|I need a nap!|
Last Monday morning, I decided it was time to finally start exercising and leading a healthy diet to get in shape for the spring and summer. I started out by trying to exercise and get into my old Pilate's routine again. After just one exercise session, I strained my neck, and I've been too sore to proceed. Then I tried to start eating healthy but fell off the wagon when I bought (yes me) my favorite, dark chocolate, non perils. I thought I could handle rewarding myself with a small, reasonable amount of chocolate every day, but instead, I find myself opening this container every time I enter the kitchen. Geeezzz, talk about lack of will power.
At work, I tried to get ahead on projects and emails by staying up late and sacrificing precious blogging time. Not only did I not manage to get ahead in the work department but I've since missed posting about special Lewie moments and commenting on favorite friends' blogs.
At the home front, a few days ago I came down with a stomach virus, and then my mother (who lives next door) came down with it too. As soon as we started feeling better, my precious Little Lewie developed a Croup type cough, which scared my husband and I enough to consider a visit to the emergency room. Fortunately, some of his symptoms have subsided, but, at the recommendation of our doctor, our little boy is being closely monitored at night to make sure the cough and wheeze don't return.
Finally, during the week we had two warm days of temperatures in the 50's and 60's. For the first time in months, our ginormous mounds of snow, slick driveways, and icy rooftops began to melt, and we were teased with the sounds of children playing and birds frolicking outside. A warming trend was on the way and here to stay...or so it seemed...until less than 24 hours later, the cold embraced us once again--this time bringing chilly winds and yes, oh yes, more snow. Between four to seven inches are expected today, so our shovels and ice melt are waiting on the back porch--glaring at us--taunting us. The snow melted only to be replaced by more, and I'm left wondering if all the Daffodil, Hyacinth, and grape Hyacinth bulbs I planted in the front yard will even have a chance to bloom this March. If they're not still covered by the seemingly unending layers of snow, will they be drowned by a pool of water with nowhere to go?
Yes, this week, I suppose is just one of those weeks. I'm sore, sickly, cranky, overworked and tired. When the weather finally decides to spring ahead, I promise my two feet will be air born with no desire what-so-ever to step back.
Did you ever have a week when you felt like all of your hard work and efforts are getting you nowhere?