Sunday, March 02, 2014
I think March is going to be a great month. That said I hardly realized it is March so I need a few minutes of quiet time to get grounded and set some goals. Way too little sleep last night. We were up at 3:00 a.m. helping partiers tidy up, making sure those leaving had taxis and that those staying had a place to put their heads. I personally needed to know I'd be walking into a clean kitchen this morning. Then I was up at 6:30 cooking. I had gluten free and regular guests. Only 17 stayed over but it was enough. My eyes are heavy... breakfast made, got everyone gone, made up the rooms, tidied the kitchen. I have only stopped to eat. I have stopped several times. Hmmm. I have potential guests coming in an hour so need still to do floors and bathrooms but won't have windows and details done. They want to book a week in April for a group of 7 or 9. I won't have guests until Monday night (another large group) so tonight we have family coming over to enjoy the pool and being my brother's birthday I'm leaving the decorations up in his honour. Busy time of year.
Problems - a lot of leftover foods. Some healthy and some just OK. I don't have my meal plan in place. I have not had enough water nor exercise. My tracker was not on for the past 2 days so I was active but don't know how much.
Pluses - I've delegated, asked for help. I've turned to music rather than eating sometimes. I'm on top of laundry and cleaning and DH and DD are fine helping if I fall behind.
There is no reason why I can't take time for myself except that my mind is not on this moment, now. It is on Monday and beyond. I remember I used to do a lot of God talk while I cleaned. I am best if I can get in a walk and meditate. Mornings are my best time but they are also the time I do breakfasts for guests so how can I use that time more mindful of my needs and still keep my guests' needs a priority? Right now I need a nap because lack of sleep is a huge enemy when it comes to good food choices.
So... am I going to go back to cleaning or take some time to meditate? Uh.. clean. Darn. Who knows if I scoot off right now maybe I'll get both in. Got my spark tracker on. Will grab water as I go by the kitchen. As soon as the visitors are gone maybe I can go sit in the pool area and get my thoughts together without falling asleep. It is gloriously sunny out. Yummy. Cold but still it does wonerful things to my heart and soul. Yes, March is going to be good.