So yesterday, I was out the door at 4 a.m. and working out in the gym. Today, I slept in until 7:30 a.m. and just sort of flopped around in bed until nearly 9. When I finally crawled out of bed, I discovered that my back was all out of whack. This tends to happen on the weekends and I cannot figure out why this is. It is as if my body can only tolerate so much lying in bed. All week long, I'm going and and up early and moving, but my Saturday's are all about ice and Advil. I suppose that makes me old.
The Husband busted out some AWESOME ribs that the family devoured immediately after he set them down. I felt kind of bad about that; the poor guy worked on them for four hours and they were consumed in about 20 minutes. The Mother-in-law came down and ate ribs with us, too. We were a less-than-exciting group, but she didn't seem to mind.
I spent most of my day, lesson planning and goofing around with my new notebook. I've been using a bullet journal since last October, but didn't really take it as seriously until April. Lately, I've really been enjoying drawing my layouts each week. And last week, I remembered I had an Amazon gift card gathering digital dust in my digital wallet, so I splurged on some new pens and notebooks. You can see the results in the pictures. If you don't know what a bullet journal is, don't worry. It is basically a hand-drawn agenda. Since starting grad school, I've relied HEAVILY on daily lists and that what a bullet journal basically is -- you can google it, or look on pinterest, or watch videos about it on YouTube, but they are all pretty overwhelming. If you feel drawn to it, start SIMPLE. For the first months, I just wrote daily lists which really helped me manage my life. Now, I've reached the decorating phase of it all. Anyway, that's a long way of saying, I was "migrating" some things to my new notebook and setting things up. (Migrating is bujo talk for moving stuff over. Bujo is bullet journal talk for bujos.) Basically, I spent the day coloring.
The Offspring cleaned a little, played with some friends and flopped around like lumps. The first long week of school wore them out, and they were very content to take it easy today. The Husband was the most active out of any of us - washing his car, and cleaning the pile of nonsense under the sink. I laid on an ice pack and kept asking, "What was that?" for every crash that I heard. Now, he's working on Husband of the Year, and baking cookies. SIDE NOTE: He bakes better cookies than I do. He's got the timing down PERFECTLY. I tend to be inconsistent and my cookies suffer for it. SIDE SIDE NOTE: His popcorn is way better than mine. It is perfectly salted and buttered and delicious.
Tomorrow, I REALLY need to work on my homework for grad school. It was on my list of things to do today, but instead of doing it, I just created a section in my notebook where I could take notes about my homework. This proves my friend Nancy's theory to be 100% true: a bullet journal is a procrastinator's dream project. SIDE NOTE: Nancy is right about most things. I hope your day was peaceful, and that you accomplished many things - or maybe what you accomplished was a good day of rest. Sometimes, it is just what you need.
Keep moving forward,