For over a week now, my office has been completely out of Coke Zero. You might think that this is not a very important thing, but it most definitely is. I am a creature of habit and being a creature of habit I find it very necessary to maintain a simple daily routine. Part of this routine includes drinking a bottle of Crystal Light Peach Tea first thing in the morning and then grabbing my first Coke Zero of the day shortly after I get to work. When I can’t have my Coke Zero it throws my whole day off. I’m less productive (if that is even possible) than usual and I’m having cravings all day. The really bad part is that I have been to the store several times and could have purchased my Coke but I keep forgetting to pick it up. I’ve tried subbing it with Diet Coke, real Coke, and Diet Dr. Pepper but none of them do it for me. Somebody seriously needs to stock the fridge soon. And yes, I realize that I am lucky to have an office where my drink of choice is normally stocked in the fridge and I should not be complaining.
I really enjoyed my weekend with Zach. I made a point to spend some time just focusing on him and paying attention to what he needed. The result made me realize that I really haven’t been giving him enough of myself lately and that I need to do that more. I have been relying way to much on the fact that he is capable of entertaining himself for longer periods of time and I have not been spending enough one-on-one time with him. A few small changes this weekend made a huge difference in his attitude. Coincidently, the same changes seemed to work wonders on the Hubby too.
One of my biggest struggles as a mother/wife is finding a little “me time” amidst the daily chaos. This weekend I managed to not only focus on Zach and the Hubby, but also to find some time to myself to release a little creative energy. I did some work on a blog site for a friend (that I will link to when it is all finished), made Zach and my nephew some Jack’s Big Music Show t-shirts (iron-on transfer paper rocks!), and started knitting a baby blanket for my new little nephew that is due to arrive at the end of April. I am loving the blanket and it is coming together very quickly thanks to my extra big knitting needles and the thick chunky yarn I found.
Sometimes the little things in life can be frustrating, but other times they make life worth living.