Y'all! I just went to the grocery store alone and will go home alone and actually get to work for nearly 3 hours at my clean desk with no one there while dinner simmers on the stove. Praying for a smooth year. Hooray for teachers and administrators.
It's 4:30 am and I have been awake since 2. After an hour and a half of tossing and turning I decided to tackle my biggest home task on my list today - cleaning off my desk. During the school year I was able to keep it clean. However, with the kids home and with my hubby home more (due to not having evening activities with the kids), my desk has become a dumping ground for pretty much everything. I have several hours of work to do today (assuming I can stay awake) and knocking this off my list is a blessing. (Trying to find the positive in a sleepless night.)
Today my youngest goes back to school. 6th grade. I'll post a selfie later with her and one of her alone as I promised her breakfast out this morning. Hmmm...I have had one cup of coffee and think I will have another. This may be a 3 cup today.
Have a good one! #insomnia #isitbedtimeyet #coffee
We took a drive today and ended up in Clarksville, which has a lovely downtown. We found the local museum open and spent a leisurely afternoon exploring local history. Noah didn't want to get out of bed this morning and we didn't eat breakfast until close to 11 because we were looking for a small hometown restaurant so we could try something new. This is almost unheard of as waiting that long for my first meal of the day is fast track to a migraine for me. But, I had a cup of coffee and a couple of crackers and held out! Do something different today with your family. Get away from the screens, take a step back from the onslaught of homework and housechores. You will be glad you did. Near the end, Noah said he was so glad he got up. Museums are his thing! #backroading#tennessee #clarksville #familyfun
Today my weekly newsletter goes out and I am admitting to being less than focused over the summer...every summer. I'm not sorry. I love being a free spirit with the kids during the summers. But, it can also be stressful as I am not working as much meaning less income meaning lots of other things.
The wheel of the year turned last week and the quickening that happens, at least for me, as we march toward fall and then winter and it all cycles again.
With some of my business coaching, my being coached, there's lots of talk of accountability and having a partner for that. It never really worked for me until this week.
I got a call from my hubby and a verbal kick in the pants to stop getting distracted by the shininess of summer and pull myself back together. I laughed when I realized I had a built in accountability partner all along. I laughed even more when he sent me a Bill Murray meme with a quote from the movie Stripes. One of my faves!
Refocus, get accountable and seize the day!
I’m Dana Croy and I am a modern day mama. Balancing family and work is not always easy (not to mention a little self-care). Though being Mama to two fantastic kiddos is a huge part of my life, that was not always the case. I wear many other hats and invite to sit down and find harmony with me.