Thursday Series: the fallback position

Posted: 05/23/2013 in Thursday Series, Uncategorized
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I’ve been putting off writing this post…so much so that I put off writing last Thursday’s Thursday post completely and did a race recap instead.  Why?

Because it’s boring. I have to say it and there’s no way to be kind. When I wrote the last 2 Thursday posts on The Effective Kitchen, I was bored out of my ever-loving mind with what I wrote but told myself I was trying to be disciplined about a topic & a day – and so – write dammit! And what came out was just drivelish exercise in phonics to me.

If I’m bored writing it, I doubt your interested in reading it.

I DETEST BOREDOM. At the office. At the house. At the gym. Boredom is a dementor to my soul.

So I decided to change things up a bit – still write on Thursday, but dedicate it to whatever is on my mind. Even if that’s not a thing to do with kitchens, gyms, photos, yoga, existentialism, fundamental studies of fried mozarella…

What is on my mind this week is sticking my head in the sand. Retreating into fallback position.

The husband & I have had an event breeze through that effectively blindsided both of us – one that is upsetting, disruptive and expensive to fix. We have both been exhausted by it – though neither of us is sleeping well. I’ve had a knot in my stomach for the better part of a week now and Eric has caught the headcold I had after Block the Sun 5k.

Our house is STRESSED OUT.

Luckily, this is something we both understand. So we’ve kept to a quieter profile around the house this week, called in the professionals that we need. Which is a strange thing in and of itself – to have to hand matters over to others. Between our professions & our hobbies – Eric & I have a pretty expansive range of talents. When something is bigger than the two of us can handle – it’s scary.

We’ve circled the wagons, drawn down the blinds and been thankful that we have the resources available that we do. Focused on staying connected while still giving each other some space to de-stress. I did happy hour with the running group. He took the dog out for a stinkification session – aka creek hike. We’re planning for a 3-day weekend of tackling house projects & seeing friends. Going to the Reds game on Monday.

Also, I’ve given myself permission not to do 2 runs which I don’t care for. I’ve done both of them 3xs already. I don’t like them and they don’t like me – but because all my friends do them – & 1 of them is free, I sign up. Ya know what? It’s free to not do it too! I’m just not going to do runs I don’t like anymore. I mention it because the free one is this Saturday. After a sleepless week, I want to sleep in on Saturday. So instead, I’m looking for some small alternative runs that aren’t too expensive and aren’t on Saturday.

I’m falling back for the weekend. Taking it easy. Dreaming of simple things. That’s what’s on my mind.


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