Saturday, February 16, 2008

Stuck In A Rut

The past two weeks have been slow going.  The combination of the boys being sick, then me getting it, and the past few days Garrett has had something.  All of that together has gotten me into a kind of rut that I just can't seem to get out of.  I have not been exercising, which is probably a big part of the problem.  I think I went to the gym once the past two weeks and have only gone on a short run with Dodger.  I haven't felt "up to it" and so then I get down on myself for not just doing it.  The same goes with dinners.  I haven't made a really good dinner in forever it seems like.  My creative side has gone out the window and so I just haven't cooked much at all.  Then I feel bad for not giving the boys the best dinners either.  Along with all this goes the upkeep of the house.  I let the housework go because I didn't feel well.  Then it gets to a point that I can't handle it and have to just clean all day.  
I feel like I'm being Debbie Downer from Saturday Night Live, but not to that extreme, so sorry.   I just need a kick in the you know what to get me going again.   So today I am going to go for a run, not super long, but enough to get out and get some energy back.  I am also going to make something yummy with the kids.  They always want to create in the kitchen and I have not been letting them lately.  So we will create something of their choosing.  And I get to go to a baby shower tonight, so that should be fun and something out of the ordinary to help get me out of this rut I have fallen in.  
Hopefully this next week will be turned around and you can check in for some better updates around the Riley house!


Mom said...

Don't be so hard on yourself, Tash. Everyone feels like a "Debbie Downer" after being sick. You'll get back into the swing of things in another week or two, once you're sleeping well again and can breath without wheezing! Those little viruses can really knock you for a loop!

Love you, Mom

The Captain & The Admiral said...

Hi Tasha:

I know what you mean about feeling in a rut. It is not fun. I get so overwhelmed at times and fall into a big time funk. Life has that way of doing that to you. Especially when you have been sick and in your case when the whole family has been sick. You feel like you are at rock bottom. Working out is a great bounce to feeling better. Also I find that making a list of what I need to do and then doing it really helps. Putting the checks on the check list is very rewarding and helps one get back on track. So hang in there. We all fall into the cracks. It is good to notice that and know that thing's will get better. Love you lots!!!

P.S. Dennis has created his Serenity Now blog and changed our name. He didn't realize it so he is going to change it tomorrow. Sooooooooooo that is why Namie isn't on it and I am the Admiral and not Auntie Susan and Dennis is the Captain and not Captain Trouble.