Sunday Intentions 04.15.2018

Is it just me, or do weekend days seem to last ten times longer than weekdays? It never ceases to amaze me how long Saturdays and Sundays feel compared to the zipping by of school days. It’s not always a bad thing – I somehow get so much more done on weekends, despite all the distractions and chaos. But I’m always pretty happy when Sunday night rolls around and I can start gearing up for another week!

As a side note, I made these bagels for lunch today. Besides allowing for time to rise, they were super easy! The only thing I did differently was use a premade Trader Joe’s Everything Bagel Seasoning instead of mixing up the one in the recipe. Bagels always feel like they might be the hardest thing ever to make, but they turned out perfectly! I whipped up a jalapeno cream cheese to go with them (cream cheese, jalapenos, garlic, salt, pepper).

So, this week! It’s not quite as busy as last week, which I’m thankful for. I have physical therapy on Monday and Wednesday. The pain with walking has become even worse today, so I haven’t done a whole lot. I decided it was better to wait and ask the therapist tomorrow if this is normal before pushing myself harder. I guess on the positive side, my ROM exercises seem to be going better. It almost feels good to be stretching my ankle around. I know it’ll get better as time goes on, but it’s as much of an emotional battle as it is physical. I’ll get there. Maybe I’ll be much more excited about walking when I can go outside and be distracted by fresh air and the real world. Stupid inches of ice and slush and snow ruined those plans for now!

The only other big thing happening this week is that I’m starting a Craft Night of sorts. I’m hoping it’ll be a social yet productive bi-weekly occurrence with a group of friends who like to be creative. I really struggle to write about friendships on here because the majority of people who read this are people I know in real life. But friendship is something I think about and agonize over ALL THE TIME. The short summary of those thoughts is that I wish I had better friendships. I wish I could be myself with people, be accepted, and grow closer to people. I wish my friends felt the same way as me and I didn’t end up feeling guilty or shamed every time I ask them to share some of their limited free time with me. Planning this craft night was a huge step of faith that maybe I can grow some of those friendships. Nobody has to come every time, nobody needs to commit to anything major. Just a few hours of talking and laughing while we work independently on our own arts or crafts projects. As of right now, none of the people I invited have said they plan to come. But…I’m going to go through with it anyway. At least for a few months and see what happens. Maybe it’ll be a bust. But maybe it won’t be. We’ll see… (If I didn’t send you an initial invite and we’re friends and you’re interested in coming, let me know! 🙂 )

I suppose my highest priority for the week should be working on my walking skills! Which I’m not terribly excited about. But it needs to happen if I’m ever going to get better. It’s hard to still feel like healing is my most important job when I’m mentally feeling so much better and want to do everything. So I need to remember to focus on my ROM exercises, focus on walking, take naps and rests when I need them – no matter what feels more pressing at the time.

Second priority is work! I couldn’t settle on what to make next, so I’m making a whole slew of dolls. Which is never a good idea because I get overwhelmed and stressed out, instead of enjoying the creative process. But…I’m so antsy to catch up with everything I’ve missed these last two months! Especially now that I decided to have that big five year celebration on May 3rd. The next 2-3 weeks are going to be packed with sewing hours.

Basically, I just want to start getting my life back in order this week. Today I took out my bullet journal and set it up again. I loved doing it so much those first three months of the year, but it was impossible to keep up with after my ankle break. I want to get back into it. To do lists, meal planning, tracking of every sort. It makes me happy, so it’s going to happen.

Meal Plans (vaguely)

Monday – Pretzel Crusted Chicken and Potatoes and Jalapeno Cheddar Bread (I’m feeling ambitious)

Tuesday – Clean the freezer day?

Wednesday – Grilled Cheese (at home date night)

Thursday – Something crock pot made…soup?

Friday – BBQ Pizza

Have a good week!!

Author: Amy Noe

I'm a maker, a writer, a reader, a wife, and a mom. I love pursuing my creative passions!

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