So, my browser crapped out twice, mid-post. Third time is a charm, right? Off to the test this morning.
I had let some crap sneak into my food choices the past week or so, and it occurred to me yesterday that (I know, duh) that probably had to do with the lameness I'm feeling. So I cleaned it up, walked to the special grocery where I get jerky and the good coconut milk, and made the most decadent burgers on portobello mushroom "buns." Kids got real buns, suckers.
I got out late for my 5 miles so it was a walk, not a run. Humidity and air quality are an issue once the sun is up and the cars are all out zooming, so it was a wheezy walk, but still very nice. I tried our gym room after--walked up the 7 flights instead of the lift--but it was a million degrees, there was a dude there, and no free weights. I will try again earlier in a morning and use the weight machine when it's cooler or no one is there and I can block open the door. Tonight, park yoga.
I blew up yesterday over the usual long-simmering stuff (mostly housekeeping but it's about the underlying issues that lead to housekeeping problems). I reminded them of the differences between rights and privileges, the role that responsibilities play in earning privileges, and what I expect. I set a timer. I will set that timer every day, and they will spend 15 minutes cleaning their rooms, their bathroom, and straightening behind themselves in the house. It worked great. Of course, dh is out of the country. Everything works great without interference.
Anyway. Once I am done with today, I have a couple admin things to do, and then just to wait for spring to roll around. And write my brains out in the meantime. And fight for the time and space to write.