Earlier this week, I swore I was getting sick. Both kids had been up several times the night before which is not uncommon, but I felt more exhausted than usual.
Naturally I decided to go running because when you can’t take a nap, a run is the next best thing. (I’m only being a little sarcastic.)
But the run sucked ass. I averaged somewhere in the high 11:XXs and finished feeling like I was going to puke.
We put the kids to bed as early as possible, I skipped dinner, skipped my end-of-the-day beer (UNHEARD OF) and I was in bed by 8:45, still waiting for the inevitable puking to start…except it never did! I think I was just really, really run down and tired.
I can’t remember where I was going with that except to whine about how hard my life is, which I know is important to all of you.
It’s November 1!
Last month, I challenged myself to blog more and read more and I did very little of either one, but I still think it’s worth reviewing. The terms of the challenge: blog something scary every day until Halloween, and read more. I’d hoped to finish at least a couple of books during the month, considering there were three weeks left in the month and I was halfway finished with the one I was reading (and, SPOILER, am STILL reading).
So I didn’t finish a single book, but I’ve been making a point to pick up my Kindle instead of my phone when I have a few spare minutes. But since the toddler doesn’t nap anymore, reading usually only happens for two or three minutes at a time. Oh, and because Netflix. Motherfucking Netflix.
I also wrote nine blog posts, which could be seen as an extraordinary failure for some, but it’s a 300% increase from September, which is A BIG WIN for YOU 12 people who ADORE my blog. So you’re welcome.
So while it’s fair to say I failed miserably at my challenge, I did REFLECT and LEARN THINGS, and that, my friends, is invaluable.
Just in case you want to read/reread the posts in my blogging/Halloween/reading challenge:
I’m going to continue to try to blog more often. Maybe I’ll shoot for TEN posts in November! And I’ll continue to update you on whatever it is I happen to be reading.
What should I challenge myself to do in November? The Vegan Anti-Hero, who alas, no longer blogs, once did a no-pants challenge, which could be interesting considering it’s 30 degrees here right now. We’d have to discuss some parameters…