, and Wednesday was our first lesson (of four). I learned to belay, woo! More importantly, we are getting very close to the awesome time of year known as AUTUMN IN LAS VEGAS, in which hiking, bouldering and now rock climbing will feature heavily in my weekend activities! I love love LOVE Red Rock Canyon.
Veggables! Lots of ‘em! I got my first CSA delivery yesterday from Quail Hollow Farm (1/3 share split with some friends, I am only one person you know), and have all kinds of cooking adventure ahead of me. Our basket included beets, sweet corn, Armenian cucumber, okra, summer squash, red onion, golden delicious apples, and Anaheim peppers. I dove right in for dinner with a sauté of yellow squash, red okra, and prosciutto, with a couple slices of bread from Nora’s Wine Bar. And a glass of Basil Hayden, I cannot lie.
Blegh. Objectives sounds so cold and business-like, but I really do want to add a section for looking forward to next week. I need a list.
Progress has been made! None of the line items from the previous two weeks are ready to be checked off, but each of them has seen movement. I did, in fact, unclutterify a bit (Roomba). I practiced some wacky Shivanauttery (a few times, even!) – getting up early enough to do so, though that tapered off as the week’s weariness began to set in.
As for the monsters: no, I didn’t have an actual conversation. We’re not on speaking terms yet. I did, however, finally print out Havi’s Talking to Monsters coloring book & handbook, and place them nicely on the coffee table as a peace offering.
This weekend will be extra-yikes busy. Ballet-helpafriendmove-OMGROLLERDERBY, followed by blechworkonSunday-ballet-PlayDeadpreview. I already want to run and hide from the lack of recovery time, but I will try and keep tabs on how I’m feeling, and not let things get out of control. Work’s gonna be busy for the next month, whether I’m ready for it or not.
Okay, that’s not a list. My thoughts aren’t quite as organized this week. I need a nap.