Up, Up, and Away

Lots of coffee today, but I managed to avoid the crash….by taking an afternoon nap πŸ˜‰

Just played a hard, but fun board game with K (he won again. Pulled it back on the last turn AGAIN, dammit) and now I feel all revitalized.

Playing a complicated game after the kids go to bed is such a great way to spend time, as a stay at-home mother. It is so healthy to share something with your spouse that isn’t related to the children (love ’em as we do, little soul-suckers). It feels fabulous to wrap your brain around something challenging and watch yourself getting more insightful, more tenacious, more strategic…BETTER at something that doesn’t involve cleaning fluids. Ahhhh.

And before you ask how I have the energy: it GIVES me energy. Even if I feel like going to bed right after the children, if we sit down to play an intriguing game, I always perk up, then want to keep playing into the wee small hours. I try not to actually do that too often, as the 6 am wake-up call is still going to be there, but it’s good to feel so engaged.

Now, at 11.10 p.m., I feel like I could do anything. (Even though I lost. It was close.)

I even feel like I could stick to the ‘sensible eating plan with exercise’ this week.

Hope it lasts.

So, what was the last board game you played, and when?

PS One of my lovely comment-ers just got bitten by the bad economy: her husband was laid off. You can help by buying some of the gorgeous jewellery from her Etsy shop.

7 responses to “Up, Up, and Away

  1. Were you by any chance reading the “How to of the Day” which was entitled “How to take a power nap”? Because I did the same thing – cup of green tea, snuggle on the couch with No4 child watching TV, set timer for 15 minutes, imagine I’ll never actually sleep, wake up to the timer beeping, wondering if it’s really time to get up yet and what day it is!

    Sorry about you’re friend’s husband – she is in the fortunate position of being gainfully occupied and good for her! Her jewellery looks lovely.

  2. Nothing so organized — although I have heard someone extolling the virtues of the power nap before, which just serves to make me feel less guilty when I lie down for ‘a minute’ and wake up 15 minutes later.

  3. What a lovely sight! Thanks for “plugging” me here. I actually came by to say thank you for your sweet words. I’m feeling a little better now. I have this “security blanket” which I carried around with me in my pocket πŸ™‚ I know the days ahead won’t be as lovely but I know we’ll just have to brave it. Btw, I have my siesta saturday up, come cheer me by joining πŸ™‚

  4. Hi there~ Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my pictures!

  5. I have two awards for you. Please come get it πŸ™‚

  6. RYC: I am so glad a real mom put something on there because I was afraid people were starting to think that stuff like this (purple balls) doesn’t really happen! LOL πŸ˜‰

  7. hi blog hopping c: nice to know that friends support one another like how you even promoted the jewelries she’s selling c: drop by later k c: