Friday October 17, 2014
Temperature: 5*C (41*F)
Goal amount of time spent outside: 14 minutes (goal reached)
So today I woke up when my alarm went off at 6am and despite my best intentions the previous night to wake up full of energy and have a go-get-em attitude, I allowed myself to get sucked down the social media rabbit hole and didn’t really start packing the car for our busy day until 8am.
We drove to Rathwell, which is about 30 minutes away, to help decorate the hall for my sister’s wedding reception. After the majority of it was done we whipped back home so Big C could go back to work for the afternoon.
I felt like it was too windy to take Little C out for a walk today, which was really just a cop out because I could have just bundled him up and put up the plastic thingy that is designed to fit over a stroller to protect the baby from wind and rain. Little C WOULD NOT GO TO SLEEP and in hindsight I should have just taken him on the walk and he probably would have just fallen asleep in the stroller. But for some reason I just did not want to make the effort of bundling him up and packing the stroller. So inside we stayed.
After Big C came home I went for a short walk by myself which I was pretty grateful for. I found some peace in the rustling trees and swirling leaves. It was slightly more cooler than yesterday but all I chose to wear to combat the breeze was a colourful summer dress with black leggings, a light sweater and my mom’s jacket, topped with my oh-so-sexy socks and sneakers.
As much as I love my family (and I do, completely and totally with all my heart) I need ‘me’ time. Just to be quiet and think. I don’t thrive in the noise of people, I feel complete only with the sounds of nature. It’s so easy for me to forget this with the busy life we lead and my new son almost never far from my arms.