Slow and Steady

Friday, March 18, 2011

Friday Five: O-R-E-O-S

Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o'clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.
~Barbara Jordan quoting Robert Fulghum in 1987 at Middlebury College
O-is for Overwhelming. Geez it has been crazy trying to squeeze in everything I needed to do this week and I still did not get everything done. Some of it is work, some of it is workouts and the rest is well, the rest...laundry, reading and my blood donation.

R-is for Realistic. Realistically I did not accurately evaluate the time I had available for all the things I needed to do. I didn't write a list, I didn't pay attention to my calendar and I didn't make any checklists to get things done.

E-Easy. Some things are easier said then done and others are just easy. I need to get better at identifying the easy stuff, knocking them out and moving on. I loaded the washer machine two days ago. The kids had just gone to bed so I didn't want to make noise and start the load. This was two days ago. How hard is it to add soap and press the start button? Easy.

O-is for Oh well. Oh well, lots of things went my way this week, others didn't and guess what? It is not the end of the world. I pressed start on that load of laundry today. I left work with an idea of how my Monday needs to go. I am ready for my workout tomorrow and at some point I plan to read while relaxing. The blood donation? Well, I'll have to check my calendar to schedule that one.

S-is for sweet. Sweet sleep. Sweet babies. Sweet husband. Sweet Saturday. Sweet Sunday. I love sweets and I am blessed with the sweetest family, sweetest friends and sweetest treats to share with the people I love. Life is Sweet.

Why I Kick A$$: I met my best friend for dinner last night and coffee after. We sat in my car with our lattes chatting and my battery died. Oops! Good thing I am a woman who carries jumper cables. Usually I am the one helping others, I Kick A$$ for being prepared to help myself.

Thankful Three
  1. Oreos. Tonight we blended them with vanilla ice cream and topped it with a whole Oreo and gummy worms. YUMMY!
  2. For a little running break. My partner baled on our Thursday run and apparently I needed the rest too.
  3. For the weekend, time to find my center

1 comment:

2 Slow 4 Boston said...

I see a lot of runners writing about food lately. I like oreos and gummy worms a lot too.