I feel better. Last week sucked though. Lisa V. was right when she wrote in the comments that I was in a low period... I was sick. Sick, sick, sick last week and loathe to take a day off because it was only the 2nd week in January and I can't even think of using my precious sick time in the first 2 weeks of the year. It makes me twitch.
I have decided to rearrange my schedule so that I am doing almost all of my chores in the morning and leaving the evenings free for relaxation and family. I had made this elaborate menu plan but all the stuff just takes way too long to make. I think I will cook complicated meals on the weekends, and feed R leftovers during the week while the Moosh and I eat pasta and chicken nuggets. We'll waste less food that way, too. I used to make the Moosh's lunch in the morning, but instead I decided to move the lunch prep to the evening before and make it with the Moosh's input (so that he will acutally eat it rather than playing with it). Moving the lunch prep makes room in the morning for a quick run to the store before I get home. I also decided to reallocate 20 minutes from the afternoon after I wake up to the morning before I go to bed (so I will be waking up later) and making sure that I utilize the time well rather than slogging around the house doing absolutely nothing. Waking up later also has the benefit of making me less tired at work... so I think this will be a winning situation all the way around which makes me hap-hap-happy.
I have also decided to let the TV watching go as long as we are getting other stimulation and everyone is happy. We have a unique situation in our house with a husband who's gone all the time, a working mom, and a kid who cannot spend a single minute by himself without practically having a heart attack... we have to make judgements based on OUR situation at THIS time, and me beating myself up over something so trivial is not helping.
Whew. That was boring!
I am really enjoying the winter solitude at work these days. It is notoriously slow around here in the winter and I love it. It's a good down time before the whole country gets rained on in the spring.