Relaxing over New Year Weekend, Birthday Plans, and Updating my Planner

The last two days have been very relaxing, although we have worked in the house some. We both still sound VERY nasally, although neither of us have fever or feel bad. So we’ve stayed in all weekend.

Silly me, I thought George worked today, on my birthday. I remember now our discussing it but somehow my mind confused today with the Christmas holidays. Sadly, I woke him up this morning thinking he had overslept. It is sad we get so conditioned by our robotic schedules that when the holidays arrive we remain in a state of confusion. But he’s off today and now I remember him telling me he was off and I remember saying “wow, how nice it is to get both NYE and NY holidays”. So…..because I was confused I planned my day today without him. Ooops!

Now that I figured out this morning he was off – I told him he was welcome to be included in my day. But he was looking forward to another day at home. We are going out tonight to celebrate my birthday nearby at an Asian restaurant where they cook at the table. But this morning, I’m getting my nails done and then Mom and I are going to have lunch at Red Lobster and I will take her to a store to look at curtains or whatever she needs for the house. Then coming by and George will follow us over to Mom’s in her car. She wants her car to go to the mail box.

Surprise Snow

Well, it wasn’t supposed to snow as much. It was supposed to be a slight dusting, but somehow there was enough moisture that we got a couple of inches. Luckily it did not stick too badly on the roads. Some of the roads are bad though b/c some areas got more and so we were warned to be careful before heading out. Temps hover around freezing but the sun is out and I’m already hearing a bit of melting drip even at 29 degrees. The meteorologists are apologizing this morning and saying things like “I’m surprised too” and “wow this system blew apart my forecast”. Oh well. I am happy that it looks like we’ll be ok to get out. Now with the snow and Omicron on the rise – there may not be any servers, lol. And my Mom might even bail on me. But we’ll see.

I was able to get more of the Christmas stuff packed up yesterday, made us an awesome breakfast, and packed for Texas!

I was going to film a Roger segment this morning, thinking George would be leaving for work at 6:15 and I would get ready film and then head off for the day. But, he will be at home. I really need some self time to do this segment. So I think the next video may take a while as it will be a while before I can get some alone time to do it. Next week we are in TX all weekend. The next weekend we have company. But I film some one morning, quickly before heading in to work – after George leaves and then just heading in a bit later than I normally do. I’ll have to figure it out being that when we get back everyone will be biting at us for our time and attention – work, year end, quarter end, Mom, the house, and our lists will be calling.

And this is why I have no goals yet to list for the New Year. I’d not have time to do them if I even listed them. So I keep saying my New Year doesn’t start til February. My psyche wants to have goals, make lists, be better than ever, go for it, chase it, be it, plan it. But to do so right now would only exasperate me instead of making me look forward to it. So my goals and to do’s will be saved for another day when I can see some opening spaces in my schedule. For now we take each day as it comes, be content in it. My one goal so far is not have any —yet. And maybe a next one would be to not complain about not having time. But I know that I will always complain about that. Because my psyche always wants to do more than any time allows for. I’m also slower than most people because I get so detailed in all that I do. My sensory overload slows me down. You can see that I totally got confused on our schedule and that is totally as I’ve had so much on my mind and then with these two off days I complete shut it down and everything flew out the window. lol But I’ve needed these blessed days to relax and wind down. I think God made me sick this past week so that I WOULD not plan anything for the weekend.

We also need to plan brunch with our neighbors, a foodie fun day with the Irelands, and so much more. I’m looking forward to the New Year. Then there is the virus on the rampage and the thoughts of flights possibly being cancelled. Trying not to worry anymore, no negative thoughts, just take life as it comes. If we have to drive straight through instead of fly we shall do it and create some memories doing so. But prayers please that our flights are ok and saved so that our trip will be much easier. We also are worried about Little Bit while we are gone and the freezing temps. Not sure if anyone will be able to let him in the basement for us and get him back out while we are gone. He shies away from everyone else. So we are working on making him a really warm spot next to the house on the back porch just in case. Hopefully can put some down materials out there. We will do what we can and hope he survives. He is an outside cat but we try to let him in when the temps get so bad. We are not boarding him and don’t have time to get his shots updated and be able to handle that. He also would not handle that well. So also pray for him while we are gone. This is not an easy situation.

Not Planning Much Yet but the Planner is READY!

The year is going to be planned out, goals or no goals. So it may seem like an irony for someone who isn’t ready to list goals and plan, but I worked on the planner itself yesterday. I bought stickers and had George put them in my stocking, lol. I bought some “boss babe” stickers to remind me to still be me and do some things I want to do amidst the daily grind, but also some spiritual stickers to be reminded of The One who made me, saves me, and keeps me, and The One who sets my path. Here’s this week. See I’ve been so relaxed I’ve not even looked at the planner. If I had I would have seen that George was “off” today, lol. I also need to order my nieces birthday gift, I see. I have to remind myself to do everything. lol

Also, Tuesday (tomorrow) is my busiest craziest day of the week this week so I put the “like a boss, slay” lol. I have to do both Monday and Tuesday and parts of Wednesday. (Rolling eyes here on that. But it is what it is. Then next week I will double up on everything else. Then the two weeks after that I’ll have to work early, skip lunch, stay late to try and “slay” YE, QE. Then in February, maybe I can get my life back.

Here’s a little video of what I did to the planner. It made it quite a thick planner though, but it’s fine. It’ll be fun to turn the page and work with the sayings. I have been trying to use my phone though as my planner, but I keep coming back to this one as I often write my thoughts down, things to do in the evenings, grocery items, things I need for work (food, snacks, napkins, etc.).

I think the best thing is for me to try to use both. My to do list (ongoing) is on the iPhone’s “Reminders” but it’s not always easy to grab the phone and type things into it while at work. So I’ll lean over and write it on my calendar and then incorporate it into my phone list as I can. Here’s a little video of what I did during my relax time yesterday while working on my “planner”.

Ok I need to start getting ready for this Birthday Day of mine. Mom is on the phone now. So hang on.

Oh joy! Mom is not having a good day. Happy Birthday to me.

6 responses to “Relaxing over New Year Weekend, Birthday Plans, and Updating my Planner”

  1. Oh Sonya, Here I was hoping to read that you are having a lovely day…I’m sure the rest of the day will be better….you just have to keep going till tonight and then have a lovely meal out enjoy every minute of it…
    Take care. And HAPPY BIRTHDAY again. Xxxxxx

    • Today was fine. Mom took me out to eat. And we found her curtains. Went back and ordered the rest on line. Took her the car and now George and I are on the way for coffee and dinner!

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