Day 2 of The Happy Thanks-I-Can-MOVE-Giving Challenge and feeling great!
I hit the gym this morning for an hour before the kids woke up AND took advantage of this crazy weather to walk The 3-Year-Old to preschool. It’s was 70 degrees out today and snow is coming on Wednesday. Insanity!
Also, I’m all scheduled to make my donation tomorrow!
Don’t you just love the feeling of accomplishing things? It motivates me SO much.
Anyway, today’s gratitude note is inspired by 8 little words the husband said to me this afternoon, and boy was I grateful he said them.
Once I got back from my walk I got right to editing the layout copy of the #wycwyc book. This is like round 3 and I’m going cross-eyed. First of all, I don’t think I realized how much ownership I would feel over this book. I really didn’t think the editing process would be so emotionally draining. From specific words the editor changed to restructuring chapters, it’s really overwhelming trying to keep my (our) vision in mind while managing other people’s opinions, edits and additions.
Carla and I couldn’t be better partners but our style is slightly more chatty than I think the publisher was ready for. Our goal is to inspire and share our thoughts in the most fun, concise way possible, and some of the edits just don’t sound like us.
I got lost while reading and taking notes and and all of a sudden it was lunch time! To make matters worse, I had physical therapy appointment. I yelled over to The Husband — his office is a room away from mine and I was bugging him all morning with rants about the book — and said I was thinking of skipping my appointment so I could just finish the edits.
He yelled back,
No, you should go. You need a break!
At first I was like… no, no, no, I need to finish this!
Then his words sunk in. He was right. I needed to walk away. I was getting overwhelmed and frustrated anyway.
I grabbed a bite to eat.
(Side note: this is my latest obsession…
Leftover chicken topped with butternut squash puree, ground sage, dried cranberries and a sprinkle of kosher salt. It took 2 minutes to pull together and it was totally yum! I know… my food choices are getting weird but honestly, this is the stuff I’m really starting to crave.
Anyway, I made it to my appointment and just let go of the edits. It WAS exactly what I needed! Plus, I got good news while I was there. The therapist retested my neck mobility and discharged me from regular sessions. I’m now armed with a home program, which I plan to do in the evenings while watching TV.
When I got back I was re-energized and breezed through the rest of the edits. Finishing them up just before it was time to make dinner — another side note, I made this oldie but goodie!
I am so very grateful The Husband said what he said and if I’m being completely transparent that exact scenario is usually what I complain about most when it comes to him and our marriage. I feel like he never acknowledges how hard I’m working.
Today he did and I’m so very grateful.
OK, your turn! What are you grateful for today? How’s the challenge going?