I have been burning the candle at both ends and have found myself feeling a little burned out lately. Sleepwalking through my long days. Mainly because I am tired and stressed and trying to gain closure on projects, personally and professionally.
A soulution to the stress is trying to be more "in the moment". It's difficult for me but some things force me to appreciate the moment. Like this little lady. When I get home from work, she is often the first thing I see, patiently waiting for me at the window, wagging her tail when I near the porch.
|This dog....love her!|
The kids have kept us uber busy with t-ball and baseball and basketball. Scott and I are frequently passing by each other on the way to one kidlet or another activity. The Little Ones scored a week long vacation with their grandparents in California and Scott and I were able to watch Emi play in a basketball tournament together, without having to monitor the younger ones. It was a nice break, but we missed them. At this tournament, I was able to try out a "new thing"...frozen pickle juice.
I had read about the benefits of drinking pickle juice for hydration and battling exercise induced muscle cramps, but I had never thought of freezing pickle juice. I am a huge fan of pickle juice but I can't make enough potato salad to use up the leftover juice from the pickle jar. Now we know how to recycle that juice. Picklesicles!
I took a day off work yesterday to spend some quality time with the little kids while dad was away with the big kid. We biked up to campus corner and had a big platter of nachos at Chimy's.
After lunch, we hit Hurts Donut Co for a couple of lunch dessert donuts.
|Cookie Monster is my personal fave!|
Later, we swam and spent some time at the ball park, made and ate Swiss chicken salad, then went to bed dog tired. Ah, summertime!