Emmeline and Calvin went back to school today. This is a great thing. This is something everyone and I mean everyone needed. In all honesty, I probably needed them to go back more than anyone else but it is a good thing for everyone that school is back in. Now I have the ability to get a bit done during the day. The bad thing is, today is an early release day so my time to catch up today is limited... buuuuuut there is always tomorrow and Friday. :) Yay school!!
I really enjoyed Christmas break, it was a lot of fun but it was also really stressful. I think a lot of this has to do with the fact that I didn't run a single day of it. Running keeps the stress out of my life. Instead, I took a full two week recovery period from my 50K. I did go for a run on Monday because Dan had the day off and it felt good. Actually it kind of hurt, it kind of felt like I hadn't run in two weeks, that in that time my pregnancy had progressed two weeks, therefore my belly had grown two weeks worth oh and that I had spent that entire two weeks eating all kinds of garbage. Other than that though, it did feel good to be running. :)
Over the break I learned that it is absolutely futile to try and deep clean a house while 4 children are cooped up inside of it. I also discovered that if the deep cleaning doesn't quite get done the way one wants it to, company probably won't notice and if they do they will probably be kind enough to not call you out on it. I guess that's the good thing about only having family over for company, when it all comes down to it, do I really care what they think of my housekeeping skills? I lived with my parents for 17 straight years and then a bit more here and there, they know I'm not a cleaner.
With the new year, lots of people are talking resolutions and goals for the year. My running is kind of taking a back burner this year and that is normally what I would focus my goals around. I have a friend that adopted from another friend a one word theme for the year. I think this is a great idea and have decided to do the same. My word is CALM. I wrote it on the chalkboard in our kitchen to help me focus on it for a while.
Do you have a word that you'd like to focus on this year? My strength, change, purpose, desire, succeed... the options are limitless.